Pasadena Magazine

2009 Best of Pasadena

Congratulations! More than 50 businesses in Old Pasadena were selected as the "Best of Pasadena" in Pasadena Magazine's July Issue. That means 25% of those selected out of the Greater Pasadena area are located in our very own Old Pasadena.

Check out the list below, return to an old favorite or discover something new.


Best of Style - Summer Fashion


Best Boutique for a Last Minute Gala Gown


Best Discount Threads

Aaardvark's Odd Ark
  Best Corner Boutique Bianca Luce

Best Sounds

Bang & Olufsen

Best Blast to Designer Past

Clothes Heaven

Best Little Black Dress

Elisa B.

Best Way to Save a Buck

Flutter's "Flutter Bucks"

Best Unique Gift Items

Lula Mae

Best Up and Coming Labels

Green Street Tavern

Best Blue Box

Tiffany & Co.

Best Flirty Dress

Veronica M.

Best Work Wardrobe


Best Use of Denim

Rising Sun Jeans

Best Time on Your Hand

Le Bijou Jewelry

Best of Self - Health & Beauty


Best Way to Wax Off


Best Tips and Toes on the Fly

De Lacey Nails

Best Flirty Eyelashes

Integrity Lash Boutique

Best Fix for a Chip

Dashing Diva

Best Sun-Kissed Locks

Salon Sessions

Best Beauty Upgrade

The Beauty Lounge

Best of Space - Design & Decor


Best Extravagant Import

Adesso Eclectic Imports

Best of Community - Places We Love


Best Music Performances

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series

Best of Money - Wallet Wonders


Best Free Place to Spend a Saturday

One Colorado


Best $5 Accessories

H & M

Most Sandwich for Your Buck

Philly's Best


Best Special Occasion Splurge

Sushi Roku

Best of Cuisine - Eats & Drinks


Best Use of Fruit

Bar Celona

Best Dining Alfresco

Café Santorini

Best Oodles of Noodles

Café Linda's

Best Scotch Night


Best Sugar Buzz

Dots Cupcakes

Best Chocolate Truffles

Mignon Chocolate

Best Turkey Panini

Tede's Café

Best Use of an Almond

Scarlet Tea Room

Best French Cafe

Café Bizou

Best Way to Catch a Flight

Vertical Wine Bistro

Best of Veuve

POP Champagne's Wednesday Night $10 Veuve

Best Dive Bar

The 35er

Best Authentic Italian

Tre Venezie

Best Brunch with a Buzz

Twin Palms

Best of Concierge - Travel & Leisure


Best Art Festival

One Colorado - Art & Design Open Market

Best Anticipated Dinner and a Movie

Gold Class Cinema - One Colorado

Best Free Concert

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series

Best New Year's Tradition

Tournament of Roses Parade

Best Way to Save the Date

Carmody & Co.


Best Place to Host a Nonprofit Lunch

Castle Green

Best Night to Swing

Five Acre's Swingin' on a Star - One Colorado

Best Shoe-In

Hillsides "Foster Soles" Event - Bar Celona

Best Use of Chocolate at a Fundraiser

Junior League's Chocolate Chip Ball - Castle Green

Best Wednesday Night Crooner

Max Fontaine at Villa SORRISO

Best Artful Opening

San Marino Art Gallery

Best Reason to Wear a Hat

Wellness Community Angels Gala - Castle Green



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