Buy Local Pasadena Blog

Vroman’s for Mother’s Day

Vroman’s Invites You To the Mother’s Day Gift Bazaar!

Saturday, May 8th, 11am – 2pm

Mother’s Day is May 9th! Come to the Vroman’s Gift Bazaar on Saturday, May 8th, to find beautiful gifts for all the moms in your life and receive 20% off the gift items we are featuring! Some of our most popular brands will be on sale, including items like FAIR TRADE jewelry, greeting cards that benefit women’s shelters, and fine candles and soaps. With so much variety, you are sure to find a gift for any mom that will be remembered for years to come.

But that’s not all! There will be several different raffles throughout the day for anyone to participate in, and we will be giving you a free gift with each $30 you spend on one of our featured gift lines!

Between 11am and noon, kids can stop by the craft table in the Gift Bazaar area to make something lovely for Mom, just in time for Mother’s Day!


Celebrating Women’s Day

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Fair Trade Chocolates for Valentines Day!
February 12, 2010, 12:55 am
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Ten Thousand Villages (hearts) Chocolate

Pre-Valentine’s Chocolate Sampling
This Saturday February 13
Noon-5 p.m.

We all know that Valentine’s is really about the chocolate. Come to the store this Saturday and sample some of the best.  Dip something delicious into our fair trade dark chocolate fountain.  Find just the right gift for your Valentine.

Haven’t found the right gift?
Try Skjaak’s Gourmet, Fair Trade & Organic Chocolate Confections!

9 pc. $12

For a Limited time only!
Flavors include one of each: Pecan Caramel, Hearts of Cherry, Hazelnut Cream, Chocolate Caramel, Chocolate Cream, Peanut Caramel, Almond Caramel, Peanut Butter Bite, Almond Cream.

  • Certified Fair Trade and Organic;
  • All of the ingredients used are grown with organic methods. No harmful pesticides, chemical fertilizers or genetically modified ingredients are used;
  • No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives are added.
  • Shares equipment with peanuts/tree nuts.

Thank you for your continued support of our store’s mission. We hope you will visit soon!

567 S. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Located at Lake and California in the South Lake shopping area.  Parking available behind the store can be accessed from California.

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Majestical Roof

The next gift faire is December 19 and 20th.
11 am until 7 pm
Live music
Fashion, Art, Gifts and more.
All Fair Trade, no mass manufactured products

Majestical Roof
88 North Fair Oaks
Pasadena, CA 91103
(located through the tunnel on Fair Oaks between Union and Holly Streets, in the “NoCo” district)
(626) 844-8886

Holidays at Ten Thousand Villages
December 4, 2009, 9:28 pm
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Webster’s Fine Stationers: Profile


I recently walked into Webster’s Fine Stationers to find out a little more dsc07135about their independently owned business. I barely got through the door before I heard “grab a cup of coffee!”. At the table by my side, complimentary coffee (from local Pasadena Coffee Co.) was made available. I grabbed a cup and  proceeded to peruse quirky notepads, one-of-a-kind greeting cards, office supplies, and, my favorite aisle, a surplus of pens and pencils, all colors of the rainbow.

dsc07139 Store owners, Lori and Scott Webster, opened the doors to their remodeled shop in October of 2007. Their mission is to build community while bolstering local economy by providing office supplies, stationary and novelty gift items. Participating in a toy drive for Five Acres (Altadena locals) around the Holidays is just one way they give back to the community and, being locally owned, a greater portion of their tax dollars go directly back  into the city.

The Websters currently employ 4 locals who, along with incoming customers, are Lori and Scott’s favorite part of the job. Finding exactly what you need is their priority and they take the time to inquire how they can be of better service to make the store an even more user friendly and welcoming place to shop.

Webster’s Fine Stationers is a family owned business located in the heart of Altadena, CA and, their mission?, to serve. Whether you have a question about note cards, envelopes (their most popular item), stationary or stamps – Webster’s has the answer…and a whole lot of heart.

The Websters Team

The Websters Team

Webster’s is located at 2450 N. Lake Ave., Ste. B, Altadena – (626) 797-1135. Walk in, grab a cup, engage in a little local conversation and enjoy one-of-a-kind finds. I managed to walk out having purchased my favorite pen!

Mon. – Fri. 9:30 am to 6:30 pm * Sat. 10 am to 6 pm * Sun. 11 am to 5 pm

New BLP Window Decals – Let Customers Know They’re Supporting A Local!
February 24, 2009, 11:47 pm
Filed under: Shop Owner's Corner

Buy Local Pasadena is ordering new window decals – a recession special! Now more than ever we need to support our local businesses so they can keep their heads above water as consumers cut spending. These fun decals will notify customers that shops/storefronts are LOCAL INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES, and make customers feel good about supporting our local economy and community. Shop owners – get em while they’re hot. Download and complete your Buy Local Pasadena Membership Application and fax or mail to us ASAP. We’ll send you your decal straight away.