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Rose Bowl Flea Market

August 11th, 2017

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 12, is the monthly Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena! With over 2,500 vendors selling everything you could imagine, the Rose Bowl Flea Market is the perfect outing for bargain hunters and anyone looking for something unique, be it vintage or handmade.

If you’re in the market for a serious deal, you’ll want to get to the Rose Bowl as early as you can. Though general admission starts at 9am, and not all vendors will have their booths set up before this, for $20 you can arrive as early as 5am, giving you first access to the best deals and most prized vintage treasures. At 7am, the cost drops to $15, and $12 at 8am. General admission, from 9am-3pm, is only $9, a great deal for a casual Flea Market experience!

Whether you’re looking for that one piece to complete your vintage-inspired decor, decorating a large area on a budget, or just looking for some inspiration, the Rose Bowl Flea Market is a great place to let your inner interior designer loose! A favorite of celebrities and professional interior designers alike, the Rose Bowl Flea Market is a playground of aesthetic, offering everything from stately vintage furniture to unique local art pieces.

Not a designer? No problem! The Rose Bowl Flea Market has much more to offer than decor. Pick up a gorgeous piece of vintage clothing, check out specialty health and beauty products, and so much more. With free admission for children under 12, food and drink booths scattered throughout the stadium, and a wide array of vendors, there’s something for the whole family.

Grab your walking shoes, pack the sunscreen, and get ready to explore Pasadena’s hidden treasures at the Rose Bowl Flea Market tomorrow! Check out this fun bargain and vintage extravaganza at:

A monthly event, the Rose Bowl Flea Market is just one example of the many opportunities that living near Pasadena presents. The whole San Gabriel Valley is such a lively place, with events like this happening every day and opportunities available that you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re looking to take advantage of everything the San Gabriel Valley has to offer, Blossom Walk in Temple City could be the community for you. Explore Blossom Walk today and discover your next dream home:

NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night

August 10th, 2017

If you’re considering a move to Northeast Los Angeles, now is a great time to explore the unique cultural landscape that it boasts for yourself. The NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night is a free event that introduces you to the Northeast LA community in all of its beauty.

Northeast Los Angeles is known for its eclectic and diverse cultural landscape, bringing together a variety of cultural experiences into one unique blend. The art scene in particular is a thriving piece of Northeast LA culture, with local talent adding strokes of beauty to daily life in the community.

The NELAart Gallery Night is a monthly event held from 7-10pm every second Saturday. With the participation of over 40 galleries and studios, the free event is the perfect introduction to Northeast LA’s art scene! If you’re looking for weekend plans, this is the perfect way to spend a fun, relaxed Saturday night at no cost to you.

The art scene is just one of the many aspects of the rich, diverse cultural landscape of Northeast LA. Dotted with iconic neighborhoods such as Mount Washington and Highland Park, Northeast LA brings together a rich historical tradition that dates back to the Spanish Colonial era with a very modern urban experience, making it a rewarding and eclectic place to live. With such a unique blend of cultural experiences, it’s no wonder that people are flocking to neighborhoods in Northeast LA.

Make your plans today to come to the NELAart Gallery Night this weekend and come face to face with the best and brightest artistic talent in Northeast Los Angeles:

While you’re in the area for the NELAart Gallery Night, turn down Figueroa Street, a busy hub of eclectic dining, shopping, and café options, and you’ll find the lifeblood of Northeast LA. Just off of Figueroa Street in the heart of the Figueroa Corridor of Highland Park is The Olson Homes’ community Fig & Fifty Walk, a modern community infused with the classical elements of the Figueroa Corridor but with enough unique personality to set it apart as a distinct and welcoming community. If you’re looking to move to Northeast Los Angeles, Fig & Fifty Walk may very well be the perfect community for you. Explore Fig & Fifty Walk today at:

Fig & Fifty Walk Community Spotlight

August 8th, 2017

If you’re looking for a unique community built to support your active lifestyle and with access to a plethora of local shopping, dining, and entertainment venues, as well as an easy commute to downtown LA, Fig & Fifty Walk very well may be your dream neighborhood.

Fig & Fifty Walk is located in on the corner of Figueroa Street and Avenue 50, placing you in the heart of one of the most iconic neighborhoods in Highland Park: the Figueroa Corridor. The Figueroa Corridor has a strong, established community presence, giving urban living a small town vibe, and being just off Figueroa Street puts over 30 miles of unique and eclectic cafés, boutiques and more just steps from your front door.

Fig & Fifty Walk brings the classic style of the Figueroa Corridor into a unique and interesting light, creating a distinct modern community that fits perfectly into the neighborhood while establishing its own personality. Fig & Fifty Walk is the perfect home for anyone looking to live a modern and active life, with spacious, three-story homes outfitted with cutting edge efficiency and tailored to the contemporary lifestyle.

Each home in Fig & Fifty Walk offers between 2 and 3 bedrooms, with a luxurious master suite and robust, heart-of-the-home kitchens. Open living and dining room plans make for a versatile space perfect for serene daily living and easy entertaining.

With up to three stories and 2,111 square feet, space is a key factor in Fig & Fifty Walk. Rather than settling for cramped spaces so typical of urban living, in a Fig & Fifty Walk home you have the space you need to live an active life and which allows your home to evolve with your needs.

If you’re interested in a community as unique as you, let us know and we’ll send you more information on the iconic Fig & Fifty Walk! Floorplans, availability, and details on decor, construction and more are all available at:

First Saturday Artwalk

August 3rd, 2017

Are you looking for a fun, free way to spend Saturday Night? Explore your artistic side with the Santa Ana First Saturday Artwalk, a fascinating way to get to know and support local Santa Ana artists.

The First Saturday Artwalk is a chance for Santa Ana’s diverse artistic talent to shine bright, with the participation of 20 galleries and museums, live art performances, and many local art and artisan vendors lining the streets. Whatever your interest, the First Saturday Artwalk is sure to inspire your creative side and is a great opportunity to choose unique decor pieces or artisan products for your home while supporting local artists.

Established in 1999, this monthly tradition attracts over 3,500 attendees on average. The Santa Ana Artwalk is a favorite of artists and enthusiasts alike, attracting people from all over Orange County and beyond! With so many people, vibrant artwork, and a welcoming atmosphere, the Second Saturday Artwalk is the perfect introduction to Santa Ana for anyone considering moving to the area.

During the Artwalk, you’ll see why many consider Santa Ana to be a hidden gem among Orange County urban centers. While you’re exploring the arts scene, stop by one of Santa Ana’s many renowned locally owned restaurants with your family or explore the robust craft beer scene with friends. Wherever you go in Santa Ana, you’re sure to find a diverse and intricate cultural landscape unlike any you’ve seen before.

Come on out to Santa Ana this Saturday to join in this celebration of local art! More details on this fun event are available at:

Looking to take part in this cultural experience and call Santa Ana your home? While you’re in town for the Artwalk, why not stop by Ventana Walk, Olson Home’s newest townhome community only a few miles from downtown Santa Ana built for modern living. Explore Ventana Walk today and see how you can take part in the best that Santa Ana has to offer with the serenity and security that comes from neighborhood living. Reach out today and let us know you’re interested in Ventana Walk at:

Ventana Walk Community Spotlight

August 1st, 2017

Are you looking to relocate to Santa Ana in the near future? At Olson Homes, we are proud to introduce Ventana Walk, a brand new townhome community in the heart of Santa Ana that perfectly pairs the classic and the modern, the urban and the serene, making for the ideal neighborhood with easy access to all that Santa Ana has to offer.

In your new Ventana Walk home, you can rest assured that all of the comforts of home are waiting for you at the end of the day. Homes in Ventana Walk offer both porches and decks, large master suites, and spacious floorplans that are as versatile as they are gorgeous. Open kitchen, living and dining room plans offer a spacious and welcoming place for entertaining as well as family bonding, and each home comes with a two-car garage for convenience and security.

Each Ventana Walk home is built to high standards, crafted to reduce energy consumption as well as provide a clean and safe environment for your family. Each home in Ventana Walk comes with energy star appliances, ample insulation, dual glazed white vinyl windows with low e glass and much more, as well as low voc interior paint and carbon monoxide detectors, allowing you to breathe easy.

Ventana Walk incorporates modern design concepts with traditional Spanish architecture, perfectly blending the contemporary with the rich history of Santa Ana. With detailed landscaping and community gathering spaces, Ventana Walk makes it easy to get to know your neighbors, resulting in a true neighborhood vibe. Only minutes from downtown Santa Ana shopping, dining, and employment opportunities, Ventana Walk living merges serenity and security with all of the conveniences of urban living.

Having just celebrated its Grand Opening, Ventana Walk is on the cutting edge of modern urban living. If you’re looking to move to Santa Ana, this welcoming community just might have exactly the home you’ve been dreaming of. For more information on Ventana Walk, visit us to explore the available floorplans, nearby amenities, or schedule a tour of a model home today! Reach out and let us know you’re interested, and we will send you more information on this upcoming Santa Ana community and help you find the right home for you:

Ventana Walk Grand Opening Celebration This Saturday!

July 28th, 2017

The Ventana Walk’s Model Grand Opening is happening this Saturday, July 29th! Come out to tour the beautiful new model home and learn all about this exceptional new community in Santa Ana!

Stop by between 11:00 am & 2:00 pm to enjoy lunch from Dos Chinos, ice cream from Front Porch Pops and music.

Ventana Walk will offer up to 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and up to approximately 2,132 square feet.

For more information on Ventana Walk please call 562-370-9545 or visit the Welcome Center.

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema

July 20th, 2017

Have you had a chance to check out the Old Pasadena Summer Cinema yet? The largest free open air film festival in all of California, the Old Pasadena Summer Cinema offers screenings of high quality, much loved films all free and open to the public. With a variety of films to choose from, it’s the perfect option for a free date night, family night, or friends’ night out!

Screenings for Old Pasadena Summer Cinema are held in both open-air and indoor environments. Central Park and One Colorado offer spacious, outdoor venues, while the Distant Lands Travel Bookstore and Flower Pepper Gallery on Union Street offer indoor screenings.
In need of last-minute plans for tonight? Come on down to the Flower Pepper Gallery and catch Kubo and the Two Strings, a meticulously animated 2016 film from LAIKA Animation, the studio behind hits such as Coraline and The Boxtrolls. This creative piece follows the coming-of-age story of Kubo, a young boy who must follow in the footsteps of his late father, a legendary samurai, in order to fend off vengeful spirits and save his village.

If you can’t make it out tonight, don’t worry! There are seven more screenings before the festival comes to a close, including classics such as Mamma Mia! and Doctor Strange, as well as modern hits like Inside Out.

Check out the screening schedule, read more about the history of the Old Pasadena Summer Cinema, and plan your free movie night at:

Pasadena, a community-first city, is located in the beautiful and lively San Gabriel Valley, one of Southern California’s finest treasures. This valley, known for the iconic cities of Pasadena and Pomona, has so much more to offer than just these famous urban centers. Living in the San Gabriel Valley is daily exposure to unparalleled natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

If you’re looking to move to the San Gabriel Valley, take a look at Blossom Walk in Temple City. Blossom Walk is a flourishing community of newly built townhomes, located just south of Pasadena; close enough for easy access to all that the city has to offer, with just enough distance to give you peace of mind and create a serene, quiet atmosphere. Explore Blossom Walk today at:

Tapestry Walk Community Spotlight

July 20th, 2017

Located in the heart of picturesque South Anaheim is Tapestry Walk, a welcoming community of three-story townhomes just waiting for you to move in and begin your new life. A serene community juxtaposed perfectly with the bustling urbanity of Orange County, Tapestry Walk is the place to be for anyone looking for a slice of home in the midst of the big city.

Tapestry Walk brings together the best aspects of Orange County: beautiful, cultivated landscape perfected with architecture that blends the modern and the traditional and easy access to all of the exciting opportunities of South Anaheim. In Tapestry Walk, you have the peace-of-mind that a gated, close-knit community offers you while never having to give up the comforts and opportunities of living in the heart of the city.

Living in Tapestry Walk, you can spend your free-time exploring locally owned restaurants or strolling along the ever-popular Outlets at Orange, or head down to Disneyland! If you’re feeling particularly adventurous or just have to satisfy that itch for the great outdoors, the San Gabriel Mountains to the North and the Pacific Coastline to the West are both an easy day trip to make. There’s never a dull day to be had in Anaheim.

After a full day of hiking, shopping, or exploring “The Happiest Place on Earth,” rest assured that you can always find comfort and relaxation in your beautiful Tapestry Walk home. Enter through the sturdy gates, pass neighbors chatting across decks or lounging together by the community pool, and enter into your tastefully designed, three-story townhome. From the first day of moving in, the warm, welcoming environment of Tapestry Walk will truly feel like home.

In addition to all of this, a Tapestry Walk home offers you state-of-the-art modern structural components which will put your mind at ease and keep your wallet happy, as well as your environmental footprint minimal. With energy and water efficient appliances and plumbing, along with health and safety features such as carbon monoxide detectors and low voc paint, living in Tapestry Walk makes healthy, happy living easy.

For more information on Tapestry Walk, to explore the different floorplans and check availability, visit us today and let us know you’re interested in taking part in this beautiful and serene South Anaheim community:

Fig & Fifty Walk Community Spotlight

July 13th, 2017

Located in Highland Park’s distinctive Figueroa Corridor, Fig & Fifty Walk is a community like no other. A young community nestled into a historic, cultured part of town, Fig & Fifty Walk offers the best in modern construction while putting you in the heart of a unique and established neighborhood.

Fig & Fifty Walk is a unique community built with modern, urban living in mind. With auto shut-off motion sensors, energy star appliances, and low voc paint, each home is built to be both environmentally and economically sustainable, as well as to provide you with a healthy home atmosphere.

Aesthetic and comfort were also primary considerations in the building of Fig & Fifty Walk. Each three-story home in Fig & Fifty Walk offers an open floor plan with customizable features to suit your lifestyle and tastes. With a spacious master suite and walk-in closet, three bedrooms and a robust, heart of the home kitchen complete with stylish quartz countertops and a stainless steel 30” gas range, each Fig & Fifty Walk home is a dream just waiting to be yours.

Along with a short commute to Pasadena and an even shorter, 8-minute drive to downtown LA, Fig & Fifty Walk’s ideal location puts you just steps from Highland Park’s York Boulevard, a unique street of eclectic boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants just waiting to be explored. Shopping local in Highland Park isn’t just easy, it’s fun and rewarding, with so many unique corners of the neighborhood to eat, relax, and meet with friends! Fig & Fifty Walk is a perfect home for anyone looking to embrace all that urban Southern California living has to offer.

Owning a new home in one of LA’s most treasured neighborhoods doesn’t have to be a dream, you can make it a reality. With prices starting in the upper $500’s, a home in Fig & Fifty Walk is an opportunity like no other. Explore floor plans, home details, and availability today, or reach out to let us help you find your dream home at:

Eat at Fig

July 11th, 2017

Looking for last-minute dinner plans that the whole family can enjoy? Come on out to Highland Park tonight for the weekly EAT at Fig, a food truck extravaganza you don’t want to miss. With a wide variety of styles huddled together in one venue, there’s something for everyone at EAT at Fig!
EAT at Fig is a free community event that began in 2011 as a way to bring together the citizens of Highland Park. Held at Good Shepherd School every Tuesday evening from 5pm to 8:30, the event highlights not only the area’s best food truck cuisine, but also the bustling but tight-knit community of Highland Park.

Over the last six years, EAT at Fig has featured cuisines ranging from Korean Fusion to Southern Comfort Food, Indian Street Fare to fresh lobster, and included every type of taco you can imagine. Whether you’re yearning for an old favorite or looking to expand your culinary horizons, EAT at Fig and you won’t be disappointed.

If you’re looking to explore the iconic and diverse culture of Highland Park, EAT at Fig is a great introduction to the welcoming atmosphere that permeates the neighborhood. In many ways, Highland Park is like a small-town within the Los Angeles area, allowing residents the unique opportunity of living in the midst of urbanity while retaining the comforts and security of a small town.

Meet the community of Highland Park tonight at EAT at Fig! More information on this fun event available at:

Once you set foot in Highland Park, you’ll understand why so many people have decided to call this neighborhood home. If you’re looking to move to Highland Park, Fig & Fifty Walk may be the right community for you. With contemporary designs based on classic style, proximity to the best shopping and dining that Highland Park has to offer, and modern builds that offer the best in energy-efficiency and structural integrity, the newly built townhomes at Fig & Fifty are perfect for anyone looking to live a modern, urban life without sacrificing security or comfort. Read more about Fig & Fifty Walk, explore availability, and get in contact with us today to find your next dream home: