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Spring Fair at Xiem

Spring Fair at Xiem
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Xiem Clay Center is holding its spring fair on May 8th with artists who learn and create at Xiem presenting demonstrations and selling their wares. At Xiem’s show last fall, we found a delicate, exquisite bowl, a whimsical “cat” cup, an elegant vase, and a beautiful stone pear—our Christmas shopping was finished by half by […]

2015 Historic Highlands Home Tour

2015 Historic Highlands Home Tour

Historic Highlands is bordered between New York and Washington Avenues, north to south, and Hill and Lake Avenues, east to west. On May 9th, the area’s HH Committee presents the 2015 Historic Highlands Home Tour. Originally settled by early Pasadena pioneers David McPherson and Ezra Dane in the late 1800’s, today the residential district lined […]

A Pasadena Lark

A Pasadena Lark

It’s like cake minimalism. White on white with minimal dashes of color and texture. It’s Lark Cake Shop on Hill Avenue just north of Washington Boulevard in Pasadena. We’d been chatting over a cuppa latte with a friend around the corner at Lavender and Honey. Looking to while away more time before heading home and […]

Happily Wear After

Happily Wear After

A business associate suggested we meet at Lavender and Honey, which suited us as the day was hot and the folks there make a lovely ice latte—and, in our opinion, it’s always a perfect day for toast. The L & H toast consists of toasted walnut bread spread with goat cheese, drizzled with honey, and […]

LitFest 2015

LitFest 2015

Poets, independent bookmakers, self-publishing, satire, California authors, diversity in Young Adult literature, memoir writing, Pulitzer Prize-winner and food critic Jonathan Gold, science writers, mystery writers, and women writers may all be heard during the 2015 LitFest Pasadena.   Local authors, Désirée Zamorano, Jervey Tervalon, Ron Koertge, Gary Phillips, Petrea Burchard, Naomi Hirahara will be among […]

Bees, Glorious Bees

Bees, Glorious Bees

It was late afternoon. The time of day when the light becomes crisp, and shadows lengthen and darken, colors pop. We came upon an adorable home with flowers blooming, all in rows, proper yet unruly at the same time.       We also saw a faux beehive…     The number on the sign […]

Castle Green for Mother’s Day

Castle Green for Mother’s Day

Pasadena’s Castle Green, that looming, iconic mix of Moroccan, Moorish, and Victorian styles built in 1898 opens its doors to the public—especially Mom!—on Mother’s Day, May 10th. Guests may roam the main salon, ballroom, library, sun room, original elevator, and over 20 private apartments, “each unique in layout and design plus the exquisite penthouse.” This […]

Untethered

Untethered

Untethered: A love and death experience written by Julia Edwards and directed by Jen Bloom will be staged at Mountain View Mausoleum beginning May 8th. The play stars Joy Osmanski, Adam J. Smith, Kevin McCorkle, Gabriella Rhodeen, and Eli Weinberg, and features live music by Steven Van Betten and choreography by Stephanie Zaletel. In a […]

Foraging Your Garden & Wild Beer

Foraging Your Garden & Wild Beer

Is the cupboard bare? Then simply step out your back door. You didn’t realize you had a “backyard pantry” did you? Need a little lettuce? Try Baby Miner. Want some spinach? Look for wild green lambsquarters. Want an “awesome” ingredient for your salad? Put in some chickweeds. As a part of Huntington Ranch’s “Ecosystem-Based Gardening […]

Tea, Cookies & Talking About Death

Tea, Cookies & Talking About Death

“We will gather with one intent, to discuss death in order to enhance life,” says Hospice Chaplain Maggie Yenoki. Yenoki is scheduled to lead Pasadena’s first Death Café on May 5th at Throop Church. Neuchâtel, Switzerland was the site of the first Death Café as imagined by sociologist and anthropologist Bernard Crettaz with the “aim…to liberate […]

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