Fun Events

West Elm is on and poppin’

West Elm is known for its modern furniture and cozy home décor featuring inspiring designs and colors, but what this stylish store also offers is a chance for Downtown Santa Monicans to experience local vendors selling everything from beauty products …

Fashion

Vote for your most loved local business

Do you have a favorite coffee shop where the barista gets your half double decaffeinated half-caf, with a twist of lemon, going before you even have to order it? Or a dry cleaner who you exchange holiday cards with because you …

Fashion

Gallery embraces art of window displays

I was walking along Ocean Avenue the other day to get some fresh air and stretch my legs, having recently read a study regarding the health impacts of living a sedentary lifestyle, when I stumbled upon a brightly colored window …

Fashion

Flash tats are perfect for sunny Santa Monica

Flash tats are the cutest trend to hit Downtown Santa Monica. They fit the downtown vibe perfectly—cute, shiny and trendy. They’re eye-catching, and much classier than the average temporary tattoo. They imitate jewelry and achieve the same effect without the …

Retail Therapy

Black Friday Lowdown

Plenty of people mean business on Black Friday and I’m not talking about those who own the stores. I’m talking about the hard-core shoppers who set up lawn chairs and sleep outside their favorite retailers to grab those extreme discounts. …

Food & Drinks

10 Easy Ways to Buy Local for the Holidays

This holiday season keep your hard-earned cash in the city by the sea by shopping locally. By doing so you keep tax dollars close to home, don’t damage the environment by driving long distances and support your local mom-and-pops. Here …

Retail Therapy

Get DOOB-ed in DTSM: 3-D Print Shop Grand Opening

In this selfie-obsessed world of ours, it’s imperative that you have your own figurine.  You aren’t anyone unless you have your own action figure — and theme music. DOOB is making that narcissistic dream a reality with their 3-D printing …