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Taking a Break

BreakWow, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here, and I wanted to fill you in on what’s going on with me.  After going to MAGIC, for some reason my joy of fashion blogging withered away.  Maybe it was all the walking I had to do to get through that show, or I just felt burnt out.  Either way, I began to think about what I’ve done and seeing a pattern that in the end it’s all the same and nothing new.  So while I continue to wear bright colors all year round, I just won’t be writing about it or other things for that matter.

It’s always nice to take a step back and re-evaluate why you are doing what you do.  So I’m glad to step away from this scene and focus on me and see where I really want to go with fashion  – open a boutique, be a designer, etc?  In the interim, I am excited to share that I am moving to San Diego and looking forward to starting a new chapter there!  Who knows what will happen in the best city ever?  So, there won’t be any postings until further notice while I explore what’s next.  Continue to be bright, bold and colorful!

XOXO, The Style Goddess

After a couple of years of being invited to attend and not making it, I finally made it a goal to attend MAGIC in Las Vegas in February. Since there have been thoughts bubbling in my head about opening an online boutique, I thought this would be a great show to attend to check out brands for apparel, accessories and footwear.  See my fave discoveries on Instagram.

If you are a first-timer attending MAGIC or going to Vegas, here are some tips:

1. Taxi cab rides are EXPENSIVE, even if it’s a 15 minute drive.  Catch the Monorail which is way cheaper to get you around ($5 one way).

2.  If you’re staying at the Tropicana, Excalibur, New York New York or MGM, you can take the tram from Excalibur to Mandalay Bay and walk through the hotel to get to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

3. If you want to get to the Las Vegas Convention Center and the shuttles have ended the morning drop-offs, you can take a shuttle from Mandalay Bay to the LVCC, which runs throughout the day.

4.  Both convention centers have HUGE exhibit floors that you do need 4 days if you want to see everything. Think big and triple that.  I was overwhelmed by how big it was.

5. Take note of brands you like by starring them in the exhibitor book so you can refer to them later.

6. Brings lots of business cards.

7. Take advantage of the airport shuttle if you are leaving on the last day – it was a nice service to have!

8. Hotels for Vegas are just for sleeping in. You don’t have to stay at Bellagio to go to this event.  Bally’s will do just fine (and the Bellagio will be right across the street)

Overall, it was definitely an experience to remember!

TasteofTravel2TAS

One thing that I have promised myself for 2015 is to travel once a month, even if it’s down the street and around the corner.  I’m sure many of you also enjoy traveling and want to hop on a plane and jet set to somewhere fun.  Still need help deciding where to go and take that trip you’ve always dreamed of?  Look no further than attending the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show where you will travel the world in one weekend!

In it’s 10th annual year, the largest show in the nation of its kind will bring thousands of travel options, international cuisine and culture all under one roof at the Long Beach Convention Center.  Also, several celebrity travel experts will be speaking at the show including Samantha Brown, Rick Steves, Pauline Frommer, Peter Greenberg and Phil Keoghan.

At the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show, attendees will find thousands of destination experts to help plan and customize vacations and give inside knowledge to help attendees travel like pros. Exhibitors will be available to give attendees details about travel and tours to destinations from around the world including Costa Rica, Europe, India, Mexico, Australia, Ireland, Japan, Hawwaii, Africa, Turkey, Thailand, and Alaska – all offering exclusive specials and trip giveaways.

Guests of all ages can enjoy a variety of interactive, family-friendly activities including a rock climbing wall, a scuba pool, the Taste of Travel Stage – a culinary demonstration stage – and the Global Beats Stage, featuring cultural performances from around the world.

New to this year will be the Savvy Traveler Stage, where visitors can learn the how-to tips on traveling smarter and hassle-free.   Also new to the show is the Travel Product Pavilion, which will feature the newest and best must-have travel productsand gadgets.

The 2015 Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show will take place February 21 and 22 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Long Beach Convention Center, located at 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802.  Tickets are available now online for $11 for one day or $17 for two days (use promo code: LAPR). Children 16 and under are free.  At the door, tickets will be available, cash only, for $16 for one day and $25 for two days. For tickets and information please visit www.LATravelShow.com

GIVEAWAY!!!

How about I send two lovely people to the travel show on me?  That’s right, it’s time for a giveaway!  I will pick one of my LA followers from Twitter and you will be notified by direct message.  Winner will be chosen and notified by February 17th.

 

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On January 15th I attended the 20th Anniversary of the LA Art Show Premiere party.  Located at the LA Convention Center, the show kicked off with a star-studded benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is close to my heart. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. When treated here, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for medical, travel, housing or food, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. I had the opportunity to visit the hospital last April to see first hand what is provided for these children and it’s amazing!

Hosted by Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo, the opening night premiere party welcomed more than 5,000 celebrities, philanthropists, collectors, and art patrons.  There was so much beautiful, cool, unique, mesmerizing art to look at that you need the full 3-4 hours to go up and down every aisle to catch it all an absorb it!  Anything colorful caught my eye, along with things I had never seen before or things that look unreal.

Artist Eugina Song

Artist Eugina Song

One of my favorites was the acrylic paintings of Eugnia Song. Her mixes of color were spot on and they were very unique!

Staying true to my colorful self, I wore an ASOS watercolor paint dress that made me feel like a walking piece of art!  I kept an eye out for other stylish fashionistas, but it seemed many opted to wear black (where’s the fun in that?)

Other celebrities and tastemakers that attended include James Franco, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Melanie Griffith, Nixx Sixx, Seth Green, Olivia Holt, Yara Shahidi, Dania Ramirez, and Josh Bowman

The LA Art Show took place from January 15-18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall. If you were able to attend, what were some of your favorite pieces? For additional information about the LA Art Show, please visit www.laartshow.com.

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