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SANTA MONICA PLACE—For some reason, we thought the Bacon Trail Mix we purchased at Unique LA would make a terrific gift for one of our buddies, and BOY, did we think wrong. Our Christmas shopping is not done yet?and if you're in the same boat, Santa Monica Place is there to help. Visit the Procrastination Station between noon and 2pm on Friday to get a little inspiration and a synthetic "second wind" in the form of energy drinks. It's adjacent to the Get Gifted Lounge, so you ought to be covered. [Racked Inbox]
VARIOUS LOCATIONS—If your NY's resolution is to spend less, how about a sample sale? On Judith Ripka jewelry, with up to 80% off. Four days, two locations: Beverly Wilshire, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Thursday, January 6 from 10am to 6pm; Friday, from 10am to 5pm. Also, the Century Plaza Hyatt, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9 from 10am to 6pm. [Racked Inbox]