It’s Opening Day for many of the merchants in Palisades Village. Starting on September 22, 2018, Pacific Palisades has a new gathering place featuring a diverse mix of over 40 merchants, boutiques and food experiences.
I was invited to an early grand opening to be one of the first to experience this new seaside theme lifestyle venue. Here’s a peek at my favorite Palisades Village lifestyle experiences:
The Little Market by Hannah Skvarla and Lauren Conrad – Known for its fair-trade, artisan-made soaps, candles, textiles, baby items, chocolates, gifts and houseware items, The Little Market unveils its first brick-and-mortar store. Inside are items made from women around the world that include woven textiles by artisans in Guatemala, acacia wood plates from the Philippines and picture frame by women in India. With their success online, now this non-profit store gives their loyal followers a chance to see the beautiful craftsmanship in person. On Sept. 22 The Little Market had an in-store calligrapher customize the boutique’s signature tote bags with hand-lettering. Each of The Little Market’s burlap tote bags are handmade by female artisans in Bangladesh, and a bag purchase supports dignified work for women facing hardships. 1030 N. Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades, 310-744-2301.
Vintage Grocers – the store’s first 200 guests received a complimentary Vintage Grocers tote bag filled with some of the brand’s favorite goodies (valued at more than $75), including Just Jan’s organic fruit spreads, Portland Bee Balm, Zuma Valley Coconut, and Cool Haus coupons. Under the direction of newly-appointed Culinary Director Rémi Lauvand (of James Beard nominated Montrachet in NYC and Michelin-starred Gerard Pangaud in Paris), the store’s offers chef-driven to-go stations including wood-stove pizza, customizable deli sandwiches, bountiful salad bar, fresh poke and protein grain bowls, and more. Following its success with sister stores in Malibu and Westlake Village, Vintage Grocers’ Palisades location will also launch a full-service concierge program, along with online ordering and home delivery to come. Vintage Grocers | Palisades Village | 15285 W Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.
The Drycott from Marissa and Matt Hermer – Enjoy the luxury of Europe at this all-day dining restaurant/café. The chef driven dishes are prepared with ingredients from local farms and purveyors offering a British twist. Enjoy afternoon tea and bites, as well as a Martini Trolley during the evenings for bespoke cocktails. The restaurant also offers classes and events for the whole family to enjoy. 310.573.8938
Hank’s The ultimate “neighborhood joint” – A new concept imagined by the Blue Ribbon Restaurants team and named in tribute to Rick Caruso’s father, Hank. This new gourmet burger and classic American comfort food destination is open from breakfast to dinner. Diners can enjoy wild mushroom burger, Matzo Ball Soup and Blue Ribbon’s renowned Fried Chicken. Hank’s serves craft cocktails and has an extensive beer and wine list. Bring the kids to enjoy their own healthful and hearty kids menu. 310.525.1380.
McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams Owners Michael Palmer and Eva Ein bought the Santa Barbara based company in 2012. They are the third consecutive Santa Barbara family to own the business. They make all their ice creams from scratch, using Central Coast grass-grazed milk & cream, and the finest local, sustainable and organic ingredients from partner farms and purveyors the company has worked with for decades. This fine ice cream has no preservatives, stabilizers or additives. Each scoop offers pure flavor, smooth consistency and texture, and a sweet creaminess lick after lick.
See’s Candies Stop in and get a FREE sample from one of over 100 delightful candies and chocolates made of the finest and freshest ingredients. All treats from See’s Candies are American-made. My favorite is the Scotchmallows. 310.525.1380.
Sephora Studio is the first of Sephora’s on the West Coast ! Unlike a traditional makeup store, Sephora Studio has Beauty Advisors available to guide customers with expert advice. There are hundreds of exclusive, carefully curated products and brands. Beauty Advisors with the highest level of Sephora training and certification help enhance your experience using high-tech digital tools. 310.525.1380.
Family Fun – Starting Sept. 25 through Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., families can get a weekly dose of fun, music, entertainment and storytime at The Park in the center of Palisades Village.
Pet Friendly – Visit Concierge to pick up a treat for your pup. Sweet and friendly canine friends are welcome to this pet-friendly destination to enjoy a day of shopping at Palisades Village. In order to keep The Park as fresh and inviting for families, dogs are not permitted on the grass.
Five Star Service – Caruso Concierge provides complimentary stroller, wheelchair, umbrella, cell phone charger rentals. Visit The Concierge Desk in The Lobby with a photo ID and a credit card. Guests will not be charged as long as items are returned at the end of their visit.
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