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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 […]

More of Rocky’s Personal Treasures

More of Rocky’s Personal Treasures

We stopped in at the Folk Tree this last week for a last look and a chance to enjoy the remaining stock and some of Rocky’s personal art collection—a feast for the eyes and soul—all on sale. The Folk Tree, Rocky’s world for over thirty years. Maybe take a piece home with you.   Folk Tree 217 S. […]

Thank you, Rocky

Thank you, Rocky

It’s been thirty years. For some people, Rocky Behr’s Folk Tree on South Fair Oaks Avenue right across from Centra Park is a place they’ve known all their adult lives, a nook of a store full of treasures. For the area as a whole, for the Mexican artists whose folk art was sold, for the […]

A Stitch in Time & Hodge Podge Gifts

A Stitch in Time & Hodge Podge Gifts

We had dropped the ball; our girl is going to her high school senior prom on Saturday and her dress had yet to be hemmed. We flew out of the house, “flew” down Huntington Drive, and cut through A Stitch in Time to reach Carlos the Tailor who has a minute shop in the back, […]

It’s Time to Go Jackalope

It’s Time to Go Jackalope

Jackalope Arts has taken a hold in Pasadena and committed to the long haul. At the beginning of 2015, Sara Vausbinder, Laura Fischer, and Melissa Shipley decided to leave their jobs and create art-centered events. Now, most folks would start slowly, build each event slowly year by year—don’t bite off too much too quickly—but no. Right out […]

Sip & Shop Spring Boutique

Sip & Shop Spring Boutique

The Women’s City Club of Pasadena located in the marvelous, lovely Binn House is celebrating its 71st anniversary. On April 23, all are invited to WCC’s Spring Boutique and Club Fair. Folks are invited to “sip, shop, and socialize”—meeting members and learning about WCC membership, tour Blinn House (worth the trip!), learn about the nonprofits […]

Just Float

Just Float

Was tension written on my face? In my posture? A friend insisted I needed to float. I like to try new things, so okay. Fortunately, Pasadena has the nicest, newest, biggest float therapy spa anywhere. It’s called Just Float. There’s a protocol to follow. The video on the website shows you around the place and […]

Community Garden Plant Sale

Community Garden Plant Sale

It may be only a year old, but South Pasadena Community Garden is thriving and on April 2, it will hold its very first plant sale. At 11 a.m., Amber Duran hosts a spring plantings workshop and all are welcome. Three weeks ago, SPCG reported that “hoop houses” were up and sheltering hundreds of seedlings […]

Scissors. Paper. Rock

Scissors. Paper. Rock

No we have not received a hair cut, gotten a mini highlight or a keratin treatment. We haven’t bought Julie Hewett make up or Surface Haircare products. But we enjoy the concept of a hair and beauty salon that also sells locally made jewelry, attire, and accessories in a boutique and exhibits local artists’ work, […]

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