Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘christmas shopping’


Torshi for You

Torshi for You
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“Torshi,” Gilda Moshir says,” is a Persian word and it means ‘something sour, tart, and pickled.’” Moshir will be selling her handmade torshi at this Saturday’s holiday boutique at the South Pasadena Women’s Club. “My torshi’s are produced in small batches at the Chef’s Center—a commercial kitchen in Pasadena. I don’t use any preservatives in […]

Tiny Treasures at Cactus

Tiny Treasures at Cactus

Cactus Gallery’s 8th Annual Miniatures Show opens Saturday, December 7th, with more than 40 artists participating. Handmade ornaments, paintings, mixed media works, dolls, and whatever else can be created in miniature will be on exhibit and available for purchase. Perfect for stocking stuffers! Cactus Gallery owner Sandra Mastroianni is an impressive curator, illustrating her love […]

Holiday Boutiques @ Woman’s Club & Bloom Again

Holiday Boutiques @ Woman’s Club & Bloom Again

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena presents their Christmas store this Saturday with 20 vendors selling handcrafted toys, jewelry, bath “luxuries,” candles, and decorative seasonal items. Their dining room will offer a Club-cooked lunch for $7 and guests are welcome to purchase home-baked sweets and treats. Guests may bid in their silent auction and participate […]

Elves’ Faire & Holiday Shopping

Elves’ Faire & Holiday Shopping

There is something about stepping through their door that makes people feel as though they’ve entered a wonderland… Eat, drink, and shop for holiday decorations at Junior League of Pasadena’s Annual Jacob Maarse Event. All items, holiday decorations, and pre-ordered holiday arrangements will be 10% off and Jacob Maarse will donate 10% of sales to JLP to […]

Handmade Holidays @ SPACE & Other Boutiques

Handmade Holidays @ SPACE & Other Boutiques

SPACE in South Pasadena is known for its art classes, arts education, and exhibits for emerging and mid-career artists. They also have an artist in residence program (AIR) that reaches over 5,000 students and a new literary program. This Saturday, November 16th, their Handmade Holidays exhibit will open with paintings by Joe Carrion, ceramics by […]

Soggy Scenes of Winter

Soggy Scenes of Winter

A few thoughts as we wait for Noah’s Ark to float by: One of these years we’re going to get a Rose Parade day like this. As soon as there’s a momentary lull, we’re making a mad dash for some Christmas shopping. We’re worried about our retailer friends—business must be slow because of the downpour. […]

9 Great Kids’ Books for Holiday Gifting

9 Great Kids’ Books for Holiday Gifting

San Marino Toy & Book Shoppe employs some of the savviest elves in town, ever ready to help with the eternal question, “What should I get for my niece/cousin/neighbor in the (fill in the blank here) age group?” The large and airy space on Huntington Drive is a mecca for birthday and holiday shoppers, because […]

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