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4 Parade Routes for Architecture Buffs

4 Parade Routes for Architecture Buffs

Every December, more than a million people will find their way to Pasadena: for the Rose Parade, the Rose Bowl, Christmas shopping and Paula Deen head-scratching. Whether you’re a visitor looking to get off the beaten float-viewing path or a local who wants to escape the hoopla, consider taking one or more of these strolls [...]

Mission Antiques

Mission Antiques

A great spot to bring the kids, Mission is small enough to keep an eye on them and carries plenty of fun, funky and affordable items that will hold their interest. If the fabulous folk-art felt pumpkin pillow is gone, we’re sorry – we just couldn’t help ourselves. Staples: Homey American furniture, old books and records, light fixtures and a [...]

Pasadena’s Private Observatory

Pasadena’s Private Observatory

We were thrilled to be granted permission to include in the book At Home Pasadena some glorious images of Pasadena’s Hale Solar Observatory. It is an exceptional example of scientific and architectural history, once deeded to, and then abandoned by, the Carnegie Foundation, and now in the capable hands of Pasadena architects Liz Moule and Stefanos Polyzoides. We’ve based some of the scientific information that follows on a discussion with Don Nicholson, who appears with his colleague, Gale Gant, in some of these photos.

Dish Bistro & Bar

Dish Bistro & Bar

The room facing Old Town’s Union Street is lovely — unfussy and nicely turned out with black woodwork, tables, chairs and simple glassware and cutlery with a bit of heft. I was early for lunch, and my dining companion was a tad bit late, so what the heck — I ordered a Bloody Mary. Spicy, [...]

A Baby Christmas Tree to Grow

A Baby Christmas Tree to Grow

We made our way over to Armstrong’s with the idea of getting a live Christmas tree as a gift for some newlyweds to enjoy and transplant to ever larger pots, until they were ready to plant it permanently outside. But crack nurserywoman Elizabeth quickly disabused us of that idea, making it perfectly clear that the [...]

Urban Archeology at Stern Gallery

Urban Archeology at Stern Gallery

If you’re on the Frederic Stern Gallery’s e-mail list, we know where you’re heading Saturday night, but if you’ve not yet made your way to this simple, sparkling gallery — what are you waiting for? Typically, the bright white walls are hung with a mix of historic, modern and contemporary California art. Saturday’s opening is [...]

Madison Heights Walk

Madison Heights Walk

The last in our series of Pasadena-area architectural walks takes place in lovely Madison Heights, the neighborhood bordered by California on the north, Glenarm on the south, Lake on the east and Marengo on the west. Much of this neighborhood was built between 1910 and 1917, and it is rich with the architectural diversity that [...]

Garfield Heights Walk

Garfield Heights Walk

The architectural walk for this Mother’s Day weekend explores an historic neighborhood compact enough that you can walk the whole thing in a morning stroll. If you have a mom in your life who loves old houses, take her here. Garfield Heights From mansions to Craftsman bungalows to historic two- and four-unit apartments, this neighborhood is [...]

Altadena Architectural Walk

Altadena Architectural Walk

The architectural walk for this weekend is actually part drive and part walk, because to see Altadena’s most significant houses, you have to cover a lot of ground. If you part at Woodbury and Santa Rosa, you can walk north on Santa Rosa to Mariposa and Madison to see three of the houses. Altadena Wild, [...]

Southwest Pasadena Architectural Walk

Southwest Pasadena Architectural Walk

This weekend’s architectural walk will take you from Southwest Pasadena into dreamy South Pasadena. Southwest Pasadena & South Pasadena Filled with glorious homes both modest and grand, Southwest Pasadena and South Pasadena make for superb strolling territory. The stately trees, street-facing gardens and shaded porches evoke a timeless sense of the American neighborhood. Of particular [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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