Archive for ‘May, 2009’


Garfield Heights Walk

Garfield Heights Walk

The architectural walk for this Mother’s Day weekend explores an historic neighborhood compact enough that you can walk the whole thing in a morning stroll. If you have a mom in your life who loves old houses, take her here. Garfield Heights From mansions to Craftsman bungalows to historic two- and four-unit apartments, this neighborhood is […]

South Pasadena Music & Art Fest

South Pasadena Music & Art Fest

A new venture sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk arrives this weekend, and it is just the type of thing we need right about now. Filled with free live music at three festival areas, exhibitions in nine art galleries and open houses at many shops, the […]

A Taste of the Pasadena YMCA

A Taste of the Pasadena YMCA

This week Pasadena is brimming with food and festivities for good causes. The third annual Pasadena Platinum, benefitting the Pasadena YMCA, will take place this Thursday. Showcasing some of Pasadena’s most popular restaurants and auctioning off lavish resort vacations, the evening will raise funds for the Pasadena YMCA, which serves more than 2,000 families and […]

A Picnic for Mom

A Picnic for Mom

Everyone knows you’re supposed to take Mom out for brunch on Mother’s Day, right? But going out for brunch on this particular Sunday is like going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day — it’s amateur hour. You’re just begging for overpriced “special” menus and crowds. Instead, consider picking up food from some of our favorite […]

Style Uncorked – Benefiting Planned Parenthood

Style Uncorked – Benefiting Planned Parenthood

This Thursday and Friday bring two events benefiting Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley’s Health Education Programs. Thursday evening educate yourself with a wine seminar at red, white + bluezz. Wineries providing tastings include Franciscan, Ladera Howel Mountain and Rubicon Estate. Delightful. If you prefer your wine with food and silent auctions, arrange to […]

Vroman's Bestsellers 05/04/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 05/04/09

Hardcover Fiction Little Stranger, Sarah Waters Love or Something Like It, Deirdre Shaw Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander Smith Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Shaffer Language of Bees, Laurie King Sag Harbor, Colson Whitehead First Family, David Baldacci Sweetness at  the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley Dust and Shadow, […]

India's Flavor

India's Flavor

It’s week two of Hometown Pasadena’s campaign to root out good, inexpensive little restaurants in a diverse range of neighborhoods. This week’s recommendation is a find in Montrose: India’s Flavor It’s easy to become blind to the array of international cafés that cram into our strip malls; you keep meaning to stop and try that […]

Altadena Home Tour

Altadena Home Tour

It’s time once again for the Altadena Home Tour, which the good women of the Altadena Guild of Huntington Memorial Hospital have been organizing for 58 years. This year it’s called, “Aye, ’tis Bonnie Brae Burn,” because the tour comprises four estate-size homes on Braeburn Road. If you forgot like we did to pick up […]

One Colorado Art Sale

One Colorado Art Sale

One of the most endearing pieces of art in my house is a small oil still life, purchased for $10 when I first moved to Pasadena 17 years ago. I found it at the Art Center student sale, which took over an empty Old Town storefront back in the days when there were empty Old […]

Altadena Architectural Walk

Altadena Architectural Walk

The architectural walk for this weekend is actually part drive and part walk, because to see Altadena’s most significant houses, you have to cover a lot of ground. If you part at Woodbury and Santa Rosa, you can walk north on Santa Rosa to Mariposa and Madison to see three of the houses. Altadena Wild, […]

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