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Showcase House in La Cañada

Showcase House in La Cañada

And what a show it is. Holy moly (yes, this will be the tone of this post, can’t help it, fresh from the tour, brain still buzzing). If you’re intrigued, amused, or even disdainful of how the 1% live, get your ticket and go. This tour is fascinating, inspirational, amusing and just dreamy. We’d go [...]

Come Play Me, I’m Yours

Come Play Me, I’m Yours

A few weeks ago, we published a post about the event 30 Pianos, 30 Locations, an interactive art installment initially born by British artist Luke Jerram. This past Thursday at noon, 30 pianists at 30 locations throughout L.A. County and beyond sat down and played Bach’s prelude to the Well-Tempered Clavier. We stopped by One [...]

Fido? He’s a Beauty.

Fido? He’s a Beauty.

Fido. Trixie. Bear. Obediah. Standard, funny, nonsensical, and sometimes just plain odd are the names we bestow upon our pets. One of our favorites is for a black Labarador; she answers to the name of Oyster. Whatever their moniker, breed, or pedigree, bring them—one and all—to this Saturday’s Pet Beauty Contest. At One Colorado, owners [...]

Vote to Get Pasadena Trees!

Vote to Get Pasadena Trees!

Remember how 2011 came to a tumultuous end with the hurricane-force windstorm hitting right between Thanksgiving and Christmas? Exactly— who could forget. According to the City of Pasadena, 1,500 street trees were uprooted and lost. Now, the Odwalla juice company is awarding (10) $10,000 grants to plant trees across the country. The Windstorm Tree Fund [...]

Kids in the Kitchen: Health Parade

Kids in the Kitchen: Health Parade

One way to get children interested in being healthy is to make it fun, then make it even more fun. With that goal in mind, The Junior League of Pasadena is hosting its 4th annual Kids in the Kitchen event this Saturday, April 14th. At Madison Elementary School, children of all ages are welcome to [...]

Walking for MS at the Rose Bowl

Walking for MS at the Rose Bowl

Looking to take a stroll or power walk this weekend? Why not do it in the name of multiple sclerosis? The National MS Society is hosting a day of events starting with a 5K walk around the Rose Bowl this Sunday, with opening ceremonies beginning at 9:30. Following the walk, the “finish festival” with have [...]

Open the Gates!

Open the Gates!

For the last 17 years, The Garden Conservancy has been “opening the gates” to America’s private gardens. This year, they will offer self-guided tours at 300 gardens in 19 states. Pasadena abounds with beautiful gardens and six of them will host “Open Days” on Sunday, April 29th. The lucky six are: Hen’s Grove, John H. [...]

A Portrait of a Man

A Portrait of a Man

Editor’s Note: This exhibit, which we highly recommend, runs through April 22nd. One of our HP friends said it was the most outstanding exhibit she saw during her visit to PMCA—so you’ve got two more weeks to catch it! An urban metropolis. Mysterious and alienating. Thrilling and adventurous. Moody and perplexing. These are the words [...]

Glorious Gardens, Wolfgang & Brewskis

Glorious Gardens, Wolfgang & Brewskis

Step beyond the gates into five “glorious” gardens. Rest your tootsies for a spell at the historic estate Casa Ru in San Marino (the home of Clarisa Ru, event chair). Fill your belly with a Wolfgang Puck-catered lunch. Quench your thirst by tossing back a pint in the beer garden (offering handcrafted, locally produced brews). [...]

Tour Greene & Greene’s “Little Switzerland”

Tour Greene & Greene’s “Little Switzerland”

For the first time in 20 years, a Greene and Greene Interiors tour will allow guests inside private homes in the historic Park Place neighborhood, otherwise known as “Little Switzerland.” Charles and Henry Greene, considered masters of the American Arts & Crafts movement, designed this one private garden and five private homes, in their “woodsy aesthetic,” [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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