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Colette Restaurant
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Colette Restaurant

  Mimosa time and brunch junction at Colette Pasadena! Story and PhotosBy 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…

Business Profile: Sauté Culinary Academy
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Business Profile: 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…

Treasure Little Children
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Treasure Little Children

  By Emily G. Peters Treasure Little Children (TLC) is more than an organization: it’s a community effort whose ultimate goal is as much a call to action as it is a familiar acronym. TLC is a not-for-profit organization “dedicated to enriching the lives of those in need by providing educational assistance and classroom renovation.”…

Aquafuzion
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Aquafuzion

  By Emily G. Peters Whoever said Beverly Hills had the last word in luxury event specialists clearly never encountered the team at Aquafuzion. In business for over a decade, Aquafuzion has spent years designing some of the most stunning special events and floral arrangements in Los Angeles. Before launching, its owner Debbie Liaw was…

Lavender and Honey Espresso Bar
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Lavender and Honey Espresso Bar

  By Emily G. Peters It’s early morning at Lavender and Honey Espresso Bar, but the place is already buzzing. A steady queue of Pasadena locals stream in for their caffeine fix, sipping on everything from cold brew espresso to Earl Grey lattes. Here, you’re just as likely to see a dressed-down family-on-the-go as you…

Exact Tax, Inc.
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Exact Tax, Inc.

  By Emily G. Peters It was the early 1990s, and Mary Wong was a bright-eyed computer science graduate from Cal Poly Pomona. “I realized I didn’t want to spend my life stuck behind a computer,” said Wong. So when she had the chance to pursue a career in banking, Wong thought she was staring…

Britton Chiropractic
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Britton Chiropractic

  By Emily G. Peters Black belts in jiujitsu, karate, taekwondo—these might not be the first accolades that come to mind when picking your next chiropractor. Yet for Dr. Anthony Britton of Britton Chiropractic, it was this very zeal for martial arts that became the impetus he needed to open his own clinic in Arcadia…

Chasworth Place – The Color Whisperer
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Chasworth Place – The Color Whisperer

  By Emily G. Peters Dreary dens, boring bedrooms: living spaces in need of inspiration have found their savior in Monrovia’s own “Color Whisperer.” Interior designer Jeanette Chasworth bears the title proudly, transforming local houses into homes with her keen eye for color. Although she launched her interior design company Chasworth Place in 2003, she…

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