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This Just Might be the Best Tea House You’ve Ever Tried

By Emily Glory Peters You live in Los Angeles, so chances are you’ve been to a tea house before....

Third Year of CalligraFair a Sweeping Success

Calligraphy—once the stuff of ancient scripts—has risen again as a covetable skill amongst professional artists and casual hobbyists alike across Los Angeles. This past week, they converged at CalligraFair, a two-day event hosted by Monrovia’s own Smitten on Paper.

Puff Monkey Shop Fuels Fandoms Across the Pop Cultural Universe

By Emily Glory Peters Pop culture is not just a state of mind, it’s a place in Old Town Monrovia. Here, those well-versed in subreddits...

Cali Kid Capsules Captures Fleeting Moments for New Parents

By Emily Glory Peters Ask any new parent and they’ll tell you how quickly the first year of their child’s life passes. Weeks of fragmented...

The Best Self-Defense is a (Unyted) Offense

By Emily Glory Peters If you were like the average American kid, keeping healthy might have included a stint in karate, tae kwon do or...

The Alliance Brings Young Adults Together to Uplift Foster Youth in...

By Emily Glory Peters Most of us have an idea of how we’ll spend our next holiday, birthday or even weekend—and more importantly, who’ll we’ll...

For This Gym, Boxing is Bigger Than Physical Strength

By Emily Glory Peters As Mike Tyson once famously observed, everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.  Still, having a (thoughtful) approach...

Take a Stroll Down Book Alley, a Pasadena Staple

By Emily Glory Peters One of Pasadena’s best kept secrets is its healthy number of exceptional independent bookstores. Book Alley, founded in 1992 and located...

Need a Staycation? The Historic Bissell House is the Answer

By Emily Glory Peters Built in the 1880s, the Bissell House Bed and Breakfast is nearly as old as Pasadena itself. Named for that Bissell...

From Honduras to Pasadena: The Journey of Bessy’s Boutique

By Emily Glory Peters When was the last time you walked into an indie shop for an item of clothing? Bessy Centeno wants to know—because...
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