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Monday
Feb182019

A guide to the best wine in Downtown SM

Santa Monica Centric:  Ahh, National Drink Wine Day (February 18) … a special day dedicated to our favorite boozy bev. From syrahs to sauv blancs to buttery chardonnays, there's no excuse not to celebrate.

Looking for the perfect place to stop and smell the rosé in Downtown Santa Monica this holiday? There are more than a few fabulous spots to sip, swirl, and clink your glass, so we used Yelp to read between the wines and find the best of the best.  Read on...

Monday
Nov262018

The original manager of Santa Monica Farmer's Markets is retiring

LA Times:  Watch this great video of our beloved Laura Avery, produced by Cody Long for the LA Times.

www.latimes.com/109768756-132.html 

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 >

Tuesday
Nov142017

Tis the Season to Buy Local Holiday Gift Guide 2017

The Buy Local Santa Monica Committee is pleased to announce the release of the annual Buy Local Santa Monica Holiday Gift Guide for 2017.  This year's guide features over 50 local businesses with gifts in two categories:  1) Buy Local Gifts - Unique/Sustainable/Handmade and 2) Buy Local Gifts on a Budget ($25 or less). 

Also be sure to pick up a copy of the Santa Monica Daily Press' Tis the Season insert, which features an abbreviated version of our Buy Local Holiday Gift Guide.  We will be showcasing our Buy Local buisnesses this holiday season on our @BuyLocalSM Facebook, Twitter + Instgram accounts so please sure to like/follow us there!  Thank you for buying local this holiday season! 

Friday
Oct142016

Business Pledge to Support Local Charities

SMDP:  To the now famous phrase, eat, pray, love, we should also add ‘give’ and ‘shop.’ Residents of Santa Monica can join in these efforts all to the mutual benefit of the entire community on Oct. 15, for the 3rd Annual Buy Local Give Local Week. The event kicks off with a day focused on local restaurants with the inaugural Eat2Give charity fundraiser on Saturday, October 15. Eat2Give will connect the Santa Monica community with over 24 local charities and 32 Santa Monica food and beverage venues to create a delicious and philanthropic experience. Customers do good while dining and businesses give back to local nonprofits – it’s a win-win.

Each year, Santa Monica businesses generate approximately $130 million in revenue to help support our libraries, schools, parks and emergency services,” said Jennifer Taylor, Buy Local Santa Monica Committee Chair. “Buy Local Give Local Week is a fun way to help raise awareness about the impact of supporting local businesses as well as the non-profits that provide life-changing services and awareness of key issues that are important to our community.”  Read more > >