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Luna Lotus Jewels

Luna Lotus Jewels

Karina Barrero is a Pasadena resident and owner of Luna Lotus Jewels. She exhibits at such social events as the West Elm Pop-Up and the Urban Air Market in Los Angeles. Barrero mentions on her site that as a child she didn’t have a lot of funds to spend on clothing and jewelry. So, she […]

Clothes Heaven

Clothes Heaven

We thank our friend Peggy Sue Davis as she was the impetus behind our featuring of Clothes Heaven this week, a 30-year-old staple of Old Pasadena and the source for timeless high fashion and haute couture. We were heading back to our car after strolling Old Pasadena’s various alleyways, encountering the silly, fun, colorful, thoughtful, intriguing art […]

A Place to Bead

A Place to Bead

Christina Rizzo has been a “bead” enthusiast since she was a teenager and after working in a shop for years, absorbing all she could learn, she had the opportunity to open her own business. A Place to Bead may be found in the 2-block smorgasbord of shops found on Mission Street in San Marino. It sits between a […]

2017 Night Market for 626

2017 Night Market for 626

Jonny Hwang, remembering the night markets in Asia, especially the Shilin Night Market in Taipei, created the 626 Night Market. It’s the 6th season of night markets with June 30-July 2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. The original and largest Asian-themed night market in the United States, 626 Night Market features over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, […]

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 […]

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