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Countdown to the opening of Santa Monica Place!

We are beyond stoked that our beloved city of Santa Monica is getting a face-lift with the opening of Santa Monica Place on Friday, August 6th. Ideally located between the Third Street Promenade and The Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Place promises to be a mall of the future, fusing together shopping, food, and an overall nightlife experience that is sure to leave a smile on all attendee’s faces.

The fashion palate is one geared towards higher end retailers, including Michael Kors, Barney’s CO-OP, Betsey Johnson, Burberry, Coach, as well as our one of favorite lines that has had multiple shout-outs in this blog, the Los Angeles based clothing line, Ever, will be opening up yet another trendy boutique. We are also jazzed about the Bloomingdale’s, whose retail is supposedly being tailored specifically for Santa Monica customers.

The dining terrace on the roof might even trump the fashion. Not your typical greasy food court, The Santa Monica Place, is providing shoppers a haven in the sky with their “distinctively different rooftop dining.” This open air palace of sorts is comprised of six different chef driven restaurants as well multiple options for more casual fare—some people really do just crave a burger and fries when doing their mall shopping. We are intrigued by The Market, which unfortunately will not be debuted until late 2010 or early 2011, but will consist of independently owned shops that sell artisanal goods such as coffee, chocolate, cheese and baguettes. Can you say merci? We think good ol’ America might be taking a cue from the beauty of France and their daily open-air markets.

For all Santa Monica residents and visitors alike, be sure to check out the events calendar at santamonicaplace.com for a comprehensive run-down on all the fun activities that are planned for August in celebration of the mall’s grand opening. DJ’s, dining, and shopping galore sounds like a good time to us! Can’t wait to have a glass of wine with girlfriends while taking in the gorgeous ocean breeze!

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We Got Carried Away…

The fabulous foursome came, saw, and conquered two continents and the box office in the latest installment of Carrie’s escapades in Sex and the City 2. We couldn’t let this happen without a good ol’ fashion girl’s night out to celebrate the occasion. And when we say “good ol’ fashion girl’s night out,” we mean a poolside, pink carpet party at one of the hippest hotels in Santa Monica, The Shangri La.

LA Shopping Reviews and LalaLuxe were happy to help celebrate the girls coming back to the big screen in style. The flood of pink carpet matched the sea of pink cosmos that were being sipped on by the array of fabulous women who brought their girlfriends to relish in the night fueled by women, shoes, and the occasional Big.

Not only did guests get to lounge poolside during cocktail hour while indulging in complimentary massages and snacks, but when the magic hour rolled around, the party migrated, with swag bags in hand, to the nearby Third Street Promenade, where we saw a screening of the movie itself to cap off the night.

We were proud to donate a pair of ruby red slippers, in the form of fuchsia pink Christian Louboutins, with the iconic red sole even signed by the master himself! You may have seen our girl, Nicole Pollard, score these slippers a few posts back, and we were finally able to auction them off to benefit the MS Society.

Indulging in cocktails, clothes, shoes, and cosmos while doing it all for a good cause? Well, now that is something fabulous!

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Get Carried Away West Coast Style

LA Shopping Reviews and LalaLuxe are  thrilled to be strategic partners for the Sex And The City 2 “Get Carried Away-West Coast StyleParty in Los Angeles and San Diego. Please join us on the pink carpet at the Shangri LA hotel in Santa Monica for pre-party cosmos and celebrity worthy gift bags and on the Third Street Promenade for the movie!  Sign up here:  http://bit.ly/cyWrpz

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