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Priscila Martinez

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L.A.’s Biggest Fetty Wap Fans Hit DTLA for Rapper’s Intimate Concert (PHOTOS)

February 12, 2018

Photo Credit: Instagram / @fettywap1738

The trap queens of Los Angeles hit up DTLA last weekend!

Fetty Wap—who hit it big in 2014 for rapping about his favorite type of lady—made his way through the City of Angels on Feb. 2 as part of his For My Fans (FMF) tour. The “Trap Queen” performer chose the historic Belasco Theater as his venue, where he gave his fans an intimate performance.

Attendees were greeted with “Fetty Wap”-branded merch as they filed into the theater’s cast stone walls. The concert took place amid a backdrop of Spanish Renaissance, moorish and gothic details that line the Belasco’s walls. The concert was opened by a handful of both male and female acts from RGF Productions’ lineup.

Fetty, who released his latest album For My Fans 3: The Final Chapter on Jan. 18, concludes his tour on Feb. 18 at The Ritz in North Carolina.

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Photo Credit: Instagram / @timcayem

Photo Credit: Instagram / @timcayem

Photo Credit: Instagram / @timcayem

Beauty Food

These Three Ideas Are Sure to Keep You Healthy and Fit from 2016’s Start to Finish!

December 30, 2015
Fit young woman fighting off fast food

Photo courtesy: iwanttobefit.com

So much for prioritizing fitting into that skintight sexy number when the ball drops!

I’ve never met anybody who started a diet in December. In fact, most people I know excuse every bite and morsel during the holiday season with an “I’ll start up again in the new year.” We tear through cupcakes, multi-course dinners and booze-filled parties while we offer apologies under our breath and promise that come January 1st, everything will change.

Once the new year arrives, life happens and it becomes hard to keep up with our health resolutions. We’ve all seen the mad rush at the gym the first weeks in January only to witness numbers dwindle and only the regulars up on the machines come February. Luckily, new brands and services popped up in 2015 that can help us continue with our goals well into 2016.

Below, skyelyfe put together a list of ideas and programs that will make sticking to your goal easier than having that second (or third, or fourth…) glass of champagne this New Year’s eve.

Subscribe to a Food Delivery Service (Yes, you can find ones that don’t break the bank!) – Not all food delivery services are made the same. Most of them are also a bit out of budget after holiday season splurges settle in. A great alternative is a service that will deliver ingredients for you take make your own healthy meals. These remove the cost of food preparation and some offer values similar to what you would spend should you buy the groceries yourself. One of the originals, Blue Apron clocks in at only 500-700 calories per meal. Breakfast and lunch are easier to keep light (ideas include nonfat Greek yogurt and nuts for breakfast, salad with protein for lunch) when you are in a hurry. Services that provide you with premium, seasonal ingredients and calorie counts take the guess work (and not to mention temptation) out of dinnertime.

Should one of your goals be to consume more organic, non-GMO meals or to start a paleo or vegetarian diet in 2016, Sun Basket will be your ally. Most clock in under 700 calories, but be cognizant of the recipes (and reduce portion size) for those that go a bit over.

Sun Basket's Coconut Braised Pacific Cod

Sun Basket’s Coconut Braised Pacific Cod

Blue Apron's Boxed Deliver

Blue Apron’s Boxed Delivery

Don’t Let Hunger Strike! – One of the easiest ways to fall off your diet wagon is failing to prepare. Life gets busy and it’s easy to find ourselves skipping a meal in order to finish a presentation or squeeze in a couple more emails at work. Keep healthy snacks near you, in your desk drawer, purse or gym bag. This way you are less likely to bite into the first chocolate bar that makes eye contact with you at the office vending machine. Sakara Life is a new company based in New York that sells everything from watermelon jerky to probiotic chocolate. One of their best options is their Empower Bar Collection. For $29, you receive convenient, nutrient-dense, whole-food nourishment with a side of holistic healing. The “flavors” include clarity, manifestation and beauty.

Sakara Life's Manifestation Bar

Sakara Life’s Manifestation Bar

Start a Workout Club – We’ve all heard about the fatty version of this – a dinner or wine club. The concept is the same, but instead of somebody hosting dinner at their home or inviting everybody over for a great bottle of red each week, you explore new workouts in your area and invite your “club” to partake. Similar to the more common clubs, you are held accountable for providing an activity for the group on your set date. You can try that new aerial yoga class you were too embarrassed to sign up for alone, make accommodations for the group at a gym or prepare hiking routes, cycle paths, etc… for everyone.  This will help keep workouts fun and fresh well into the new year. It will also guarantee that you continue seeing your friends once the mad rush back to real life starts after the holidays.

Workout Club Activities

Workout Club Activities

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Music

James the Human Is Just One Musical Act to Recently Remind Us Why Sofar Sounds Is So Amazing!

December 15, 2015
Photo credit: Kyle Fierro

Photo credit: Kyle Fierro

It’s hard to impress jaded music lovers nowadays. Concerts, venues and events are constantly pushing the envelope and attendees get used to the party formula quickly. But that’s why we continue to love Sofar Sounds.

For those unfamiliar, Sofar curates intimate, donation-only gigs in secret locations around the world, and we’ve been fortunate enough to have attended a handful of the shows. They spotlight emerging artists and place them in front of a receptive audience of extraordinary people. No headliners needed. Music is delivered in its purest form, and guests must be on a waiting list to attend. These deeply personal concert experiences are then turned around and shared with other music lovers around the globe via streaming.

In order to execute these magical soirees, Sofar (short for “Songs from a Room”) has amassed connections with concert goers, hosts and artists since its 2009 debut in London.

Photo credit: Kyle Fierro

Photo credit: Kyle Fierro

One of the most recent Los Angeles sessions brought out James the Human, Tiron & Ayomari and The Bots to the WorldArts Stage in Culver City. The lineup was hand-selected based on talent, uniqueness and diversity. True to their formula, Sofar didn’t release the secret location until the day before the session, or musical lineup until the night of the event. There was no “opener” or “headliner,” the three performers were treated with equal importance and the audience took note, keeping engaged throughout the three musical showcases.

James the Human is an L.A.-based singer/songwriter who was the night’s one-man show. His easy and upbeat sounds serenaded the crowd with lyrics about working in the City of Angels. Tiron & Ayomari performed carefully crafted hip-hop beats that included recognizable nods to Americana. The duo showcased material from their newly released album The Great New Wonderful. L.A.-based brothers and bandmates, The Bots paid homage to American Blues and ballad traditions. Their songs could be easily recognizable from Coachellas past as they were indie favorites at the 2014 festival.

Want to join the fun for future Sofar L.A. sessions? Sign up here!

Photo credit: Kyle Fierro

Photo credit: Kyle Fierro

Photo credit: Kyle Fierro

Photo credit: Kyle Fierro

Beauty Angelenos

UrbanDaddy & The Palazzo Bring Vegas Style Revelry To West Hollywood’s Chicest New Hotel Rooftop

December 4, 2015

Urban_Daddy_showgirls_skyelyfeIf you’re itching for a glimpse into the new Vivienne Westwood penthouse suite at The London West Hollywood, it won’t come cheap!

But thanks to UrbanDaddy, VIP guests at this week’s Unlock the Party event had the luxury of getting a firsthand look at the lavish location, which goes for around $25,000 per night.

Urban_Daddy_Malery_Vinal_skyelyfeThe lifestyle media brand gave partygoers the ultimate Vegas -like getaway from The Palazzo Las Vegas, complete with showgirl dancers, mind-blowing magic tricks by magician Paul Green, tray-passed bites by executive chef, Anthony Keene, seasonal cocktails and sweeping views of Sunset Blvd. and the L.A. skyline.

The party, hosted by UrbanDaddy CEO, Lance Broumand, unfolded between two floors. One was a rooftop deck with an open design that seemed perfect for the occasion. The open terrace boasted an outdoor bar, tunes from Andrea Shapiro (DJ Big Drop) and a relaxing fire pit. The lower floor provided large sitting areas and a place for guests to mingle away from the cold. The showgirls swarmed the rooftop and looked like they were plucked straight out of a Vegas scene with their sequined dresses and feather accessories. Urban_Daddy_cocktail_menu_skyelyfe

Before the end of the night, The Palazzo Las Vegas was to award a lucky attendee with a trip complete with airfare, show tickets, dinners and Palazzo hotel accommodations. Guests took turns trying their luck and in hopes of winning this ultimate getaway by receiving a unique key at the concierge station. The person able to unlock the door would be greeted with a balloon and champagne-filled room on the other side.

We’ll bet on it that this is the penthouse you’ll want for your next bash!

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Beauty Angelenos

Obagi Celebrates Louise Roe at West Hollywood’s Newest Fashion Concept Space

November 11, 2015

front_roe_skyelyfe_2‘Tis the season for endless holiday parties, and new fashion concept space theCURATORLA brought out quite the crowd this week on one of L.A.’s chilliest nights!

Celebrity fashion blogger Louise Roe and Obagi Skin Health Institute hosted an intimate cocktail party with some of the most stylish influencers in the city.

Tucked behind the Balenciaga store on Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood, the party took place in what was previously somewhat of a hidden secret. The space transformed into an art gallery for the night, and artisan furniture and installations filled the shop.

Petals LA adorned the room with winter whites, and copies of Roe’s new book Front Roe were placed throughout. In a season where gluttony runs amuck, theCURATORLA opted for healthy elixirs. Organic lemon and ginger cocktails from Moon Juice were served, and dermatologist to the stars, Dr. Zein Obagi, was on hand to teach guests how to save their skin from the harsh dry of winter. Guests filed into the space and patiently waited their turn at receiving one of Obagi’s renowned treatments. ZO Skin Health products filled the shelves, and attendees went home with the brand’s newest sunblock.

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