Category Archives: LA: Brentwood

Love is in Bloom at Botany

Although we cringed at the thought of pledging to a sorority during our college years, we are ready to fork over our dues to join Botany’s. Stephanie Schur and Stacie Rubaum have created the warmth and sisterhood of a sorority while producing striking floral arrangements in their sidewalk floral and gift shop, Botany, located in the Brentwood Country Mart. Within the twenty minutes we spent admiring the fresh cut flowers, the designing duo had no less than four regular visitors stop by for a quick chat—one even donated her old empty vases to be given life with the aroma of fresh-cut flowers.

These two busy worker bees were all abuzz with life and energy in their simultaneously quaint and striking two-room shop. Polished concrete floors mixed with glossy white walls, gilded with a gold pattern and accented with pops of dark magenta and green within the décor, gives this shop a decadently romantic feel. Despite the small square footage, Botany is a full service florist, supplying flowers for weddings, parties and other events.

Dustin Hoffman and Stephanie Schur Outside of Botany

Our favorite worker bees are busily gearing up for every flower lover’s favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day. Some cynics may cringe at the sound of aforementioned Hallmark-plastered-holiday, but upon being gifted a floral creation from Botany, those same cynics will be praising the diaper-clad Cupid and his pesky bow and arrow. Feel free to anonymously forward this review to any possible Valentine’s who have repeatedly reaped the benefits of your home baked banana bread. They can receive a ten percent discount if they step up to the plate before February 10th.

If flowers strike you as fleeting, Botany also provides thoughtful gifts such as gardening tools, lotions, candles, and even flavored jams. The shop is clearly curtailed to local clientele, as the warmth and apparent friendship of its owners creates a small-town atmosphere. Stephanie and Stacie appreciate this vibe, as they are arranging monthly events at the store such as guest speakers, teas and classes, to give back to the community. These events will commence at the end of February with a children’s gardening class. This is a store where everybody knows your name, and favorite flower! Unfortunately, our favorite daffodils are hard to come by in February; we might just have to cross our fingers for roses!

The Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th Street, Suite 41
Santa Monica 90402


written by  Veronica McCarthy



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70% Off Sale At The Brentwood Country Mart

With prices this low, it’s amazing these shops can afford rent at the BCM.  Sale starts 9/23 for one week only!  Be there or be in your old boring clothes…



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Ron Herman – Los Angeles Hipster’s Paradise

Ron Herman Bev Hills Store Front

With four hot locations in the trendiest of areas, Ron Herman is the happening place for fashion hipsters in Los Angeles. Infamous for celebrity shoppers like Britney Spears, Jaime King, Lindsay Lohan, and Nicole Richie, Ron Herman is the “it” shopping location for Angelinos in the know. And what’s great about Ron Herman is that you walk out with a wardrobe that will make you look effortlessly fashionable, even with a status that is somewhat less than celebrity.

Ron Herman Bev Hills Interior Shot

Ron Herman carries everything from essential Free City sweats to Mike & Chris Leather Jackets to Steven Alan boyfriend tees to match your Current/Elliott boyfriend jeans. Other designers include Dries Van Noten, Rag and Bone, Elizabeth and James (which the Olsen twins co-design), Twenty8Twelve, and Alexander Wang. You can also find token pieces by Jill Stuart, Anna Sui, and Maison Martin Margiela. What’s more, Ron Herman does collaborations with a select number of designers where they exclusively design and sell pieces from your favorite labels that fit the aesthetic of a Ron Herman shopper.

 Ron Herman’s greatest asset is their wide selection—they sell clothing and accessories that range from street casual to evening gala. Included in this phenomenon is their Jeans Bar where they sell brands such as Paige Denim, Citizens of Humanity, Rich & Skinny, J Brand, Gold Sign, Earnest Sewn, and Ksubi. This kind of store really encapsulates how Angelinos dress: sweats and tees for a day of errands, jeans and jersey dresses for lunching, and silk crepe dresses with cashmere for evening.

 And right now, Ron Herman is having a 50% off sale at all 4 of their locations!  Shop away…

Ron Herman Sale

Ron Herman Beverly Hills
325 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210
Mon – Sat: 10-6, Sun: 12-5
Ron Herman Melrose
8100 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, California 90046


Mon – Sat: 10-7. Sun: 12-6
Ron Herman Brentwood
11677 San Vicente Boulevard
Brentwood, California 90049
Mon – Sat: 11-7, Sun: 12-5
Ron Herman Malibu
3900 Cross Creek Road
Malibu, California 90265
Mon – Sat: 10-6, Sun: 12-5

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Look Who’s Shopping in Brentwood

It’s TV personality Brooke Burke shopping at the Brentwood Country Mart with a friend.  She looks cozy for a day of shopping in her green sweat suit … we would have left the banana clip at home.  

Wonder What She Bought?

Wonder What She's Checking Out

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Madison’s Summer Sale Is Underway!


What: Madison’s Spring/Summer Sale 30-50% OFF! New markdowns on clothing, shoes, and accessories. Includes popular brands such as Chloe and YSL shoes, Elizabeth and James, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Pucci, and much more!

When: June 1 – August 1

Where: MADISON Los Angeles – Online and in stores.

Madison 3rd Street
8745 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Madison Brentwood
11677 San Vicente Blvd
Brentwood, CA 90049

Madison Melrose
8115 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Madison Malibu
3835 Cross Creek Road
Malibu, CA 90265

Madison Palisades
1017 Swarthmore Avenue
Pcific Palisades, CA 90272

Madison Westlake
100 Promenade Way, #D
Westlake Villiage, CA 91362

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The Brentwood Country Mart – from Country Clubbers to Hippie Mothers

The Brentwood Country Mart is definitely a place to see and be seen! This is a popular spot for locals and celebrities alike to stop for some shop and nosh. The atmosphere evokes a mid-western barn, but the stores strictly speak Los Angeles high style. The Mart has a food courtyard with surrounding stores that sell everything from women’s, children’s, and men’s clothes to books, candy, and home furnishings.

Brentwood Country Mart


The Brentwood Country Mart is one of the first of its kind to have a chic, preppy, yet casual, men’s boutique, called apartment number 9.

 For jewelry, there is Broken English and Pippa Small jewelry that both sell beautiful one-of-a-kind looks.

 For home and fragrance, we love Calypso Home for gorgeous, unique home furnishings and Marie Mason Apothecary where you can splurge on fragrances, bath, and more.

And probably the most exciting… for women’s clothing, we love Calypso, Post 26, and Jigsaw. Calypso boasts a mix of international accessories and supremely chic pieces from high end-fashion designers including the original designer, Calypso by Christiane Celle. Post26 provides a fun environment for eclectic clothing for every shopper from rockers to bohemians. London-based Jigsaw is a great store for anytime fashion—the weekend, the office, and the evening.

 The Brentwood Country Mart: 225 26th Street (corner of 26th and San Vicente), Santa Monica, CA 90402


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