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 By Kat Thomas    Business    February 24, 2017 

A Tale of Two Cities: Where to Go with Cannabis Tourism in Los Angeles and Las Vegas

--In November of 2016, both Prop 64 and Prop 2 passed legalizing recreational marijuana in the states of California and Nevada. --By the end of 2016 Los Angeles welcomed 47.3 million visitors to its s...

 

Will You Be My Valentine? Perfect Gifts for your Honey, Sweetie, or Just 'Cause You're You!

In case you missed all the decorations that showed up the day after Christmas, Valentine's Day is on Tuesday! And it's time to celebrate with that special someone whether it be a spouse, significant o...

 

NSFW – The Best Adult Toys from this year's Oscars of Porn

Saturday wrapped up the last day at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at the AVN Awards aka the "Oscars of Porn"! You've heard it before: Sex Sells... in a BIG way! The adult entertainment business is...

 

Santa Monica Mainstay, The Albright Celebrates 40th Year on the SM Pier!

Santa Monica has seen a lot of changes in the last forty years; from the founding of the Santa Monica Farmer's Market in 1981 to Silicon Beach being created with tech industries such as Yahoo (2005) a...

 

Hack 2017 With These Adult Toys! Deck of Scarlet,......

As we finish out 2016, a great way to forget all of the hatred we're expounding about this year on social media is to invest from some toys to hack 2017! As every parent knows the perfect toy can...

 

'Tis the Season for Non-Stop Shopping! Holiday Gift Guide for World Domination

Love it or hate it the Holidays are here! It's time to lighten your wallets as you spread Christmas cheer! Here are some of the Observer's favorites for under the tree! They're the perfect gifts for...

 

Beachy Casualness: Escaping the Holidays with Hotel MdR

By Kat Thomas It's that time of year! For better or worse, the tidal wave known as the Holidays has crashed onto our shores. But for those looking to escape from the Ho Ho Ho hubbub perhaps a night...

 

Crumbs and Whiskers Cat Café Opens in Los Angeles!: Time Spent With Cats is Never Wasted

"Time spent with cats is never wasted."--Sigmund Freud A massive line of humans stand in front of a storefront on Melrose Blvd gawking and smiling like they do at the Christmas displays in the film...

 

Pin-Ups on Tour, a WW2 Style Vintage Variety Show, Kickstarts to Make 600 VETERANS Smile in 2017!

The Santa Monica based Pin-Ups on Tour, is a Vintage Burlesque & Variety Show that is FREE for Veterans and Active Duty Military personnel. And we're in the middle of a $10,000 Kickstarter to brin...

 

Get Lit Players Publish Their First Book - Get Lit Rising - and Go On Tour

Words Ignite, the organization dedicated to engaging diverse youth in literature and increasing literacy through the power of classic and street poetry, today released its first book of poems and...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Arts    October 17, 2016

Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

LACMA's macabre exhibit At Home With Monsters celebrates the works of horror filmmaker Guillermo del Toro through hundreds of paintings, costumes, books, comics, props, monster magazines, statues,...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Events   

Pin-Ups On Tour Recreates the 1940's in San Diego Park on October 8th

Vintage Attire Encouraged. RSVP at: www.pinupsontour.com. What do our shows support? Pin-Ups on Tour is a Vintage Burlesque & Variety Show that supports hospitalized Veterans - our goal is to...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Business    October 2, 2016

The Business of Getting High: Exploring the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition

Thousands of suited up budtender businessman gathered Sept. 7-10 at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition, and there was nary your classic Shaggy...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    April 25, 2016

Dames, Dodges & Dancing: Rockabilly Weekend in Vegas

Call it the vintage Comic Con! Last weekend saw thousands of SoCal residents flock to Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, a three day festival of music, cars, and dancing is held annually at the...

 

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