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“Blaggs Occasional Flea Market Style Sidewalk Sale”

“Blaggs Occasional Flea Market Style Sidewalk Sale”

“Blaggs Occasional Flea Market Style Sidewalk Sale” is what local artist and thingmaker Dave Lovejoy calls it… Folks often ask where I get my materials – here’s one such place: Blaggs Occasional Flea Market Style Sidewalk Sale. In the Arts District of Highland Park, this event features antiques, collectibles, vintage items, art work, curiosities, and [...]

Open Studios – Up Close & Personal

Open Studios – Up Close & Personal

Not only will there be art to be found in well-known local hangouts such as Perry’s Joint and Sidewalk Cafe, but personal homes and studio spaces are open to the public on Sunday, June 1st for an even larger, ever-growing Open Studio Days. Park on Oakland Avenue along a street of California Craftsman homes. Find the [...]

Dave Lovejoy’s Art

Dave Lovejoy’s Art

“I’m a thing-maker,” says artist Dave Lovejoy of Lovejoy Art. “Some turn out to be art, some just things,” he admits. Though all, he continues “are continuations of a thought.” Several weeks ago, we found ourselves immersed in an interview that spanned several hours over two days, initially at the 1907 California Craftsman home Lovejoy [...]

May Repair Café

May Repair Café

Repair Café is ON for May 3, Saturday, 11-5, in Memorial Park at the Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival! And we will be OFF the grid!  Repair Café is a monthly meeting of repair people and people who need things repaired. We are a member of the Repair Café Foundation, which was founded in The Netherlands [...]

Flower Pepper Gallery

Flower Pepper Gallery

Flower Pepper in Old Pasadena is “aggressively looking to stay positioned as this area’s source of art for years to come.” Ambitious goal. Big dream. But to open an art gallery, as well as living the life of an artist, one must dream big. The gallery is also part book store with tomes on art and design, [...]

The Cheese Store of Pasadena

The Cheese Store of Pasadena

South Lake Avenue in Pasadena has a feel that is—if you squint, blur your vision, and take a prodigious imaginative leap—almost reminiscent of a mid-size, quaint European town with taupe-color buildings and wrought iron embellishments next to street-to-ceiling shop windows decorated with urbane apparel, art, antiques, and fine food. The first such area is between [...]

Anna Elyse: Special Occasion Attire

Anna Elyse: Special Occasion Attire

Anna Elyse is the location of visual and tactile wealth—in the form of colors, shapes, and materials. Are you going to be a bridesmaid or scheduled to attend a wedding, the Oscars, or an Oscar party? Or maybe you’re having a special Valentine’s dinner for two, hosting the ultimate cocktail party, your daughter is a [...]

Get Hooked on Wet Shaving

Get Hooked on Wet Shaving

Damon Stathatos is a fan. An avid fan. Of wet shaving. Hmmm, you say. That sounds like a lot of work. That sounds like it could hurt. Several times a year, Damon flies to Asia to stock up on items for the family business, fifty-year-old STATS floral supply and home decorative center. Gnomes, Santas, ghouls, [...]

Estate Jewelers of South Pasadena

Estate Jewelers of South Pasadena

Pictured on the right is a stunning and delicate necklace described as a platinum Edwardian diamond necklace with Old European, Old Mine, and Rose cut diamonds. This scrumptious piece of jewelry may be found at Estate Jewelers of South Pasadena, which is tucked in a corner across from the ever-alluring but usually saved for splurging [...]

Christmas Open House at Craft Fair Gift Shop

Christmas Open House at Craft Fair Gift Shop

Over 210 local exhibitors—all of them over the age of 50—who make hand crafted jewelry, pottery, dolls, cards, clothing, home furnishings, wood work pieces, and baby items will be selling their goods at the Assistance League of Pasadena’s Craft Fair Gift Shop for their Christmas Open House on Saturday, November 9th. Complimentary coffee and cookies [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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