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Chinese Medical Spa

Chinese Medical Spa

Sincere thanks to Suzanne O’Shea for her remarks about a local spa…   I just had the most amazing experience, a Chinese herbal massage (to help my poor aching feet), which lasted 90 minutes and I was treated to an intense but healing full body massage along with my foot massage. I just can’t believe […]

Happily Wear After

Happily Wear After

A business associate suggested we meet at Lavender and Honey, which suited us as the day was hot and the folks there make a lovely ice latte—and, in our opinion, it’s always a perfect day for toast. The L & H toast consists of toasted walnut bread spread with goat cheese, drizzled with honey, and […]

Hit the Road! (On a Bike)

Hit the Road! (On a Bike)

The British Medical Association states that “cycling just 20 miles a week can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by fifty percent.” So we can keep eating bangers and mash if we clip on a helmet and hit the bike lane? My City Bikes and Pasadena Cyclery would probably not enjoy our drollery, or […]

The Big Shave West, Beerfest, Bandfest & BBQ

The Big Shave West, Beerfest, Bandfest & BBQ

As we reported over a year ago, Damon Stathatos is a fan. An avid fan. Of wet shaving. At the end of 2013, he finally took his passion and raised the ante by opening the Old Town Shaving Company at the corner of Green Street and Raymond Avenue, right next door to the family business, […]

TS15: “The Tiffany of All Garage Sales”

TS15: “The Tiffany of All Garage Sales”

It’s touted as “the Tiffany of all garage sales,” and as it’s celebrating a 60th anniversary… Nearly 60 years ago, the women of the Pasadena Art Alliance burrowed their way into any attic they could to “skim the cream of the crop” for the first “Treasure Sale.” From 1955 until about 1974, proceeds benefited the […]

¡Loteria!

¡Loteria!

The rooster, the dandy, the devil, the mermaid, the watermelon. These are the names of five cards in Loteria, a game similar to bingo, which originated in Italy in the 15th century, was brought to New Spain (Mexico) in 1769, and was  a hobby of the upper classes before becoming a tradition at Mexican fairs. […]

OSKA Pasadena

OSKA Pasadena

The prices are not for the feint of heart but the quality of materials, manufacturing, and the interesting styles of OSKA cannot be denied. Classic, casual, traditional, and slightly out of the box, OSKA has a treasure trove of goodies to look at, feel, ogle, though if one catches your fancy, make sure you’ve brought […]

De-Cor: A Winter Sale

De-Cor: A Winter Sale

We love stepping into De-Cor, an enchanting profusion of color, smells, shapes, and textures. The 7,500 square foot showroom is lined with shelves of hand made textiles, filled with “re-claimed” furniture that’s been restored and updated, and a handful of display “rooms” that illustrate how their merchandise work together so alluringly. During the first week […]

Groove

Groove

It’s on the boulevard, Eagle Rock Boulevard, which has corners of interest, spots of attraction, but is no Old Pasadena or South Lake Avenue, which can name drop and present a thriving front. But Eagle Rock seems to breathe easier, be casual and intriguing without trying. It’s a place to find hidden treasures and favorite […]

Lyd & Mo Photography

Lyd & Mo Photography

Twenty-seven North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena used to house a high-end guitar shop. What caught Lydia and Mo’s eyes was a wedding dress on display in the large picture window of Connie Tao Designs. What sealed the deal was the empty space next door. They’d found the perfect spot for Lyd & Mo Photography. When […]

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