Business Spotlight / January 16, 2018 Chef Carmen’s 3 C’s: Cakes, Catering and Consulting

By Emily G. Peters Chef Carmen Richardson Moore of Chef Carmen’s 3 C’s has a message for all your 2018 events: stop stressing out about the food. “Most caterers offer one genre of food or one style of décor with their food. I offer everything that most anyone could want. From a simple office meeting...

Business Spotlight / January 9, 2018 A Firm Foundation with The Wizard of Bras

By Emily G. Peters Want to look and feel better in 2018? You could jump start your new year’s bod with a detailed workout regimen and diet plan—or simply pay a visit to Creative Woman: The Wizard of Bras. This bra and lingerie boutique is no stranger to the bra biz, opening its doors more...

Business Spotlight / December 27, 2017 Homes Fetch Top Dollar With Staged Spaces

By Emily G. Peters From a quick haircut to a little makeup, we all like to look our best when going out. Staged Spaces in Monrovia applies the same principle to selling homes—polishing properties to their highest shine to close a sale. The success of staging a home rests on the power of suggestion, enticing...

Business Spotlight / December 19, 2017 Vendome Wine & Spirits Puts Twist on Modern Bottle Shop

By Emily G. Peters The term “liquor store” conjures up visions of a place to grab a six-pack and a salty snack—someplace convenient, but not exactly a destination. Arcadia’s Vendome Wine and Spirits seeks to change that by putting their own twist on the modern bottle shop. “We are a fully featured bottle shop with...

Business Spotlight / December 12, 2017 Preserving Pet-Senior Companionship with Pet Porter Pals

By Emily G. Peters The power of pet companionship in undeniable, as evidenced by the millions who follow social media accounts like The Dodo and Doug the Pug. Pet Porter Pals founder Carmel Mims has found a way to preserve that power—especially for senior members of our community. “I can’t even begin to imagine how...

Business Spotlight / December 5, 2017 Taking Pasadena Beyond the Olive

By Emily G. Peters Epicure Lisa Grabow recently posted an Instagram picture with the caption “I’ve got olives in my pockets, olio nuovo in my mouth and hand and customers on my mind. A delicious day!” It neatly sums up why she can accurately call her business Beyond the Olive. Grabow’s involvement with Beyond the...

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A Firm Foundation with The Wizard of Bras
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A Firm Foundation with The Wizard of Bras

By Emily G. Peters Want to look and feel better in 2018? You could jump start your new year’s bod with a detailed workout regimen and diet plan—or simply pay a visit to Creative Woman: The Wizard of Bras. This bra and lingerie boutique is no stranger to the bra biz, opening its doors more…

Homes Fetch Top Dollar With Staged Spaces
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Homes Fetch Top Dollar With Staged Spaces

By Emily G. Peters From a quick haircut to a little makeup, we all like to look our best when going out. Staged Spaces in Monrovia applies the same principle to selling homes—polishing properties to their highest shine to close a sale. The success of staging a home rests on the power of suggestion, enticing…

Taking Pasadena Beyond the Olive
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Taking Pasadena Beyond the Olive

By Emily G. Peters Epicure Lisa Grabow recently posted an Instagram picture with the caption “I’ve got olives in my pockets, olio nuovo in my mouth and hand and customers on my mind. A delicious day!” It neatly sums up why she can accurately call her business Beyond the Olive. Grabow’s involvement with Beyond the…

Dual Crossroads Sheds New Light on New Age
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Dual Crossroads Sheds New Light on New Age

By Emily G. Peters Located at a literal crossroads by the Metro Gold Line in South Pasadena, Dual Crossroads invites you to explore your light and dark sides at this New Age boutique. Barely a year old, the shop got its start when owner Jennifer Maimone saw the light at the end of her corporate…

Float Lifts Us Up Where We Belong
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Float Lifts Us Up Where We Belong

By Emily G. Peters Pasadena’s Burlington Arcade is a rainbow—and Float its pot of gold. Fixed at the end of the dreamiest alleyway in town, this cafe has a fresh set of owners who are introducing small—but delicious—additions to Float’s popular menu. “It’s like a fresh coat of paint, learning something new every day” said…

Storiad Gives Indie Authors a Fighting Chance
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Storiad Gives Indie Authors a Fighting Chance

By Emily G. Peters Here’s a story of a man named Ramzi Hajj—and his determination to give independent authors a shot at success. Together with web developer wiz Nathan Tyler, the pair founded Storiad: a platform designed to solve marketing woes for writers. The software allows authors (and publishers) to customize bookselling campaigns step-by-step, saving…

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