Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Motif’


Motif’s Swan Song

Motif’s Swan Song
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We are terribly sad to report that one of Pasadena’s best boutiques, Motif, is closing its doors soon after many successful years, but happy that owner Stephanie Plumb Miller is ready for new adventures. To both thank her regulars and end the era, Stephanie is having a blow-out sale, starting today, August 21st, and running […]

Tween Author at Motif

Tween Author at Motif

You might not normally think of shopping at Motif, an upscale gift and home store, for a good read for your 12-year-old, but you can do just that on Saturday. Jean Blasair, a playwrite and the author of many tween novels, will be in the store Saturday afternoon to meet fans and sign copies of […]

Hometown Holiday Gifts

Hometown Holiday Gifts

Just like Dorothy’s oft-quoted words from The Wizard of Oz, we at Hometown Pasadena believe there’s no place like home—Pasadena, that is—for holiday shopping. The perfect gift awaits each person on your list right here in our own towns, from Pasadena to Montrose. And remember, every dollar you spend at an independently owned store puts […]

Master Gardeners & Living Wreaths

Master Gardeners & Living Wreaths

As we roll into the harvest and holiday season, or the fourth quarter, depending upon your altar of worship, this is a time to reassess. Not only are we clearing the beds and fields of debris and remnants of summer’s growth, but the wise gardener is looking ahead. It’s not too late for winter lettuces, […]

Vroman's Names Best Local Businesses

Vroman's Names Best Local Businesses

The Vroman’s blog just concluded a voter-driven contest to choose some of Pasadena’s best businesses. Plenty of our favorites made the cut, including: Best Coffee Shop: Jones Coffee Best Gift Shop: Motif Best Bar: Lucky Baldwin’s Best Specialty Bookstore: Book Alley … and a bunch more. Click here for the details.

Your Favorite Hometown Businesses

Your Favorite Hometown Businesses

Vroman’s is having a contest they’re calling the Local Business Smackdown, and after its blog readers nominated favorites in all sorts of categories, the list of nominees is now down to the finalists. Go to the blog to cast your vote by Friday, February 20. Some of the finalist choices are odd, especially in the […]

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