|Pictured: The Welcome Committee at the opening of The Market (photo: M.Hall)|
Recently, I stopped in at the VIP Opening Party for the new gourmet food mecca, The Market at Santa Monica Place (SMP). Usually, I go to SMP for Fashion finds, shopping the huge Bloomingdales or the White House Black Market store. However, I also love good food and wine, and in those areas, the new The Market has much to offer. From a gourmet cooking school to delicious souffles at the new Rockenwagner to amazing flowers at Magical Blooms, The Market is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach.
|Pictured: The fantastic pretzel dress at The Market by Rockenwagner. (photo: M. Hall)|
The Market is officially open to the public now and if you are a foodie, you might want to be there. If you are a fashionista out shopping, you might want to check it out for some lunch or a break. Here are some of the highlights I discovered at The Market:
In short, there is plenty to explore at The Market. The opening festivities featured the world's largest lasagna cutting at the opening ceremony. If you stop in, be sure to pick up the coupon book for bargains at all the stores.
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