The Vertical Wine Bistro in Pasadena is literally the coolest restaurant I've ever been to. It has a very contemporary but intimate feel with low lighting, loud music, fireplaces, pillows and delicious (unfortunately pricey) food!
Next time: Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA Opened in 1894 by photographer and philanthropist Adam Clark Vroman, this airy two-story shop in the historic Pasadena Playhouse District continues his charitable legacy by donating a portion of each purchase to local causes. SoCal’s oldest indie bookstore features both local history and counterculture. vromansbookstore.com