One of the quieter streets in Old Pasadena deserves some attention. Located two blocks north of the bustling Colorado Blvd is the quiet yet charming Holly Street. Shopping along the treelined sidewalks and boutique storefronts make this area feel completely separate from the retail chains that line Colorado Blvd and a welcome retreat from the buzzing crowds.
The one block (between Fair Oaks and Raymond) of Holly Street shops offers restaurants, cafes, a juice bar, home decor, clothing, and lingerie. Oh my! So many boutiques. So much cuteness.
Some of my favorites? Therapy—a high-end boutique clothing store full of pieces you’ll want to live in; Lula Mae—an adorable and funky stationery store; Homage—an eclectic home decor shop; and Elsa B.—another high-end clothing boutique with fabulous dresses, jackets, jeans, and jewelry.
Now the charity part. On Saturday May 21st, the shops on Holly Street are giving back a portion of your purchases to Five Acres. The charity promotes “safety, well-being and permanency for children and their families by building on their strengths and empowering them within communities.” Neat, right?
All you have to do is shop the stores on Holly Street on May 21st and mention Five Acres when you make a purchase. That’s it. Shop like you normally do and support a great cause in the meantime.
One other store that’s also giving back a portion of their proceeds to Five Acres is Talbots, located on S. Lake Ave. Shop the classic clothing store on May 19th, mention Five Acres, and give back to a great cause.
So, when someone asks what you’re plans are on May 19th and 21st, you say…shopping. To help a great cause.
Five Acres has operated for over 128 years, serving over 100,000 clients since 1888. Currently, the charity is caring for “8,500 children and families annually, across five counties including Los Angeles.”
For more information on Five Acres, visit www.5acres.org.
Therapy – 65 E Holly Street | Pasadena 91103 – 626-568-9905
Lula Mae – 100 N Fair Oaks Ave | Pasadena 91103 – 626-304-9996
Homage – 2 E Holly Street | Pasadena 91103 – 626-440-7244
Elsa B. – 16 E Holly Street | Pasadena 91103 – 626-397-4770
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