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  Date Ideas, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Other, Travel

Dine in Los Angeles Style at Ford’s Filling Station

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live. All opinions are 100% mine. Friends! You’ve GOT to try Ford’s Filling Station at the J.W. Marriott at LA Live in Los Angeles. My friend Jade and I had dinner there last week and I am still dreaming of some of the amazing food we had that night! I love that Ford’s Filling Station was created as a concept for the people of the community and is meant to be a place to refuel the mind, body and spirit. The atmosphere here is beautiful. It’s bright and airy  ...

  Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Other, Travel

The Magic of We All Grow

Hi friends! So I had the ultimate pleasure of attending We All Grow 2016 at the Hotel Maya in beautiful Long Beach last month. Talk about a powerhouse of amazing energy and inspiring bloggers! One of the things I absolutely love about We All Grow is that the attendees are almost entirely Latina, which breeds some incredible energy and friendships. It’s not a Latina conference per say, but the organizers are almost all Latina and they support other Latinx businesses and cultures. Because of this, and so many other reasons, We All Grow is easily one of my favorite conferences. I  ...

  Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Travel

What You Missed at LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show

Hi friends! How many of you went to LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show last month? If you didn’t get to go, here’s what you missed: a lot of cookies, sweets, beautiful cakes, and some celebrity sightings! Speaking of beautiful cakes, look at this amazing Star Wars Cake? I loved seeing R2D2, Anakin Skywalker, BB8, and Darth Vader all together in cake-form. Hello geekery! My kind of cake! Babes, it’s BUFFY! Ok, now that I got that high school geekery out of the way…the lovely Sarah Michelle Gellar told us about her new food subscription business, called Foodstirs.  ...

  Date Ideas, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Other, Travel

Celebrate Your Special Occasion at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck

This post brought to you by JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Skinned Knees. Hello friends! Last weekend, my cub and I ended our long week with a special date night at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck in Downtown Los Angeles. Dining here was a magical experience for so many reasons that I will go into, but one of which is that the restaurant is on the 24th floor (thus the name) of a hotel at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live and the view of the city at night is breathtaking. The restaurant is the perfect place for a special dinner for both LA  ...

  Date Ideas, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Other, Travel

What You Need to Know About IndulgeLA: Chocolate Festival & Pastry Show

Did someone say chocolate and pastry?! I’m super excited to attend Indulge LA in less than a month! It’s toted as the party of the year for dessert lovers, so me basically. The event will feature celebrity & top chocolatiers, pastry chefs and confectioners from across Southern California, New York, Washington DC, and Las Vegas. They will come together to put on a visual heaven in Los Angeles filled with sweet delights paired with the world’s top champagnes, wines, and spirits. Dessert and drinks – I can’t wait! Chocolate, pastry, and drinks are hard to  ...

  Body Positivity, Fatshion, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Personal, Travel

Street Art Antics at The Line Hotel

Hey friends! I’m just popping in to share some photos from FOREVER ago during the We All Grow Summit. My roommate at The Line Hotel (who is also my awesome amiga), Linda from UpNTheNuves, and I were planning these photos all weekend. How could you not take photos in front of this rad mural? It’s called “Look Into My Eyes” by D’Face and it’s one of my favorite pieces of street art in Los Angeles. Speaking of the We All Grow Summit, they just announced that Neutrogena is their title sponsor again. Real talk – I don’t care about most beauty  ...

  Date Ideas, Los Angeles, Travel

Grandes Maestros at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

Hi friends! Earlier this year I got to check out Grandes Maestros, a current exhibit (hurry, it closes September 13th!) at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. The visit was part of a field trip offered to WeAllGrow attendees. Now to date, I’ve never met a museum I didn’t at least sort of like but NHM LA is one of my absolutely favorite museums. You probably already know by now but I’m a *sucker* for animals. Not only does the Natural History Museum have beautiful dioramas, a seasonal butterfly exhibit (and a seasonal spider one), but it also has a newly renovated  ...

  Awareness, Body Positivity, Fatshion, Feminism, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Personal, Pop Culture, Travel, Zines

Look Mom! I’m in Reflekt Magazine!

Ok, so my mom doesn’t read my blog but when I received Issue 11 of Reflekt Magazine, I immediately ran over to show her! Reflekt is a really rad independent magazine based in Los Angeles. It’s all about style and culture in a way that’s personal and less commercial, more accessible and less cookie-cutter. Basically, Reflekt is the coolest! I’ve been a huge fan ever since I found out about it and am so happy to be a part of a magazine that showcases real people and their styles. Here’s how the Reflekt team describes what they do: Reflekt Magazine focuses on  ...

  Awareness, Body Positivity, Date Ideas, Fatshion, Feminism, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Other, Travel

My Girl Gang Is Magical. Is Yours?

Hey friends! So a couple of weeks ago, this magical conversation started. My rad friend Aurora Lady asked me if I would be into modeling a DIY shirt from her Feminasty series and if I would be into my super friend Daisy Noemi photographing me in a pretty park. HI! How could I possibly say no? I already knew I wanted to tell you all about Aurora’s t-shirt series but this was above and beyond what I expected! Aurora and I met almost two years ago through the zine community in Los Angeles. She is a super talented artist and wrote the zine, Don’t Hide Behind Your Skirt. I  ...

  Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Other, Travel

What You Missed at #LBNC15 !

Hi friends! So in late February, I got to attend the 5th Annual Lifestyle Bloggers National Conference in Downtown LA. I wrote about why you should attend and I’m happy to say that the conference didn’t disappoint! #LBNC15 kicked off with a fantastic VIP reception at the Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles. You might not know, but there is a super swanky room upstairs that was perfect for the party. We had delicious food catered by Food Concierge and Rick Najera made us smile and laugh. The reception was the perfect way to kick off the conference. The rest of the conference was  ...