Public Storage Rose Parade Float Video

Lifelong Pasadena-area resident George Garcia shot this video of our Public Storage Rose Parade float on his iPhone. For seven years, George has been in charge of maintaining the 1,400 roses at Pasadena City College, always paying special attention to those along Colorado Boulevard, where the Rose Parade passes every year. He finally got to attend the parade for the first time this year when a friend offered a free ticket. We love this video for the running comment...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
January 2, 2014 at 3:24 PM
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Christmas Ornament Storage: Protect Your Heirlooms

Christmas Ornament Storage: Protect Your Heirlooms

Storing fragile glass Christmas ornaments isn’t complicated. But do it wrong and you could damage your favorite holiday heirlooms so that spots and peeling occur, like in the photos below. Often these days, our instinct is to put anything special in a plastic box before throwing it out of the house. We assume that will keep our stuff safe. But for fragile vintage ornaments and many other items, plastic is not a good idea because it can actually trap small amounts of existing moisture in...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
January 1, 2014 at 2:27 PM
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Public Storage Float Photos: Behind the Scenes

Public Storage Float Photos: Behind the Scenes

Before the event, we hid the details of our Public Storage Rose Parade float so that it would be a special surprise on New Year's Day. We didn't want people to know that the spaceship would open up and our three "space" aliens would glide out to greet the crowd. Now that the parade is over, however, we can't wait tell you more about our Grand Marshal's Trophy prize winner and how it worked! First, you should know that there was a team of six people on board the float as it moved down the para...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
December 31, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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How to Wear and Care for Vintage Fashion

How to Wear and Care for Vintage Fashion

Ring in the new year in a vintage gown like a glamorous star of the silver screen, and join celebrities like Julia Roberts and Chloë Sevigny, who are admired for wearing looks from the past on the red carpet. They know no one else will show up in the same thing and that vintage fashion is often made of unique and beautiful materials with quality craftsmanship. Vintage evening wear can often be found for a more affordable price than purchasing new. Guest blogger Jill Morena cares for and exhibit...
Posted by: Public Storage
December 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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How to Adopt a Dog That’s Right for Your Space

How to Adopt a Dog That’s Right for Your Space

There may be no greater gift for your family, or for an animal, than to bring home a pet for the holidays, but you should consider planning ahead to organize your living space before you adopt a dog so that your gift is a success. Also be sure that you’re choosing a pet that fits your household. Of course it is important to consider the size of your space and your lifestyle before you select one. If you know the breed, or consult with a vet, you should be able to tell how large the animal ...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
December 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM
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Public Storage's Rose Parade Float is a Labor of Love

Public Storage's Rose Parade Float is a Labor of Love

Most people who watch the Rose Parade have no idea of the work that goes into all that New Year's Day fun. There's welded steel holding up millions of pretty flowers, and there are months, sometimes years of planning on the part of a handful of float builders. In just two short weeks, Public Storage will proudly show off three fun−loving “space” aliens on our first float. But the project really began way back in January as all floats do, with a creative idea, a drawin...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
December 18, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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Storing and Caring for Vintage Cameras and Equipment

Storing and Caring for Vintage Cameras and Equipment

You can tell an old–school camera aficionado by the way he stores his lenses (upright, with the front and rear lens caps on), said Fred Silvers, general manager of Bel Air Camera, an L.A. institution since 1957. Fred has been collecting and caring for vintage cameras for decades and remembers how difficult it was to get a good shot back in the day, before automatic settings, camera phones and portable equipment. "It took knowledge and expertise; It’s an art form," said Fred, who host...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
November 27, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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How to Brine and Carve a Thanksgiving Turkey

How to Brine and Carve a Thanksgiving Turkey

Preparing a turkey is an important Thanksgiving holiday event. You’re facing family, maybe even your in‐laws, and you want to impress. Well, we at Public Storage have got you covered, thanks to expert turkey recipe and carving tips from our pal Richard Hanna, a lead chef instructor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts near Los Angeles. If you’re using a frozen turkey, start thawing it in the fridge now and leave it in for two days, depending on its size. Then brine the th...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
November 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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