Sydneysiders will get a taste of Santa Monica this month when the LA beach city pops up at Pier One Sydney Harbour.
Sydneysiders will be able to feed their culinary souls, get their yoga on and visit the Farmers Market, as LA’s beach city pops up at the luxurious Pier One Sydney Harbour from Sunday 22 September to Thursday 31 October.
Get a taste of the SoCal-style food
Set to launch 22 September 2019, Santa Monica at Pier One Sydney Harbour will bring the beach city to life along the iconic waterfront with a curated menu of SoCal-style food and beverages and live cooking demonstrations from award-winning Santa Monica chefs, free wellness and fitness experiences, an organic mini- farmers market and live music sunset sessions.
Sydneysiders and Santa Monicans share a passion for wellness. Each Wednesday morning during the activation, free waterfront Yoga and Pilates sessions will be offered on the pier, where attendees can enjoy a moment of mindfulness before beginning their day. With the fresh harbour breeze fueling each pose and adding to the zen, those who wish to soak up some Santa Monica soul are encouraged to book online to secure their free tickets.
Friday Twilight on the Pier
Each Autumn, the iconic Twilight on the Pier events held at the Santa Monica Pier bring together the love of live music, good food, great drinks and fun times with friends while enjoying the spectacular sunsets over the ocean. Twilight in Santa Monica features a diverse line up of live music from around the world, including Australian bands. In a special Sydney-style tribute to the Santa Monica events, Twilight on the Pier will be open for sundowner specials every Friday of the activation from 4pm, offering SoCal cocktails, Santa Monica inspired cuisine and live music to ease the crowd into a weekend vibe.
ROGA (run + yoga) is a fitness favourite and tradition enjoyed by Santa Monica locals. Each Saturday during October, Sydneysiders can take up the ROGA challenge as part of Santa Monica at Pier One.
In partnership with lululemon, the ROGA will start with a 2.5km jog or run from Luna Park to Santa Monica at Pier One. On arrival participants will have their peace of mind restored by some of lululemon’s top yoga instructors as they soak up the stunning harbor views. Again, this is a free event, so those who wish to participate in the challenge are encouraged to secure their spot in advance by booking online.
Sunday Farmers Markets
Santa Monica’s food scene is synonymous with farm-to-plate freshness with thanks to their four-weekly farmers markets. Santa Monica at Pier One in partnership with Visit California will bring three bespoke certified organic mini-farmers markets to the pier during the activation.
At each of these events, one of Santa Monica’s acclaimed Chefs will offer a free cooking demonstration, sharing a personal recipe for guests to make their own Southern Californian inspired meal at home. Featuring field-fresh produce, brilliant cut flowers, local artisan breads, delicious foods and relaxed live music, the three Farmers Markets will take place on Sunday 29 September, 6 and 13 October, from 10am – 2pm.
Inspired to visit Santa Monica?
For those gettint inspired to visit the laidback LA beach city, there’s a trip to Santa Monica up for grabs each week of the activation, thanks to Santa Monica Travel & Tourism, United Airlines and 7Travel. For a chance to win, visitors to the activation will be encouraged to snap a pic and tag on Instagram using #santamonicasydney
Location: 11 Hickson Road, Dawes Point NSW 2000
For bookings at Pier One, more information on the activation and Santa Monica, please visit www.santamonicaatpierone.com