The florists at Conroy's Flowers have been meticulously hand-arranging flowers in Alhambra for more than 20 years. Each picturesque bouquet artfully conveys the bequeather's tidings, whether celebrating an anniversary, heralding the arrival of a new baby, or commemorating the office printer's 2,000th paper jam. Light orange roses shine among of hot pink carnations in the How Sweet It Is bouquet ($45), and Conroy's Flowers' classic Beautiful in Blue arrangement ($52.95) carries an aura of serene beauty emitted by splashy white lilies, chrysanthemums, blue hydrangeas, and other dressings housed in a cobalt-blue vase. Bountiful spring bouquets celebrate seasonal shifts with arrangements such as the Cotton Candy ($45), which pours a heavy helping of prettiness out of a reusable glass vase.
The guitar, piano, voice, and violin instructors at Musique expect the best from their students, but they don't demand it. You'll never hear them guilt or bully music lesson attendees into dedication. Instead, they practice positive reinforcement to keep students motivated, guided by the philosophy that encouragement garners the best results. But despite the instructors' friendly approach, students will still have to work hard in order to tickle the ivories or strum guitar strings with skill.
Literary-device lovers can spend hours browsing through Nostalgic Books and Comics, which offers the latest in comic books and graphic novels, as well as renowned classics written by the hallowed monsters of plot. Those who mysteriously sprout word bubbles will identify with Nostalgic's selection of new comics (prices vary; around $3 each), such as the 700th issue of Superman, or the newest selection from Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock series. Explore the annals of narrative artwork history with an old comic (average price $2), or finger through the store's action-packed paperback (around $8) and hardcover (around $20) book section, which runs the gamut of sci-fi/fantasy tales such as Neil Gaiman's Stardust, but also stocks mainstream bestsellers. The store also offers T-shirts (around $15) and posters (around $10), in addition to occasional evening screenings of films such as Independence Day and The Sandlot.
Blind 9 Golf equips duffers with clubs from elite makers including TaylorMade, Mizuno, and Adams, along with course-ready duds that owe their sporty collars to the stitch masters at Adidas, Puma, and other top brands. Along with a wide selection of putters, wedges, irons, and drivers, the golf emporium sells useful golf accessories, streamlining golf trips with travel bags and informing golfers of their exact distance from flagsticks and territorial forecaddies with GPS units and rangefinders. Clients can also sign up for a loft/lie fitting session with Blind 9’s recently acquired club-fitting equipment, which measures players' current sticks and swing path to determine optimal loft and lie.
Paul Mitchell The School - Pasadena offers its students 6,000 square feet of learning. Experienced instructors guide students through every snip, curl, and highlight as they hone their skills sculpting new hairstyles. In addition to styling services, the school offers facials, body waxing, and makeup applications, so clients can look good for daytime jaunts, evening outings, and dates with their pillows.