Archive for ‘November, 2010’


Lulu Brandt

Lulu Brandt

This elegant boutique showcases more exclusive designers than any other shop in town: Hugo Boss for women, Matthew Williamson, Stella McCartney, Blumarine and more. The shoes and accessories are great as well. It’s a little bit of Vogue magazine in unlikely Old Pasadena. Most importantly, the service is renowned — a saleswoman once insisted on running to the store’s nearby warehouse […]

Vroman’s Bestseller’s Week of 11/15

Vroman’s Bestseller’s Week of 11/15

Hardcover Fiction Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, David Sedaris Confession, John Grisham Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Walter Mosley Hollywood Hills, Joseph Wambaugh Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson Moonlight Mile, Dennis Lehane Reversal, Michael Connelly In the Company of Others, Jan Karon Our Kind of Traitor, John Le Carre Full Dark No Stars, Stephen […]

Video: The P.R.E. [SHOW] with Brigham Yen – A Taste of Monopole Wine in Pasadena

Video: The P.R.E. [SHOW] with Brigham Yen – A Taste of Monopole Wine in Pasadena

Please check out my interview with Peter Nelson who co-owns Monopole Wine with his business partner Hirohisa Tamaki. The new wine store is an exciting and wonderful addition to the beautiful neighborhood of the Playhouse District named after the renowned (and yes, now solvent) Playhouse Theatre that is becoming more and more the new dining […]

Holiday Home Look In

Holiday Home Look In

Surely no city in the United States has more home-tour events than Pasadena, but should you have a bit of home-tour fatigue, we’re here to assure you that this tour really is worth getting out of your robe and slippers for. The Women’s Committee of the Pasadena Symphony Association’s Holiday Look In Tour not only chooses […]

Bring Joy to Families in Need

Bring Joy to Families in Need

Many of the client families served by Pasadena’s Foothill Family Service struggle on a day-to-day basis to purchase food and necessities, all while bearing the additional strain of overcoming trauma or abuse or facing other mental health challenges. This year, local schools, businesses and community groups are encouraged to host holiday toy drives to support FFS’s  annual Adopt-A-Family program. With […]

Caption this photo (#46)

Caption this photo (#46)

Yeah, so, I have a new column up today at South Pas Patch. Maybe it will help make sense of this photograph… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

The Lobsta Truck: A Quick and Dirty Review

The Lobsta Truck: A Quick and Dirty Review

For approximately 157 more hours, the Lobsta Truck has the dubious distinction of being the newest entrant into L.A.’s endlessly combustible upscale food truck scene. They serve a very limited (or focused, if you’re feeling generous) menu: lobster or crab on a toasted split top roll with either mayo or butter, as well as clam […]

Human Remains Found on Mount Lowe Railway

Human Remains Found on Mount Lowe Railway

Angeles National Forest Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau investigators responded to the Mount Lowe Railway Trail, located in the Angeles National Forest, along with Altadena Search and Rescue Team members to investigate the circumstances surrounding found human remains on Sunday Trail hikers discovered the remains and alerted Altadena Sheriff’s Station personnel. No evidence of foul play was […]

Zor-Honey

Zor-Honey

A reader found at a local farmers market this classic jar of Zor-Honey, harvested from the hives behind the Zorthian Ranch way above Fair Oaks Avenue in the days of yore. I have a couple such honey pots myself. Mmm — tastes like Altadena. Dabney and Jirayr are gone from us. But Alice, Alan and […]

Hikers find human remains above Cobb Estate Sunday; no evidence of foul play

Hikers find human remains above Cobb Estate Sunday; no evidence of foul play

The Los Angeles County Coroner and the sheriff’s homicide investigators are looking into human remains that were found near a trail above the Cobb Estate Sunday. Altadena Sheriff Det. Lt. Joseph Dempsey said that hikers notified authorities Sunday afternoon that they had found human remains near a trail north of the popular hiking area.  Altadena […]

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