Lisa is a stylish scribe and a multi-talented wordsmith. Aside from being a technical and freelance writer, you might know her as the blogger with the envy-inducing wardrobe behind the popular fashion blog, Solo Lisa. When she’s not agonizing over misplaced commas behind the computer screen, she enjoys yoga, salsa dancing, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends. Even though she was born and raised in Vancouver, she craves the international, from trying new foods to traveling (and shopping!) abroad and loving the Mexican actor Diego Luna
Say hi to Lisa.
Lisa Wong (aka “Solo Lisa”)
What do you do?
I’m a technical writer at a software company, the blogger behind Solo Lisa (http://sololisa.com), and a contributing writer for Vancouver Fashion eZine (http://vancouverfashionezine.com).
How long have you lived / worked in Yaletown?
I’ve worked in Yaletown for over 3 years.
Best place to get lunch:
Ooh this is going to be a tough one to answer. I go to Urban Thai a lot because their lunch specials are inexpensive and always good. I also love PHAT’s build-your-own sandwiches and the eggplant schnitzel sandwich from the little sandwich shop in the Yaletown Galleria.
Best place for dinner:
I keep going back to Charm Modern Thai (I had my 25th birthday party there!) and Sushi Maro for their specialty rolls. The satays at Glowbal are always yummy. Oh, and Rodney’s Oyster House makes a caesar like no other.
What’s the one thing about Yaletown that only a local would know of ?
The lunch, dinner and drink specials at every single eatery there. Yaletown has its share of glitz and glamour, but you don’t have to spend a lot for a good meal.
One word to describe Yaletown:
Who was your first celebrity sighting in Yaletown?
None to date. Is that weird? I’m not very good at recognizing celebrities.
What’s the one thing you like about Yaletown?
Everything is very walkable and close together in one neighbourhood, so you can eat, shop and run errands all during your lunch break. I also love running into familiar faces on the street. There are days where I can walk two blocks and say hi to five different people I know from Twitter and blogging.
What’s the one thing you don’t like about Yaletown?
Dog poop on the sidewalks.
You wish Yaletown had more of….:
Noodle soup places! A good authentic pho or ramen place would be nice.
You wish Yaletown had less of….:
Tempting places to shop. This is good and bad because I appreciate the good shopping, just not the dent it leaves in my wallet. There have been days where I step out for some soup and return to my desk with new shoes.
What is Yaletown missing?
Nothing really. Even if it’s missing something, you can find what you’re looking for by walking around downtown or taking the Canada Line. Everything seems within reach.
Favourite memory being in Yaletown:
I invited my boyfriend to have lunch with me on his day off. It felt odd leading him around Yaletown and choosing the restaurant, but very right at the same time because he was in my stomping grounds and I was the guide.