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The Zen of Suiseki

The Zen of Suiseki
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It’s such an odd concept: viewing stones. And yet, after the hectic holiday schedule a dose of zen stone viewing may be just the ticket as we ready ourselves for a new year. The California Aiseki Kai presents its 26th annual show, which runs through January 3, 2016. Over 100 examples of suiseki or viewing […]

Pine Boughs & Flowers

Pine Boughs & Flowers

One of the aspects of the holidays that charm and warm our heart is holiday decorations. Wreaths on front doors—from the classic pine boughs with pine cones, berries, and a red ribbon to more modern wreaths made out of ribbon stripes, hand cut paper leaves, balls of felt, wraps of bark, bunched burlap, thistle, kale, […]

Pasadena Architectural Treasures: Walking Tour

Pasadena Architectural Treasures: Walking Tour

Henry H. Markham was a United States Representative from 1885 to 1887, and Governor of California from 1891 to 1895. The idea of having a Congressman and state governor as one’s neighbor must have been tantalizing as Markham’s presence brought eager home buyers to the area. Unfortunately, the Markham home at 703 S. Pasadena Avenue […]

Echo Mountain Festival of Lights

Echo Mountain Festival of Lights

Hometown Pasadena received a Facebook message from Mike Simms a few weeks back. He was hoping we would help spread the word about the December 20th inaugural—and first annual—Echo Mountain Festival of Lights. We are happy to do so… Mike Simms is the curator of the Echo Mountain ruins above Altadena. “For over a year, […]

Tiny Holiday Treasures

Tiny Holiday Treasures

It’s time once again for one of our favorite yearly exhibits, Cactus Gallery’s “Tiny Treasures,” which runs through December 23rd. It’s a great place to purchase small, individual, unique gifts for those on your list who like drawing outside the lines. From a simple and simply lovely polar bear wood cut ornament and rhinos and […]

Jane Szabo – Common Thread

Jane Szabo – Common Thread

Jane Szabo received a MFA from Art Center College of Design, and her photography has won awards and been exhibited nationally. Art Share L. A. calls itself “a home for the arts.” To that end, a 28,000 square foot warehouse has been renovated with areas on the ground floor for events, exhibits, and classes, while […]

Santa’s Coming to Town!

Santa’s Coming to Town!

Santa’s coming to Altadena, touching down at the 2015 North Lake Pole Holiday Fest on December 5. The Lake & Mariposa Shopping District will host Santa Claus and his elves with carolers caroling, prize drawings, and Gypsy Eats and Pizza of Venice offering street-side tables full of yummy nosh for purchase. Local stores will remain open […]

Hey, Sweetie Pies! The Old Pas Artisanal Holiday Market

Hey, Sweetie Pies! The Old Pas Artisanal Holiday Market

One hundred fifty creators, 150 indie makers… Organizers welcome some of their favorite Artisanal L. A. vendors along with Old Pasadena independent shops, restaurants, and cafes and host the 2nd Holiday Market in Old Pasadena on December 5. It’s free, family friendly and dog (on a leash) friendly. Santa will be on hand and welcomes […]

A Castle Green Holiday

A Castle Green Holiday

The archways, the moldings, the fireplace mantels. The dark wood, the large windows, the obvious elegance, the whisper of another era. We’re speaking of Castle Green, now over 117 years old, no longer a hotel, but rather a home and place of business. On December 6, Castle Green opens its doors to the public once […]

Carol Bus – with Hot Toddies!

Carol Bus – with Hot Toddies!

Would you like to sing a carol or two? You won’t be riding in an open sleigh, but rather in a holiday-festooned red, double-decker bus. On December 5 and 12, the Los Angeles Master Chorale‘s Carol Bus makes stops at Grand Central Market, Walt Disney Music Hall, L. A. Live, and the Music Center. Guests (21+ years […]

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