I wrote an article in the spring for VegNews magazine for their Staycation feature in the July+August 2009 issue that just hit newsstands. I visited Pasadena, CA and had a blast visiting Alternative Outfitters, a vegan shopping boutique; Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade nonprofit shop with goods from all over the world; The Soap Kitchen, a handmade soap shop; My Vegan, a Thai restaurant; Orean’s The Health Express, a veggie fast food joint with an amazing Philly “Cheese Steak” and fantastic soy shakes; and the Huntington Botanical Gardens, a beautiful and big botanical garden.
I am so excited that VegNews used a photo I took of the cherry blossoms at the Huntington Gardens! As a photography magazine features editor, it feels great to have one of my images in a magazine. Especially landing in a 2009 Maggie award winner for Best Lifestyle Magazine (Go VegNews!). Can’t do much better than that!
I had a great time in Pasadena. What a lovely city. I highly recommend anyone visiting LA to go there. I need to go back. I need more of that Philly “Cheese Steak.”
A special thanks to all the veggie businesses I spoke to who had a moment to share about their work.