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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! 

Wednesday
Nov082017

2017 Santa Monica Farmers Market - Thanksgiving Recipe Guide

SM Daily Press:  Be sure to visit our Santa Monica Farmers Markets on November 22nd - likely to be the largest, busiest and for many people, the most important market of the year as customers descend en masse to purchase the final ingredients for their Thanksgiving feast.  All the Santa Monica farmers markets (Main Street, Downtown Weds/Sat and Virginia Avenue Park) are ready to fill pantries with holiday staples. 

Check out this great Thanksgiving Recipe Guide for some great SM Farmers Market farmer, vendor and staff's favorite Thanksgiving recipes - from Raphael Lunetta's "The Best Thanksgiving Turkey Method" to Bezian Bakery's Bread Pudding Recipe, Bareburger's "Farmers' Market Old Fashioned"  and Smith Farms' Butternut Squash Soup with Fried Brussel Sprouts.  You can also pick up a copy of the Guide at any of our SM Farmers Markets this month!

Yum!  #EatLocalSM #ShopLocalSM #BuyLocalSM #SMFarmersMarkets

Tuesday
Dec132016

Recap of the Pico Fitness Crawl 2016 (videos)

The Pico Improvement Organization held its first ever Pico Fitness Crawl event on Saturday, October 10, 2016.  Seventeen fitness businesses along Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica, spanning from the beach to the city’s eastern border, offered 10-minute workouts throughout the morning to participants. About 60 people signed up for the event and either walked, ran, or biked from station to station.  Fun was had by all!

https://youtu.be/51nhPl5dQls

http://www.santamonicanext.org/2016/10/video-pico-improvement-associations-fitness-crawl/

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 > >

Wednesday
Sep072016

Pico Fitness Crawl

SM Daily Press:  Looking for a way to attract more customers to Santa Monica’s Pico Blvd., the Pico Improvement Organization needed an idea that would get people to explore the entire boulevard, from the 10 Freeway to the beach. Since Pico Blvd. is too spread out for a pub crawl or street fair, the PIO decided to produce LA’s first “Fitness Crawl.”

Sixteen fitness businesses along 2.5 miles of Santa Monica’s Pico Blvd. will hold 10-minute workouts, every 20 minutes on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 – 11 a.m. Crawlers will run, jog or walk from workout-to-workout, which includes traditional favorites, like CrossFit, Zumba, Pilates, Gyrotonic, yoga, and karate and “totally LA” workouts (Read more) > > >