Thursday, July 29, 2010

Santa Monica Place


Just 8 more days until the new Santa Monica Place mall opens (just blocks away from where I live) and I couldn't be more excited about it! West L.A. has always come up short in the mall department, but this is going to change everything. The list of retailers includes Bloomingdales AND Nordstrom (amazing), Barney's CO-OP, BCBG, Juicy, Michael Kors, Kitson, Coach, and many more. There's also a rooftop dining area with numerous upscale restaurants, including pizza, Mexican, a wine garden, and sushi. Gabe and I are always complaining about the lack of great Mexican restaurants in Santa Monica, so we're most excited about that one. I'll definitely be shopping/dining here as soon as it opens next weekend. For those of you who live in the area, will you be checking it out?

39 comments:

Katie said...

That sounds amazing!

Indie.Tea said...

It sounds amazing. I've been to the Promenade before, but this sounds better.

Krystal said...

haha - so that means we'll be seeing more new outfits i bet! :)

Jammer said...

That looks awesome!!! I see many shopping trips in your future haha

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style'n said...

hmmm... I will be in LA in Jan (I know seems far away) but I will have to check it out. I am sure you are going to have way too many great purchases from this mall. We don't have Kitson here. I'll have to check that one out.
Naina

Sweet Southern Prep said...

How fun! I'd be excited too. I have friends that live in Santa Monica. If we ever visit them, or head back to LA anytime soon, I'm sure we'll check it out. :)

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a great news!!! I also love having many great places around...That will be so fun for you both...Enjoy it darling:)

Hugs and kisses:)

Nikki said...

That sounds amazing!!! And you are so lucky it's close to where you live! You have lots of shopping in your future!


xx
Nikki

Leia said...

Sounds amazing! Wow!

Leia

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Ooooh that sounds great!!!!!!!! How exciting!! :)

SabinePsynopsis said...

Looks great - totally shop-worthy!

Lisa Griffin said...

Sounds like a fabulous addition to the city with great shops!
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Siri said...

YAYAYAY!!! No reason to ever leave the bubble of the west side now!!!

Gabriel said...

Very exciting, although I have some concerns about the proximity of Bloomingdales and Nordstroms. I don't know if your closet is big enough.

Lindsay said...

I can't believe it is opening already. It seems like they just started building it. I am going to have to check it out in a few weekends when the crowds die down :) Looks so cool!

Torrie said...

I will definitely need to go here on my next visit to my cousin's! Thank you for letting us know about it! We were so busy talking about other things that this didn't even come up!

Have you tried the La Serenata restaurant? I've only been to the Santa Monica location once, and I like the East LA location much better, but the dishes were the same and just as good in both restaurants. Excellent food and traditional, while non-traditional at the same time. http://www.laserenataonline.com/

Damaris said...

lucky! we have one lousy mall in Santa Cruz.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

That mall looks AMAZING!

Nicole Leigh said...

i can't wait for this!!

Marcie said...

Now why didn't this exist when I was there?! It would have been perfect. I can't wait to see real pictures once it opens!

xo Marcie

Kiki said...

Love, love, love Santa Monica - by far one of my fave spots in CA!!Cant wait for this!!

XOXO
kiki

Jules said...

It looks so modern! I would love shopping there. It sounds like there are some great shops and restaurants. I am all for good Mexican food. The wine garden sounds really nice too.

Gina said...

ooooo i can't wait to check it out

caknitter said...

I was up in Santa Monica 3 weeks ago and noticed the area closed-off to the public. It's good to know it will revive The Promenade a little.

PursuitOfLLT said...

This looks AMAZING!! and Bloomies & Nordy's together? Ugh, wish it was in Chicago!

I predict more fabulous outfit posts coming from you and spotlights on fabsugar! :)

this free bird said...

Uh-oh Valerie!! This is going to be mayhem on the high seas girlfriend!!

I was down there a couple weeks ago and stood and stared in wonder. Might have to give it a looksee! Lock up the wallets! hehe

xoxo,
carrie

Taj Acosta said...

I'll have to go check it out, hope the Barney's is good! xoxo

Miss Sweet Tea said...

Can't wait to check it out...thanks for the heads up!

this free bird said...

Valerie I don't know if you clicked the link, but it's not that badly priced - $68. I really like it. It's kind of a rough fabric, but so breathable and it looks great. The Chef loves it. It's his fave right now. What's with that guy?? xoxo - Carrie

Anna Jane said...

whaaaat?! how did I not know about this? True, I'm not from LA but I frequent there quite often because my brother lives in West LA. I will DEFINITELY check it out once I come back for a visit!
-annajane

Erica said...

Wow, this place looks pretty amazing!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

How exciting!!! Next time in LA I will definitely be checking it out :)

Josie said...

This sounds AMAZING -- I desperately want to come to SoCal and visit!
xo Josie
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MyLittlePhotographs said...

Ahhhh I'm so excited to check out this place. You'll probably see it before me so be sure to let me know how it is. I'll definitely be stopping by as soon as possible.

Annie said...

That's sooo exciting for you! :)

Join the Gossip said...

Awesome! I am so bad, I never get over to SM. I really need to because it's so beautiful! Here's a reason, right?! =)

gotmilk said...

roommate says it's just a soft opening, but they're still calling it a Grand Opening. i guess some of the stuff will be open, but the restaurant section isn't done for a couple more months.

Melissa said...

Wow, what a great lineup of stores.

Kinsey Michaels said...

This place sounds sooo nice! If I lived in LA I'd definitely be hanging out there a lot.