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Small Biz Saturday

Small Biz Saturday

Yes, Small Business Saturday was begun be mega-multinational corporation American Express, but we do love the concept of buying locally and supporting our local artisans, entrepreneurs, and shopkeepers. Here are a few ideas for buying locally, especially during Small Business Saturday (SBS) on November 29th: Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is celebrating the day with artists […]

Breakfast with Sleeping Beauty & Her Winter Knight

Breakfast with Sleeping Beauty & Her Winter Knight

The Pasadena Playhouse presents Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Night and what’s the holidays without a dose of fantasy and romance— rational, realistic, or otherwise? Children (perhaps primarily of the female persuasion) will be thrilled to know that breakfast may be enjoyed with the fair maiden of the tale, as well as other fairy tale […]

The End of the Road

The End of the Road

It’s fall. Our fall in Southern California, anyways, which is not much of a fall. We know; don’t remind us. We don’t need reminding, those of us who grew up with ancient trees, umbrellas of leaves like domes above our heads—brilliant, blinding yellows, rusty oranges, and smashing reds from raspberry to ruby to maroon. The […]

A Christmas Carol Pay-What-You-Can

A Christmas Carol Pay-What-You-Can

‘Tis the season, but wow, can it add up quickly, the bank account spinning downwards, advancing into the red. Thankfully, enjoying theater does not always need to drain your pocketbook. A Noise Within once again offers “pay what you can” tickets for all of their productions. On Wednesday, December 17th, pay what you can tickets […]

Bulgarini Brings in the Wine

Bulgarini Brings in the Wine

Leo Bulgarini of the famous gelato, endorsed by none other than Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold, is bringing his irresistible Italian ice creams and pairing them with wine to benefit Literature for Life‘s fundraising party, kicking off the holiday season on December 7th. Also for liquid refreshment will be “delectable” holiday punches, and for victuals, Jonathan Gold’s “lush” red […]

Lincoln Pasadena

Lincoln Pasadena

Yes, I admit I’m one of the people who drove by Christine Moore’s new restaurant, Lincoln Pasadena, three times before I found it. My chef friend, Lisa, is joining me for breakfast and is looking for the location, too. The GPS on my phone indicates that Pasadena’s newest restaurant should be right here, at the very […]

A Woman in White

A Woman in White

When a mystery reader has a Brit fetish and has gorged on P.D. James, Ian Rankin, Reginald Hill, Ruth Rendell, Minette Walters, Sarah Waters, and Martha Grimes (just to name a few), where does she go next? Back to the beginning. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins was published in 1859 and is considered […]

Lookin’ In on the Holidays

Lookin’ In on the Holidays

After the turkey has been consumed and before the mad panic of holiday shopping, allow yourself to be swept into the spirit of the season with the Holiday Look In home tour. Four homes, from a Louis de Puget-Millar 1907 Arts and Crafts and a 1926 Monterey Colonial Revival overlooking the Arroyo Seco to a […]

Tiny Treasures IX

Tiny Treasures IX

Whether it’s handmade ornaments, pendants, watercolors, dolls, or papier mache, the objects on display and for sale are in miniature. Cactus Gallery presents “Tiny Treasures IX” with an opening reception on Saturday, November 15th. All works are specially priced, from the very affordable $10 range to a max of $100. From the silly, lovely and […]

Will You Doo Dah?

Will You Doo Dah?

Irreverent frolicking. Peace, love, and pranksters. These are the elements forecast and the embraced for the 37th Occasional Doo Dah Parade on November 15th in East Pasadena. Along with the veterans like Moveable Feast with their fresh food, dressed-to-the-nines dinner party atop wheels, Toaster Car, Nordic Men and Viking Ship, Code Blue DeFibs, Drunk in […]

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