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Food & Drinks

Going vegan in Downtown Santa Monica

Since 1985, thousands around the world have celebrated the first day of Spring by eating vegan for the day in a huge international event called Meatout.   That day is this Friday, March 20th. The goal is to raise awareness …

Food & Drinks

Best Brunches in Downtown Santa Monica

The Lobster, Downtown Santa Monica’s signature seafood restaurant located at the top of the world-famous Santa Monica Pier, is venturing into the brunch game, unleashing crab cake eggs benedict and fried spicy quail and scallion waffles on the masses starting …

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Third Street Promenade a place for protest

The world-famous Third Street Promenade may look like a typical pedestrian mall, but its allure, at least for me, has always been its important function as a vibrant social meeting place where people from all walks of life can gather …

Fashion

Cheryl Fudge helps you channel your inner Chanel

Do you have a fascination with unique fashions, or dream of creating your own clothing line? If so, you NEED to visit Downtown Santa Monica’s freshest boutique — Cheryl Fudge Fashion Camp at Santa Monica Place.   An open design …

LOL Santa Monica

Santa Monica Centric’s new look

If you’re a loyal fan of this blog, you probably noticed something a little different about it recently. A new smoodle! That’s right, we updated the look a bit, but are still bringing you the best content, whether it’s the …

Miscellany

HI-Santa Monica hostel a bargain buy

Having secured an internship with Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., I find myself residing in the Hostelling International on 2nd Street until I find something a bit more “permanent.” While there are many differences between a hotel and a hostel, one …

Food & Drinks

Valentine’s Day dinner deals

We all want to show our love and appreciation for our significant others come Valentine’s Day. I mean, what choice do we have, right? We either participate or spend the week — maybe the month or more — in the …