SoCal In The Spotlight On ‘Today’

We always see morning talk shows traveling around the States, highlighting different hotels, resorts, theme parks; in an attempt to boost business and add a new touch to the usual AM reports. This week, Santa Monica is in the spotlight.

TODAY taped five shows from Santa Monica Place’s Center Plaza with a live audience on Saturday, Feb. 9, and Sunday, Feb. 10. Shows will air this week until the 15th of February. In addition to the broadcasts, Santa Monica Place will host a “Meet & Greet” with Kathie Lee and Hoda on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 3:00-3:30 p.m.; and on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Hoda Kotb will sign copies of her new bestselling book, “Ten Years Later – Six People Who Faced Adversity & Transformed Their Lives.”

“We can’t think of a better setting than Santa Monica Place for TODAY to showcase Southern California to its national audience,” said Ken Volk, Chief Marketing Officer for Macerich, the Santa Monica-based company that owns and operates the property. “With its gorgeous views of the ocean, the city and the Santa Monica Mountains – plus some of the best stores and restaurants in Los Angeles – Santa Monica Place is a wonderful way for people around the country to experience what makes the California lifestyle so special.” 

The segments at Santa Monica Place will include Valentine’s Day gift ideas from national and local retailers including Bloomingdale’s, Kitson and Venokado; a look at lingerie, loungewear and intimate apparel fashions from Nordstrom, Juicy Couture, and Free People; and a cooking demonstration with noted chef Richard Sandoval, whose restaurants La Sandia and Zengo are part of the property’s iconic Dining Deck; among other exciting planned guests and appearances.


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