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Under the Fig Tree

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This Holiday Season, Meet Me Under the Fig Tree

This Holiday Season, Meet Me Under the Fig Tree

Activities

For many Santa Monicans, the most wonderful time of the year officially launches with the annual Meet Me Under the Fig Tree event. Here’s an inside look at the festivities.

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Everything to Do in Santa Monica This Winter

Activities

From tree lightings to ice-skating pop-ups, there’s an endless array of fun, festive events to enjoy during a winter getaway to Santa Monica.

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Playing It by the Book in Santa Monica

Lifestyle

There’s nothing like diving into the pages of a good book, especially alongside the shimmering waters of the pool at the Fairmont Miramar.

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The Rebirth of the Third Street Promenade

Lifestyle

By Robert Spuhler In 1987, the Santa Monica Mall thought it had seen its best, busiest days go by. Amid faltering popularity, other cities were starting to tear their own…

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LA’s Best Food and Wine Tours

Food & Spirits

In recent years, Los Angeles has experienced a full-blown culinary renaissance, making it a perfect destination for foodies to indulge their epicurean interests. From multi-course tasting menus at Michelin-star restaurants to two-dollar tacos from a truck, there’s no shortage of options for amazing meals everywhere you turn.

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Taking the Stage at McCabe’s Guitar Shop

Lifestyle

For the guitar aficionado, McCabe’s Guitar Shop is a sanctified space. Throughout 50 years and thousands of performances, some of the biggest names in the guitar world have taken the stage, many with just a six-string and a stool.

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Glam + Go, Santa Monica’s Stylish Little Secret

Under the Fig Tree

Glam + Go, the award-winning salon located inside the Fairmont Miramar, could easily go by another name: Small + Mighty. The shop, with its trio of stylist stations, takes up just a small sliver of chic space off the hotel’s lobby, but it does a dazzling amount with it, offering a roster of salon services for any occasion.

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A Biker’s Day in Santa Monica

Activities

Whether you’re seeking a leisurely seaside ride or a sightseeing adventure, grab a bicycle and head out on a tour of Santa Monica’s best attractions.

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Three Perfect Days in Los Angeles

Activities

From sun-soaked days on Santa Monica beach to electric nights at the city’s liveliest hotspots, there’s no shortage of things to do during a three-day getaway to Los Angeles. Make the most of your visit with a perfect 72-hour itinerary

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Telling a Culinary Story Through the Art of Food Photography

Food & Spirits

Here’s an inside look at what goes into a culinary shoot with a top food photography team, from the props to the food to the shot itself.

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