Business Spotlight / April 25, 2019 The Cradle Company Wraps New Moms and Families in Judgement-Free Postpartum Support

By Emily Glory Peters Labor is laced with complexities that are unique to a new mom’s experience. After hours beasting through physical and mental pain, a new mom only has about a day or two to absorb all she can from her doctors, nurses and lactation consultants before being sent on her way to parent...

Business Spotlight / April 18, 2019 Lumen Optometric Shines New Light on Eye Health

By Emily Glory Peters It wasn’t a lifelong fascination with the human eye that prompted Dr. Eric To to go into optometry. It was tutoring underserved kids. “I learned some of my students suffered from vision-related learning disorders. They were thrown into remedial classes or neglected due to poor performance—but after a bit of research,...

Business Spotlight / April 11, 2019 Uplifting the “Hidden Poor” Alongside Foothill Unity Center

By Emily Glory Peters Nearly 6,000. That’s the number of volunteers who served food, distributed supplies and fostered hope among similar thousands served by local nonprofit Foothill Unity Center last year. It’s an impressive number in light of April, which just happens to be National Volunteer Month—especially considering there’s still room (and need) for more....

Business Spotlight / April 4, 2019 Leonora Moss is All About Making Floral Dreams Come True

By Emily Glory Peters A busy shop is a thing of beauty, and Leonora Moss in Sierra Madre is certainly both. Nicely crammed with all things flowering and fairy-like, this high-end florist has called the foothill town home since 1997—and like many Sierra Madre businesses, is a family affair. “My mom and business partner, Judith...

Business Spotlight / March 28, 2019 Looking to Throw Off the Weight of the World? Just Float.

By Emily Glory Peters You enter a private room with a stone floor and open shower. Just beyond is a small door in the center of a wall—like from a Lewis Carroll story—concealing a shallow pool enriched with epsom salts and minerals designed to help you float. You step into the water, the music fades,...

Business Spotlight / March 21, 2019 Andrea Leos, Realtor: Finding Balance as a Woman in Business

By Emily Glory Peters Arcadia native and Keller Williams realtor Andrea Leos has always worked. From a 13-year career in women’s fashion to freelancing as a licensed stylist for 7 years, she’s kept busy—and then the babies came. “My boys are seven and nine now—and I spent most of that time at home doing hair...

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Lumen Optometric Shines New Light on Eye Health
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Lumen Optometric Shines New Light on Eye Health

By Emily Glory Peters It wasn’t a lifelong fascination with the human eye that prompted Dr. Eric To to go into optometry. It was tutoring underserved kids. “I learned some of my students suffered from vision-related learning disorders. They were thrown into remedial classes or neglected due to poor performance—but after a bit of research,…

Uplifting the “Hidden Poor” Alongside Foothill Unity Center
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Uplifting the “Hidden Poor” Alongside Foothill Unity Center

By Emily Glory Peters Nearly 6,000. That’s the number of volunteers who served food, distributed supplies and fostered hope among similar thousands served by local nonprofit Foothill Unity Center last year. It’s an impressive number in light of April, which just happens to be National Volunteer Month—especially considering there’s still room (and need) for more….

Photography in the Facetune Era: Lyd and Mo
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Photography in the Facetune Era: Lyd and Mo

Husband-and-wife team up to offer timeless portraits and more By Emily Glory Peters “When photographing portraits, you have to bring out the essence of a person,” says Mo Cee, co-owner with his wife Lydia Tam of Lyd and Mo Photography in Pasadena. “Too often I see photographers too focused on their gear—but photography is having…

Pasadena Black Pages Takes a Seat at the Media Table
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Pasadena Black Pages Takes a Seat at the Media Table

How insufficient representation sparked a new outlet for Pasadena’s African-American community By Emily Glory Peters “It started when Councilwoman Jacque Robinson lost the mayoral election in 2015,” says Dennis Haywood, founder and editor-in-chief for online publication Pasadena Black Pages (PBP). It was the first time the seat had been open in 16 years, and was…

Fantasy Frostings Finds its Sweet Spot in Pasadena
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Fantasy Frostings Finds its Sweet Spot in Pasadena

By Emily Glory Peters Congratulations: you’ve made it two months into 2019 and we bet you’re ready for a break from all those health-centric resolutions. Enter Fantasy Frostings. With a 2018 “Best of Pasadena” win to its name and longstanding popularity for its custom cakes and desserts, Fantasy Frostings is the bakery dream come true…

From Sierra Madre, With Love Songs: Zach and Bridget
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From Sierra Madre, With Love Songs: Zach and Bridget

By Emily Glory Peters Business and music seem an unromantic pairing, but for local band Zach & Bridget, they’re two sides of the same coin. Like the performers themselves, one can’t succeed without the other. “When we’re at our best is where I’m the content instigator and she’s the editor,” says Zach Galanis of his…

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