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An Emerald Oasis - The M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas

A few weeks ago Edible Skinny was lucky enough to spend a night at the delightful emerald oasis that is the M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas. Now I will confess, I had driven by the M Resort for over...

 

Hello Autumn: Must Have Items for Flinging Into Fall

Hello Autumn!!! Here at Edible Skinny we're ready for the Fall Festivities to start! Hello to Kids Back in School, Football Mums, and Starbucks adding Pumpkin to everything on their menu! So with...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    August 8, 2017

The FasciaBlaster: the Cellulite Magic Wand (and All Your Other Aliments)

Dimples, dents, divots, lines, ripples, lumps, bumps, saddlebags, sagging skin, any which way you label it, it's the one thing that no women wants to be caught dead wearing: Cellulite (with a Capital...

 

Paso Robles – The Uncharted Wine Getaway 200 Miles North of Santa Monica

A few weeks ago Edible Skinny was lucky enough to tour the wine wonders of Paso Robles. Now we've done California vino before with jaunts to Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, and Temecula, but this was...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    July 15, 2017

Astro Doughnuts: Southern Fried Hip Hop Style in Doughnut Form

A week ago Edible Skinny was lucky enough to check out Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken while in hubbub of DTLA and they are Super (with a capital letter S) Fab (with a capital letter F)! Now Stop!...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    July 10, 2017

Great Power Comes With Great Responsibility: Must Have Items For Summer Domination

Hello Summer!!! Here at Edible Skinny we're ready for beach/pool season to start with those things called Fun and Sun! So with that in mind we've created a list of Must Have Items For Summer...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    June 4, 2017

Vegas Uncork'd, an Epicurean Whirlwind and a Wall of Donuts

"I don't know how many Michelin stars are on stage, but it's a lot." --Andrew Knowlton, Deputy Editor Bon Appétit A few weeks ago Edible Skinny was lucky enough to enjoy the foodie high life at the...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Travel    May 22, 2017

Viva Las Vegas Music Festival Will Put a Tiger In Your Tank.

Edible Skinny was cruzin' last month when we attended Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, the world's largest rockabilly event at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas over Easter weekend! For...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Travel    May 10, 2017

Winchester Mystery House, Hyatt Carmel Highlands, and the Pacific's Edge Restaurant

Edible Skinny loves a road trip like nobody's fool so last month were delighted to hop in our ride towards the Bay area! There we explored Mysterious Mansions, dined on extravagant (and veggie friendl...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Business    May 3, 2017

Nightlife Industry Learns to Party with Cannabis at the Nightclub & Bar Convention

Edible Skinny has taken note that as cannabis steps into the world of legal respectability with recreational sales commencing in Las Vegas as of July 1st (as long as everything goes according to plan....

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    March 29, 2017

6 Ways to Plan the Perfect Wine Picnic with Bon Appétit's Wine Editor Marissa A. Ross

With Las Vegas being just a short plane ride away, the seminal Las Vegas food and wine festival Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit, offers an incredible weekend of exciting culinary events for any jet...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Business    March 7, 2017

The U.S. Las Vegas Cannabis Cup Set for Saturday; Marijuana Tourists Welcomed

--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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