LILYA X Kyla Shay

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Earlier this year we headed to Thomas Beach in Bali to shoot the OASIS High Summer campaign with model Kyla Shay. Kyla is not only the face of our high summer campaign but also featured in our OASIS lookbook. The 20-year-old beauty with one of the hottest and fittest bodies around has just moved from her hometown of San Diego to Los Angeles California, where she gave us a list of all her favourite places explore in LA, some fitness tips and her go to travel essentials.

Meet Kyla and her guide to LA below and check her out in the High Summer campaign here.

LILYA Travel Guide | Bali

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Bali is like a second home to the LILYA team. All of the girls travel there regularly for work and play, so we have gathered quite a ‘must do’ list between us. The items mentioned above are just a few of our favourites but there are so many more… If you’re heading over any time soon, here are a few more places we frequent regularly…

How we start the day…

Veda Cafe
Amazing coffee and delicious healthy breakfasts

When we need a pamper…

Therapy Canggu
Right next to the famous Canggu surf spot so perfect for an after surf massage or while your partner is out in the surf.

Jari Menari
Hands down one of the best therapeutic massages in Bali

Feasting with friends

One Eyed Jacks
Amazing modern Japanese and perfect for a special night out.

An delicious variety of Latin American share plate meals that will have you dreaming about the flavours long after leaving.

A cocktail or two…

Lacalita – Bar y Cocina
Margaritas are the specialty however there is plenty of tasty Mexican food as well.

 Ji Restaurant
Must try a Coco Sexo cocktail from Ji Restaurant in Canggu. They put dry ice in it and its amazing, best cocktail ever.

Thank us later.


EXPLORE | Rio de Janiero, Brazil

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When LILYA designer Lisa Chedanne returned from a trip to Rio de Janiero, Brazil earlier this year, she described it to be even more sexy and spectacular than you could even imagine. A city full of natural beauty and a culture that is incredibly vibrant and alive, Lisa’s trip soon became a main source of design inspiration for our Spring/Summer 2016 collection. We sat down with Lisa asking her to give us her top tips on what to, see, do and explore in Rio.

EAT: if you aren’t a vegetarian… you should try an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse like Fogo de Chão.

STAY: For a special experience, I love, La Suite by Dussol in Joatinga, It’s a small luxurious boutique hotel with incredible décor and spectacular sweeping views from mountain to ocean near the beautiful Praia De Joatinga.

EXPLORE:  As well as the things you must see in Rio, like Sugarloaf, Christ the Redeemer, Ipanema and Copacabana. Head 20 miles west of Ipanema to find amazing beaches, scenery and surf. Head out for a walk through the forests of the Tijuca National Park, where you’ll find waterfalls, lookouts with spectacular views of the city and you’ll be sure to spot a monkey or two!

SHOP: Take a trip just west of Ipanema Beach to stroll the leafy streets of Leblon. Here you find some beautiful boutiques like Farm Rio  and Osklen. You also can’t go past exploring the hippie markets in Ipanema for a lively and eclectic shopping experience.

RELAX:  Stroll through the Jardin Botanico or around the lake in the Lagoa district.

CHECK OUT: Just 2 hours drive from Rio is Buzios, a beautiful resort town made popular by Brigitte Bardot and her Brazilian boyfriend in the 60’s. it has narrow cobblestone streets and picturesque waterfront, great restaurants and shops and is surrounded by 17 spectacular beaches.

HOT TIP:  Learn some basic Portuguese before you go and try wearing a smaller bikini to fit in with the crowd! Here you really can embrace your body and celebrate your curves, so why NOT!!!!!

MUST DO: You must absolutely do the drive around from Barra da Tijuca along the Niemeyer Avenue through Sao Conrado Leblon and Ipanema. The scenery is amazing!!!!! Another recommendation is to go to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain towards the end of the day and enjoy the colourful sunset and then watch the city light up from above as night falls! It’s truly magical. I was lucky enough to do a helicopter ride over the beaches and around Christ the Redeemer and it’s an experience I’ll never forget!

LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: Drink coconut water at the beach and jump of the rocks at Arpoador, a small section of beach between Ipanema and Copacabana.


A bikini, although you will want to buy one when you get there!
A camera.
Some sexy and colourful summer clothes because even in winter it’s warm and sunny!

SOUVENIR: Pick up a pair of the new Havaianas ‘flat’ flip flops that haven’t yet launched in Australia!

NEXT: Next trip I’ll definitely be heading to Santa Teresa, to check out the hilly bohemian district. I can’t wait to go back!!!!!

EXPLORE | Lilya Guide to Menorca, Spain.

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Earlier this year, one half of our design team Adeline, traded in her cold Australian Winter for a much warmer European Summer. A highlight was travelling just off the coast of Barcelona Spain, to the picturesque and unspoilt Island of Menorca. Apart of the Balearic Isle, Menorca has a seemingly slower pace to its sister islands Majorca and Ibiza. An island, which is quite literally a little slice of heaven, Adeline gave us a little insight into her favourite parts of the Island.

EAT: Menorca is known for it’s amazing seafood, so you can’t really go past En Caragol, a seaside restaurant that serves fish straight off the boat. Also, Vell Parrander in Es Castell is a local institution that is cheap and SO GOOD!

STAY: We stayed in the small coastal town of Binibeca, a quaint and very traditional Spanish fishing town. It is a town that is uninhabited by tourists, full of local treasures and untouched coastline. We found a traditional Menorcan villa via Airbnb. It was a beautiful whitewashed villa overlooking the coast. I would definitely recommend doing the same!

DRINK: Jump in the car and head out to the Binifadet winery in Sant Lluis. An incredible boutique winery that the owner started as a hobby. We took a tour around both the vineyard and winery (including free wine tasting!) then continued to wine and dine under the stars at their restaurant that sourced incredible local and organic produce.

EXPLORE: The incredible caves and beaches all along the coastline. Hire a boat to check out some of the hidden coves. My favourites were Cala Mitjana, Cala Galdana, Cala Macarella and Es Grau.

SHOP: Buy yourself a pair of authentic handmade Menorcan ‘Avarca’ leather sandals.

RELAX: There isn’t a whole lot that isn’t relaxing about Menorca, we spent most of our time reading in our hammock or swimming in the ocean.

CHECK OUT: Check out some of the hiking or bike trails around the island, they almost always lead to amazing cliff views or secret beach coves.

HOT TIP: Hire a car if you can, that way you can drive around the entire Island, there is so much to see and explore.

MUST DO: We packed a picnic (and some Menorcan Gin) and hired a boat for the day. It was the most incredible way to see secret coves, isolated beaches and swim in the most amazing water I’ve ever seen!

LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: We loved cooking at our villa with fresh local produce found in the local markets and supermarkets.

3 THINGS TO PACK: my favourite, the Roni mini dress, a simple black bikini and a good book!

Images by Adeline Conti


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The temperature is dropping and the layers are starting to pile on, winter is well and truly on its way. Taking colour inspiration from snowy mountain peaks, emerald green pine trees, hot chocolates and icy blue waters, our winter dressing is revolving around texture, layers and eye catching knitwear.

All images via Pinterest

EXPLORE | Lilya Guide to Bali

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LILYA designer Lisa Chedanne, takes a couple of trips a year to source fabrications, research and product design in Bali. Although she is busy overseeing the new LILYA collections, she still has a little time for some fun and play. Here are her insights on what to do around Seminyak….

EAT:  My personal faves are Mamasan, Cafe Bali, Potato Head, Sarong, Sardine,  Betelnut,  Crate Cafe in Canggu and the Cornerhouse. My new favourite is Hank’s Pizza and Liqueur for catching up with friends. I also love Nasi Campur at local Warungs.




COCKTAILS: The W hotel has some great cocktails, but I do prefer the more low-key vibe at Potato Head. I love enjoying a cocktail at beach bars at Sunset!




EXPLORE: Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Cenigan and Gili Islands, if you want beautful beaches and swimming. You also can’t go past Ubud for more cultural Bali experience and beautiful rice fields.



SHOP: Wanderlust for swim and gym wear, Sailors Falls Finery for swimwear and lifestyle, Drifter for retro surf wear and I love Natasha for clothes. Also, the homewares shopping is endless, so amazing!




RELAX: At the beautiful beaches on the Bukit, at a spa like OSPA in Seminyak or I also love Mosiac Beach club at Batu Belig to have lunch and a swim on the weekend.



STAY: Villa Karisa in Seminyak or Brown Feather in Batu Belig or rent a beautiful Villa.


CHECK OUT: Motel Mexicola for it’s margaritas and amazing Mexican fun interior! Also check out Old Mans in Canggu for a cool laid back surfer vibe!



MUST DO: If you want to dance check out La Favela, the interior and music are great and everyone just wants to dance… so much fun!



3 THINGS TO PACK: A swimsuit, sunglasses and a party dress that looks great with your newly acquired Bali tan!

Images via Google, Pinterest, Trip Advisor, The Bali Bible & Krista Eppelstun


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LILYA recently teamed up with our good friends, Lilya stockist and fellow Sunshine Coast local Alterior Motif  to bring to life a Summer concept store on Hasting Street in Noosa. The Alterior Motif x LILYA store hosts a range of the best Australian fashion brands as well as the biggest selection of LILYA in Australia. We have put together guide to let you in on all the hot spots and hidden treasures that Noosa has to offer, as well as some of our local favourites! If you are heading to Noosa over the Summer holidays, pop in and check out the store or try out some of our recommendations below:

EAT: Noosa culinary icon Bistro C for their signature calamari right on the beach or head to Wasabi Restaurant & Bar on the Noosa river for the best Japanese in town.

COFFEE: The Sail’s restaurant coffee cart for your early morning caffeine hit

COCKTAILS: Miss Moneypennys has the best cocktail menu in town

EXPLORE: Walk the Noosa National Park to ‘Hells Gates’

SHOP: Signatures on Hastings, Lamington  & Alterior Motif x LILYA 

RELAX: Wind down with a good book on the beach at Little Cove or Tea Tree bay

BE A LOCAL: Visit the Noosa Farmers Market on a Sunday

STAY: Seahaven Resort on Hastings

CHECK OUT: Locale Italian restaurant for a romantic night out

MUST DO: No Summer day is complete without a scoop or two of Massimo’s famous gelato

Images: OracleFox,  Alterior Motif, Pinterest


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LILYA designer Lisa, headed over to New York City last month, not only did she come back with lots of design inspiration for our next collection but some great recommendations for what to do in the big apple! Here are some of her must do’s…

FAVOURITE AREAS: Soho, Nolita, West Village, Lower East Side and Brooklyn and Central Park.

WHERE TO SHOP: Creatures of comfort has to be my ultimate favourite store along with Steven Alan, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Warm NY, Curve and Scoop NYC for beautifully curated boutiques with some of my most loved labels. I also can’t go past the Celine, Helmut Lang, Isabel Marant, J-Crew and Free People. When heading over the bridge to Brooklyn, I love Catbird for jewelry, Beautiful Dreamers for artisan-curated garments, the Brooklyn Flea Market and 40 ft single by Stella Dallas for vintage finds.

WHERE TO STAY : The Mondrian in Soho

UNWIND: After many days of walking, have a spa and massage at Great Jones Spa in Soho or simply take a stroll or bike ride around Central Park.

BEST COFFEE: Saturday’s Surf NYC and The Smile To Go in Soho were my morning frequents.

WHERE TO EAT: The Smile for gourmet American food, Dimes and ABC Kitchen for healthy eats, The Butcher’s Daughter for a juice and Lovely Day in Nolita for quaint décor and delicious food.

BEST COCKTAILS: Death & Co. has an amazing cocktail list and Masion Premiere is a Williamsburg speakeasy known for its incredible cocktails and oyster bar.

CHECK OUT: Adorned NYC and Love Adorned for the very best piercing artists and one of a kind jewelry.

MUST DO: Walk the Chelsea High Line, visit Central Park, catch the subway or take a stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge to completely immerse yourself in NYC.

LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: if you have the chance, have a rooftop barbeque and watch the sunset with friends.

TOP TIP: Walk! New York is a great city to walk and it is the best way to find hidden treasures!