News / Spotlights

Wednesday
Jan032018

Doughnut Scene is LA's Fried and Joy

American Way:  Spotlight on Santa Monica's DK's DONUTS.  Click here to read the full article >

Tuesday
Dec192017

Holiday Festivities

Westside Today:  For the first time ever, the Pico Improvement Organization, Buy Local Santa Monica, Virginia Avenue Park and Santa Monica’s Farmers Markets co-hosted a festive Trio Holiday Celebration Saturday, Dec. 9, celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. The event was located in the area of the park just adjacent to the simultaneous farmers market, allowing access to the adjacent outdoor stage as well as integration with the farmers market.  Read more >

Monday
Dec182017

Downtown Santa Monica Offers Holiday Shoppers More than Deep Discounts, Officials Say

Santa Monica Lookout:  With more and more shoppers opting to click on their holiday purchases, Santa Monica's downtown is banking on offering those things you can't get at home.

The usual holiday offerings are back -- the Christmas tree, ice rink and, especially, the deep discounts -- but new and hipper holiday features have a new place, as do pop-up stores that generate buzz with special events. Read more >

Monday
Dec042017

Shop Local Santa Monica Video

https://www.facebook.com/visitsantamonica/videos/10155115359240665/SM Travel + Tourism in partnership with Buy Local Santa Monica:  Check out this great video created to promote Small Business Saturday and our small local businesses in Santa Monica!

https://www.facebook.com/visitsantamonica/videos/10155115359240665/

Tuesday
Nov212017

The Santa Monica Gift Guide

City of Santa Monica Blog:  You have the opportunity to "vote with your dollars" this holiday season. Every year, Buy Local Santa Monica puts together the Tis the Season to Buy Local Gift Guide. If you're not familiar, Buy Local is a campaign by the Santa Monica business community and the City of Santa Monica to encourage supporting local businesses. A 2008 study by Civic Economics found for every $10 spent at a Santa Monica business, almost $7 stays in the community. 

The Buy Local Gift Guide is packed with ideas, so we pulled a few of our favorites guaranteed to make any Santa Monica resident cheerful (and pleased that you supported local business). 

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