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Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/12/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/12/11

Hardcover Fiction Week The Thirteen Hallows, Michael Scott Death Comes To Pemberley, P. D. James The Drop, Michael Connelly A Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes 11/22/63, Stephen King The Litigators, John Grisham 1Q84, Haruki Murakami A Prague Cemetery, Umberto Eco Rules of Civility, Amor Towles The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach Hardcover Non-Fiction Steve [...]

Bake Sale in a Pita Jungle & Holiday Pop-Ups

Bake Sale in a Pita Jungle & Holiday Pop-Ups

It’s a monster. A monster bake sale, that is. Eat My Blog contributing bakers will be hosting their 4th annual charity bake sale to benefit the LA Regional Foodbank at Pasadena’s Pita Jungle. Eat My Blog was begun by Cathy Chaplin, a Pasadena resident who authors the food blog Gastronomy Blog. She and Laurie Moore [...]

Home & Garden—A Personal Touch

Home & Garden—A Personal Touch

Julie O’Keefe says she wanted her shop Julie O’Keefe’s Home & Garden in La Canada to feel like walking into someone’s home—only more decorated. Having been in retail since her first job when she was 16 years old, Julie has had her hand in this particular business for seventeen years. Many people may remember it [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/5/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/5/11

Hardcover Fiction Week The Drop, Michael Connelly The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes V is for Vengeance, Sue Grafton A Dance With Dragons, George R. R. Martin 11/22/63, Stephen King The Litigators, John Grisham Kill Alex Cross, James Patterson Micro, Michael Crichton The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach The Prague Cemetery, Umberto Eco Hardcover Non-Fiction Shaq Uncut, Shaquille [...]

Ulla’s Art

Ulla’s Art

Our first exposure to Ulla Anobile’s art was at Cactus Gallery & Gifts in Eagle Rock. The piece was called Dirge Singer, and as that name sounds, it was rather formidable and a bit frightening for those of us weaned on simple Americana. The work springs from a piece resembling wood with claw-like roots, and is [...]

Survival—Animal Style

Survival—Animal Style

How do you reduce stress when you’re in the middle of the jungle, only twenty inches long from head to foot, and birds of prey have got their beady eyes prowling for ya? Well, the tufted capuchin, a New World primate from South America, rubs urine on its hands and feet (oh, yeah, and it’s [...]

A Case of Two Nutcrackers

A Case of Two Nutcrackers

It’s a time of good cheer times two this year; the perennial favorite, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, will be performed at The Pasadena Civic Center and The Pasadena Playhouse. The Long Beach Ballet will once again perform at the Civic Center with its usual full symphony orchestra and special effects. Additionally, this already elaborate production will be enhanced by the young, [...]

See a Teahouse Being Built—Vicariously

See a Teahouse Being Built—Vicariously

Vimeo it’s called. Team Vimeo is 57 filmmakers and video creators who had a desire to share their works. This has grown into a community that values quality over novelty, whose members are supportive and encouraging and have a wide array of interests. Vimeo member and Pasadena photographer Michael Stern has created a time-lapse video documenting [...]

A Gift of the Artisan

A Gift of the Artisan

This holiday season, as we wait for an uptick in the economy, people have thought of helping by buying from their local, independently-owned shops. Ten Thousand Villages is offering a “three-fer” to sweeten the deal. Buy a gift from their local store (#1) that supports fair trade practices and artisans from around the world (#2), [...]

Tea’s for the Birds

Tea’s for the Birds

Lan Ong, owner of Bird Pick Tea & Herb, is a third-generation tea connoisseur and an admitted tea purist. Her goal is to bring China’s tea culture to the mainstream—to turn tea novices into aficionados. In pursuit of that goal, she displays massive glass jars full of teas and herbs imported from estates in China, [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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