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SANTA MONICA—Made-in-the USA swimwear brand Montce Swim is notorious for their sexy silhouettes that promise to showcase those curves you've been been squatting for all year long. This Thursday night sneak a peek at the entire collection (and find your most flattering fit!) with a pop-up shop and summer kickoff party, "Vintage Hawaiian Style," taking place at 31Ten (3110 Main St). At 10pm the private event opens up to the public and guests can enjoy Hawaiian shaved ice from Get Shaved with Malibu Rum, a braid bar and mermaid makeup courtesy of GlamSquad, complimentary massages from Soothe App, cocktails by VO|CO Vodka Coconut Water & WTRMLN WTR, an app station showcasing the latest from NextRadio and Purveyour, a faux-glow bar from Karora Cosmetics. In other words, everything you need to get your summer game started!
BEVERLY HILLS—With a list of past clientele that includes iconic ladies like Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, it's safe to call stationary company Mrs. John L. Strong a brand of significant stature. Their handcrafted paper goods still maintain the same standards of quality they did back in 1929 when the business was first founded. This Thursday and Friday at the Beverly Wilshire (9500 Wilshire Blvd), join in on an elegant affair to showcase the brand's latest products and create your own custom design. This is an appointment only event, so those interested in bespoke stationary or invitations should RSVP at email@example.com or by calling 212-838-3775.