The Westfield Century City Mall on Santa Monica Boulevard in LA is changing this perception of malls as a whole after a $1 billion renovation. The mall features a 21st century feel that is more like a city-center than “a mall” in the traditional sense. It features a wide array of innovative services and shops to make use of. It includes a cryotherapy clinic, an Equinox gym with hardwood floors and high ceilings, a boxing studio, a new AMC movie theater, and a UCLA health clinic – all residing inside the building. The new Century City mall even features gourmet Chef Mario Batali’s Eataly, a high-class Italian food shopping and dining experience with everything a gourmand would want, along with many dining selections. Westfield CEO, Peter Lowy, who recently spoke on CNBC about the new centre, describes it as “A place you will go that is soft, relaxing and you do what you want at your own pace.” There is no shortage of fashion retailers to choose from either, with selections such as Nordstrom, a Hugo Boss store, Geary’s Rolex Boutique, and Tiffany & Co. The mall also features department stores such as Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s with online pickup and returns. Visitors looking for high-end technology selections have plenty of options as well, as the Century City location holds a Tesla Motors store, an Apple store, Amazon Books, and a Microsoft store. To make the shopping experience even better, the building features luxury bathrooms and furniture made of wood and high quality fabric; the kind of amenities you’d expect to see in a high-class hotel. With its truly impressive array of dining and shopping selections, hassle-free parking, and luxury interior design, the Westfield Century City Mall has turned traditional ideas about malls on their head. No more searching for parking space, walking through bland hallways and choosing from various sub-par dining options. The future of malls is luxury and peace of...Read More
Designer Abeer Al Otaiba who is married to UAE Ambassador, Yousef Al Otaiba, created her fashion label SemSem to celebrate mommy and daughter dressing. It’s not the matchy-matchy type of styles we’re used to seeing.Read More
If you are in a hurry to pack a beach picnic or looking to grab a quick bite to eat, many of the larger grocery stores on the island offer hot food stations where you can find delicious prepared foods making lunch and dinner a breeze. You will also often find salad bars should you want something lighter for your meals. Here, you’ll find a list of some of the best grocery stores on Grand Cayman.Read More
Abeer and her husband, Yousef Al Otaiba’s (https://twitter.com/yousefalotaiba1?lang=en) daughter Samia, also known as SemSem required lung surgery soon after birth. Going through this experience inspired Abeer to create a fashion line that is aimed at creating a fashion directed at improving the lives of mothers and their daughters across the globe.Read More
Westfield and other developers are adding technology to the shopping experience with apps linking consumers to their favorite shops, inside mall websites. According to Peter Lowy, co-CEO of Westfield: We need to start collaborating with our retailers, their brands and tech companies and all of those who touch your shopping journey.
Instead of enclosed malls dedicated to shopping, people will find city centers or outdoor storefronts with public service kiosks and a mixture of business types including personal service providers, banks and doctors.