Elves’ Faire & Holiday Shopping

Nov 18, 2013
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There is something about stepping through their door that makes people feel as though they’ve entered a wonderland…

Eat, drink, and shop for holiday decorations at Junior League of Pasadena’s Annual Jacob Maarse Event.

All items, holiday decorations, and pre-ordered holiday arrangements will be 10% off and Jacob Maarse will donate 10% of sales to JLP to support its programs such as Kids in the Kitchen – a one-day nutrition event for middle school kids, and Early Readers Book club – a program for Mother’s Club Family Learning Center.


Jacob Maarse Holiday Shopping Event
Thursday, Nov. 21st, 7-9 p.m.
655 E. Green St., Pasadena
Tickets: pre-sale, $30 (to purchase, click here); at the door, $40
For more info, visit or call 626.796.0255


Jacob Maarse arrangement

Jacob Maarse arrangement


Elves’ Faire at Waldorf School

Elves Faire at Waldorf School AltadenaKids may joust, ride the “Golden Ring,” and find their way through a rope maze. There will be puppet shows, live music, and storytelling. Families may dress in Elves’ Faire garments and pose for holiday pictures. The front lawn will be strewn with areas for creating treasures (hint: holiday gifts) and Medieval characters will be strolling the grounds.

The Waldorf School’s Elves’ Faire will also have a silent auction with donated and handmade gifts, while King Arthur’s Market is “a medieval outpost with handmade swords, shields, capes, and other beautifully crafted toys” for the adventurers on your holiday list. The Wishing Well is the school store that will be selling toys, art supplies, books, and gifts, while the Angel Room is “a magical place where children can do all of their holiday shopping with the aid of an Angel (a PWS eighth grader) who will watch over and guide them to special gifts for their loved ones.” The Doll Room will showcase handmade dolls and knitted animals created by the Waldorf community.

The Angel Room

The Angel Room

Bring your own cup or bottle and water is free at all the water stations. Tea and sweets may be found at the Tea Garden and home-baked treats will be sold at the Jack Frost Bake Shoppe (along with holiday ornaments and other gifts).

For $5 per ticket, you can enter to win a prize such as 7 nights in a beautiful villa on Oahu, a weekend at the Emerald Iguana Inn and dinner in Ojai, a hair cut by Emmy winner Tim Burke at the Lukaro Salon, a feng shui consultation, a hand analysis, and a feldenkrais session.

Admission is free, though Elves’ Faire tickets are used for games, crafts, and food (purchases made in the Doll Room may be made in cash, check, or credit card).


The Tea Garden

Elves’ Faire
Saturday, Nov. 23rd, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Waldorf School, 209 E. Mariposa St., Altadena
Admission is free


Wasabi repurposed jewelry at Elisa B.

Wasabi repurposed jewelry at Elisa B.

Elisa B. hosts shopping party to benefit Hillsides
tracy-reese-dressFrom a Hometown Pasadena post by Maria McDowell:

A Pasadena favorite, Elisa B. mixes New York high style with a more relaxed West Coast vibe. With brands such as 3.1 Phillip Lim, Milly, Tibi, J Brand, Juicy, Trina Turk, Shoshanna and Rebecca Taylor, this boutique is not for the weak of checkbook—but you’ll end up with modern classics that will last far beyond the passing trends. The jewelry selection is a pleaser as well, with Becky Kelso, Pade Vavra, Wasabi and other worthy designers. Perfect for gift giving.

Staples: Splendid tops and great denim.

Don’t Miss: The amazing selection of jewelry. Whether your budget is $30 or $300, you’ll find pieces sure to delight a loved one.

Black Friday is late this year, so get into the holiday spirit—a week early! Elisa B., the womenswear boutique, is hosting a shopping party for the local charity Hillsides. The store will donate 15% of all sales to Hillsides, a 100-year-old institution that strives to create lasting change in the lives of at-risk children and youth.
Drop by Elisa B. to see new arrivals in dresses, separates, accessories, and jewelry, plus gift ideas for the holidays. Enjoy refreshments and music, and enter the drawing for a prize basket.
Shopping Party for Hillsides
Friday, Nov. 22nd, 6-10 p.m.
12 Douglas Alley, One Colorado, Pasadena 91103 or call 626.792.4746



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