Escape for a Santa Monica Summer Getaway at Shutters on the Beach and Casa del MarAuthor:Michelle Konstantinovsky
It’s hard to think of anything that screams summer quite as clearly as the Santa Monica Beach (maybe it’s all those formative years spent watching Saved by the Bell and Beverly Hills 90210). Now that the season is in full swing, why not turn your televised California dreams into reality and book a luxurious getaway on the sand? Two destinations fit the bill perfectly: Shutters on the Beach and Casa del Mar.
With 186 guest rooms and 12 suites, Shutters’ sun-soaked property is the ideal spot for beach lovers looking for an authentic SoCal experience. The summertime offerings include everything from a Prix-Fixe Power Lunch from Chef David Almany at 1 Pico Restaurant to shopping at The Cottage, the on-site luxury shop curated by Lisa Kline.
ONE Spa is another major attraction, now offering cult-favorite Parisian skincare line, Biologique Recherche, with new treatments including The Triple Life Facial, VIP O2 Oxygenating Treatment and Soin Restructuran Et Lissant, which employs a hydrating formula with sculpting movements to renew and restructure skin.
Right next door is Hotel Casa del Mar, a Mediterranean-inspired property that features a vibrant ocean-view lobby and Terrazza Lounge from interior designer Michael S. Smith, which hosts nightly live music performances.
New to the hotel is Sea Wellness Spa’s array of CBD treatments, offering an ultra-relaxing experience by the beach. The seaside eco spa also now carries Malibu-based vegan, bioactive seaweed-based OSEA products.
Guests will also want to visit WHEAT Boutique, the hotel’s luxury lifestyle shop curated by fashion entrepreneur Molly Shaheen. WHEAT recently extended its year-long residency in the lobby through the year, and the bi-coastal boutique is currently offering a selection exclusive summer staples that includes products from brands such as skincare line Augustinus Bader, ALC, Tori Praver Swimwear, Adina Reyter Fine Jewelry, Mother Denim, Le Superbe, Tom Ford sunglasses, and many more.