The temperature is starting to drop and pumpkin spice everything has made its debut… fall has arrived! It’s time to ease into the new season and enjoy this change of pace before the holidays start. Here is what we have our eye on around town…
Wine Tasting at Mission Wines
Vinofiles unite! Established as one of the Los Angeles area’s most beloved neighborhood wine boutiques for over two decades, Mission Wines is a must-visit. Proprietor Chris Meeske draws on multiple decades of experience as a sommelier in world-renowned restaurants and is committed to exposing customers to new and interesting wines that are outstanding examples of grape variety, place, and style. The selection is unparalleled – expect to find a fabulous array of small production, handcrafted artisan wines from around the world. Pop in for a cozy wine tasting and you’ll immediately feel like you’re on a staycation… what could be better? Follow their Instagram to stay in the know about their special events, which you also don’t want to miss.
1114 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Treat Yourself to a Festive Flower Arrangement from Mission Gardens
There is something about having fresh flowers at home… it instantly elevates your mood and the space! A seasonally-inspired arrangement is also a fantastic gift idea and will brighten anyone’s day. The staff at Mission Gardens combined experience is over 75 years in the business, and it shows. Mission Gardens is the spot for sustainable and beautiful greenery perfect for the Southern California home. From decorative arrangements, indoor plants, or local landscaping, this local florist can help you curate your lifestyle.
915 Fremont Ave. South Pasadena, CA 91030
Shop the South Pas Farmer’s Market for Seasonal Delights
If you haven’t made it to the farmer’s market recently, there is arguably not a better time to go than in the fall. There is nowhere else that produce is fresher – it’s straight from the farm and you’re guaranteed to find all of your hard-to-find seasonal favorites (like persimmons!). Why not also pick up dinner while you are there, like a sizzling hot roasted chicken or a comforting bowl of freshly made soup?
Open from 4-8 PM on Thursdays
920 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Indulge at La Monarca Bakery & Cafe
Local favorite La Monarca is known for its delectable pan dulce, cakes, lattes, and more. If you love their classics, you are in for a treat with their ‘sweet flavors of fall’ menu, which includes pumpkin spice mini conchas! Don’t sleep on these, and, better yet, pair them with an iced oatchata latte, one of their signature drinks. Oat milk is steeped with real Mexican cinnamon, along with a shot of organic Oaxaca reserve coffee to fuel your day.
1001 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
What else is on your list this season? Let us know or tag us on Instagram!