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Fancy That! – Closing Its Doors

Fancy That! – Closing Its Doors

Over the years, we’ve marveled at their extensive Easter windows, gotten goosebumps from their Halloween display, ooh-ed and aah-ed strolling through their magical Christmas world, and wanted to snatch the birthday cupcake string of lights, the handmade birthday crowns, and the precious birthday plates and cups. Now, Fancy That! on Mission Street in San Marino [...]

Ulla’s Birds

Ulla’s Birds

By the abundance of art that Ulla Anobile creates, she must be working every nanosecond of the day. Whether it be devils in felt, masks from pieces of driftwood, her interpretation of The Magi (“Three Shamans Follow a Star”), or a paper mache family of owls—with two sleepy-looking home-schooled young’uns—perched on a branch, her work is engaging, [...]

Agave Nectar Cookies by La Monarca Bakery

Agave Nectar Cookies by La Monarca Bakery

Ingredients: 2 pounds cake flour 1 pound butter 2 eggs 6 ounces agave nectar 8 ounces white raisins 4 ounces coconut shavings Pinch of salt Directions: Beat butter in mixer until softened and slightly creamy (about one minute on high speed; about 4 minutes on low speed). On low speed, add the egg and agave [...]

The Engine 2 Diet

The Engine 2 Diet

Who doesn’t like firemen? Anyone? This Thursday, you can meet and chat with a fireman—and even dine like one. Well, one like Rip Esselstyn. Whole Foods Arroyo is hosting an evening with Rip (he does look as though he’s got 6-pack abs) as he promotes his new book The Engine 2 Diet, which is noted [...]

Luna Fest: Bloom Again

Luna Fest: Bloom Again

Know someone who’s economically vulnerable? Dealing with a health crisis? Can’t even afford a bus pass? The women of the Bloom Again Foundation are dedicated to supporting “working, but economically vulnerable, women who are experiencing a health crisis.” Partners with whom they’ve created relationships—primarily health care agencies—take note of the women who fit this criteria, discern their [...]

Raveling by Peter Moore Smith

Raveling by Peter Moore Smith

“All right.” Eric laughed. “Mom’s nuts.” Eric Airie is a brain surgeon. He’s examining his mother who says she’s seeing ghosts. He can’t find anything wrong with her so he declares her crazy though the other person in the room, his brother Pilot, appears to be the one going through the psychotic break. So begins [...]

Dick Van Dyke & L.A. Children’s Chorus

Dick Van Dyke & L.A. Children’s Chorus

What does Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Magic of Lassie and Iron Man 2 have in common? All have benefited from the talent of composer Richard M. Sherman. Along with his brother Robert B., in 1965, Richard won an Academy Award for Best Music, Substantially Original Score for Mary Poppins, and he won another one [...]

Will You Be Queen?

Will You Be Queen?

Individuals of all genders, shapes, ages, and persuasions will test their fate to become queen. So states the literature informing the denizens of Pasadena of the upcoming tryouts (raucous spectacle) to determine who will be queen of the 36th Occasional Doo Dah Parade. Contestants are usually outnumbered by equally-costumed judges, who include many former queens, [...]

Milk Crafting, Bacon Curing & Vino

Milk Crafting, Bacon Curing & Vino

The Institute of Domestic Technology may have the strangest of names, but the courses they offer run such the gamut—from learning how to make fresh chevre and curing your own bacon to preserving fruit and making artisanal bread—that your IRA or child’s college fund may have to take a considerable hit so that you may [...]

Does Your Wardrobe Match Your Art?

Does Your Wardrobe Match Your Art?

Artist Holly Boruck has a goal, and Louise Wannier with her Louis Jane Studio space are helping her implement it, in more ways than one. The Butterfly Hurricanes Project exhibit was created by Holly with the hope of motivating people to become involved with contemporary global and local issues. Each one of her oil on [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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