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ReWeave LA: Luxurious New Life for Lavish (Little) Textiles
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ReWeave LA: Luxurious New Life for Lavish (Little) Textiles

By Linda Taubenreuther It all started with a swatch of fabric, a flash of curiosity, and a visionary idea. One day in 2018, corporate banker and design aficionada Debbie Ouyang asked interior designer Julie Benniardi what happened to the luxurious fabric samples she worked with after she returned them to the showrooms. Julie didn’t know,…

Keeping Custom Jewelry a Cut Above
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Keeping Custom Jewelry a Cut Above

By Emily Glory Peters “Lover of all colored stones—and listens like your bartender” is how Tracy Wilke is described on the website for G.H. Wilke and Co., her family-run jewelry business in San Gabriel. And like the work of an expert jeweler, she considers listening an art form. “I get called a bartender because I…

The Soap Kitchen: Good for Your Body, Good for the Earth
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The Soap Kitchen: Good for Your Body, Good for the Earth

By Emily Glory Peters Soap making is an age-old practice. Evidence of soap-like substances has been traced back to the ancient Romans, Egyptians, even the Babylonians, all whipping up mysterious emulsions of oils, salts and Mother Nature’s other odds and ends to get squeaky clean. That magic continues today, albeit with a considerable ingredient upgrade….

Pasadena’s Legendary Big Mama’s Rib Shack Closing
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Pasadena’s Legendary Big Mama’s Rib Shack Closing

Originally posted June 27 at 9 a.m. / Updated June 27 at 2:51 p.m. with correct phone number By Amanda Sulker-Hall Big Mama’s Rib Shack, also known as Big Mama’s, opened in 2002 but the origins of this family restaurant began further south east of California in Chattanooga, Tenn. where the founder, Dargin McWhorter, was…

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