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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, [...]

Lavender & Honey Espresso Bar

Lavender & Honey Espresso Bar

They had a theme and a full menu before they had a name, explains Honey & Lavender Espresso Bar co-owner Melanie Porter. When she was a teenager and worked at a small, family-owned café outside of Napa, a seed was sown. A seed that germinated over the years as she worked as an auditor for Fox Studios and traveled [...]

Treasures Big & Small

Treasures Big & Small

All items must be appraised at a value of $250 or more by qualified appraisers. This is no ordinary thrift store. The Huntington Collection is located in a nondescript building on Fair Oaks Avenue near Fillmore in Pasadena—we drove by twice before noticing the sign; it’s easier to discern driving south on Fair Oaks than driving north. But once [...]

Gilly Flowers in Old Pasadena

Gilly Flowers in Old Pasadena

What started as a one man flower stand on the streets of Silver Lake grew into a walk-in storefront in sunset junction with over 14 years of experience… After starting in the Echo Park/Silver Lake area, Gilly Flowers & Events has opened a new shop in Old Pasadena on Colorado Boulevard just east of Raymond [...]

Le Mieux: It’s the Serum

Le Mieux: It’s the Serum

We Googled peptides and were redirected to Wikipedia (naturally). Reading the definition for peptides, we recognized the words “biological, molecules, bond, and amino acid. We did not recognize the words oligomer, polysaccharides, amyloid beta, or every third word. Luckily, we found a site that broke it down: peptides are proteins. They are natural or synthetic. Most peptides [...]

Toros Pottery on the Boulevard

Toros Pottery on the Boulevard

It’s one thing to be brought while you’re still in wee nappies and quite another to immigrate to America when you’re a nineteen-year-old and can’t speak a word of English. Toros Tngrian, along with his parents and siblings left the USSR and arrived in California in 1980. (Their homeland, the modern Republic of Armenia did [...]

Two New Galleries in One

Two New Galleries in One

Sharing a wall with Space Arts Center and within the same block as Rue de Mimo, Marz, and Camille DePredini is a gallery which exists because “chance and opportunity collide in perfect harmony.” Or so says art collector Dr. Michael Burgess who has partnered with artist Laurie Hendricks in a recently opened, shared space in South Pasadena. [...]

“Blaggs Occasional Flea Market Style Sidewalk Sale”

“Blaggs Occasional Flea Market Style Sidewalk Sale”

“Blaggs Occasional Flea Market Style Sidewalk Sale” is what local artist and thingmaker Dave Lovejoy calls it… Folks often ask where I get my materials – here’s one such place: Blaggs Occasional Flea Market Style Sidewalk Sale. In the Arts District of Highland Park, this event features antiques, collectibles, vintage items, art work, curiosities, and [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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