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Under the Fig Tree

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Glam + Go, Santa Monica’s Stylish Little Secret

Glam + Go, Santa Monica’s Stylish Little Secret

Under the Fig Tree

Glam + Go, the award-winning salon located inside the Fairmont Miramar, could easily go by another name: Small + Mighty. The shop, with its trio of stylist stations, takes up just a small sliver of chic space off the hotel’s lobby, but it does a dazzling amount with it, offering a roster of salon services for any occasion.

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A Biker’s Day in Santa Monica

Activities

Whether you’re seeking a leisurely seaside ride or a sightseeing adventure, grab a bicycle and head out on a tour of Santa Monica’s best attractions.

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Three Perfect Days in Los Angeles

Activities

From sun-soaked days on Santa Monica beach to electric nights at the city’s liveliest hotspots, there’s no shortage of things to do during a three-day getaway to Los Angeles. Make the most of your visit with a perfect 72-hour itinerary

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Telling a Culinary Story Through the Art of Food Photography

Food & Spirits

Here’s an inside look at what goes into a culinary shoot with a top food photography team, from the props to the food to the shot itself.

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

Lifestyle

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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Family Fun in Santa Monica: What Not to Miss

Activities

From its wide, sandy beaches to an activity-packed pier, there’s no place quite like Santa Monica for a family-friendly getaway that parents and kids will delight in. To make the most of your Southern California escape,…

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

Food & Spirits

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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Father’s Office: The Birth of LA’s Burger

Food & Spirits

By Robert Spuhler Inside a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it storefront along a busy stretch of Montana Avenue, just over a mile away from the Fairmont Miramar, Sang Yoon became one of the most…

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The Community Inspiration Behind Santa Monica’s Night Market

Lifestyle

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

Lifestyle

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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