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Pounding the LA Pavement with adidas Runners

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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The Insider’s Guide to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, “The Coolest Block in America”

Activities

Venice Beach’s Abbot Kinney Boulevard has long been one of the Westside’s most iconic, eclectic, and eye-catching streets. Here are our top picks for shopping, sipping, dining, and more.

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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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