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Playing It by the Book in Santa Monica

Playing It by the Book in Santa Monica

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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

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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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Taking the Stage at McCabe’s Guitar Shop

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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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How Style Meets Sustainability at the World’s Most Luxurious Swimwear Company

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Vilebrequin’s relationship with the sea goes beyond their aquatically-inspired aesthetics: The company sees itself as a steward of the beach, and protecting the oceans is at the forefront of their corporate philosophy.

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New at the Fairmont Miramar, Dogtown Coffee Honors the Z-Boys’ Skateboard and Surf Culture

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By Robert Spuhler The spirit of Southern California’s surfing and skating culture can be seen across every inch of Dogtown Coffee, from photos and murals that line the walls to the…

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The Community Inspiration Behind Santa Monica’s Night Market

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There’s something magical about a balmy Los Angeles summer evening — especially at Santa Monica’s newest Thursday hotspot, Night Market. The product of a dream-turned-reality by nightlife entrepreneur Brent Bolthouse,…

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6 Tips for Creating the Hotel Wedding of Your Dreams, According to Celeb Wedding Planner David Tutera

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By Lizbeth Scordo Anyone who’s planned a wedding knows that choosing where you’ll get married is often the biggest decision you’ll make, and venue options are seemingly infinite. Take it…

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The Love Story That Sparked Vilebrequin’s Swimwear Revolution

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Amid the sands and surf of Santa Monica Beach, visitors don’t have to look far to spot a pair of iconic Vilebrequin swim shorts — especially at the nearby Fairmont…

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Book Recommendation? Check Your Bedside Table

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By Lizbeth Scordo When Jane Ubell-Meyer was in her 20s, she fell for an avid scuba diver. He asked her to join him on a dive trip to the Caribbean, and…

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Hanging Out with Lloyd the Barber

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By Robert Spuhler Among bottles of hair products and other accoutrements, standing up on a shelf at Lloyd’s Barber Shop is a book by Ronald Barlow: The Vanishing American Barber…

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