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2016 Festival of Women Authors

2016 Festival of Women Authors

We realize it’s three months until April 9, when the Pasadena Literary Alliance presents the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors, but this event sells out quickly, so for those who forget until it’s too late or those who have never heard of PFWA, we want to offer a tease—and a nudge. In prior years, many […]

“Find Your Adventure”

“Find Your Adventure”

The theme for the 127th Rose Parade on January 1, 2016, is “Find Your Adventure” and has 44 float entries with the addition of floats representing the two teams—Stanford and Iowa—playing in the Rose Bowl Game. Documentarian Ken Burns is the 2016 Grand Marshal. From his Academy Award-nominated films Brooklyn Bridge (1981) and The Statue […]

Live on Green

Live on Green

Tuesday, December 29, begins three days of festivities at “Live on Green” with different pavilions offering fun for kids, cuisine and libations, history, learn about the National Park Service (the inspiration behind this year’s Rose Parade theme). The Live on Green Bistro and Sidewalk Café will be serving up breakfast burritos, muffins, and (sponsor) Dole […]

Merry Merry!

Merry Merry!

    To spread the visual merriment of the holiday season, here are some scenes we saw around town…                       A friend of ours who is Catholic laments the lack of crèche displayed nowadays. We found a couple…       The above mini-crèche with […]

Our Perfect Gift: A Book

Our Perfect Gift: A Book

We dream of a bottomless gift card to Vroman’s, endless armfuls of books hauled from the many Little Free Libraries around (only to be replaced or shared again, of course), a 2-week vacation where we’re grounded, directed to sit and read and only read (it must be a command in order to prevent the ever-looming […]

Have You Seen? Decorating Rose Parade Floats

Have You Seen? Decorating Rose Parade Floats

There are thousands upon thousands of roses, daisies, carnations, marigolds, seeds, bark, grasses, and even fruits and vegetables. Thousands upon thousands of organic materials that must be placed and attached by hand to create the magnificent floats for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Come see for yourself as volunteers head into the final days and […]

Seed Bakery

Seed Bakery

It all started with Joseph who was born in a barn. Next to a wheat field. Who grew up to mill whole grains, Ferment, And bake bread.   Though inexpertly poetic, the above intro is not entirely true¹, but it’s humorous, and we like funny. And we like good, lovingly made homemade bread. We actually […]

Festive & Fashionable!

Festive & Fashionable!

We are easily lured by the baubles and lights of the holiday season. Some may even call us suckers, but that’s too humbug for our merry mood, so we shall ho ho ho and prance along on our way. One holiday event to which we shall prance is Pasadena Museum of History‘s holiday open house—”Festive […]

Wacky Winter Adventure & The Mousecracker

Wacky Winter Adventure & The Mousecracker

It’s being touted as The Nutcracker with mice, “and maybe some cheese.” It’s the “Wacky Winter Adventure” puppet show presented by Luce Puppet Company at One Colorado on December 22. It that’s not enough Nutcracker for the kiddies, as evening descends the Old Pasadena, the courtyard will be the location for The Mousecracker. This 1998 […]

A Winter Solstice Party, Intentions & BS Bonfire

A Winter Solstice Party, Intentions & BS Bonfire

Lori and Scott Webster of Hoopla! in Altadena invite the public to celebrate Yule and “welcome back our progression toward light on the longest night of the year!” Additionally, Kristin Dwan will lead guests on a “Winter Solstice intentioning.” Says Lori… We’ll make a list of the things and thoughts you’d like to let go […]

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