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I first met Laura Gabbert when she was in need of a professional headshot. Headshots were my bread and butter at the time, so an agreement was made. The next inquiry was in regard to family photos. Family photos was an area in which I wanted to branch, so I ignored my hesitation and took […]

2016 Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour

2016 Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour

A. Quincy Jones and Glendale’s Webber House. Myron Hunt and the redesign of the Huntington Hotel. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Millard House or La Miniatura in Pasadena. Paul Williams‘ hilltop estate for horse breeder Jack P. Atkin. Local, famous architects building for others. What of the homes local architects built for themselves? Pasadena Heritage‘s 2016 Spring […]

Bonsai!

Bonsai!

It will be bonsai mania at the Huntington on February 27 and 28. Bonsai “masters” from Southern California will “share their passion” the art of growing ornamental trees and shrubs. This annual event includes exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, prize drawings, a “bonsai bazaar,” and a live auction at 3 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday. 2016 Bonsai-a-thon […]

Lottery Loteria

Lottery Loteria

The Pasadena Playhouse’s Mi Historia, Mi Manera invites you to come for a brand new community-devised and site-specific Forum Play entitled Lottery Loteria created by Pasadena District 5 Community Members and performed at a neighborhood block party on Saturday, February 27th, 2016. The day long block party will take place between 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 […]

Spring Gardening Classes for Beginners

Spring Gardening Classes for Beginners

Though we’ve been planting herbs, flowers, cacti, and vegetables for decades, the fact that we’ve never succeeded in establishing a thriving, blooming, surviving garden means we still classify our educational level as beginner, as that sounds more hopeful than doomed to fail. Thanks to information provided by Pasadena native and Master Gardener Yvonne Savio and […]

2016 Empty Showcase House: The “Before”

2016 Empty Showcase House: The “Before”

We do find it rather astonishing that people hand over the keys to their stately homes, with only a few caveats here and there, and say, do what you will. But so it is every year with the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. As we missed the charity’s opening event—the lovely and fun Empty Showcase […]

Feb. 19: Rickie Lee Jones

Feb. 19: Rickie Lee Jones

As it is Valentine’s week, with a constant onslaught of pleas to call 1-800-Flowers or purchase Valentine pajama-grams and oddly configured edible arrangements, we are sticking with the soothing sounds of music to celebrate this commercially inundated pseudo day of love. On her 18th birthday, November 8, 1972, Rickie Lee Jones left Washington state and […]

Lovin’ Judy

Lovin’ Judy

Though a child piano prodigy, once she heard folk music and the likes of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, Judy Collins lifted her hands from the keyboard and placed her fingers on guitar strings.¹ Her first commercial hit was “Both Sides Now” and now, entering her 77th year, she still performs—from Sondheim’s “Send in the […]

Utility Box Art 2

Utility Box Art 2

Box art: One of the relatively new ways for a city to promote local artists and create public art, as well as “beautify” something rather bulky and visually prominent—traffic signal utility boxes. We hope you enjoy our second of two posts about the newly painted signal boxes in South Pasadena. Read more about the Box […]

Favorite Go -To Comfort Food

Favorite Go -To Comfort Food

Gale Kohl of Gale’s Restaurant and Peg Rahn, founder of “Fresh: Celebrating the Table” will be joined by Peggy Dark, co-author of the Fabulous Parties books, for “Cooking at the Arboretum.” This month’s topic: Favorite go-to comfort food. The menu: —50 wonderful soups —Chicken stock “from scratch” —Homemade hearth bread —Baked cheesy pasta casserole with […]

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