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Blaze on Colorado

Blaze on Colorado

Our young HP consultant came in last week raving about the delicious, affordable, thin crust pizza at Blaze Pizza on Colorado Boulevard at the corner of El Molino. This young woman had the audacity to suggest that it was better than the pizza we order while sitting at the bar watching the master craftsman at […]

Cherish the Ladies

Cherish the Ladies

They’ve released fifteen albums, toured in New Zealand, China, and Europe, performed for President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, and shared the stage with James Taylor, Joan Baez, and Emmy Lou Harris. “They” are Kathleen, Grainnie, Mirella, Mary, and Joanie of Cherish the Ladies, and Irish-American group that plays Traditional Irish Celtic music […]

Dogs at Garfield Park

Dogs at Garfield Park

The weekend is a perfect time to see adorable dogs and take family portraits. Here’s what we came across at Garfield Park in South Pasadena…a simple Photo Op.                

50/50 – Annual Women of the World

50/50 – Annual Women of the World

“March, march, be courageous. Fighting for our rights we may just start greatness for the ages.” (Lyrics from “Bad Romance:  Women’s Suffrage”) Our mission is to empower women as leaders and to transform the culture within which we live to one that naturally includes women on an equal basis in the selection of leaders. (50/50 […]

Kids in the Kitchen – Follow the Seed

Kids in the Kitchen – Follow the Seed

The Junior League of Pasadena’s 6th annual “Kids in the Kitchen” event is titled Follow the Seed. The program’s goal is to get kids motivated to choose a healthy lifestyle—through exercise and what they ingest. The event on March 30th will include seed planting, a mini farmer’s market, active games, practicing yoga, food preparation, and […]

John Banville as Benjamin Black at Vroman’s

John Banville as Benjamin Black at Vroman’s

It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk has the look of something that knows it’s being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere. (Excerpt from The […]

Love Constitute

Love Constitute

  Love Constitute (serves 2) 1/4 pound Basic Lust 1/3 cup Infatuation 5-6 chunks of Total Joy Equal pinch of Want & Need 6 heaping tablespoons of Unrealistic Expectations Essence of Blind Devotion Layers of Denial Sprinkling of Fairy Dust (optional) Add each ingredient sequentially. Mix thoroughly. Cover and let rise in a heated environment. […]

The Cheese Store of Pasadena

The Cheese Store of Pasadena

South Lake Avenue in Pasadena has a feel that is—if you squint, blur your vision, and take a prodigious imaginative leap—almost reminiscent of a mid-size, quaint European town with taupe-color buildings and wrought iron embellishments next to street-to-ceiling shop windows decorated with urbane apparel, art, antiques, and fine food. The first such area is between […]

After, all

After, all

“Are Los Angeles friendships shallower than in other places or do they just cover more ground with people in less time?” This is the question that Jennifer Berry‘s new play After, all poses to audiences as the award-winning playwright and director explores the “power, passion, and persuasion of unlikely female friendships.” We had a chance to […]

Sublime Schubert!

Sublime Schubert!

Upcoming concert of the week: Saturday, March 1st, 7:30 p.m. “The brilliant, young Armenian mezzo soprano, Garineh Avakian, sings music of Schumann and Poulenc, accompanied by the sensitive pianism of Vika Simonian.” Cost:  $20. Franz Schubert was born on January 31st, 1797. Because of this, Pasadena Schubertiade schedules their concerts in the months immediately following. On […]

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