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Wednesday
Aug012018

How to Spend a Lovely Day in Santa Monica Without a Car

WeLikeLA: Sometimes it’s nice not having car. Sometimes what you really want is to be in a place where you don’t need a car. Santa Monica can be such a place, especially if you’re a visitor just trying to make a day of it.

This beachside city offers a world of opportunities, attractions, and landmarks all concentrated in a central downtown area, and/or easily accessible via public transit. Shopping, art, food, and entertainment are available virtually everywhere you look. But where to start?  Read more > 

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 >

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/