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Sip & Shop

Fashion, Friends, and Fun on the Bus

Winter Park VIP, Marissa Alexandra, and Winter Park City Magazine recently hosted a fun-filled Sip N Shop event that combined fashion, friends, and a little bit of adventure. The excursion kicked off with a luxurious limo bus ride provided by Limoventure, one of our partners, setting the tone for a day of style and shopping. 

Anne Russo, from Russo Wine Company, our gracious wine sponsor, made sure everyone had a glass in hand to start the day with a toast to successful shopping, fun and friendship. Her selections were delightful and paired perfectly with our shopping day!

Our first stop was The Heavy, a trendy spot in Winter Park known for its unique vibe and eclectic mix of plants and home goods. Here, the stylish Marissa Alexandra shared her expert fashion tips with us, offering advice on how to freshen up outfits for the summer. Her insights were invaluable, and many of us left feeling inspired to try something new with our wardrobes.

Next up was Hemline, a new Winter Park gem that features a wide array of chic clothing and accessories. The store's friendly staff made our shopping experience enjoyable, helping us find pieces that suited our personal styles. It was a great opportunity to explore new trends and add some fresh items to our closets.

Our third destination was Versona, where we continued our fashion journey. This store offers a variety of stylish and affordable options, making it easy to find something special. The atmosphere was lively, with everyone excitedly sharing their finds and trying on outfits. Marissa provided valuable advice on different styles and options that may have forced the group a little bit out of their comfort zone (myself included!). 

We wrapped up our Sip N Shop adventure at the Hangry Bison, a popular spot known for its delicious burgers and relaxed ambiance. It was the perfect place to unwind and reflect on the day.

Overall, the Sip N Shop event was a resounding success. It was a day filled with style, shopping, and smiles, leaving us all eager for the next outing. Whether you're a fashion enthusiast or just looking for a fun day out with friends, events like these are a fantastic way to explore local boutiques and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals. Cheers to many more fashionable VIP adventures!

Marissa Alexandra

Marissa Alexandra is a fashion expert known for her keen eye for style and practical advice. Her website is a treasure trove of fashion inspiration, offering readers tips on everything from wardrobe essentials to the latest trends. Marissa's approach is all about making fashion accessible and fun, encouraging everyone to express their unique style confidently. Through her background in the fine arts and experience styling actors and composing sets in the film industry, she became an expert in visual communication. It is this expertise that empowers her to help professional teams and entrepreneurs align their personal image with their brands’ goals, values, and purpose. Follow Marissa on instagram @marissaalexandrastyle or find her at

  • A toast to a great day!
  • Anne Russo, Russo Wine Company
  • Laura Lyons, Owner of Hemline
  • Learning Style Tips at The Heavy
  • Hemline

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