I was planning on wearing Religion’s sequin dress for New Years but… Undecided, I tried to find some answers on Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica’s best street for shopping, eating and taking a Holiday stroll.
From Zara, to Mango, to Levis, The Gap, Urban Outfitters, Aldo and Anthropologie, you can find it all on Third Street. I personally got stuck at the Santa Monica Mall, right at the beginning of the Promenade, a new structure that has very cool stores and restaurants.
I went to Barneys Coop and fell in love with two outfits – one by L’Agence and the other by Vince. They were in my $250-350 price range, but they still didn’t feel quite right:
I liked these Alexander Wangs but they didn’t have my size.
As I left Barneys and headed to Third Street Promenade I noticed a few reasons why, apart from its great shopping, I love this street.
Trastevere! The Restaurant. I’m so amused there is a Restaurant named after the Roman neighborhood that was my favorite when growing-up.
I couldn’t help but stop at my favorite store: Anthropologie.
They pay so much attention to detail. It has a wide range of categories from clothing, to accessories, to all sorts of objects. Books, kitchen tools and Christmas ornaments are all put together to entice your senses.
I left with a book about Alexander McQueen, Christmas ornaments for my friends and an incredible Rose bath foam for my zen relaxation moments at home.
My heart aches and I sometimes wish I was in Europe so that I could keep my traditions, instead of celebrating in L.A. In Spain there is a tradition of eating twelve green grapes. It’s supposed to bring good luck. It Italy it’s all about champagne, lentils, red underwear and fireworks, but mainly I would love to jump off a bridge the morning of New Years just like the Roman tradition…
Bidding farewell to the problems and concerns of the past year and preparing for a new beginning! Have a Happy New Year!