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Pure Vegan

Pure Vegan

“Pure Vegan seems to have developed a following with the vegetable-curious, eaters interested in integrating more plants into their diet without going cold-turkey (sorry for the meat pun). If the book can inspire existing vegans as well as vegan-curious, I’ve done my job.” So says Joseph Shuldiner, author of Pure Vegan:  70 Recipes for Beautiful […]

Torshi for You

Torshi for You

“Torshi,” Gilda Moshir says,” is a Persian word and it means ‘something sour, tart, and pickled.’” Moshir will be selling her handmade torshi at this Saturday’s holiday boutique at the South Pasadena Women’s Club. “My torshi’s are produced in small batches at the Chef’s Center—a commercial kitchen in Pasadena. I don’t use any preservatives in […]

Recycling, Reusing, & Repurposing in the Garden

Recycling, Reusing, & Repurposing in the Garden

Create new uses for recycled items in your own garden. Join master gardener Yvonne Savio and pick up recycling, reusing, and repurposing tips. Savio is Master Gardener Coordinator at University of California Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles County located in Alhambra. Her area of expertise is urban agriculture and local and regional food systems. The goal […]

Holiday Boutiques @ Woman’s Club & Bloom Again

Holiday Boutiques @ Woman’s Club & Bloom Again

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena presents their Christmas store this Saturday with 20 vendors selling handcrafted toys, jewelry, bath “luxuries,” candles, and decorative seasonal items. Their dining room will offer a Club-cooked lunch for $7 and guests are welcome to purchase home-baked sweets and treats. Guests may bid in their silent auction and participate […]

Nine Christmas Tree Lightings, Neighborhood Lights & Events

Nine Christmas Tree Lightings, Neighborhood Lights & Events

Trees are lighting up! 21st Annual Atwater Village Tree Lighting Thursday, Dec. 5th, 6 p.m. Lighting up the 80 ft. tall, 50-year-old CA Redwood Children’s choirs from various schools, Santa, treats, crafts & snow Wells Fargo parking lot, 3250 Glendale Blvd. AtwaterChamber.org Pasadena Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Thursday, Dec. 5th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pas. City Hall, […]

Kites, Wings, & Other Flying Things

Kites, Wings, & Other Flying Things

Non-italicized text courtesy of Pasadena Museum of History. Long before the Industrial Revolution made modern aerospace technology possible, early aspiration of flight began with the kite, an item that epitomizes the intersection of science and artistry. As weapons during war and as recreation during peacetime, they have inspired leaps of the imagination and humankind’s leap […]

Sleigh Bells Ring…Are You Listening?

Sleigh Bells Ring…Are You Listening?

Cocktails, elegance, and let’s be merry. It’s the 22nd Annual Wreath Auction on Friday, December 6th. The Pasadena – Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation is holding an evening of dining by candlelight and with more wreaths to bid on than you have windows and doors. Sleigh Bells Ring: Annual Wreath Auction Friday, Dec. 6th, […]

Christmas Tree & Poinsettia Sales to Benefit PUSD

Christmas Tree & Poinsettia Sales to Benefit PUSD

Text of press release from PUSD. Two Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) schools will be spreading holiday cheer while raising money for a good cause over the next few weeks. John Muir High School Boys’ Basketball and Pep Squad are selling Christmas trees and wreaths and Norma Coombs Alternative School is selling poinsettias. John Muir […]

Pieces by Elsa M. J. Seifert

Pieces by Elsa M. J. Seifert

Life in Black and Gray I used to love my gray jumper dress. I usually wore it with a white or black shirt.  I was eleven years old. My step-mother told me I needed some color. “What color?” I asked. “My skin is brown, so the gray and white and black look just fine on […]

A Victorian Grand Ball

A Victorian Grand Ball

You could see Ivan the Terrible or a “Scot” in full kilt. Many ladies flutter fans. In proper mid-Victorian style, necklines are low and bustles abound. Late-Victorian dress boasts higher collars and tiny wasp waists. All dresses, concealing petticoats, corsets, and chamises, brush the floor as the ladies within them are led onto the dance […]

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