Category Archives: Interior Design

Thairapy – A Hair Salon

Last weekend I had the pleasure of spending a day at my favorite salon “Thairapy”  in Old Town Pasadena. From the moment you walk through the door you are embraced with not only a warm welcome but a charm that’s hard to find elsewhere. Thairapy is home exclusively to six fabulous stylists and colorists. Owners, Karmen and Dusty, made special attention to their crew being a group that treats one other like family and that is exactly what they are…family! Each of them, having their own specialty, makes for a unique group of talented artists and if I may say so, “therapists”.

Meet The Crew:

 Karmen                                                                                                                Audrey

Marlene                                                                                                              Brenda

Audie                                                                                                                     Dusty

Owners and dynamic duo…Love these two!

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Erika Brechtel / “Girl Friday” for Move Life Style / Fullerton Portrait Photographer

Erika Brechtel of Small Shop has become such a wonderful colleague of mine. I was so thrilled when she asked me to photograph her session for “Girl Friday” , which would be posted on Autumn Reesers blog, Move Lifestyle. We began the day by getting her daughter Leighton ready for school, as you can see below Leighton loves to play around on her Moms bed while helping her choose her outfit for the day. The girls shared a little breakfast before we headed down to Erika’s office, where she had made some changes, so of course we had to show them off! Next, we headed over to Found Vintage Rentals, where Erika rents pieces for her clients, this place is absolutely amazing!!!! We finished the day by picking up Leighton from school and meeting Erika’s husband at the local Farmer’s Market. It was such a fun day with Erika, Leighton, and Justin! Thanks again Erika!!!

P.S. Don’t forget to click on over to Move Lifestyle and check out Erika as their “Girl Friday”.


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Merely Sweets / Downtown Brea Bakery

When Erika Brechtel of Small Shop brought me in to photograph Merely Sweets in Brea I couldn’t have been more delighted! Owners/Siblings, Robert and Diane, have really set the bar high for any other bakery in town. From the moment you walk into their store you will have a smile on your face. Their cupcakes, cookies, cakes, french macarons, tarts, and cake pops will keep you coming back again and again! Please make sure you check out their store on Birch Street in Downtown Brea. Also, give my girl Erika some love for designing such an adorable website for this adorable bakery!

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Erika Brechtel / Small Shop Studio / The Glitter Guide

Happy Monday everyone! We have finally “sprang” forward and the days are, to my enjoyment, longer! I am playing “catch up” with today’s post about Erika Brechtel of Small Shop Studio. Erika and I meet a fews years back in Palm Springs, she was the maid of honor and stationery designer in the amazing Fliss Wedding. A little over a month ago, she invited me to photograph her and her wonderful home for The Glitter Guide. I had such a wonderful time working with Erika and spending my day in a creative space with a very talented women. 

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