first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News When it comes to fashion and style, Italians rightfully dominate. Their aesthetic blending of form and function with art and execution is an integral part of the country’s persona, where “la bella figura” remains an important aspect of the Italian way of life.Often overlooked (under the growl of Ferraris and ohhs and ahs of couture runways) are the gorgeous Italian accessories which can make or break an outfit, a scene, a successful party, a loved gift.Until now.Enter Colori, a dazzlingly colorful boutique on Mission Street which offers up an ever-changing array of affordably-priced Italian accessories handpicked by Lori Samuels, its owner and muse, whose addiction to small Italian craftsmanship leads her to amazing discoveries.Being a boutique, Samuels points out that many of her store’s products aren’t sold in the United States, but rather each is brought over “one piece at a time” .Her shop doesn’t sell big-box mass-made Italian brands like Valentino, Gucci or Armani, but rather Samuels discovers, curates and offers pieces from small boutique craft rooms and factories that present eloquently conceived design matched by exquisite craftsmanship.“Almost no one’s heard of some of these brands, but that is the fun of it. When someone walks into Colori, they will find items that are unique in color and design, all with attention to detail and quality, says Samuels.The brands that Colori has introduced to southern California include “eyeglass frames from a company called ‘Look at Me’, designed and produced in the Province of Belluno. Known for using materials that are both robust and light, these glasses are truly exceptional,” says Samuels.The pieces are utilitarian but mesmerizingly beautiful.Samuels also tells us about another delicious discovery: “a watch company called Full Spot” which produces a line of fun mix-and-match watches where users can change watch straps, watch faces, according to what they wear or feel.”Many of the sterling silver pieces in Colori are one of a kind. Samuels explains, “the Giacobbi silver is only sold outside of Italy to me and to stores in Moscow, Tokyo and Lugano – that’s it.”Colorful accessories for home, office and travels as well as Cruciani handbags make up most of the store’s inventory.“In this entire store I think we have one black handbag!” Samuels says with a smile. “So it’s all about color.”At Colori – the accent is always on color!Colori is located at 2639 Mission St., San Marino. To find out more about Colori, visit, or call (626) 793-0554. HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Ultimatums Are Unhealthy For RelationshipsHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuffcenter_img Fashion & Style Add a Dash of Colori Spice up your everyday style with Italian accents, from bracelets and earrings to watches and rings and much much more, at Colori By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Monday, June 17, 2013 | 12:01 pm Make a comment Community News Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_imgCavanaugh Hall is hosting its second annual Ready Set Glow Fun Run Thursday. The run, which follows a two-mile course around campus, will start at 8 p.m. at Fieldhouse Mall.“It’s a fun run, so everyone is encouraged to do of their best ability and then at the end we have glow powder and glow lights, and it really just turns into a fun Cav celebration/dance party,” junior Brittany Benninger, one of the organizers for the event, said.Benninger said registration for the event is $10, and participants can register online with Student Shop or at the dining halls this week, or at 7:30 p.m. before the race. Photo courtesy of Hannah Bruening Cavanaugh Hall prepares for its second annual Ready Set Glow Fun Run, where it raises funds for the Visitation Maternity Ward at Brother Andrew Medical Center in the Dandora area of Nairobi, Kenya. Last year, the event raised over $500.Proceeds from the event benefit the Visitation Maternity Ward at Brother Andre Medical Center in the Dandora area of Nairobi, Kenya. Fr. Bob Dowd, an associate professor of political science and director of the Ford Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, is a resident in Cavanaugh and helped found the ward last year.“Dandora is a very tough place, underserved,” he said. “The health facilities in Dandora are substandard. It’s a place where there is a great deal of poverty, lack of decent healthcare. The city dump site for all of Nairobi is located in Dandora, so it affects the quality of life for everyone in the area.”Last year’s race raised just over $500, and Benninger said this year’s goal is to raise $1,300. Dowd said the maternity ward must cover the costs of delivering the babies, which is $50 for a regular delivery and $200 for a Caesarean section.“The support that Cavanaugh is generating is really important because we struggle to make ends meet at the maternity ward, because the costs far exceed the revenue,” Dowd said. “We’re always trying to find new ways of closing the gap between costs and revenue to ensure that women are getting the skilled and compassionate care that they need, that their dignity really demands.”The nearest maternity hospital is an hour away from Dandora, and Dowd said many women would give birth at home if the maternity ward did not exist, which can be risky.“If you were to see the surroundings, you would see the risks — the lack of decent sanitation,” he said.Benninger said the goals of the maternity ward align nicely with Cavanaugh’s values, which is why the dorm chooses to support the maternity ward.“The resemblance of our community of women coming together to empower each other really goes hand in hand with the maternity ward’s mission of empowering women,” she said. “We see our community as being able to support these women and empowering them to bring the vision that we want to see to the world.”Dowd said the run is an opportunity to support human dignity in Kenya.“It’s about women and children, it’s about life at it’s beginning, it’s about human dignity, and I think that’s something to keep in mind — essentially, the run will be about human dignity,” he said.Tags: brother andre medical center, Cavanaugh Hall, ready set glow fun run, visitation maternity wardlast_img read more