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We’re Ready When You Are: A New Kind of Summer at the Fairmont Miramar

We’re Ready When You Are: A New Kind of Summer at the Fairmont Miramar

Lifestyle

It’s been a long road back, but after months of waiting, wishing, and planning, the time has finally arrived. All of us at the Fairmont Miramar are thrilled to have officially reopened our doors, kicking off a new kind of summer with relaxation, space, and safety front of mind.

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A Blissfully Safe, Contactless Travel Experience: The Bungalows at the Fairmont Miramar

Lifestyle

Stepping into one of the serene private bungalows at the Fairmont Miramar, most guests are met with a combination of sheer bliss and, unexpectedly, a hint of internal conflict to come. As you soak it all in, there’s an instant sense that this place is going to be very challenging to leave behind.

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Kids’ Kitchen: 3 Chef-Approved Italian Recipes To Try With Your Family At Home

Food & Spirits

In the bustling kitchen of FIG Restaurant, Executive Chef Jason Prendergast is used to hearing things like “yes, chef” amid the sounds of sizzling pans and chopping knives. At home, however, “why” and “how” are much more common refrains from his sous chefs — his children Aden, 9, and Adisen, 6.

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Vegan Eats: A Plant-Based Guide to Santa Monica

Food & Spirits

Whether you’re a die-hard vegan, flexitarian, or even a semi-curious omnivore, this foodie’s guide will lead the way to the most unmissable plant-based eats during your next stay in Santa Monica.

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In the Zone: A Watcher’s Guide to the LA Marathon

Activities

As the LA Marathon returns for its 35th edition on Sunday, March 8th, 2020, here’s where to take in the event’s electric energy throughout LA’s diverse patchwork of neighborhoods.

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This Company Helps Luxury Hotels Guests Unplug and Unwind With a Good Book

Lifestyle

In a digital age where Instagram, Netflix, and iMessage reign supreme, the joy of turning the pages of a good old-fashioned book can often be forgotten. Jane Ubell-Meyer, however, is…

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A Deserving Spotlight on LA’s Small Theatre Scene

Activities

Despite not having a reputation as a theater town, Los Angeles is home to hundreds of productions each year. And to truly hear the heartbeat of the city’s creative stage artists, visitors should seek out smaller stages, where actors, directors, and writers ply their trades unconcerned with Hollywood.

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Santa Monica in the Movies

Activities

In the movie-making mecca that is the Golden State, Santa Monica’s idyllic blend of city and sea is a perennial favorite setting for all manners of silver screen endeavors.

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Santa Monica’s Canary Cocktail Lounge Takes Flight With Tropical Drinks and Cool Jazz

Food & Spirits

Step through the grass-covered front entrance of Canary, a glam new cocktail lounge just a half-mile from the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, and you’re immediately hit with a sultry, lush vibe that feels more tropical island than urban LA.

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Step into the Magic of the Cayton Children’s Museum

Lifestyle

Picture a place that invokes the wholesome art of imaginative play so effectively, it has the power to flip some of your most fixed perceptions on their head. Santa Monica’s new Cayton Children’s Museum is proof that such a place exists.

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