Like Banksy to a blank wall and LiLo to scandal, shopping and cocktails have that inevitable (and sometimes dangerous) magnetic pull. Fortunately for our bank accounts, Santa Monica eatery Locanda del Lago is offering a haute holiday perk that ensures the libations come après-shop. Through New Years Eve, bring in a same-day receipt from your Third Street Promenade shopping spree and save some dough on Italian-designer-inspired cocktails like "The Missoni," a delish blend of market citrus, Theia organic jasmine liqueur and 4 Copas tequila. Regularly priced at $14 a pop, your day's spending grants you $5 off of your 'tini. And if that's not enough to give you weekend warm and fuzzies, you'll be extra pleased to know that you've helped the Buy Local Santa Monica cause. Cha-ching!
231 Arizona Avenue (near 2nd Street); Santa Monica; 310-451-3525.
Photo: Courtesy of Locanda del Lago