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PRIDE on the Promenade

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the first ever PRIDE on the Promenade celebration!  This event honored the LGBTQ+ community with live theatre and musical performances; an epic DJ dance party with DJs Morgan ‘Goodboy’ and Brynn Taylor. Under the rainbow lights, participants enjoyed kids crafts sponsored by the Cayton Children’s Museum; Conversation Cafe provided by Compass; games; Instagrammable moments; LGBTQ+ organizations and resources; curated food vendors from The Gallery and Humphry Slocombe; the 1212 Pride Cocktail Lounge and the signature PRIDE moment that united all hearts. This free event was a great success, and we hope to see you at the next! ...

Pride Bar Crawl Comes to Santa Monica

Pride Bar Crawl comes to Santa Monica! Join us for the first Ever Santa Monica Pride Bar Crawl on Sat. June 22 from 3pm-2am. Crawlers can tour some of the city’s best restaurants and bars that Main St. Santa Monica has to offer. Love is love is love is beer! This exciting inaugural event kicks off on the historic Santa Monica Pier. From there, dance your way through the streets, where the party really starts to stray from the straight and narrow. Make it to the end of the rainbow and strike our pot of gold at the Gayest after party in town, CLubLove at 1212 Restaurant! The party will hosted by iHeart Radio personality Alexander Rodriguez from On The Rocks Radio Show and feature DJ Brynn Taylor from the gay-mous The Abbey in West Hollywood! A portion of the proceeds will go towards helping spread the love at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.  Find out more here: lagbtcenter.org ...

Pedal On the Pier 2019

Thanks to everyone who worked up a sweat with us this weekend at the 9th annual Pedal on the Pier event! Also, many thanks to our sponsors for fueling the one day a year that Santa Monica Pier transforms into the best five-hour long spin class in Los Angeles! Celebrities, DJs and fitness gurus alike, everyone had the chance to spin for a great cause. Celebrities that attended include Actress Rosanna Arquette ("The Executioner’s Song," "Pulp Fiction”), Fitness Model and Celebrity Trainer Shannon Decker, Television Host Mark Steines (Former Host of ET, Hallmark Channel, Nat Geo), Comedian Ben Gleib, Actress Tiffany Smith (‘Meghan Markle’ in “Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal,” and more. A wooden dance floor laid in front of the stage, hosting aerobic routines for participants to the upbeat sets by DJ Mike Taylor. A workout session followed by freestyle dance brought life to the energetic event. The party lasted until the end of the event, as DJ Mike Taylor wrapped his set by joining participants on the dance floor. A grand total of $800,000 was raised for camp Ubuntu through the Harold Robinson Foundation and participants left feeling happy, full, hydrated and fit, deeming the 11th annual Pedal on the Pier a great success! ...

Ready… Set… Mark your Calendars!

Is that… sun we see as we leave the office at 6? Is it finally that time of year where we get to start enjoying sunsets again? It sure is! Now that we have all this must needed vitamin D back in our lives, it’s time to start gearing up for all the Spin events that are right around the corner. This Memorial Day Weekend, coming back for it’s 6th year, we have MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street, followed by the 9th Annual Pedal on the Pier - a Spin - a - Thon in benefit of the Harold Robinson Foundation, as well as our 6th annual Off The Hook: Santa Monica’s biggest food festival returning to the Santa Monica Pier on September 14th. Mark your calendars, we have a great season coming up! ...

Calling all Beard, BBQ and Craft Beer Lovers!

Movember in March? That’s right, any month is a good month to celebrate men’s health! Join us on March 3rd, in the parking lot of the delicious Clutch Venice for the 6th Annual Stouts n Staches Brew Fest and Pig Roast, in benefit of the Movember Foundation! There will be beer and whiskey tasting, BBQ, amazing live music, stache and beard times, cigar rolling, and all the fun manly things you can dream of. This is definitely not to be missed! You can find tickets at: http://stoutsnstaches2019.eventbrite.com ...

There’s a New Sandwich in Town…

That’s right, we’re no longer faced with the choice of either getting the Godmother or… getting the Godmother, because Heroic Deli has opened up on Santa Monica Blvd! Their menu is nothing short of mouthwateringly creative sandwich options. Will they be the new Bay Cities? Will this turn into a Montague and Capulet sitch? Probably not, but we’re pumped that the neighborhood will be well stocked with slam-dunk sammies. Ps keep your eyes and ears open because Heroic will also be opening a Wine bar next door!  ...

New Year, New Home!

Happy 2019! Can you believe that next year we’ll be celebrating the 20’s?! We hope that everyone is rested up and ready to crack on the new year! We have some very exciting announcements this year, starting with our new partnership and office location at the beautiful Cross Campus Santa Monica. Interested in changing to a co-working space? Please feel free to reach out with any questions about our experience!  ...

Happy Holidays… now lets start talking NYE!

Have you checked-in for your flight home yet? Are you packed for the holidays? Did you get your mother-in law that trinket she mentioned 6 months ago? Whether you’re driving, flying, or staying home for the holidays, we hope that everyone is getting home safe! Let’s talk New Year’s Eve! Everyone’s favorite holiday to be wholly unprepared for. Good news — we have you covered! Our favorite after-party spot, 1212 Santa Monica, is ringing in the new year with their Westside Winter Wonderland NYE Ball! This beautiful event will be brimming with music, dancing, hors d'oeuvres, party favors, countdown, champagne toast, photo booth and more. Get your best dress and suit (as cocktail attire is encouraged) and hop on eventbrite ASAP to grab your tickets while they’re available. Until then, relax, eat, drink, be merry and happy holidays everyone!  ...

Toys for Tots this Holiday Season!

As we wake up from our post SANTA crawl comas and prepare for the  endless holiday party season, lets not forget the best part of the holiday spirit - gifts! And who best to buy them for? Kids! Del Frisco’s Grille is home to the Toys for Tots box this holiday season, so make sure to run out during your lunch break and drop off an unwrapped toy for a little one in need. An unwrapped toy is also just your ticket in for Del Frisco’s Annual Ugly Sweater Party! Those guys make a mean burger and have a great pre-frix Christmas menu that can’t be missed. Well I need to get a jump on Christmas shopping - stay tuned for all things New Year’s Eve that we’ll be posting next week!  ...

10th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl is here!

What’s the cold breeze we feel? Is that… rain? That’s right, it’s finally WINTER in LA! Winter in LA means fake snow at the Grove, venturing out to the Valley (where??) for Candy Cane Lane, and most importantly… the 10th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl! We’re so thrilled that everyone has joined us over the past 10 years for this wonderful Santa Monica holiday tradition. The holiday season is the the perfect time to give back to the community and his year, as in years past, we’re donating the proceeds of the crawl to the Westside food bank right here in the neighborhood. With everyone’s help over the years, our crawl has raised $135,000, or half a million pounds of food, since we began in 2008. So cheers to 10 years! We cannot wait to see your best holiday costumes and your smiling faces join us on December 8th for a day of being with friends, supporting local businesses and giving back to the community! Let’s get our crawl on!...