My family and I were strolling up Montana Ave. from 9th St. when we saw a bright and colorful bamboo shack. The name on top of the front door “Babalu” intrigued us since the word “Babalu” in our native language translated to “long chin.” The kind of word that you wouldn’t want anywhere in your College year book profile. Continue Reading Babalu on Montana Avenue: Caribbean Asian Fusion Cuisine in Santa Monica
Palmetto has been serving the Montana Avenue neighborhood in skin and body care for over 25 years.
Carrying natural and organic skin care, bath, aromatherapy, candles, make-up, accessories, perfume and cards, Palmetto is perfect for those that are looking for natural products as well as unique gifts. Free gift wrapping and basket arrangements are also available. Continue Reading Eco-Friendly Skin Care Products: Palmetto Serves Montana Ave Area for Years
I’ve been in search of the perfect gift for my college friend’s adorable children. I was looking for something she couldn’t find in Iowa, and I decided since I was reviewing stores on Montana Avenue, Janie and Jack would be my destination. Janie and Jack, located at 1311 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, specializes in children’s clothing, preemie to size 8, and is owned… Continue Reading Janie and Jack: Beautiful Clothes for the Stylish Child
Even though it’s only March, it’s never too early to swimsuit shop in Los Angeles. You never know when you will have a perfect 80 degree day (like last Saturday) that you just have to spend at the pool or beach. I currently have three swimsuits in my closet. Two of them are too big and the other one I don’t even like. When we… Continue Reading Swimsuit Shopping: Every Woman’s Nightmare
When you think of Montana Avenue, do you think of chefs signing books for awaiting fans? I didn’t either. Usually I think of the many trendy and unique stores that line the sidewalks. But, one of the newer additions to the street — Williams-Sonoma, which offers an impressive selection of cookware — has launched a series that they host throughout the year where they… Continue Reading Book Signing Events at Williams-Sonoma: Barefoot Contessa Visits Santa Monica