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D. Dalton Visits the Arboretum

D. Dalton Visits the Arboretum

We are grateful to Debbie Dalton from Walking Pasadena for allowing us to share her lovely, fun, and remarkable photos from a visit last weekend to the LA Arboretum.   LA County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 91107. Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission: $9, adults; $6, seniors and students; […]

Walking Tour: CA Native Plants & Water Wise Gardens

Walking Tour: CA Native Plants & Water Wise Gardens

Pasadena’s Complete Street Coalition hosts California Native Plants & Water Wise Gardens, a walking tour, on April 8. We’ll hand over the explanatory reins to CSC… The tour will begin at Pasadena’s historic Washington Park, designed by famed California Native Plant conservationist Theodore Payne, with a guided tour provided by the Friends of Washington Park. […]

Tea

Tea

From Eat This Poem by Nicole Gulotta © 2017 by Nicole Gulotta. Reprinted in arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications, Inc. Boulder, CO. RoostBooks.com.   Tea by Jehanne Dubrow   Tonight I’m fruit and clove. I’m bergamot. I drop a teabag in the cup and boil the kettle until it sings. As if on cue, […]

The Underground Museum

The Underground Museum

Leave it to Pasadena sisters Susan Cherney and Wendy Moss, founders of Inside the Story, to invite us to an underground museum. Or, more accurately, the Underground Museum. The Underground Museum was established in 2012 by the late artist Noah Davis and his wife, artist Karen Davis. The goal: Display museum-quality work in their Arlington […]

CA Art Club’s 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

CA Art Club’s 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

The California Art Club is headquartered in Pasadena and has nine chapter locations up and down the state. Founded in 1909, honorary members include the likes of Aline Barnsdall, Edgar Alwin Payne, Tom Wolfe, Daphne Huntington, and Winston Churchill (in 1954). On April 8, CAC holds its Artists’ Gala Reception, an exhibit preview with many […]

Almond Poppy Seed Scones

Almond Poppy Seed Scones

From Eat This Poem by Nicole Gulotta © 2017 by Nicole Gulotta. Reprinted in arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications, Inc. Boulder, CO. RoostBooks.com.   Almond Poppy Seed Scones What I love most about afternoon tea isn’t the impeccable service or the petit fours, but the state of mind it promotes. Taking a break from […]

Lloyd & Lane

Lloyd & Lane

Baskets, desks, dressers, and a delicate shabby chic-style chair with a needlepoint seat. Lamps, footstools, and a green umbrella stand. Iron sconces, a wood birdcage, and a wall candelabra. These are some of the new and vintage items at the Lloyd & Lane Found Objects in South Pasadena, right across from the still (sigh) un-restored Rialto Theater. […]

Intergalactic Gala, Messy Mayhem, Painted Ladies & an Egg Hunt

Intergalactic Gala, Messy Mayhem, Painted Ladies & an Egg Hunt

Get ready for a busy April. Kidspace has events which if our child wasn’t a young woman and a freshman in college right now, we’d be lining up. Daily: Caterpillar Adoption Days Kids get to witness the magic of metamorphosis by adopting a Painted Lady Caterpillar, including food, adoption sheet, and instructions for care. The 21st Grand Butterfly […]

Showcase House 2017

Showcase House 2017

It’s time once again for designers to descend upon a grand home and in a frenzy—and only approximately 12 weeks—re-create a foyer, living room, dining room, bathroom, foyer, or even a hallway or laundry room. This may mean tearing down walls, pulling down built-ins or re-doing floors, let alone installing light fixtures, painting or wallpapering, […]

In a World of Wisteria

In a World of Wisteria

Fabaceae (Leguminosae). Wisteria. Along with SoCal’s jacaranda, wisteria is a divine purple power flower. Wisterias climb by twining their stems either clockwise or counterclockwise round any available support. They can climb as high as 66 ft. above the ground and spread out 33 ft. laterally. The world’s largest known wisteria is in Sierra Madre, California, measuring […]

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