Where to Eat and Shop in Santa Monica Right Now
Santa Monica's Main Street has been a gathering place for artists and laid-back surfers for decades. Now buzzy shops and hangouts are giving the boulevard a new gloss.
Lost and Found
At this store, there's beachy clothing for all ages—you'll find lots of navy blue and white here, as well as linen and stripes. Down the block, its new sister interiors shop (pictured) carries global goods like Colombian soapstone pots.
For lunch, order the Alaskan-cod tacos with a side of herbed Parmesan fries at this casual New American spot, then grab a table out back. Entrées $10–$25.
Pop singer Joe Jonas expands his horizons with this lively restaurant. On the menu are oysters, charcuterie, and a substantial grilled Niman Ranch pork chop—along with an excellent list of craft beers. Entrées $21–$29.
The New York City jewelry store makes its West Coast debut with a mix of statement-making vintage finds, such as yellow-gold-and-turquoise drop earrings and bracelets made of carved ebony.
What began as a line of sleepwear is now a full collection of floral dresses and tops, as well as patterned tablecloths, curtains, and ceramics. The brand's first shop outside Australia has a garden where you can sit among strawberries and Japanese watermelons.
The guy who introduced the States to the Himalayan tradition of butter in your morning joe has opened his first café. The coffee is made with organic beans and grass-fed butter—there are mocha and vanilla versions, too—and you can add toppings like coconut whipped cream.