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TŪMBI Indian Bar and Kitchen officially open!

Here in Santa Monica, we pride ourselves on the diverse selection of restaurants and bars that exist within walking distance for both locals and tourists. Therefore, it gives us no end of happiness to announce the launch of TŪMBI Indian Bar and Kitchen in the culinary heart of Santa Monica! Having "soft-opened" with high praise from the LA Times, the Infatuation and Food and Wine magazine, there was never any doubt about how many hearts TŪMBI would win over. Before we knew it, it was June 6th and the restaurant officially opened its doors to all those who had lined up to sample Chef Imran Ali's cooking. The ribbon was cut and TŪMBI was declared open! Fantastic food, great vibes and an ambience to match ensured that TŪMBI set a standard for dining in Santa Monica. Those who attended promised that they'd be back, having been teased by the spices and dazzled by the culinary dexterity with which Chef was whipping up dosas and Pani Puris. We're extremely proud that TŪMBI has opened its doors in Santa Monica, and as big fans of good Indian food, highly recommend a visit, whether its for lunch, dinner or in between. Long live TŪMBI and long live their food!

Pedal on the Pier ’18

The annual Pedal on the Pier took place Sunday, June 3, 2018 and it was a smashing success! Backed by typically fantastic Santa Monica weather, the five-hour event quickly kicked into high gear. Hosted by comedian Ben Gleib and with DJ Mustard spinning some uber cool tunes, it didn't take long before participants were pounding the pedals. The event was also graced with a number of celebrities from all walks of life; Netflix peeps, swimmers, tattoo artists and TV stars. Notable names included Molly Simms, Camila Banus, Lenny Krayzelburg, David Lee and Nikki Glaspie. Cyclists were also cheered on by the Lakers Girls and Rams cheerleaders, who kept everyone in high spirits. Local retail and hospitality establishments came out to support the event too, ensuring that both participants and their teams were well fed and watered. Among them, Tumbi Indian Bar and Kitchen (who we're proud to call our clients) was a major hit with their flavorful snacks and dishes. With 100 teams and 1,000 attendees, the Harold Robinson Foundation managed to raise over $1 million for underserved LA kids. Talk about sweating for a good cause! All in all, the event exceeded our expectations and we can't wait for next year! A big thank you to all our sponsors, partners and staff for all that they did!

MAINopoly 2018 – Party on Main Street!

The annual iteration of Main's Street's MAINopoly returned to Santa Monica over the past weekend and it was a hoot! Numerous local establishments participated, ensuring that revellers were well fed and entertained. Beverages were provided by Golden Road Brewing, Pommery Champagne, Dulce Vida and American Born whiskey. An eclectic selection of local foods and a pumping soundtrack courtesy of our DJ meant that MAINopoly was the place to be, come Sunday afternoon. Revellers went from restaurant to restaurant, sampling local dishes and spending their "MAINopoly money," eventually returning to the VIP area to return their "gameboards", entering them into the MAINopoly raffle draw. As the sun moved closer to the horizon, the party eventually wound down, only for the after-party to to begin at the Circle Bar, which quickly became packed to capacity. All in all, it was a wonderful day with some fantastic people. Special thanks to all our sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. Here's to MAINopoly 2019!!

Museum of Selfies – Now Open!

We're very excited to reveal that the Museum of Selfies is now open! The Glendale-based venue pays tribute to one of the most important social media trends from the last five years - the selfie. By poking fun at the concept while fostering the underlying discussion about the selfie's cultural impact on society, there is little doubt that the Museum of Selfies is a timely exhibition of the global phenomenon. The concept is certainly unique, which explains why it has garnered so much press coverage (in no small part due to Spin PR's behind the scenes work), with visitors flocking from near and afar. Among the biggest news outlets to publish their take, we're proud to count Wired, the Wall Street Journal, NBC News, TimeOut, ABC News, the Independent, the Guardian and the New York Times as part of the list and the 11.2 billion clicks the Museum received due to that coverage. So, put aside some time to pay a visit to the Museum of Selfies! If you've got a brand, a business or a cause that needs a PR boost, give us a call and find out what we can do for you!    

The Museum of Selfies Coming Soon

Spin PR has been busy since the New Year and we are excited to announce The Museum of Selfies coming soon. The museum seeks to explore the culture of selfies through art, history, and technology. Exciting installations include a selfie stick throne, world’s tallest selfie stick, and exhibits designed from artists all over the world. So far, we have hit over 67 million impressions with highlights including KCRW, USA Today, Travel & Leisure, Moneyish, Mashable, NY Post, Los Angeles Times and The Sun in the UK to name a few. Ticket prices are $25 and kids under three are free. For more information and to find out when tickets go on sale, visit www.themuseumofselfies.com.

Dinner on ICE with Chef Derrick Fox

We are excited to announce, the first-ever, interactive pop-up dinner at ICE Santa Monica (5th & Arizona) on Tuesday, January 16 from 7-10 p.m. The unique evening will include outdoor gourmet dining, curated cocktails, music by KCRW’s Dan Wilcox and of course, ice skating. Featured on MasterChef, Derrick Fox is known for his visually-stunning food, risk-taking, and a dynamic personality. A limited number of tickets are available for $100 in advance at www.dinneroniceSM.com. Guests are encouraged to wear skates and dress in winter attire.

Turkey Trotters, Get Ready to Take Over LA!

What better way to stir up an appetite than to run in Los Angeles’ Turkey Trot 2017? Don your turkey day garb and enjoy a scenic 5k or 10k run through beautiful Downtown LA on Nov. 23rd from 8 am-12 pm. Features include sparkly finisher medals, participant t-shirts, age group awards, a Widdle Wobble race for the kids, kid-friendly zone and post-race festivities. The event benefits the Midnight Mission - an amazing organization that offers a path to self-sufficiency to those suffering from homelessness. Registration starts off at $40 for adults and $20 for kids, and early turkeys enjoy a sweet discount! Visit here for more information or to register!16

Stouts N Staches Returns for 5th Year!

The 5th annual Stouts N Staches is back in Venice Beach on Nov. 18th from 2pm-8pm. Spin PR is bringing together local bars and restaurants on Windward Ave. for a block party-style fundraiser to raise awareness for the Movember movement and funds for the Venice Family Clinic. Starting at Surfside, mustache lovers will enjoy free mustache and beard trims, braid bar, men’s health screenings, samples from California Beard Company and Dr. Scobii Probiotics and live music from Jack of Hearts (Bob Dylan Tribute Band). Those with the best moustache can enter to win the “Best in MO” award sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Ticket start at $12 in advance for GA or $25 for VIP admission for extra swag, and craft beer and whiskey tastings. Visit here for more details or here to register.

3rd Annual Off the Hook Seafood Festival Featured on Fox 11’s Good Day LA

The 3rd Annual Off The Hook Seafood Festival took over the iconic Santa Monica Pier last month and viewers were given a yummy preview on Fox 11's Good Day LA! The festival partnered with the Surfrider Foundation to provide education about the importance of keeping our oceans and beaches clean and used 100 percent paper products, straws and stainless steel cups to help lower the environmental impact. Chefs from Fig, The Albright, Gladstones, Del Frisco's Grille and Sprinkles were all featured in the segment -- watch the video above!

5th Annual Zombie Crawl Returns To Santa Monica

The 5th annual Zombie Crawl will return to the Santa Monica Pier Halloween Weekend with hundreds of zombies in their bloody best, moaning and growling through the streets of Downtown Santa Monica on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m.  The zombies will then collide at the official after party at Thriller Night Halloween Party, the Westside's largest Halloween Party, at stunning multi-level 1212 Restaurant on the Third Street Promenade. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day-of crawl. To purchase tickets, click here.