New Yorkers in LA at The Grove (and a giveaway!)

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It’s crazy to think that I’ve been living in LA for almost FOUR years now (in September!), right?  Well, believe it or not, there’s quite a few of us out here on the west coast now…so a dinner was in order.  Whisper Lounge at The Grove was gracious enough to host us girls, and guys, the dinner was AMAZING.  We were all freaking out about how good the food was and there are plenty of Instagrams to prove it.

The attendees (all former New Yorkers in the beauty world, mind you): me, Nadine Jolie, Emily Kate Warren, Erin Wolf, Erin Kelly, Meg Young, Ning Chao, Roopika Malhotra

Why do you care? Well, I’m giving away one Privileges EDGE Membership at The Grove 

(LA residents only, sorry!)

Privileges is The Grove’s new membership-based benefits program that gives you an exclusive invitation to experience The Grove and Los Angeles at an entirely new level of luxury and convenience.

Offsite benefits range from Burke Williams gift cards and complimentary add-ons, access to 600 airport lounges worldwide, VIP invitations to sought after LA events, complimentary hotel upgrades at Mr. C Beverly Hills, and other five star hotels in Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco, London, Paris and more; priority reservations, upgrades, and VIP treatment at sbe’s nightlife venues, restaurants, and hotels; complimentary Warner Brothers VIP Tours, and complimentary rounds of golf at Malibu Golf Club; access to one of LA’s most coveted celebrity event planners, hairstylists to the stars, and private yacht charters.

Perks at the property—reserved parking specifically for Edge members of the program, complimentary valet, intimate access to Extra Television, experiences such as private after-hours shopping, private trolley rides and date nights on The Grove bridge; Seasonal restaurant tastings, advanced previews of retailer collections at tenants such as Vince, and Michael Kors, personal styling services, movie pre-screening opportunities, celebrity meet and greets, and complimentary gifts.

How to enter:

1-) Follow @TheGroveLA on Instagram and Twitter

2-) Leave a comment on this post (with your email address) and tell me what you love most about The Grove

Contest deadline: June 20th at 5pm PST


19 thoughts on “New Yorkers in LA at The Grove (and a giveaway!)

  1. Hola! Great giveaway, I love The Grove! Mostly because I can spend a whole day there shopping, lunching and people watching. Add the celeb spotting, Extra filming and the whimsical Tinseltown pop-ups and promotions -youve got an entire LA experience in one location. Xx

  2. Hi Jamie. 🙂 Looks like you girls enjoyed your dinner at The Whisper Lounge.
    Things I love about the Grove…it’s not your typical mall/shopping center. I love the fountain, the drinks and desserts at The Whisper Lounge, there is always some cool event going on, Kiehl’s…and I especially love how it is lit up and so festive during the Holidays – it’s like Disneyland but you can get your shop on.

    p.s. following on instagram and twitter. 😉 @marlitacupcake

  3. I LOVE shopping at stores such as Topshop, J. Crew Mens & Barneys. I usually follow that up with happy hour at Whispers Lounge!

  4. I love shopping at The Grove! Especially during Christmas time. Every detail that goes into the shopping experience makes it so magical. From the Christmas music playing throughout to the falling snowflakes. It gets me in the holiday spirit.

  5. I love the open air concept of The Grove, it makes shopping and hanging out there for the day enjoyable. The fountains are beautiful to watch and there always seems to be something going on.

    Following on instagram and twitter via @amyinla

  6. Thx for the giveaway! I love all the special events–the book signings, the Xmas tree, Extra–you can’t get that anywhere else!

    I follow on instagram and twitter @kolpin and @kolpin4680

  7. i love the pedestrian vibe. safe, clean, peaceful, in the fresh air. there are very few places like it in LA. i love it!!

    i followed on twitter as Daniel Budsy and instagram as shaferdaniel

  8. What I love most about the Grove is how magical it feels every time I go. It’s like Disneyland for adults or a beautiful oasis. It makes me happy to be in LA and less homesick. I love the movies in the summer and magic at Christmas time. Of course the shopping and food is great too though 🙂 I just love the ambiance. Following on twitter as brittanyjmarie and Instagram as tkdactress25

  9. @sueb91 Love holiday shopping with the grove dressed for Christmas (in flipflops – as an east coast native I think I love that most…). And I also love the events the stores put on – Yoga at Athleta, Running Club at Nike!

  10. The Grove is a great place to hangout. It does NOT feel like a traditional “mall”. The food at the restaurants there is wonderful and It is great seeing the different people there. There is always something fun going on there that one can do or see.
    I am following you guys on both Instagram & twitter @shykaliguy

  11. I love The Grove for so many reasons.. The breathtaking water fountain (with water show), the abundance of great shops, See’s Candies, Dylan’s, and Sprinkles to satisfy my sweet tooth, and the trolley – which never gets old, though I don’t have children and have ridden it a dozen + times already.

    The Grove is one of those places that I visit even just when I have no plans. Even if I spend the day walking around there, it’s enj

  12. What isn’t there to love about The Grove? I love all the great stores. I can get a good book, some clothes, great food, and some yummy treats all in one place. My dogs and the dogs that I dog sit love going there to visit Three Dog Bakery! Two dogs that I watch were recently highlighted on the Three Dog Bakery Facebook and Twitter sites, their owners loved it! On top of it all I can go to see a movie after my shopping is done. I spent my last birthday there for dinner, some candy from Dylan’s Candy Bar, and finally a movie. I most recently enjoyed going to Barnes & Noble to get a CD signed by Matthew Morrison. The Grove literally has it ALL. My family loves the pictures that I take and post to Facebook during the holidays too.

  13. Other post cut off and posted too soon :'(

    To finish: The Grove is one of those FEW places that I visit even just when I have no plans. Even if I spend the day there, solely walking around, it’s enjoyable. I moved to LA from the suburbs of the east coast, so needless to say there was definitely culture shock right away. The Grove has just always been a place that is consistently fun, safe, and absolutely gorgeous. It’s always one of my first sti

  14. I love how perfect it is. If you grow up in any other city in the us it’s such a change from the enclosed and dreary indoor malls. I love the fountain and going to Jcrew and getting all orange gummy bears from Dylan’s candy bar..

  15. Honestly, what I love most about the Grove is the atmosphere. Every time I visit the grove, I go with my best friends and we end up having such a good time. Therefore, when I think about the grove, I think of all the good times and long talks I have had with friends as we rummage thru anthropology, Nike, Barnes and nobles, eat ice cream, ride the trolley, stare at Mario Lopez, jam out with the live performers or just watch a movie. I must also add that the farmers market rocks! I love that place and once again, I love all of the live music! Oh and being there at night is the best because the place looks beautiful all lit up!

  16. I love the Grove. I love that it has my favorite farmers market, restaurants, desserts, drinks, and people. It’s cool that you can stargaze while they film Extra;the personalities you can encounter range from quirky, famous, or just like you and me. It’s a great place where different people can mix-shop, dine, enjoy music. The atmosphere is relaxing and welcoming. The concierge are classy and polite, and I love that they have free 2 hr self parking with the mobile App! All in all, the Grove is a great place to spend leisure time with plenty of free activities-fun for everyone.

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