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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, […]

¡Loteria II!

¡Loteria II!

Every year, Sandra Mastroianni of Cactus Gallery invites artists to interpret the 54 iconic Loteria cards. This year’s works—paintings, mixed media, pâpier maché, ink, textiles, wood, and sterling silver and copper—are on exhibit through April 2nd. ¡Loteria II! is a wondrous show of color, shapes, whimsy, solemnity, humor, and detail. We could break the bank […]

High Low Vintage & Dinner 4 Two

High Low Vintage & Dinner 4 Two

Pasadena native Carolyn Gray is proprietor of High Low Vintage on East Green Street, part of what is called “Green Street Village.” Hometown Pasadena featured the store after it opened in spring 2012: Something’s up on Green Street. High Low Vintage has just opened with “an eye towards Mid-Century Modern, Industrial Age, and Post Modern […]

Hearts & Flowers 2016

Hearts & Flowers 2016

The day of love, Valentine’s Day, is swiftly swooping our way and it is time, once again, for The Folk Tree’s fun, beautiful, whimsical, and creative Hearts & Flower exhibit. Swearing off red roses and all things chocolate this Valentine’s Day? Come at Beverly Crist‘s unique ceramic pieces. Crist uses stamps on her slab-built plates, […]

Yarnover & Spaghetti

Yarnover & Spaghetti

Louisa Fabbri, owner of Contessa Italian Foods Collection, says, “Nothing speaks ‘yarn’ like spaghetti.” This Sunday, January 17, stock up on yarn at Maridee and Barbra’s mobile yarn store, the Yarnover Truck, “your local yarn boutique on wheels” then satiate the growl with lunch at Contessa’s. Louisa met the duo about a year ago and […]

Our Perfect Gift: A Book

Our Perfect Gift: A Book

We dream of a bottomless gift card to Vroman’s, endless armfuls of books hauled from the many Little Free Libraries around (only to be replaced or shared again, of course), a 2-week vacation where we’re grounded, directed to sit and read and only read (it must be a command in order to prevent the ever-looming […]

Botanic Bling

Botanic Bling

We don’t have the details on which vendors will be on hand, but the event name is enough to garner our interest. Descanso Gardens hosts a 2-day holiday gift event: Botanic Bling.   Botanic Bling, Descanso’s trunk show of nature-themed jewelry and accessories, returns just in time for holiday shopping. The event will feature unique […]

Black Friday at Elisa B.

Black Friday at Elisa B.

Can’t wait to start shopping? Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, and even Sunday, November 29, have the “Shops on Holly” hopping. We’re told Elisa B. is going “all out for her first holiday season as a part of the shops on Holly seasonal event.” BLACK FRIDAY Shop 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Pop in between 2 […]

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