Originally Posted by FlyingLotus
Can anyone suggest places i should become familiar with ?
Any info on shopping, haircuts, good groceries, gyms,
or anything else you think a guy on styleforum would appretiate?
Well, Ian from Shop the Finest has his shop near there.
There's an Umami Burger at the Fred Segal, which is nice to shop at for streetwear.
Father's Office has nice brews on tap, and the burger is okay.
For weekend brunches if you want to stare at local women, head over to Le Grande Orange.
Andrew's Cheese Shop on Montana is great for cheese and sandwiches.
Good coffee at Cafe Luxxe.
Awesome late night weekend fare and beer at The Yard, as well as lots of women. Most head over to Chloe after as well.
Good brunch and dinner at Anisette, or go big at Melisse.
Other places of food interest are Rustic Canyon and Huckleberry. If you're into the "health" thing, there's Jack & Jill's and even a raw vegan place.
And there's the usual Whole Foods, but also the great Santa Monica Seafood (which you can also eat at).
For the gym, you can always run along the beach or Ocean when the weather is nice, but there's also a 24 Hour Sport there which is okay, but blows on early weekend mornings since the people who work there never open it up on time. There's also an Equinox.
Lots of stuff in Santa Monica... just wander around and you'll find some stuff.