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6 Ways to Ease the Back-to-School Transition for Kids (and Parents) in 2020

6 Ways to Ease the Back-to-School Transition for Kids (and Parents) in 2020

Lifestyle

There’s no question that “back to school” looks a little different this year — or a lot different, upon reflection. To help ease the transition, we’ve put together a few helpful resources and tips for transitioning into your usual family’s typical school mode (in an atypical year).

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Inside Edward Avedis Fine Jewelry’s Bespoke Collection for Lady Gaga

Lifestyle

Atelier by Edward Avedis, located in the Fairmont Miramar, is known and loved for its custom fine jewelry and celebrity clients, ranging from Laura Dern to Arnold Schwarzenegger. And now, our resident jeweler’s fan club includes none other than one of pop music’s most iconic personalities, Lady Gaga.

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The Top 5 Santa Monica-Inspired Wellness Practices to Stay Balanced in 2020

Under the Fig Tree

Between colorful juice and salad cafés, fitness fanatics jogging up and down the Santa Monica stairs, and restorative beach yoga classes set to the soundtrack of the Pacific, a stroll around Santa Monica makes one thing clear as a SoCal day: Wellness is woven into the very fabric of our oceanfront perch.

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9 Things to Do This Summer in Santa Monica

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Between the expansive, sparkling sands of Santa Monica beach, our iconic pier over the Pacific, and an abundance of al fresco promenades and dining venues, our coastal destination is nothing short of a summer paradise — especially during these unconventional times.

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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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