3:53 | February 5, 2018

YOSEMITE

Travel

Yesterday in Yosemite

Hey friends!

A quick hello from Yosemite. We arrived yesterday just in time for sunset and were able to catch some gorgeous magic hour light here. ✨

Legit to get this photo Troy and I were RUNNING through the forest like a couple of wild hoodlams to get to the spot where the sun was still shining (shit was rapidly setting) and scraping our knees and falling all over the place.

(I’m crazy, fully aware lol)

Mid run we realized there was a path just a few meters to the right of us, where the normal not-psycho people were walking to get to the same spot.

TYPICAL. 😂

I mean, whatever right? If it takes running through a thick forest to get “the shot” before the sun sets… gotta do what you gotta do.

Maybe this is why everyone hates millenials… hahah 😆

Anyways, Yosemite is INCREDIBLE. We really didn’t have enough time to actually explore the entire park, as we only arrived shortly before sunset. Way way way too much to see even in a whole day. So we are planning a proper 3 day trip or so in the summer to go back and see everything that Yosemite has to offer.

I might even camp. 😱 A slightly horrific and wild thought, but it might happen. At least it would make for good comedy lol.

For the short while we had to enjoy Yosemite yesterday, I honestly could not have been more impressed. There is just no feeling in the world like realizing how tiny and insignificant you and your problems are. Hahah really though! When you are sitting at the base of this majestic cliff, it honestly makes your problems seem SO insignificant. Because you realize how small you are in comparison to this rock, and even this universe.

OK that got real philosophical. Not typically my style but the mountains give me alllllll the feels. ❤️

Moving right along….

*Awkward cough*

Today we are in Lake Tahoe!

We are staying in this dope condo in the North Village, and though there isn’t a lot of snow it is still fun fun fun. Nothing makes me happier than being in a ski village, and obviously skiing.

It is my sport, my life, my love. If you are new to Skinny Belle, I actually grew up downhill ski racing (aka those weirdos in the spandex suits who race around the poles in the snow) so this is really the only sport I am good at haha! Wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

Ok off to go bother Troy (bae) and make him come with me to get my ski bindings adjusted to my new boots. As one does.

Talk soon! 😘

 

Xoxoxo,

 

5:52 | January 17, 2018

EXPLORING VENICE

Travel

The best things to do in Venice, California!

I feel like Venice has a bad reputation. Or, just the wrong reputation. In my not-so-humble opinion. 😜 lolz

When you think of Venice, California, you probably think about the boardwalk, tacky t-shirts, hot dogs, and just straight-up weirdos. 😣That, ladies and germs, is NOT WHAT IS UP.

You can see that ridiculousness in about t – 5 minutes and then you will be good for life. I promise.

This vlog is all about the great side of Venice. The stuff you actually want and neeeeeed to see. Venice is the freakin’ best! It just tends to get a little misrepresented at times by the tourism industry.

So check out my vlog where my boyfriend and I explored Venice for the day. We went to some places we already know, and checked out some new spots as well. This vlog, covers everything you need to know about the best of Venice.

Oh yeah, and we got into a fight part way through the day hahaha. I included a bit about that. Because there is nothing worse than people pretending everything is peachy-keen when it’s not. Sometimes, while touristing, you have a little spat. It happens. Then you move on and get some prosecco. LOL! Watch the video, you’ll see what I’m talking about. 😉

xoxoxo,

 

9:59 | January 6, 2018

CHICAGO DEEP DISH PIZZA

Food

My mission to find the BEST deep dish pizza in Chicago!

This video is from a few weeks back in Chicago and I was a bit skeptical about publishing it. Only because it was literally so cold that night I only did a tiny bit of filming. I thought I might die from frostbite. Or hypothermia. Not joking at ALL. Girl did not have an appropriate coat for -12. ❄️

Now looking at the final result, I’m glad I decided to share it! 😄

BECAUSE….

This pizza was the best damn Chicago deep dish I’ve ever had. 🍕EVER. And I love pizza. Possibly more than life itself. 😂 (Kidding but not really kidding at all.)

So if you are in Chicago, and you fuck with caramelized crust deep dish pizza, make sure you visit Pequods. A little tippity tip is to do a table request online before you go. They don’t do full on reservations, because there is basically a permanent line at this place, but you can get “preference” if you request a table in advance. The couple before us was quoted a 2.5 hour wait time and our wait time was only 25 mins because we registered online first!

TOTALLY worth it. ✔️

There are very few things I will wait for in life. Food happens to be one of those things. 👌🏻

If you’re not already subscribed, please subscribe to my Youtube!! 😄 🙏🏻

 

xoxoxo,

 

4:56 | December 27, 2017

SANTA MONICA VLOG

Lifestyle

New vlog on Skinny Belle Youtube! 💞

Bonjour!

Currently still in Chicago, but I filmed this Santa Monica vlog the day before my flight so figured miiiiiight as well share this meow. 😸

Anywho, the point of this vlog was to show you a bit more about what my life is like at home in Santa Monica. Given this is just a small snippet of my day, but it was part of my day nonetheless. 😄

Soooooo with that being said, if you want to hang out with me at home and see what some of my days are like, check out this vid! 🎥

If you are not already subscribed to Skinny Belle Youtube, make sure you SUBSCRIBE NOW!

Also if you are still in the festive mood, you should listen to the Holiday Special on Skinny Belle – The Podcast!

In my Holiday Special podast we talk about:

– WTF are you supposed to get your boyfriend who you’ve been only dating a few months?
– How to avoid gaining weight unnecessarily during the holidays
– Work party best practices

Hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas hangover! My body is about 40% cookie, 40% cheese, and 20% wine at this point. Not even mad. 😂 JK I actually wasn’t even that bad this year. Listen to the podcast and I explain how to not go overboard during the holidays. ❤️

xoxoxo,

 

 

1:57 | December 8, 2017

PARK CITY VLOG

Travel

Are you subscribed to Skinny Belle YouTube?

Yay! My travel vlog from Park City last weekend is uppppp. 🎥

Seriously loving doing these vlogs (even though this is only my second one lol😝) Vlogging my travels feels way more intimate, like you can actually see what is going on better than if I just snap a few pics. That being said, I love photography and that will always be a part of my blog. Just very stoked on this new medium!

If you want to come along for a weekend with me in Park City, check out the video above. Tried to be fancier with my editing this time and added some voice over, to explain some things not featured in the video. Still getting the hang of filming and editing in this way, so be patient! I’m learning ☺️

**Little update on the LA fire situation mentioned before: we are safe and sound, but it does feel like I smoked about 100 cigarettes over the last two days (I don’t smoke, obviously🙅🏼🚬 ) because of all the smoke in the air and ash that fluffs off the ground as you walk. I legit vacuumed my balcony today to try and get rid of the ash. 😒

Park City Vlog is a pretty dope edit, so check it out and let me know what you think!

 

xoxoxo,

 

5:33 | December 5, 2017

PARK CITY TRAVEL TIPS

Travel

Jeans: Parker Smith // Shoes: Converse // Sweater: Zara

❄️YASSSSS IT SNOWED!!!❄️

Finally. My god. 😂

Flew all the way to Park City from LA to have the most epic of epic ski trips, and it only started to snow on the last day!

Classic. 😒

Regardless, still had a fabulous time this weekend. Got some skiing in at Deer Valley Ski Resort and Solitude Mountain, which both had considerably better conditions than what was available at our beautiful ski-in-ski-out resort at Park City.  😂

What the mountains lacked in snow, the city made up for in dining. 🍝 That is for DAMN sure.

Had a delicious meal at Fletcher’s on the historic Main Street in Park City, followed by hitting up a bunch of other cocktail spots to apres dinner 😉. Was overall impressed with the level of dining available, as I honestly have the lowest possible expectations for food/drinks anytime I am in a resort town. Tourism fuelled cities don’t tend to go above and beyond in the restaurant scene as most customers are just one-time visits.

Moral of the story: make sure you hit up Main Street in Park City!

Have a vlog coming later this week from our weekend in Park City where you can see some ski action and a few more details on what we did!

Pretty tired after our flight from Utah –> LA today. So going straight to bed, after all, it is 9:30 pm and that is WAY past my senior bedtime. 👵🏻

 

xoxox,

 

3:31 | December 2, 2017

CHICAGO TRAVEL VLOG

Travel

First travel blog waddup!!

Well this is kind of exciting. Just made my very first travel vlog! Still getting a hang of this whole “vlogging” thing, but so far I really like it. It’s so fun to be able to bring you along with me wherever I go! ✈️

This video shares some fun things I did for my first time visiting Chicago.

Like it? Subscribe to Skinny Belle Youtube for more! 💞

Posting today from Park City, Utah. We are about to go out and attempt to find some skiing here, but there is legit NO SNOW. Might go over to Deer Valley and see if there is more skiing there. Park City has one run open…. 😭 I WILL FIND SOMEWHERE TO SKI GOD DAMNIT!

Anywho, back to the vlog from Chicago. If you’re interested in checking out any of the stuff we did, here are the links:

Intelligentsia Coffee – https://www.intelligentsiacoffee.com/millennium-park-coffeebar

Eataly Chicago – https://www.eataly.com/us_en/stores/chicago/

Chicago Public Library – https://www.chipublib.org/

Christmas Market – http://www.christkindlmarket.com/chicago/

Shopping – https://www.themagnificentmile.com/shopping/

 

Talk soon!

 

xx,

 

2:46 | November 30, 2017

CHICAGO SNAPS

Travel

Coat: Etnica

After a fun weekend away, I lay here in a bed of sickness and pain 😭😭😭 Flying is the worst. Actually, maybe it’s just my shiteous immune system but either way, girl is now sick. And tomorrow we are leaving for a ski trip to Park City.

SO NOT COOL.

So this is a public message to my body… GET IT TOGETHER GIRL. Cannot be sick for the first ski weekend of the year!! 😩

Anywho, while I am chilling in bed doing important things like catching up with all my missed Kardashian episodes (Kylie is sooooo preggers… amirite? Girl has been hiding from the media for months now and only wears massive baggy t-shirts. TELL US PLS IM DYING HERE!!! 😂) I am also going through my photos from Monday in Chicago!

Was my first time in the city and oh my god did I love it. Real for realz. Didn’t really expect much out of Chicago, not sure why, but I was very impressed. We had great food (if you are ever in Chicago go to Eataly, it’s the best. Used to eat there in Milan all the time!) and even better drinks.

There was this epic cocktail spot called The Aviary and they have hands down the craziest cocktails ever. I was snapping like a madwoman and even got in trouble for using flash. *Eyeroll* can’t tame me.

Oh and of course, we went and saw the bean. It is a very majestic bean. But more on that once I finish editing my vlog from the day. Hopeeeefully that will be up tomorrow, but don’t hold me to that. 😜

Okay back to go drink as many litres of water as possible to try and fight off this damn cold. Uhg. My lyyyfeeeee.

LOL.

OK GOING NOW.

Biiiii ❤️ 💛 💚 💙 💜

 

xoxoxo,

 

6:29 | September 4, 2017

WEDDING LOOK

Outfits

Dress: Some Days Lovin / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (old)

The trip to Croatia was for the wedding of some friends of Troy (bae ??) and I. It was a beautiful wedding, and took place literally right beside where I was obnoxiously standing and forcing Troy to take photos of me. #Bloglife, amiriteeee?!

This little town was called Rovinj, and I would highly recommend. It had these tiny little streets that were filled with cobblestones, V pretty. V Europe. Would go again for sure.

Can we take a second to talk about the freaking VEGGIES in Europe?! Yes, I am literally talking about tomatoes, cucumber, etc etc etc. ? ? ? I don’t know what we do in North America to so royally rob all vegetables of any flavour whatsoever (hello, GMO) but the veggies in Europe are so freaking flavourful! Flavour town over there. There was one restaurant that we kept going to again and again just to eat bruschetta. In the USA and Canada, bruschetta is kind of a bland and flavourless starter. Croatia? Sooooooooooo packed with flavour I couldn’t believe it. Not because they did anything fancy, literally just because their tomatoes actually tasted like a tomato. Go figure. ?

x,

5:33 | September 4, 2017

SAIL CROATIA

Travel

Hi guys! Okay so this last week has basically 100% been the best week of my life. Hands down. I’ve been on many trips to many places, but this one was just unreal on so many levels.

Here’s why.

First, I lived on the bigger boat you see in the video above for an entire week. Fucking YES. All about that life. it’s like camping except boujee. ? On day two I got super seasick, but I am assuming that is because I am a weak little ginger who doesn’t have the stomach for intense things like sailing. My assumption is probably correct LOL. Anywho, this was also such a great experience because every day we got to go to different islands and see different things. And the most important part? The food was EVERYTHINGGGGGGGGGG. Full white-girl-basic I CANT EVEN. Like, so good. Think, the restaurant goes out on a little boat, catches a bunch of fish, cooks them, and serves them. ? Get. In. My. Belly.

So yes, if you can’t tell I had a great time. More to come.

x,