Estate Jewelers of South Pasadena



Mangiamo

Easiest Garlic Salmon »

I’m a big believer in garlic. If you follow my recipes on this blog, this fact has probably become pretty clear. If it’s not dessert, it usually has garlic in it. That being said, this salmon is an extreme version. Garlic is front and center and this recipe is not...

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Eat & Drink

Honey & Lavender Espresso Bar

Honey & Lavender Espresso Bar »

They had a theme and a full menu before they had a name, explains Honey & Lavender Espresso Bar co-owner Melanie Porter. When she was a teenager and worked at a small, family-owned café outside of Napa, a seed was sown. A seed that germinated over the years as she worked as an auditor...

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Kid Stuff

Chirp Kids

Chirp Kids »

Has it been years since you’ve been able to sit and have a lovely latte without having to keep your third eye on the look-out for a roaming toddler or two? Jennifer Gunn and Carole Fleischman are two moms who thought so, to the point that they have opened Chirp...

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Home & Garden

Home Tour in Garfield Heights

Home Tour in Garfield Heights »

In 1881, two Iowa farmers, John H. Painter and Benjamin F. Ball, purchased “raw acreage”—2,000 acres in northwest Pasadena for $30,000.¹ In 1904, Block R was registered with the city of Pasadena as Garfield Heights. The Heights is a mere handful of blocks between Washington Boulevard and Mountain Street (north and south),...

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Talk of Our Towns

The Secret Fork »

The Secret Fork

Are you a local chef, a producer of artisanal foods or a creator of craft? Or, are you someone who likes to sample and purchase foods and handmade...

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Kitchen & Home Tour Goes Small »

Kitchen & Home Tour Goes Small

After traipsing up sweeping grand staircases, navigating myriad hallways, side doors and en suites, then clomping down narrow back (servants) staircases and admiring living rooms larger than your entire home, have you...

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Jordi and Co. - Event Planning and Seasonal Decor

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Circle of Lies »

Circle of Lies

Spinning back, to the starting ground The one way trip, which brings us down Like one car, doing laps or a jungle, with endless traps No way to...

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Creative Types

Chicano Sublime: A Q&A with Val Echavarria »

Chicano Sublime: A Q&A with Val Echavarria

“Notes from the Chicano Sublime” is an exhibition of abstract work that brings into focus ideas that border on otherworldly themes associated with the cosmic, biological and spiritual worlds,...

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Good Deeds

Sip & Munch for Big Cats »

Sip & Munch for Big Cats

“In 1986, we saw an ad in the popular Recycler that read ‘Idaho Cougar, 6 weeks, male, $600.’ We were lucky to have a friend with a zookeeper’s...

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Darrel Done
Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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Treasures Big & Small »

Treasures Big & Small

All items must be appraised at a value of $250 or more by qualified appraisers. This is no ordinary thrift store. The Huntington Collection is located in a nondescript building on Fair Oaks Avenue near Fillmore in Pasadena—we drove by twice before noticing the sign; it’s easier to discern driving south on Fair Oaks than driving north. But once [...]...

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Events

Garden as Site »

Garden as Site

The Descanso Gardens in La Cañada provide some of the most lovely visuals in our area. Now, the public is welcome to fill 5 remaining spots in “Garden as Site,” an Arts Center College of Design class beginning September 8th. The class is advertised as “intersections of nature and culture in public space.” Instead of [...]...

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Baldwin Lake: Lagoon Walking Tour »

Baldwin Lake: Lagoon Walking Tour

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 30th, it will be a balmy 87º Fahrenheit, which is a lot kinder than the high of 97º predicted for 2 p.m. So, why not take advantage of the morning’s pleasant, summery temps and join Frank McDonough, the L.A. Arboretum botanical information consultant, who will lead a walk around the lagoon [...]...

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6 Rms Riv Vu »

6 Rms Riv Vu

Are you able to decipher the above code? It’s shorthand for an ad in the New York Times classifieds. Six room apartment available with a view of the Hudson River. In 1972, we’re told, you could find such an apartment, rent controlled no less, for $325. Today on Zillow, a 6 BR, 5.5 BA apartment with [...]...

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History Buff

Come Home Instantly! Part 3 »

Come Home Instantly! Part 3In Part 2 of “Come Home Instantly!,” Eva and Adalbert Fenyes, our traveling Pasadenans, sailed home from Europe just days before a succession of political and military threats and ultimatums kindled the world’s Great War. Fortunately...

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What We're Reading

Cain »

CainAfter giving the Pulitzer Prize committee a piece of my mind for The Goldfinch, I can only heap kudos on the Nobel people awarded the intoxicating, maddening, brilliant Jose Saramago the Prize for Literature in 1998....

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Photo Op.

Sundry »

SundryOver the last couple of weeks, we’ve roamed our neighborhood streets and alleyways, taken a visiting friend downtown to the warehouse district and indulged in a dog, met a friend at the Busy Bee classic diner in Ventura for a delicious BLT, felt good about the layer of dirt on our car, enjoyed some architectural...

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Altadena Blog

Altadenablog is now AltadenaPoint

Altadenablog is now AltadenaPoint

Our new website is up live, and this one will no longer be updated. Go...

Jan 22, 2014 / More »

The Public Eye

Serene at the seminar

Serene at the seminar

Reporter Serene Branson, a migraineur herself, emceed a recent seminar on migraine research at Huntington...

Jun 13, 2012 / More »

Pas. Daily Photo

Boz Books Biz

Boz Books Biz

Did I ever tell you that Boz Books is an actual publishing company? Yup. The...

Aug 29, 2014 / More »

Pasadena PIO

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Aug. 30 to Sept. 5

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Aug. 30 to Sept. 5

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Aug. 30, to Friday, Sept 5.All events are free, so...

Aug 29, 2014 / More »

Vroman's Blog

This Is Halloween…This Is Halloween!

This Is Halloween…This Is Halloween!

Happy Labor Day! What better way to celebrate than a post on fall… As I...

Sep 1, 2014 / More »

JPL Blog

Using the Force: Dawn Engineers Put to the Test

Using the Force: Dawn Engineers Put to the Test

By Marc Rayman As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft makes its journey to its second target, the...

Aug 1, 2014 / More »

A Pasadena Latina

For love of coffee

For love of coffee

My love of coffee is somewhat legendary within my family.  It is the kickstart of...

Aug 31, 2014 / More »

Chaos Chronicles

The College-Bound Chronicles Podcast 120: SAT Shake-Up and Gap Year Update

The College-Bound Chronicles Podcast 120: SAT Shake-Up and Gap Year Update

New podcast posted! Breaking news in the college admissions world.. The College-Bound Chronicles 120: SAT...

Mar 17, 2014 / More »

KPCC Blogs

Eva Marie Saint talks Hitchcock, Brando and being a femme fatale

Eva Marie Saint talks Hitchcock, Brando and being a femme fatale

Eve Marie Saint spoke with AirTalk’s Larry Mantle.; Credit: Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC Angeleno, legendary actor and...

Aug 29, 2014 / More »

Eastsider LA

Atlas Real Estate Corp.

Atlas Real Estate Corp.

We are a premier Property Management and Real Estate Services firm specializing in multi-family, mixed-use...

Sep 1, 2014 / More »

Glimpses of S. Pas.

So Many Things to See in Only 3 Square Miles…

So Many Things to See in Only 3 Square Miles…

Here are just a few of my glimpses of South Pasadena.  Please see the post...

Jul 21, 2014 / More »

Eat-LA

Café Surfas

Café Surfas

WHY Lovely pressed panini, Kobe beef burgers and creative salads, to take away or eat here. Try the smoked venison hot dog with...

Sep 1, 2014 / More »
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