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Colori in San Marino

Colori in San Marino

  A trip to visit a son who was studying abroad has led to an addition to the kernel of shops on Mission Street in San Marino: Colori. After a long, hot day walking the streets of Venice, a necklace in a shop window caught Lori Samuels’ eye. She and her husband entered the shop [...]

Folk Tree’s Int’l Nativities

Folk Tree’s Int’l Nativities

Are you looking for Christmas decorations and gifts with an international bent? The Folk Tree is having its 26th Annual International Nativities Exhibition, which opens with a holiday open house this Saturday. The exhibit will feature handmade nativities and ornaments from around the world with an emphasis on folk art from Mexico. Many of the [...]

Mrs. Nelson’s Toys & Books for the Holidays

Mrs. Nelson’s Toys & Books for the Holidays

  Mrs. Nelson’s is providing hundreds of books for readers of all levels and ages at St. Philip the Apostle School’s book fair. Tueday, Nov. 13th: Family Fun Night with Bingo and food for purchase; 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14th: Start the day at 7:45 a.m. with Muffins with Mom; closes at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. [...]

Artisan Boutique at PJT

Artisan Boutique at PJT

There’s more shopping to do for the upcoming holidays. This Saturday, the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center Sisterhood is once again hosting their Artisan Boutique. Handmade, one-of-a-kind works by local artisans will be available for sale, so get ready to be tempted… Little Bookwormz will be on hand with their literary t-shirts, onesies, and bibs. [...]

Room 13 at Opus Bank

Room 13 at Opus Bank

The first Room 13 started in Caol Primary School near Fort William, Scotland eleven years ago. The idea of a student-run studio quickly expanded all over the world. Not only is art created, but the group of students “ran the studio as a business, raising funds to buy art materials and employ a professional Artist [...]

Artisan Faire

Artisan Faire

Ellen Snortland, a resident of Altadena, earned a J.D. from Loyola Law School, a B.A. in theater and film from USC, and a degree in Norwegian baking. She recalls, “My mother was a very peaceful person. The only time I heard her swear was when she made “Kransekake” or Crown cake. Years later, I understood [...]

Kitty Wrapped

Kitty Wrapped

This is silly, frivolous, and dated (2009), but the holidays shall soon be upon us and why not start the work week with a smile…        

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Starting life as a guest house, expanding into the very grand Vista del Arroyo Hotel, and procured by the federal government during World War II, this grand building is now the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Heading west on the 134 Freeway, the Colorado Street Bridge and this Marston and Van Pelt-designed former hotel are [...]

Words & Works: on Paper

Words & Works: on Paper

J. Michael Walker opens his solo show, “Words on Paper/Works on Paper,” paintings and drawings inspired by the printed word, this Saturday at Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park. Walker believes in “cross-fertilization,” stating that the creativity of others, whether it be the written word or a more tactile medium, influences his work. “We inspire [...]

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

The Market on Holly and Artisanal LA begin this holiday season with their November Producer Series. Showcased this Saturday, November 10th, will be local Max Lesser and Morning Glory Confections. We’re going to promote this with their own words: Morning Glory Confections is all about taking a classic confection—peanut brittle—and modernizing it by using non-traditional ingredients [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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