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Hoopla!

Hoopla!

Lori and Scott Webster have left the “Webster” enclave on North Lake Avenue and opened up their own brand of “good things” emporium on Fair Oaks Avenue called Hoopla! The exclamation mark is deliberate and indicative of the shop’s atmosphere and the owners’ personalities. Even as we were visiting, we heard a customer remark Lori, […]

Hotbox Vintage

Hotbox Vintage

Delilah Rabina is celebrating ten years in business in possibly the smallest store in the Valley – Hotbox Vintage. She actually calls it “closet-size” and it is surprising when one expects a “regular” size store to walk through the door and be within ten feet of the back wall. One is also quickly charmed. We […]

Meredith M.

Meredith M.

Meet Meredith Miller. From Co-Owner of Webster’s Community Pharmacy (an Altadena staple since 1926) to owner of the new shop next door, Meredith M. Meredith and Michael Miller, former owners of the Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain in South Pasadena, are Altadena enthusiasts and “dedicated to revitalizing and restoring this Altadena gem to its […]

Tamra Fago’s Cru Moderne: Haute Hats

Tamra Fago’s Cru Moderne: Haute Hats

We remember when we first walked into Camille DePedrini on Mission Street in South Pasadena and began looking closely at the clothes on display. The fabrics, the stitching, the beads, buttons, and trim were masterful and exquisite. Revealing her own artistic finesse, Tamra Fago of Cru Moderne will be exhibiting her collection of hand-formed, haute […]

Tile Twins & “Chi” Jewelry (for a Start)

Tile Twins & “Chi” Jewelry (for a Start)

Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre hosts its annual art festival November 7th-9th. Wearable art, hand blown glass, mosaic tile, enameling, and ceramics, as well as paintings of all mediums and jewelry will be for sale, including student art work. Over 50 artists are participating in the festival, long time favorites and a dozen or […]

Contemporary Crafts for the Holidays

Contemporary Crafts for the Holidays

Susan Zalkind writes that her work “is an exploration of stone and fire.” The work pictured (right) is white San Pedro alabaster that has been gathered throughout the southwest. As Zalkind works, she hopes to reveal “the highest beauty hidden in each stone, uncovering its shape, its flow, the place where it can be brought […]

SoCal Children’s Museum Opens

SoCal Children’s Museum Opens

(Official press release) Until now, it has been a museum without walls. But an available space on Lake has given us the opportunity to open a fully-functioning – albeit miniaturized – children’s museum right in the heart of Pasadena. We’ve packed our temporary space with all sorts of activities to tickle the imaginations of children under the age of 8 – […]

Ginger Corner Market

Ginger Corner Market

“You just need the guts to do it,” says Ginger Corner Market, owner Liz Hollingsworth. After having spent a decade in corporate catering she wanted a change, she wanted to “do” something. So taking the plunge, at a spot a couple of blocks south of Colorado and a handful of streets east of Lake, Liz took […]

Xiem

Xiem

When he was 14 years old, Kevin Xiem Nguyen fled Vietnam in a boat with his parents and five siblings. They became lost at sea with no food or water. Eventually they were rescued and in 1986, arrived in Orange County. Kevin’s first job was to learn English he told Susan Heeger in “The Shape of Things […]

Berry Breezes & Bangkok Monkey

Berry Breezes & Bangkok Monkey

Berry Breeze. Bangkok Monkey. Peaches and Rye. Broten Buck. Jala-Pina Rita. Dirty Salty Savory. It’s September, so it must be SIP-tember when restaurants and bars all over the area create that one outstanding cocktail hoping to garner the majority of votes and win the cocktail challenge. Round 4 voting is from September 17th through the 21st, […]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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