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 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    March 26, 2020

Sex Goes Mainstream at the AVN Novelty Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

In late January, Edible Skinny was lucky enough to attend the AVNS, the Adult Video News Novelty Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas (BTWs RIP the iconic Hard Rock, which has since...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Travel    February 4, 2020

Twenty-Four Hours of Magic in Carmel-by-the-Sea is Otter this world!

Otter this world! Edible Skinny was lucky enough to get to do a weekend getaway to Carmel-By-The-Sea in early January! Carmel-by-the-Sea's is a one-square mile village drenched in European charm....

 

Celebrate the Kumquat in Style During Santa Monica Restaurant Week - Over 35 Restaurants Are Joining the 2020 Foodie Party

From January 6-12, 2020, Santa Monica Restaurant Week returns to Santa Monica for a DELICIOUS week-long celebration of this beachside city's award-wining dining scene. So let's celebrate California...

 

Cannabis is Legal in Most of America, And This has Changed the Entire U.S. Drug Industry Forever

I know you're supposed to tell kids not to do drugs, but, kids, do it! Do Weed! Don't do the other stuff, but Weed is good! --Kevin Smith The world of drugs is much different than it was even a...

 

Prepping for Art Basel in Style: A Miami Beach Product Review

Edible Skinny is lucky enough to be hanging out in sunny Miami Beach for Art Basel in America this weekend (where our sister brand The Zelda Fitzgeralds will be creating on-demand typewritten poetry...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Travel    July 14, 2019

Soaking It Up: The Enchanting Healing Waters of Glen Ivy Hot Springs

A few weeks ago Edible Skinny was lucky enough to encounter the enchanting healing waters of Glen Ivy Hot Springs, a world class spa retreat located in Corona, California (less than an hour away from...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Travel    June 10, 2019

A Tale of Las Cruces, Visiting The City Twice on a Road Trip From Vegas to Houston and Back

About a month ago Edible Skinny was lucky enough to visit the city of Las Cruces in New Mexico. The city, on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, is located at the junction of Interstate Highways 10...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Travel    June 1, 2019

Falling in LOVE with Austin in the Springtime. Small Town Feel, Big Town Culture

My entire life I had never visited Texas, and in the last four years I've been lucky enough to now drive across the state seven times. That being said I never really got Texas... I always thought of...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Travel    May 27, 2019

Tastebuds (and Mind) Blown with a Peanut Butter Bacon Burger from Side A Brewing in La Grande, OR

On the long long long road trip from Portland to Vegas (16 hours of solo driving...), I ended up stopping in the eastern Oregon town of La Grande. A bit about La Grande... The population of the town...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Travel    May 23, 2019

A Surprise to Everyone - The Emerging Creative Culture of Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix is a surprise to everyone, or that's what Laura from Visit Phoenix opens with as we sit down to lunch at Luci's at The Orchard. Sure we think we know Phoenix: home of a-thousand-and-one golf c...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Travel    May 6, 2019

Embracing the Beauty, Cuisine, and Vortices of Sedona, AZ

Embracing the Beauty, Cuisine, and Vortices of Sedona, AZ By Kat Thomas, Editor in Chief, Edible Skinny Sedona, Arizona, with its iconic Red Rock canyons and spiritual vortices that whirl about, has...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Science    May 1, 2019

How Your Favorite Star Wars Character Has Been Altered By The Mandela Effect

"Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them."--Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars is one of the most beloved of franchises. Fanboys (and Fangirls) still flock to watch and rewatch these movies forty plus...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    April 20, 2019

Don't Panic, It's Organic at Kreation Organic Kafe in Brentwood

By Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny Don't panic, it's organic!!! A few weeks ago Edible Skinny was lucky enough to have a AB FAB meal at the AWESOME Kreation Organic Kafe in Brentwood. Dining with the...

 

LOVE in all forms at the AVNS at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Relax, it's just sex... Edible Skinny was lucky enough to attend (along with 50,000 other people) the AVN Novelty Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino a few weeks ago. There surrounded by dozens...

 

There Are Never Enough I LOVE YOUs: A Valentine's Day Product Guide

Lenny Bruce said it ABSOLUTE BEST! Because the most important part of Valentine's Day are the I LOVE YOUs. The I LOVE YOUs to your significant other(s), your family, your pets, and MOST ESPECIALLY to...

 

Servino - A Dionysian Italian Cuisine in the NorCal Seaside Hamlet of Tiburon

Sometimes you go to a big town, just to go to a small town. Or at least that's what happened when Edible Skinny spent Martin Luther King weekend in San Francisco. While in SanFran the Thomas Gals...

 

How Heaven Must Look at Night -- A Evening of Art and Culture in Las Vegas

Even though Edible Skinny spends quite a good amount in the desert oasis of Las Vegas (this is due to the fact that my official residence is here (when not on the road...)), I sometimes forget to...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Travel    January 19, 2019

24 Hours in The Big Peach - A Quick Getaway to ATL for the Comedy Film Festival!

By Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny A little over a month ago Edible Skinny headed to Atlanta for the Atlanta Comedy Film Festival (Kelly Grace Thomas and mine script MAGIC LITTLE PILLS was an official...

 

Not-So-Dry January with Humphry Slocombe's Hot Toddy Glenlivet Ice Cream Sundae

"Hot Toddies are the only good thing about winter." --HuffPost Say hello to a not-so-dry-frozen Californian January with Humphry Slocombe, the chef-driven, badass ice cream shop on Abbott Kinney....

 

Winter is Coming, Winter is Here: Hot Beauty Products for the Coldest of Times!

Winter is Coming, Winter is Here. (Along with the final season of Game of Thrones in April 2019!) And with Winter comes pale dry skin, static cling hair, and foundation that is too dark for your vampi...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Travel    December 13, 2018

Life is Sweet in Napa Valley - Intimate Micro-Experiences in the World of Wine, Food, & the Art of Relaxation (PART TWO)

Yesterday I wanted wine. Today I'm drinking wine. Follow your dreams...And drink up bitches!!! So here's to life being delicious, all your moments being postcard worthy, and Cabernet all day,...

 

Intimate Micro-Experiences in the World of Wine, Food, and in the Art of Relaxation

"God is in the details." Ludwig Mies van der Rohe NAPA! One single word and some many images come to mind. A kaleidoscope of intimate micro experiences in the world of wine, food, and the art of...

 

Recovered Vintners Apply 30-40 years of Wine and Hospitality Experience to Napa cannabis

Welcome to Art of Relaxation! Napa Valley is famed for its dedication to leisure through its 400 wineries with tasting rooms in the Valley (600+ if you include Sonoma), 50 restaurants, 125 lodging...

 

Ka-Ching! The Big Business of Cannabis at CWCBExpo in Vegas

Cannabis has become a mainstream big business! In 2018, cannabis sales in the US are projected to be over $10 Billion! By 2020, the United States market is estimated to top $35 billion annually. So...

 

It's Electric: The 13th Annual AltCar Expo and Conference at the Santa Monica Civic Lot

Nikola Tesla would be buzzing! This Friday marks the start of the 13th Annual AltCar Expo & Conference at the Santa Monica Civic Lot! The AltCar Expo brings almost every make and model of...

 

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