Comfort Inn Near Pasadena Civic Auditorium
2462 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
Phone: (626) 405-0811
Fax: (626) 796-0966
This place truly 'treasures' California's golden past. A full service technical bookstore, it carries a wide range of subjects from geology and mining to books on lost treasures and Western Americana. It also features a plethora of nature and trail guides for southern California. This is a perfect stop for history buffs, amateur treasure-hunters or anyone longing to relive the Gold Rush days. Metal detectors and mining supplies are also sold here. Call ahead for hours.
Folks in Pasadena and from all over L.A. head straight for the Pooh-Bah Record Shop when they want quality music and personalized service. The owner says that he stocks more than 20,000 records, tapes and CDs, so you should be able to find everything you want, or just the thing to please that hard-to-buy-for relative. In addition to its many new releases, this store takes great pride in carrying many old and new jazz recordings. If you don't like paying those high prices for new CDs, drop in here check out their used selection. There are often recent discs sold by customers eager to find even newer treasures. Techno-electronic and industrial music recordings are also available, and the great rhythm-and-blues section continues to attract many visitors from all over L.A.
The Book Alley store specializes in titles that are rare as well as those out of print, the selection is pretty impressive. Specific areas of emphasis include the American West, psychology, performing arts and religion. Plus, since the shop carries so many used books, it's always open to buying and trading.
This store sells an eclectic collection of toys, books and videos for children of all ages. The selection of educational toys is one of the best in town, and there is sure to be something for every child's interest, from science to art to English. The selection of books can't be beat either, with all kinds of titles of interest to the younger generation. And if they're in the mood for a moving picture instead of a picture book, there is a good selection of children's movies on video.
Delicious artisan ice creams and sorbets made using only fresh, seasonal and organic ingredients. You can find Carmela's at Pasadena farmers markets, specialty food stores, and select restaurants. Unique flavors such as Rose Petal Ice Cream. Treat yourself to Carmela's.
If you want cobblers, this is the place to get them! It sells delicious, gooey cobblers in all sizes and flavors, including peach, blackberry, apple, prune, boysenberry and cherry. Try an individual cobbler for fun or order a creation that will feed 30 people. Call a day ahead for any cobblers for more than four people. The owners are friendly and really love what they do, and it shows in their products.
Kitchen cabinet refinishing, restoration, and new kitchen cabinet design.
European pastries like pain au chocolat, croissants, strudel and scones are sold next to low-fat breads. In addition, it sells mouthwatering tarts and specialty cakes. Also selling delicious sandwiches and a few breakfast items like blueberry muffins and cinnamon buns, this is a popular Pasadena bakery for both breakfast and lunch. Bring your sweet tooth and your appetite.
Open for business since 1985, this is one of Pasadena's great New Age bookstores. It carries just about everything one would expect to find in a New Age shop but with an emphasis on spirituality, metaphysics, mythology and world religions. In addition to books, the shop carries a wide assortment of tapes, CDs, candles, jewelry and tarot cards to help you explore whatever side of the spirit you're game for.
This shop carries a fine selection of photographs from around the world, including remote area photographs and underwater photographs.
An award-winning gift basket designer that provides lovely and creative gift baskets for every occasion, including birthdays, anniversaries, and businesses.
For more than 106 years, Arnold's Fine Jewelry has been serving Pasadena customers. Family-owned, it specializes in vintage and antique jewelry and offers a large selection of contemporary pieces. The jewelry is primarily 14k yellow gold, but it also offers 18k gold and platinum, as well as a wide variety of different stones.