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Vegan Eats: A Plant-Based Guide to Santa Monica

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

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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

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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

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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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Pounding the LA Pavement with adidas Runners

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The name adidas Runners can sound intimidating—but to attend a workout is to see that it operates much more like a community for athletes of all ability levels and ages. This is what it’s like.

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Where to See Art in Santa Monica

Lifestyle

Hardcore art lovers visiting Los Angeles will likely have world-renowned museums such as the Getty, Broad, and LACMA on their lists during their stay in the city. But if you’re looking for a low-key day of art-gazing without straying far, plenty of local artists showcase stunning works of all kinds right here in Santa Monica, too.

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The 7 Healthy Habits of the Whole Life Challenge

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The Whole Life Challenge was an early entrant in the “challenge” fitness craze, but unlike many of its counterparts, it’s more about community and life-long changes than it is fitting into those old jeans.

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