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Classic Kickboxing
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Classic Kickboxing

  Photos and Story By Emily G. Peters It’s official—we’re well into our second quarter of 2017. For those struggling with their resolution to get in shape this year, Classic Kickboxing in Pasadena is in your corner. This professional gym got its start in 2002 when founder and head instructor Mauricio Gonzalez decided to share…

Distant Lands
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Distant Lands

Get Ready to Travel to Distant Lands By Emily G. Peters It’s not just a bookstore. It’s not just a luggage shop, or even a travel agency. Distant Lands is a resource; a travel emporium designed to equip those suffering from acute wanderlust. Distant Lands Travel Bookstore and Outfitter is one of those shops that…

SafariBiz
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SafariBiz

By Emily G. Peters So many think of visiting Africa as an impossibility. Yet for Pasadena local Sarah Culhane, access to the continent is a birthright—and one that she’s eager to share with others. Born in Kenya and educated in South Africa, Culhane came to the U.S. after a short time working as an architect….

ALL PRO Health Center
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ALL PRO Health Center

By Emily G. Peters An image of Blake Griffin and your doctor is a pretty great endorsement, whatever medical treatment you’re seeking. At Arcadia’s ALL PRO Health Center, the photo serves as a sign to patients (athletes or otherwise) that powerful healing is within their reach. ALL PRO Health Center has been a labor of…

Bear Essentials Gift Shoppe
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Bear Essentials Gift Shoppe

Back by popular demand! Story and Photos By Emily G. Peters The past few years have been the era of the reboot. “Gilmore Girls,” “X-Files” and more have all come back to us through popular demand. Yet Bear Essentials Gift Shoppe in Arcadia has achieved a much rarer phenomenon: the retail reboot. Before its premature…

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Colette Restaurant

Mimosa time and brunch junction at Colette Pasadena! Story and Photos By Emily G. Peters Nestled on the border of Pasadena and Sierra Madre is Colette, your new affordable brunch spot. Colette’s take on American cuisine promises good eats and energy for the quiet corner between the two neighborhoods, guided by foodie founders Tony and…

Ready Artwork
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Ready Artwork

By Emily G. Peters Starting a business takes guts. Success requires passion and patience to plow through the challenges. But just because someone loves their work doesn’t mean they know how to brand or market it. Ready Artwork in Monrovia bridges that gap. Founded by Victor Huynh and Emily Au in 2003, this premier website…

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Sauté Culinary Academy

By Emily G. Peters Cooking well easily qualifies as a universally useful skill—but not everyone feels comfortable in the kitchen. That’s why culinary icons like Anthony Bourdain have championed the idea that learning to cook should be required in school. After all, wouldn’t everyone benefit from mastering the basics of creating a healthy (and tasty)…

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