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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 […]

CSC’s 1st Annual Holiday Boutique

CSC’s 1st Annual Holiday Boutique

Cancer Support Community Pasadena wants us to holiday shop not only among the animals, but with a full stomach. CSC’s 1st Annual Holiday Boutique will be held on November 20th at CSC’s future home—within the new Pasadena Humane Society building. Sneak preview tours will be available. (How many CSC staffers and guests will go home […]

Open Mic of All Kinds, For All Ages

Open Mic of All Kinds, For All Ages

Joe Normal and Gigi Hutchinson never thought they’d be working together. In the same place; within the same space. Primarily because Joe is a musician and Gigi is a hairdresser. Ah, po-tay-to, po-tah-to. Music and hair styling are vastly different arts, but they’re not polar opposites. Perhaps, they are perfect foils. When the opportunity arose, […]

Olio Nuovo 2015

Olio Nuovo 2015

“Fall in many a culture is a time of ‘thanks giving,’ a recognition of blessings, and for Tuscan people a time when celebrations are all about Olio Nuovo,” says Luisa of Contessa Collections on South Lake. Luisa explains that Contessa’s Tuscan collection of extra virgin olive oils is guaranteed organic and the requirements for being […]

It’s Fall & Art on Palm

It’s Fall & Art on Palm

It’s time once again to step into the secluded woods. Not scary woods, but Wildwood Park, a small, intimate canyon nestled in the Foothills of Altadena—for Art on Palm, Fall 2015. Mary Jane Elgin with seven classmates began Art on Palm back in 2004, which has now blossomed to include 40 artists and a day’s […]

Attire LA Comes to Altadena

Attire LA Comes to Altadena

Attire began as a shop in Culver City with the idea to fill the shop with “a carefully curated collection” of clothing, accessories, and—interestingly enough—art. The idea is to support local brands being produced in Los Angeles and local artists in Culver City and, now with its second location, in Altadena. One such Altadena artist […]

Palooza Flea Market & Crafts Fair

Palooza Flea Market & Crafts Fair

It’s a flea market, a food sale, a crafts fair, and a pseudo nursery with plants for sale. It’s the Marshall Fundamental Booster Palooza Flea Market and Crafts Fair on September 19. The event is the fall fundraiser in support of the Marshall marching band and colorguard. Store up your carbs for a day of […]

End of Summer Sale

End of Summer Sale

Figuratively, summer is at an end as the kids have reluctantly returned to school. As we all are aware, summer is literally making its present felt as the current 3-digit temperatures prove. One way to figuratively beat the heat is to enjoy the Lake Mariposa End of Summer Sale on September 12. The Altadena Chamber […]

Pasadena Antique Mall

Pasadena Antique Mall

The most important tenet to remember before heading into the Pasadena Antique Mall at Paseo Colorado is that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. One, because it’s imperative to be well fed (without overindulging and wanting to crawl back under the covers) and to be caffeine-infused before stepping through the front door. […]

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