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Pasadena Antique Mall

Pasadena Antique Mall
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The most important tenet to remember before heading into the Pasadena Antique Mall at Paseo Colorado is that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. One, because it’s imperative to be well fed (without overindulging and wanting to crawl back under the covers) and to be caffeine-infused before stepping through the front door. […]

Colonial Kitchen

Colonial Kitchen

It’s a building we’ve driven by more times than we can count and it registers fleetingly because of the name Colonial Kitchen rising up above the roofline and the Union Jack that flies out front, alongside the Stars and Stripes (well, to be accurate, they each take a corner). It’s an establishment that’s never pulled […]

School Gardens: A to V

School Gardens: A to V

More and more often, gardens may be found on school grounds. Not just the garden beds planted, attended, and maintained by the school groundskeeper, but a learning garden. One such garden is now widely known: Muir Ranch, a 1.5-acre sustainable teaching farm at John Muir High School in Pasadena. Students are engaged to grow organic […]

The Great History Freeze of 2015

The Great History Freeze of 2015

It’s our history. Do we care enough to preserve it? Though the Pasadena Museum of History has worked diligently to properly and continually preserve the prints and negatives in its archives, maintaining a healthy environment—so they’ll be available to future generations—is in jeopardy. In 2012, a grant allowed PMH to conduct a preservation study. One […]

Fur, Latex & Fishnets

Fur, Latex & Fishnets

“I’ll be in fur, latex, and fishnets,” writes poet Nicelle Davis. “You?” Perhaps we need to ask the other poets—Louise Wareham Leonard and MacGillivray with appearances by Tom Janikowski and Kim Dower—what they will sport at The Edison in downtown L.A. on September 2 when Pasadena’s Red Hen Press launches “the first of what hopes […]

Zov Comes to Cook

Zov Comes to Cook

Zov Karamardian’s Greek salad recipe has all of the traditional ingredients: cucumbers, plum tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese, and Kalamata olives. Ready for a twist? One-quarter cup of thinly sliced mint and one teaspoon of crushed dried mint. Why both? “It adds an extra layer of refreshing coolness.” The Arboretum’s September Fresh Cooking Class features […]

Music Makes Magic at the Old Mill

Music Makes Magic at the Old Mill

Built in 1816, it’s been described as the first water-powered grist mill in California, even though apparently the “mechanical marvel” of Franciscan Father José Maria de Zalvidea‘s horizontal, direct impulse water wheel left the subsequent flour damp and the mill only produced for seven years before a “superior” New England-style mill with a vertical waterwheel […]

Jennifer Joanou

Jennifer Joanou

Jennifer Joanou is a photographer, visual storyteller, and an all-around talented, inventive, and creative woman. She was kind enough to answer all of our questions. Editor’s note: Jennifer has just been asked to join 20 other artists to conduct online workshops. Sign up before September 4th and receive a free thank-you gift of ten 90-minute […]

Bubble Bonanza!

Bubble Bonanza!

What is it about bubbles? Bubbles in the bath that little ones slap with their hands followed by magical child laughter. A torrent of bubbles that makes the little girl raise her hands and dance. How about mammoth bubbles? Body-encasing bubbles? A moment of reticence, eyes wide, arms stiff at the side, then the boy […]

Fleur

Fleur

Fiore Market Café is one of our favorite spots. Located in South Pasadena adjacent to Fremont Theatre, Bill and Ann have put together a warm, inviting spot with the most fresh of everything. Fresh breads for their sandwiches, paninis and baguettes, heirloom tomatoes straight from the Fiore Garden (right next to the patio), daily roasted […]

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