Archive for ‘March, 2009’


Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Lesson 15

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Lesson 15

Tom Gammill Lesson Fifteen More tips from Tom.

Our Favorite Artisans & Craftspeople

Our Favorite Artisans & Craftspeople

Here are the creative locals who enrich our homes and our lives: florists, designers, photographers, garden consultants, letterpress printers, furniture makers, caterers, chefs, fine artists, jewelers…

Our Favorite Tradespeople

Our Favorite Tradespeople

Here are the tradespeople we rely on to get the job done: contractors, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, auto mechanics, house painters, piano movers, piano tuners, upholsterers, roofers, pooly guys, seamstresses, gardeners, dog trainers, tile layers and more.

Our Favorite Professionals

Our Favorite Professionals

Here are the professionals we know and trust: dentists, doctors, attorneys, veterinarians, architects, orthodontists, organizers, acupuncturists, dermatologists, pilates and yoga instructors, and more.

Delilah Meets Her Match

Delilah Meets Her Match

Been awhile, but Delilah is just over five months old. She was 8.6 pounds the day we brought her home and is weighing in at 36 pounds today.  She still has an astonishing amount of energy — happily walking many miles a day, and then making her route in circles around the yard at breakneck […]

Kitchen Gardens for Everyone

Kitchen Gardens for Everyone

Some call them Victory Gardens, but we prefer the term “kitchen garden.” Whatever they’re called, everyone suddenly wants one, including Michelle Obama. The Obamas will have a professional team and a serious budget to create their kitchen garden, but we San Gabriel Valleyites have one thing they don’t have: A near-perfect growing climate. Although there […]

Polkatots: A Hidden Gem

Polkatots: A Hidden Gem

I’ve been largely immune to the cupcake mania that has swept the city (and the nation); I’m more of a flourless-chocolate-cake kind of girl than a gooey-frosting kind of girl. But my daughter’s 16th birthday demanded a treat that could be served to the entire cast and crew of the play she’s in the middle […]

The Pink Parlour Festival

The Pink Parlour Festival

Personally, I’m always trying to start my own crafty business. So far my attempts have failed. Here at The Pink Parlour Festival are dozens of women who make their livelihood crafting and generally being awesome. I want to support them because I want to be like them. This yearly festival has a ton of followers. […]

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Lesson 13

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Lesson 13

Another lesson from our friend Tom!

Explosion in Pasadena

Explosion in Pasadena

It’s Monday afternoon, March 16th, and if you’re hearing the helicopters and seeing the traffic in southwest Pasadena (we’re watching it all out our office window), it’s because there was an explosion at Californian Linen (the former Dy-Dee Diaper) on California at Raymond. Three men are reportedly seriously injured and are at Huntington. If you’re […]

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