Food & Drinks

A cool mom’s guide to Downtown Santa Monica

  As a new mom and recent Los Angeles transplant, I seek out stroller-friendly areas where I can spend the day and explore. A walkable, beachside pocket of L.A., Downtown Santa Monica is home to countless restaurants, stunning views of …

Food & Drinks

Santa Monica New Year’s Eve Parties

  Stressing about New Year’s Eve? Putting an insane amount of pressure on yourself to do something epic? Let me help.   Here’s a brief roundup of some Downtown New Year’s Eve events to help you make plans for the …

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Join the Best Gift Ever Toy Drive!

As a child, Eula Fritz was lucky to receive nearly everything on her Christmas wish list. “For the most part, I did always get what I asked for,” says Fritz, the director of Santa Monica’s Police Activities League (PAL), an …

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Downtown Santa Monica businesses go green

In Santa Monica, being green is a way of life, or at least we like to think so. People brag about how sustainable they are, whether it’s driving an electric car, cutting beef out of their diets, installing low-flow toilets …

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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 …

Fun Events

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Santa Claus is coming to town this Thursday and he’s bringing his dancing elves and some snow straight from the North Pole.  The jolly one and his little round belly will be on hand Thursday, November 20, at 6 p.m. …

Fun Events

ICE at Santa Monica’s Grand Opening

With abundant sunshine still in the forecast, Downtown Santa Monica is hunkering down for a winter of fun with the return of ICE at Santa Monica. The premier outdoor skating destination marks the turn of the holiday season and gives Los Angeles …