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Laurie Kallevig’s Survivor Girl Ukulele Project

Laurie Kallevig’s Survivor Girl Ukulele Project

For most of us, human trafficking is a grim statistic in the news. For Laurie Kallevig, it’s up-close-and-personal. She works with survivors of human trafficking in India. Laurie’s work is unique; she brings ukuleles to India and teaches girls (and more recently, boys) to play the instruments. She hopes, eventually, these young survivors will “write […]

Whisky & Poetry Salon

Whisky & Poetry Salon

Distill my beating heart! Straight from Literary Libations to your lips: a candlelit evening of decadent debauchery, Scotland’s finest whiskies, and the communal love of all things poetic. Editor’s Note: Not being poetry aficionados (though we are enthusiasts), our initial reaction to hearing “whisky and poetry” in the same sentence conjured pictures of Dylan Thomas […]

Dishcrawl Old Pasadena

Dishcrawl Old Pasadena

The Beatles didn’t provide a soundtrack but the inaugural Dishcrawl Pasadena in May was a magical mystery food tour just the same. Nitar Lohaphaisan, the vivacious Dishcrawl Pasadena Ambassador, designed the “Old Town, New Flavors” tour to introduce the twenty-three participants to four of Old Town Pasadena’s off-the-beaten path restaurants.  Foodies purchased the $45 Dishcrawl […]

Wander Through Leanna Lin’s Wonderland for Mother’s Day

Wander Through Leanna Lin’s Wonderland for Mother’s Day

It’s hard to imagine Wonderland, the vibrant, Tokyo pop-inspired store in Eagle Rock, without owner Leanna Lin Fong…or to imagine the pixie-haired proprietress in a shop setting less unique. Bright and airy, cute and quirky, full of fun — going to Leanna Lin’s Wonderland really is like visiting a happy land where countless cheery cities […]

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