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Celebrate Our Earth, 2015

Celebrate Our Earth, 2015

In a time of drought and a time of climate change, perhaps it’s never been so important to celebrate and respect our mother Earth. Here are a few of the many options for celebrating this year’s Earth Day… (Websites and addresses listed below.) Saturday, April 25th: Meet the Wildlife, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Descanso Gardens, free […]

Feed the Weed! Newtown Arts 2015

Feed the Weed! Newtown Arts 2015

“Leading the way to an art world outside institutional confines, reinstating art in the pantheon of public discourse, private pleasure, and plain old fun.” On April 25th, New Town Arts presents “Feed the Weed!” at a private home in the Arroyo Seco. The event celebrates 20 years that New Town Arts has been  “a persistent weed […]

Lincoln Heights Brewery ArtWalk

Lincoln Heights Brewery ArtWalk

Lincoln Heights is outside of the San Gabriel Valley but it’s really only a skip and a jump, so we’re including this week’s Brewery Artwalk  because a cold brew on a hot day is divine and art always fills the creative well and nourishes the soul. The Brewery ArtWalk is described as “an alternative venue […]

A Day at the Getty

A Day at the Getty

It was spring, it was a lovely temperature with a blue sky above, and it was our day at the Getty. It felt as though it had been eons since we’d stepped onto the tram and silently zoomed up the hill face to visit the J. Paul Getty Museum. Though is was early, our quartet […]

Vegan Beer Fest: Does 2 + 2 = 5?

Vegan Beer Fest: Does 2 + 2 = 5?

When we first read “vegan” and “beer” together in a description about a beer and food festival, we were thrown sideways. This just didn’t compute. Doesn’t beer trigger visions of overpriced ballpark dogs at a Dodgers’ game? Or a cooler of cold brews at a clambake on the beach, six-packs and pizzas, or a Negra […]

Pritchard Trio at The Fretted Frog

Pritchard Trio at The Fretted Frog

We had the opportunity to attend a fundraiser for Light Bringer Project where the featured musician was David Pritchard. The guitars were acoustic and Pritchard, along with Kevin Tiernan and Ioannis Markoulakis to make up the Pritchard Trio, seemed to venture from gentle jazz and Latin, classical and folk, to blues and slightly country. The […]

Time Twists

Time Twists

“Fetish-like, re-weaved stuff collected from our lives.” This is the description of the pieces by Mike Mollett who is guest artist at Val Echavarria’s Casa Marengo in Highland Park. Mike calls his pieces twists, time-twists, gates, and balls. One twist—a NOLA twist—he made from using New Orleans home security wires given to him by an […]

Lunching with the Satellite Sisters

Lunching with the Satellite Sisters

Many may know local author, columnist, and humorist Lian Dolan. If not, be assured she’s a woman who emigrated from Connecticut to California with her particularly East Coast humor intact, and we thank the universe for that. Last year, we attended Pasadena Magazine‘s Women in Business Luncheon and Lian was the moderator for an incredible […]

Nat ‘n’ Mom

Nat ‘n’ Mom

The inaugural Jackalope Art & Craft Fair is in a few weeks and we caught up with local artist Meriel Stern who’s collaborated with her son Nat to create products they’ll be selling the weekend of April 25th-26th in Central Park, Pasadena.   Meriel shared with us some details about their creative journey… The Nat’n’Mom […]

2015 Showcase House Sneak Peek

2015 Showcase House Sneak Peek

Along Oak Knoll Avenue, from San Marino up into Pasadena, fragments may be glimpsed of large homes and mansions—a winding driveway, gables with intricate bargeboards, Corinthian columns, or an arched, carved Mahogany front door with wrought iron door knockers. Speeding past, one may get a whiff, a hint, a flash of vast lawns, fountains, and […]

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