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 By Kat Thomas    Travel    May 19, 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...

 

Romaine Calm and Carrot On at The California Vegetarian Food Festival #vegetarian

Last weekend Edible Skinny was lucky enough to attend the California Vegetarian Food Festival at Raleigh Studios! In our quest to embrace our inner herbivore, we walked the booths with yoga guru...

 

Hack Your Life - Tech Products That Will Free You From Your (Antiquated) Desk!!!

43 percent of working Americans occasionally work remotely and over a third of workers would change jobs for the opportunity to do so, according to Gallup's "State of the American Workplace" survey. F...

 

Craft Beer ATM Style at Brewport Tap House in El Segundo. Try the Beer Bread!

Craft Beer ATM Style at Brewport Tap House in El Segundo By Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny Who's down for some liquid dim sums? A little while ago Edible Skinny explored craft beer ATM style at Brewport...

 

The Undiscovered Country of Voice-First Technology: The Alexa Conference in Chattanooga

To boldly go where no man has gone before. -Star Trek Bradley Metrock is a busy man in the world of Voice-First technology! He owns and operates VoiceFirst.FM, the voice technology-oriented podcast...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    August 6, 2018

Vortices Away! An Overnight Getaway to the Spiritual Smalltown of Ojai, California

A few weeks ago, Edible Skinny was lucky enough to do an overnight getaway to the ultimate spiritual smalltown of Ojai, California (pronounced Oh-Hi!). Situated deep in Ventura Valley just 90 miles...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    July 29, 2018

From to Cash to Caffeine -- Beale Street Brews and the Artistic Bean

Edible Skinny has been traveling across the country (by our count we've been to 8 states so far...) and we've noticed an interesting pattern: converting older bank buildings to coffee shops. From...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    July 14, 2018

Mosquito Repellent or a Jane Hudson Jennings Swing Dress? We'd Rather Go Commando

There's something about being next to a swimming pool with a cold drink or joint in hand that makes everything feel right in the world. Being Poolside is an artform. The art of being absolute cool,...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    June 26, 2018

Surf's Up Summer Product Reviews: Part One - Let's Hit the Beach!

"Hold summer in your hand, pour summer in a glass, a tiny glass of course, the smallest tingling sip for children; change the season in you veins by raising glass to lip and tilting summer in." Ray...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    June 16, 2018

Vista Vegas Views & Craft Cocktails at 16 - A Handcrafted Experience at The M Resort Spa Casino

A few weeks ago, Edible Skinny was lucky enough to attend an opening night celebration for the new restaurant 16 - A Handcrafted Experience. Perched on the 16th floor of The M Resort Spa Casino, this...

 

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