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Wellema Hat Co.

Wellema Hat Co.

“Each hat starts with me.” So says Cody Wellema of Wellema Hat Company, which has just celebrated its one-year anniversary on East Mariposa Street in Altadena. Wellema writes about “a glorious Creator” who created mankind in His image. Cody believes that we are all “designed” to create, whether it be in making an instrument by hand, writing a […]

Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone

It’s time once again for Open Studios’ spring event, a 2-day (one evening) self-guided immersive experience into the worlds of our local artists. See artists in situ at their studios, in local galleries, or in their homes, garages, and even front lawns. See assemblage art, sculpture, paintings, and mixed media. Shop for earrings, pocket books, […]

Cinco de Mayo Events

Cinco de Mayo Events

You’d Better Shop Around for just the right Cinco de Mayo event. What fits your fancy for the evening? Here are a few ideas…   Mariachi Night at Descanso Gardens: A Mexican buffet, cash bar, and mariachi music on the main lawn. The buffet included “drunken beans,” Spanish rice, cheese enchiladas, homemade chicken tamales, a […]

Shopping Galore At Jackalope Arts

Shopping Galore At Jackalope Arts

It’s year two of the Jackalope Art Fair spring event. Over the weekend, April 29-30, Sara Vausbinder once again gathers over 200 vendors for a “weekend shopping destination.” Artists, artisans, and crafters present home decor, housewares, art and photography, fashion and jewelry, and ceramics and paper goods. Jackalope Arts is a fun way to spend a few hours […]

Lloyd & Lane

Lloyd & Lane

Baskets, desks, dressers, and a delicate shabby chic-style chair with a needlepoint seat. Lamps, footstools, and a green umbrella stand. Iron sconces, a wood birdcage, and a wall candelabra. These are some of the new and vintage items at the Lloyd & Lane Found Objects in South Pasadena, right across from the still (sigh) un-restored Rialto Theater. […]

Shopping for Easter Eats

Shopping for Easter Eats

Easter will be upon us quicker than we realize, so we’ve collected some Easter menus to make the day easier to navigate and leave more time for celebrating the resurrection or hunting for chocolate bunnies and painted eggs. Julienne, one of our all-time favorite places to patron, is full of Easter yum: Items ordered will […]

Kenneth Village Eats

Kenneth Village Eats

We decided the back way home would be best after dropping off our sister at Burbank Airport and seeing on the way that the south 5 was going to be a patience-bending bear. So, we meandered. We zigzagged our way to the other side of the 5 until we hit a dead end at the […]

Favorite Pastime: Shopping for Books

Favorite Pastime: Shopping for Books

Our no. 1 favorite pastime is reading. We will forego swimming, dining, hiking, driving, playing, partying—almost anything—in order to tuck up on the couch or get comfy on the patio, with no one to interrupt, until we read “The End.” It’s our bliss, our heaven on Earth. Our no. 2 favorite pastime is shopping for books. […]

Ojai Olive Oil

Ojai Olive Oil

One finds Ojai Olive Oil Company at the end of a dirt, rut-filled road. It’s a bit bumpy, but after the meandering up through the neighborhoods, the tight u-turn after a missed turnoff, and the increasing lushness and ever-crowding foliage we enter another world. The day is overcast and the main building looks more barrack […]

Ojai Marvels

Ojai Marvels

The lull after Christmas and before the new year was a perfect time to take a jaunt to Ojai. Though we were experiencing almost continuous rain, we managed to snag a few hours between downpours. We arrived in Ojai with an appetite and chose a very cute spot called Knead Baking Company. We partook of a sandwich no bigger than […]

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