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Entrepreneurship, Simplified: The Executive Factor

By Emily G. Peters The “American dream” has many iterations—self-employment chief among them. Yet translating an idea into a marketable business can seem like an insurmountable task for many. The Executive Factor in Arcadia simplifies that process. Created by U.K. native Andrew Gregson and his wife Tricia in 2010, the couple formed a professional workspace…

Bamboo Rejuvenation Therapy Opens in Arcadia

Bamboo Rejuvenation Therapy Opens in Arcadia

        Bamboo Rejuvenation Therapy Opens in Arcadia   Grand Opening Slated August 1, 3p.m.   Join Bamboo Rejuvenation Therapy to celebrate their Grand Opening on August 1 at 3pm. There will be food, drinks, a special gift and a raffle for all who attend. Bamboo Rejuv Therapy specializes in the following: 1)…

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Kings Row Gastropub

By Emily G. Peters It’s Sunday morning, and the crew at Kings Row Gastropub is getting ready for the day. Kids dart in an out from the main dining room, enjoying their freedom before the pub overflows with weekend revelers looking for a bite and a beer. This is Kings Row, Old Pasadena’s first gastropub….

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The Thrill of the Hunt: Kaleidoscope Antiques

Story and Photos by Emily G. Peters “Being an antique dealer is like a continuous treasure hunt,” said Bill Taylor, owner of Monrovia’s magnificent Kaleidoscope Antiques. “The antique business changes as styles change—but there always is a demand.” Taylor should know. The brainchild of his late wife Linda Taylor and her business partner C.J. Granados,…

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Dare to be Bare: Off Kilter Kilts

By Emily G. Peters It’s summer in Los Angeles. It’s hot—insanely hot. And call us crazy, but it’s times like these where a kilt starts to look like a mighty desirable fashion choice. Luckily for us, Off Kilter Kilts (OKK) in Pasadena is here to help. This boutique kilt shop is the new(er) kid on…

Smart Women, Smart Money (7/13 Issue)
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Smart Women, Smart Money (7/13 Issue)

Dear Emmy, I’m selling my home almost two years after my husband’s passing. May I still take the full $500,000 capital gain exclusion allowed for jointly owned properties? By Emmy Rodriguez No, you cannot – but work-arounds abound. Generally, individual federal taxpayers are allowed a maximum $250,000 deduction from the profit made off the sale…

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Lark Cake Shop

By Emily G. Peters Lark Cake Shop has been getting some buzz the last few years. It’s garnered multiple local awards and, just this winter, Los Angeles Magazine noted their berry shortcake as a must-try in Los Angeles. Though only arriving on the scene in Pasadena in 2015, Lark Cake Shop owner John Hensley has been building…

Skip Seasonal Stress With Holiday Celebration Club
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Skip Seasonal Stress With Holiday Celebration Club

By Emily G. Peters Many of us spend holidays and milestones surrounded by friends and family. Yet for those seeking an alternative to the norm, L.A.-based Holiday Celebration Club has put together a whole new way to party. Holiday Celebration Club creates “major fun for major holidays without major stress,” opening up events for anyone…

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