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Wardrobe for a Girl

Wardrobe for a Girl

A grandmother needs a crib and a bed so her grandchildren can stay with her; a working mom needs a supply of diapers to leave at daycare for her toddler; a family living in a converted garage needs a refrigerator to maintain custody of the children. Through the Adopt a Child Abuse Caseworker (ACAC) Program […]

Contessa Pasta & Pesto

Contessa Pasta & Pesto

Ever since Maria Luisa Fabbri of Contessa Chocolates has begun offering cooking classes, they have sold out, so if your interest is piqued, we would recommend that you act fast. “Casarecce” is sold out on March 7th, but there are still seven spaces available for the March 13th class, which focuses on pesto. A word […]

De-Cor: A Winter Sale

De-Cor: A Winter Sale

We love stepping into De-Cor, an enchanting profusion of color, smells, shapes, and textures. The 7,500 square foot showroom is lined with shelves of hand made textiles, filled with “re-claimed” furniture that’s been restored and updated, and a handful of display “rooms” that illustrate how their merchandise work together so alluringly. During the first week […]

For Artists: A Must See

For Artists: A Must See

Lost in Living is a film for artists. Particularly women artists, though not exclusively. It’s also a film for people who are living with, loving, or trying to understand artists. For me, Kat Ward (no journalistic royal “we” here), Lost in Living by Mary Trunk and Paul Sanchez of Ma and Pa Films was a pivotal […]

Heartbreak Cake

Heartbreak Cake

“What are you daydreaming about?” “I’m thinking about cake. Big, multilayered cakes that are squeezed in between more layers of buttercream or chocolate ganache.” “How can you still be thinking about cake? I’ve had enough cake today to last me the week, if not more.” “How dare you,” I tease…   When Cindy Arora, author […]

Socks in the Frying Pan

Socks in the Frying Pan

Shane Hayes plays the accordion while brother Fiachra plays fiddle and banjo. Joining in playing guitar and providing vocals is Aodán Coyne. All three of them make up Socks in the Frying Pan and they’ll be playing their songs, reels, jigs, waltzes, and polkas at Caltech on February 28th. Socks in the Frying Pan Saturday, […]

Tea & More Tea, Please

Tea & More Tea, Please

Camellia sinensis is a species of evergreen shrub or small tree. Primarily, the buds and flowers are used to make teas such as white, green, oolong, black, yellow, and pu-erh (though not chamomile, mint, and rooibos teas). Using early leaves or more mature leaves produces differing flavors and “tea qualities,” and sometimes, even the twigs […]

The Amado Women

The Amado Women

The Amado Women (excerpt) by Désireé Zamorano   Once Celeste had recovered from the shock of being married, from the jolting direction her life had taken, she realized it was a beautiful summer. For a long time afterwards, its sweetness had been difficult to endure. There had been no warning shots. On the drive up […]

Jazzy Ash, Black Mexica, Dance & Song Jubilee, Tea Time

Jazzy Ash, Black Mexica, Dance & Song Jubilee, Tea Time

Continuing: Black History Month Display. A historical view of African-American families as seen through African-American literature and the Civil Rights Movement. For all ages. Free to the public. Hastings Branch Public Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena 91107. The Whipping Man at the Pasadena Playhouse through March 1st. Tickets: $25-$125. Location: 39 S. El […]

Music, Singing, Dancing—Harmony & Hooligans

Music, Singing, Dancing—Harmony & Hooligans

The world—the beauty—of form, harmony, melody, and emotion may be found in numerous places this weekend. It will be difficult to pick, but here’s a rundown of some options…   Wednesday, Feb. 18th: The Threepenny Opera: (Official text) Before performance art and Cabaret, Brecht and Weill stretched the limits of theatre in a dark, daring, […]

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