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27 Feb  

O’Neill 365 Launch Party at The Yard Santa Monica

Come see the full O’Neill 365 athletic apparel line at The Yard while enjoying $5 Champagne Cocktails, raffles and the unveiling of The Yard’s new Veggie Burger on Sunday, March 4th from 10:30am-12:30pm!

After the party, stop by O’Neill and receive 40% off your entire purchase of O’Neill 365, as well as, other special discounts. Receive a FREE gift with any purchase of $75 or more!

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25 Feb  

Get Your “Oscar” On in Santa Monica

So you “lost” your official invite to the Oscars, no worries! What better place to recreate your own Oscar experience than the home of sunshine, beach and celebrities – Santa Monica! Check out a few Oscar worthy events to attend, red carpet included.

Oscar Mania at Santa Monica Place
Now through February 26, 2012
395 Santa Monica Place | (310) 260-8333

You don’t have to be a star to dress and act like one. Whether you plan on hitting the town (maybe even attending the Oscars) or having an Oscar party at your house, check out a guide to help you do it in style from Santa Monica Place. Find out where to pamper yourself, dine in style or catering your Oscar event!

Oscar Viewing Party at Casa del Mar
1910 Ocean Way | (310) 581-5533
Enjoy food & drink specials while watching the 84th Annual Academy Awards on 4 big screens throughout the Lobby Lounge. Cast your ballot to guess the night’s winners and you could win our A-LIST PACKAGE: 1 night in an Ocean View Room, Dinner for 2 at Catch, and a bottle of Champagne. The runners up & best dressed Lady & Gentleman of the night will win exclusive CELEBRITY STYLE SWAG BAGS, so don’t be afraid to channel your inner star!

3:00-5:00pm Get you photo snapped on our red carpet, 4:00pm Live Red Carpet Coverage Begins, 5:30pm Watch the Live 2012 Oscar Show and 8:30pm Prizes awarded for Ballot Competition & Best Dressed. DRINK SPECIALS: My Weekend with Margarita, Midnight in Pear-is, The Mojito Artist, many more!

84th Annual Academy Awards Viewing at Typhoon
3221 Donald Douglas Loop South | (310) 390-6565
Typhoon presents The 84th Annual Academy Awards Broadcast live Sunday, February 26th, 2012.

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24 Feb  

Celebrate Leap Year with the Santa Monica Pier & OVO by Cirque du Soleil

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08 Feb  

Free Sundays at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

By Randi Parent

Photo by Chris Ullrich

Did you know Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium has FREE admission every Sunday in February?

Cirque du Soleil is sponsoring free admission to the marine science center during public hours, from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. The internationally known circus is performing its ode to the insect “OVO”, under the Grand Chapiteau in the parking lot adjacent to the Aquarium and the Santa Monica Pier.

As part of its commitment to community involvement, Cirque du Soleil will sponsor five field trip education programs, including bus transportation, to the Aquarium during the run of the show. For many, the field trip to the Aquarium marks the students’ first experience with the beach environment and their first opportunity to observe marine life up close.

While OVO is described as “immersion into the teeming world of insects,” Aquarium visitors will be immersed in the underwater world, gaining knowledge about the creatures of the Santa Monica Bay through hands-on, interactive exhibits of more than 100 species native to the Bay. The free Sundays will in particular celebrate crustaceans – the ocean’s counterpart to insects on land – and as always, strive to inspire environmental stewardship for the benefit of all marine life. Come on down any Sunday for free, though donations are always welcome.

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06 Feb  

Plan a Valentine’s Day Staycation in Santa Monica

Roses are great, chocolates will do….but how about a romantic staycation for two? Check out Santa Monica hotel packages worth swooning for this Valentine’s Day!

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd
(310) 576-7777
Enjoy a romantic Santa Monica getaway with our Romantic Retreat Package at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. You will be welcomed with our exclusive romance amenity. Take in the sun, sand and sights or unwind against the beautiful Santa Monica sunset. Savor a delicious dinner for 2 at Chef Ray Garcia’s seasonal bistro, FIG. Relax at exhale mind body spa with a $100 credit. Valid January 31, 2012 through February 18, 2012.

The Georgian Hotel
1415 Ocean Ave(800) 538-8147
Let the Georgian Hotel be your muse in a celebration of your Valentine, family or friend every day this February! Bask in the warmth of your friendship and love by taking a stroll down to the beach, along the Third Street Promenade or to the famous Santa Monica Pier. Reminisce of the good ol’ days while enjoying a glass of wine on the Veranda. Relax in the comfort and serenity of the Georgian Hotel. With our ‘Month of Love’ Package you can let that special someone know that they’re loved beyond February 14th! This package runs for the entire month of February. Rates start at $230, plus tax, and include: Standard or Suite Accommodation, 1/2 Dozen Chocolate Covered Strawberries, One In-Room ‘Love Potion’ Cocktail Kit, Valet Parking. Ocean view is available at an additional fee. This package is subject to availability and blackout dates may apply.

Huntley Hotel Santa Monica Beach
1111 2nd St
(310) 394-5454
Valentine’s Romance Package. Escape for a romantic weekend or slip away for a romantic overnight on Valentine’s Day! Package includes One night accommodations (taxes  included), $125 Dining Credit at The Penthouse Restaurant, Breakfast for two in bed ($40 Credit), Champagne & Strawberries at arrival, Late Check out at 3PM, Complimentary Valet Parking. Valid February 10-14, 2012.

Hotel Shangri-La
1301 Ocean Ave
(310) 394-2791
The auspicious evening for two begins with a carefully crafted California Nouveau prix fixe dinner. Savor the purity of cuisine and allow our team of classically and creative chefs to bridge the gap between fine-dining and hushed intimacy, amidst world-class panoramic ocean views. After dinner luxuriate in an oversized deep-soaking tub and relish in romance while a carefully curated Sybaris Rejuvenation Lounge bath is drawn, candles are lit, and roses petals are strewn; coupled with elixir tea and chef’s choice dessert pairings, experience relaxation and rejuvenation like never before. Rates start at $450. February 10-20, 2012.

Shore Hotel
1515 Ocean Ave
(310) 458-1515
Shore Hotel also invites guests to enjoy an eco-friendly getaway for Valentine’s Day with the “Pink Goes Green” package. The “Pink Goes Green” package starts at $469 per night includes: Overnight accommodations, Two bicycle rentals for the duration of your stay, Bottle of organic wine or champagne upon arrival, 60-minute couples massage at Tikkun Spa and $50 credit to The Lobster Restaurant, located on the Santa Monica Pier. Available February 1-29, 2012.

And The L-O-V-E Continues

Check out romance-inspired Santa Monica dining and discounts to complete your Valentine’s Day staycation in Santa Monica.

03 Feb  

Super Bowl XLVI Grub & Game Viewing in Santa Monica

Super Bowl XLVI is fast approaching and while the physical action will be on the field in Indianapolis, there will be plenty of football viewing and snacking going on in Santa Monica!

Check out some Santa Monica hot spots offering up football fun and serious grubbing on Sunday, February 5th:

Basement Tavern
2640 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 392-4956
“BBQ, Booze and Bacon” on game day, Sunday, February 5 from 2pm – 2am. Enjoy happy hour specials all night with $3 beers, $5 well drinks, $5 house red and white wines by the glass, and 50% off bottles of wine and Champagne. Complementary hot dogs, hamburgers and BBQ dishes will be served when you buy two or more drinks. “Bottle and Bacon package” for $1,000, guests will receive a bottle of whiskey and bourbon and bacon-wrapped hot dogs for 10-20 friends.

Finn McCool’s
2702 Main St, Santa Monica, CA, 90405
(310) 452-1734
Finn McCool’s welcomes Super Bowl XLVI Sunday, Feb. 5th, 2012! 50 cent wings and Bud light drink special – 5 16oz bottles for $20.00.

Sonny McLean’s
2615 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 449-1811
Your Boston Sports Headquarters! Doors open at 8am til close (2am) with special food items available.

West 4th/Jane
1432 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-6765
West 4th & Jane’s Superbowl Party! Feast on savory food and drink specials including New York Nathan’s Hotdog, Homemade Cracker Jacks, and New York Pretzels. Beer selection includes 24 taps of the most obscure, allocated and hard to find Belgium, European and American craft beers. Additional specials include $4 PBR, $10 PBR pitchers, $5 sangrias, $5 mimosas, and $5 sake bombs all day. Get in the spirit by participating in the Best Fan contest dressing as the most fanatic fan and win a beer tasting party for five people.

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