A Recessionista's Paradise: The Rose Bowl Flea Market

Any thrift store buff can only dream of walking into a football stadium filled with the most beautiful vintage clothing from around the globe. If this image conjures the most excited butterflies, then look no further than Pasadena's Rose Bowl Flea Market. The self-proclaimed 'World's Most Unusual Flea Market' takes place the second Sunday of every month. The event boasts over 2,500 vendors who sell everything from the best of the best 1980's crop tops all the way to Grandma's fabriche egg. Above all, it is the flea market's eclectic atmosphere that will make you happy you ditched The Gap and headed down to Pasadena for your newest outfit.

Monopole Wine Shop and Bar

Monopole Wine
21 S. El Molino Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Go Bald for a Good Cause

Remember that tear-jerking episode of Sex & the City where Smith shaved his head as a gesture to show his support of Samantha when she got cancer? That's kind of what's going on this weekend as part of the global fundraising effort by St. Baldrick's, an organization that's leading the fight against childhood cancer.

St. Baldrick's was founded only a decade ago by 17 people in Pasadena who didn't want to waste their St. Patrick's Day getting day drunk. Instead, they vowed to raise $17,000 on March 17. The event more than surpassed expectations, raising $104,000.