Religion sequin dress

 

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.

 

Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica

 

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.

 

Santa Monica Place

 

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:

In the Barney's COOP dressing room

 

I liked these Alexander Wangs but they didn’t have my size.

 

 

A great pair of Alexander Wang shoes

 

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.

 

Trastevere restaurant

 

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.

 

Anthropologie

 

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.

 

Alexander McQueen book

 

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…

 

Jumping off a bridge into the New Year in Rome

 

Bidding farewell to the problems and concerns of the past year and preparing for a new beginning! Have a Happy New Year!

 

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