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Empty House Party for Pasadena Showcase
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Empty House Party for Pasadena Showcase

By Susan Motander Members, supporters and media gathered last month to preview the home that will be turned into the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts this year. In just three short months hundreds of workers and designers will transform this Mediterranean style home and its gardens into the next Pasadena Showcase House for the…

California Home Prices Close Year on High Note
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California Home Prices Close Year on High Note

Housing Market Posts Solid Performance in 2017 Amid the lowest housing inventory levels in more than 13 years, existing home sales still eked out a year-over-year gain, while the median sales price posted a solid annual increase, the Arcadia Association of Realtors® said recently. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled…

Aquarela Gifts and Flowers
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Aquarela Gifts and Flowers

By Emily G. Peters Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote that “the world laughs in flowers”—a sentiment well-captured by Aquarela Gifts and Flowers in Monrovia. The creative outlet of mother-daughter duo Alejandra (Ale) and Dorys Gonzalez, this flower shop puts a whimsical spin on everything from their designs to business name. “Aquarela is a translation of…

Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Launches New Networking Campaign
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Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Launches New Networking Campaign

Pop-Up mixers blend business, pleasure and growth opportunities for local businesses By Galen Patterson Arcadia’s Chamber of Commerce is a coalition of local businesses aimed at helping each other grow. The non-profit organization is perhaps most easily recognized by its circular building at the divergence of Huntington Dr. near the Arcadia Police Station. Recently, the…

A Firm Foundation with The Wizard of Bras
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A Firm Foundation with The Wizard of Bras

By Emily G. Peters Want to look and feel better in 2018? You could jump start your new year’s bod with a detailed workout regimen and diet plan—or simply pay a visit to Creative Woman: The Wizard of Bras.” This bra and lingerie boutique is no stranger to the bra biz, opening its doors more…

Homes Fetch Top Dollar With Staged Spaces
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Homes Fetch Top Dollar With Staged Spaces

By Emily G. Peters From a quick haircut to a little makeup, we all like to look our best when going out. Staged Spaces in Monrovia applies the same principle to selling homes—polishing properties to their highest shine to close a sale. The success of staging a home rests on the power of suggestion, enticing…

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