Entries by Sarah Peters

Santa Monica // FOOD & DRINK

Santa Monica’s menu is healthy, playful, exciting and diverse – just like the city itself. Of course, Mother Nature takes centre stage here: all that sunshine (300-plus days a year, to be precise) makes for delicious, vitamin-packed produce, and the local waters are home to delicious fish and succulent seafood. Come hungry and thirsty: Michelin-star […]

Santa Monica // HEALTH & WELLBEING

Yogis and gym-bunnies: welcome to your spiritual and physical home. Southern California’s exercise craze kicked off in Santa Monica in the early 20th century. For proof, visit the original Muscle Beach (south of the Santa Monica Pier), which started back in the 1930s. A lean, keen group of acrobats, gymnasts and other talented athletes gathered […]

Santa Monica // TRAVEL TIPS

Sun, sea, sand and city thrills: whoever said ‘you can’t have it all’ hadn’t been to Santa Monica. Begin your LA adventure in this cosmopolitan coastal city – and stay at the beach. Getting here is a breeze: Santa Monica is just eight miles from LAX Airport (a 20-minute drive or a speedy shuttle). The […]

LA // Choose Santa Monica

Planning a trip to LA? Ditch the stuffy city-centre hotels and traffic-clogged roads: instead, come to Santa Monica and stay at the beach. It really is an incredible place, but don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what some fellow Santa Monica fans had to say, from well-travelled journalists and bloggers to love-struck locals… […]

Enchanting Greece // City Break

PLEASURES CLASSICAL AND MODERN AWAIT IN GREECE’S COSMOPOLITAN CITIES, PARTICULARLY CAPITAL ATHENS Athens You already know about ancient Athens; what about modern Athens? The city makes for a brilliant long-weekend destination, especially if you use it as a hopping-off point to the surrounding islands. Embark on a crawl of Athens’ wine bars and Michelin-starred restaurants, […]