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Ralph DeFelice is creator of the blog Day Trips L. A., where he shares what he sees while exploring, enjoying, and being in nature with his kids, one adventure at a time. To read about these day trips, including directions, costs, highlights, and other details—and be inspired for your own adventures—visit DayTripsLA.com. Follow DeFelice on […]

Doo Dah 2015

Doo Dah 2015

Since this is the Doo Dah, nothing should surprise us, like the 2015 Doo Dah Grand Marshall being not only Juli Crockett (pictured right), but her Evangenitals. The Pasadena Doo Dah Parade has selected renaissance woman, Juli Crockett, to lead this year’s 38th Occasional Parade. Consider the fact she’s a singer, songwriter, playwright, theater director, […]

Am I a Latina?

Am I a Latina?

Am I a Latina? by Carla Hensley   In the town by the sea of cracked sidewalks and forgotten panaderías I was born in June below the sweet waist of America. Am I a Latina? Around eleven I discovered Neruda and his oh-so-fervent loves, Gabo and the tenderness of his towns. I’ve traced my way […]

Make It & Take It: Thanksgiving Pies with Jennie Cook

Make It & Take It: Thanksgiving Pies with Jennie Cook

You may know Jennie Cook through her plant-based parties, enjoyed one of her catered lunches on a commercial set, or purchased her 2013 cookbook Who Wants Seconds?. But did you know she loves pie? She loves, loves pie. And she’s been making holiday pies with family, friends, and soon-to-be friends since 2008 at her “Make […]

Home Garden Tour

Home Garden Tour

It is said that Jose Ramirez’ garden is a work of art. In a terraced space, Ramirez has “artfully” planted vegetables and sixty varieties of fruit trees. “He has cultivated a spectacularly concentrated and beautiful garden that you won’t want to miss.” The Pasadena Public Library offers this free tour on November 14. Jose Ramirez’ […]

Handmade Holiday

Handmade Holiday

Hand crafted and hand thrown pottery by Sandra Torres and Klai. Dani Vinokurov’s paper and mixed media sculptures. Pillows and purses by Sally Monk. Prints, handbags, sculpture, utensils, trays, and one-of-a-kind gifts may be found at Space Art Center’s annual Handmade Holiday. This holiday boutique formally opens on November 14 (opening reception, 3-6 p.m.), though […]

Culinary Tuscan Adventure

Culinary Tuscan Adventure

If you haven’t stopped by for a bottle of olive oil or a dish of pasta, then engaged in a chat with Luisa of The Contessa Collection and Contessa Chocolates, we urge you to do so. Luisa’s hospitality, knowledge, vitality, and passion about Italy (particularly Tuscany) and good food are infectious. Before we know it, […]

Diwali Festival of Lights

Diwali Festival of Lights

Though the details may change depending on geography and culture, it remains a celebration of life, especially its enjoyment and goodness. The Pacific Asia Museum celebrates Diwali, the festival of lights on November 8, with free admission all day. Typically, Diwali lasts four days and each day holds its own significance. Day One: Naraka Chaturdasi, […]

Tiffany Wu

Tiffany Wu

We welcome Tiffany Wu whom we met through Walking Pasadena and thank her for sharing her “around town” photos. Tiffany Wu of TWUphotography.com is a portrait, wedding, and lifestyle photographer based in the San Gabriel Valley. You can book a session with her, or purchase prints and license her lifestyle and travel photography by emailing twuphotography@gmail.com. […]

Japanese Garden Tour

Japanese Garden Tour

In artful landscapes we lose ourselves in a path woven around a pond and a harmonious stone arrangement; we delight in the variegated colors of graceful koi and the bright hues of blossoming plums; and we are calmed by a stream’s gentle murmur and the dappled greens of moss. —Dr. Kendall Brown, Quiet Beauty: Japanese […]

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