The Weekend Guide

santa monica pub crawl!

Here comes Santa Claus. 

Santa Monica Pub Crawl
What: Choose your own boozy, Santa-themed adventure (costumes encouraged) with four routes leading to a bevy of bars within stumbling distance of all-night food and drink.
Why: Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Westside Food Bank.
When: Sat., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Check out the routes at santamonicapubcrawl.com. Tickets ($10) online at santamonicapubcrawl2011.com.

Kendall Conrad Pop-Up Shop
What: The California-based designer sets up at Brentwood Country Mart, schilling her entire collection of cult-status leather bags and accessories along with her brilliant new brass jewelry.
Why: Upgrade your holiday wish list with a matte snakeskin clutch and leather and brass cuffs.
When: Thru Jan. 1, 2012. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 225 26th St., at San Vicente Blvd., Santa Monica (310-399-1333).

Anything but Stockings
Skip the sock and fill something they’ll actually use, like a handsome tool bag for your dandy handyman or a modular planter for your green-thumbing mom.
Why: Five presents hidden inside another earn you the No. 1 gift-giving spot.
When: Before Christmas Eve (quickly) rolls around.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.

A newly opened boutique filled with pretty little things from indie female designers (Alexandra Grecco, Dusen Dusen, Curator, A Peace Treaty), MCMC fragrances, vintage-inspired stationery, and a Tiffany blue sofa if you feel faint from all the sweet finds.
Why: It’s the creme de la femme.
When: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 2213 W. Sunset Blvd., b/t Rosemont Ave. & Mohawk St., Echo Park (213-413-0004).

Chic Little Devil Sample Sale
What: Up to 90 percent off clothing, accessories, and shoes from Chloé, Miu Miu, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, Lanvin, and more at the annual discount designer battlefield.
Why: McQueen starting at $50. Enough said.
When: Thurs.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1206 Maple Ave., at E. Twelfth St., 11th flr., Downtown (213-745-2442).

Stark Waxing Studio
What: Bigger is better at the beloved waxing studio’s third L.A. location, which includes a shop-within-a-shop stocked with essentials (Clare Vivier bags, Spanx, Maya Brenner jewelry).
Why: Facials by Face Place and a nail station with RGB polish coming in January.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 12324 Ventura Blvd., b/t Rhodes & Laurelgrove Aves., Studio City (818-505-3665).

Haven Gastropub + Brewery
Get your fill of small-batch brews made on-site, as well as innovative pub grub at the celebrated Orange County resto’s second location.
Why: Soak up the suds with pheasant pot pie or bacon ice cream atop a beer brownie.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 42 S. De Lacey Ave., b/t W. Colorado Blvd. & W. Green St., Pasadena (626-768-9555).

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Chic Little Devil Sample Sale
1206 Maple Ave
@ E 12th St, 11th flr
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Stark Waxing Studio
12324 Ventura Blvd
bt Rhodes & Laurelgrove Aves
Los Angeles, CA 91604
Haven Gastropub + Brewery
42 S De Lacey Ave
bt W Colorado Blvd & W Green St
Pasadena, CA 91105
2213 Sunset Blvd
bt Rosemont Ave & Mohawk St
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Kendall Conrad Pop-Up Shop
225 26th St
@ San Vicente Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90402