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Aquafuzion
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Aquafuzion

  Go With the Flow with Aquafuzion Events and Design 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…

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…

Business Profile: Pasadena Sandwich Company
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Business Profile: Pasadena Sandwich Company

  Photos and Story by Emily G. Peters Like a slice of vintage New York, Pasadena Sandwich Company’s Fink family has been serving up old school-deli specialty sandwiches in the San Gabriel Valley for over 20 years. With a sandwich-making pedigree spanning three generations, this landmark shop has deep roots in LA cuisine. Inspired by…

Santa Anita Hot Yoga Studio
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Santa Anita Hot Yoga Studio

  By Emily G. Peters Heat, breath and movement: Santa Anita Hot Yoga Studio combines all three to intensify the benefits of traditional yoga. The blend allows yoga students to stretch further, plank longer and grow stronger with a little help from extra-warm muscles. It all began in 2010 when Kayla Stra, a professional Thoroughbred…

Business Profile: Amara Chocolate & Coffee
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Business Profile: Amara Chocolate & Coffee

  By Emily G. Peters Old Town Pasadena’s Amara Chocolate & Coffee has a mission: to put smiles on the faces of their community, one cup of chocolate at a time. This intimate cafe has spent the last five years establishing itself as a neighborhood favorite, especially popular for its vegan churros and delicious dipping…

Business Profile: Law Offices of Marc G. Garlett
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Business Profile: Law Offices of Marc G. Garlett

  Leaving a Legacy of Love: Garlett Law By Emily G. Peters When Sierra Madre attorney Marc Garlett launched his legal career, he thought he’d find fulfillment in what he described as the “all-out pitched battle” of litigation. And though the firm he established was successful, the contention and negativity took a heavy toll. With…

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