If you’re on a sweets-free diet, just go ahead and cancel it now.
Why? Chocolate. Wine. Enough of both to just about fill 16,000 square feet.
Sunday. Be there.
Our sugar high has already started.
Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Pasadena Convention Center, 300 Green St., $25 at door, $20 advance, lachocolatesalon.com
- 1035 E. Green, Boutique Divas
Signature pieces fill the racks at this shop that envisions itself on a Parisian sidewalk. Owner and designer Deborah Myles-Green, at top right, crams everything avant garde into her store without reservation. She says her eye for fashion starts with the runways and extends to vintage cuts. (626) 793-3222
- 1039 E. Green, Anomaly Studios
This piercing parlor gets rave reviews from customers, and is one of the area’s safest — and friendliest — places to get jabbed with metal (really). The pros at Anomaly handle first-time ear piercings for the young’uns, as well as more complex body piercings and modifications for the older, more adventurous set. Upstairs is an airy, lofted hair salon. (626) 793-8930
- 1045 E. Green, Risque
European lingerie brands are the domain of Ellen Sepulveda’s
unmentionables boutique. Prime finds include Betsey Johnson nighties
and the funky designer’s hard-to-find swimwear line. Another essential
item for stockpiling: Spanx, always in stock here, too. Sepulveda is
also your right-hand gal to plan a private, in-store bridal shower or
bachelorette party. (626) 796-1100
Pictured are some Rose Magazine summer-issue outtakes:
At top, Boutique Divas owner Deborah Myles-Green, who is also a fashion and shoe designer.
Second from top, Beach Joy Bikinis Swim Wear from Miami at Risque.
Third from top, Brandi Lansill of Highland Park gets her hair cut and styled by Rai Mercado of Pasadena.
Bottom, owner of Anomaly Studios Eric Anderson.
(Photos by Walt Mancini)