Pick up staples from the Gap and J. Crew or the latest must-have gadget from the Apple Store at this outdoor mega-mall which boasts the best people-watching around. (Try to spot the Jonas Brothers!) Cap off some retail therapy with a trip to the movies or a bite at one of the many eateries, such as Maggiano's Little Italy or The Cheesecake Factory, all located on-site.
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Fergie was joined by her mother and a handful of friends when she stopped by The Grove in Los Angeles to make Voli Light vodka cocktails with Maria Menounos last week.
"It doesn't even taste like there is any alcohol in here!" Menounos said after taking a sip of her Créme Bru-LOW cocktail.
While enjoying their drinks, the Extra host grilled Fergie about her next album.
"Fergie talked about she's taking some time to just be 'her' and get inspired that way," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Before they said goodbye, Fergie complimented Menounos on her abs and physique. They also shared a laugh and parted ways.
– Melody Chiu
Isn't that sweet?
Calista Flockhart took son Liam to the newly opened Dylan's Candy Bar at the Farmers Market at The Grove in Los Angeles on Sunday.
"She wasn't wearing any makeup and looked flawless," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Dressed casually in jeans and a loose-fitting floral top, the Brothers & Sisters actress happily watched Liam stock up on treats like Berry Blue Sour Belts and Pucker Powder.
Meanwhile Flockhart made her own small candy bag that included white chocolate-covered pretzel balls.
"She seemed happy and was enjoying watching him have so much fun," the source adds.
– Jennifer Garcia
There was a boy band crossover recently at The Grove in L.A.
Backstreet Boy – and expectant papa – A.J. McLean was spotted chatting up former 'N Sync star Lance Bass in the lobby of the outdoor mall's cinema complex just after midnight.
"They were smiling and seemed excited to chat," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "It didn't seem like anyone else really noticed them."
The source adds that McLean – sporting jeans and a cap – and Bass were there with a group of people.
– Dahvi Shira
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Katy Perry's fans were in for a big surprise on Wednesday night when they attended a screening for the pop star's Paramount documentary, Katy Perry: Part of Me.
Clad in a red floral dress with an open back, the "Wide Awake" singer popped up at the theater inside The Grove in Los Angeles just as the lights went down for the viewing to begin.
Once Perry arrived, she told the crowd, "You guys are all so cute, even all the way to the back," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
"Little girls rushed the screen as Katy walked around slapping hands and greeting fans," the source says. "She managed to sign some autographs and pose for a few pictures before trying to disperse the massive crowd that had gathered around her."
Perry, who said a few more sweet things to her admirers on the mic, "was all smiles and seemed genuinely excited for her young fans to see the film," the insider says, adding, "The start of the screening was delayed a good 10-15 minutes before Katy sat down in the middle of the screaming crowd for a bit."
– Jennifer Garcia
Drew Barrymore left her fiancé Will Koppelman at home and hit up Barneys Co-Op at The Grove in West Hollywood. The actress, dressed-down in loose fitting jeans, was shopping for casual clothing, specifically scouting out Current/Elliot and Rag & Bone denim, along with some sweaters. Barrymore was very sweet with the sales associate who was picking out clothes with her, and managed to keep a low profile, a source tells us.
With their season two finale just days away, the ladies of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills got together to fête Kyle Richards's new book, Life Is Not a Reality Show, at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in L.A. Richards, there with her family, signed copies for fans and friends including Ali Landry, and Housewives castmates Camille Grammer, Lisa Vanderpump, Taylor Armstrong (with daughter Kennedy) and Dana Wilkey came to show support. Once the signing was over, Richards was surprised with a cake designed to look like her book, covered with flowers and jewels made of frosting. – Jessica Wedemeyer
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