Archive for ‘September, 2011’


Chaya Brasserie

Chaya Brasserie

WHY Because it’s an L.A. pioneer that set the standard for French-Japanese-American cooking that’s inventive but not silly. And it has a great and affordable bar menu. WHAT It’s too easy to forget about this chic bistro near Cedars-Sinai, and indeed we did forget it in our last edition. But we were sorry: It’s a […]

Heirloom Bakery

Heirloom Bakery

It spent a particularly lovely morning at Heirloom Bakery on Wednesday. The air was calm and cool, the coffee was strong and hot, and the food — the food!!! The food was so fresh and yummy I wanted to order seconds. When you’re gluten-intolerant like I am, you don’t usually gravitate to anything with the […]

Serving up LA’s finest music at the X-Bar – Century City

Serving up LA’s finest music at the X-Bar – Century City

By Jennifer Elrod The slogan for Koffeehouse Music Production, LLC is “serving up LA’s finest music” and they undoubtedly deliver with each and every concert they host. This past Wednesday was no exception as three artists shared the stage beneath the iridescent city-lit sky amidst the fiery glow of upscale bonfire pits spotted around the […]

Therapy Boutique Coming Soon to Old Pasadena

Therapy Boutique Coming Soon to Old Pasadena

The upscale and trendy women’s boutique, Therapy, that was one of the first tenants at the then-new Paseo Colorado about ten years ago, is relocating into a new space in Old Pasadena. Therapy joins a list of other retailers that … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Dolan Sisters Rock the Ice House

Dolan Sisters Rock the Ice House

We were so sorry to have to miss a big night out with a charity close to our hearts: the Cancer Support Community‘s Ladies’ Night Out fundraiser at the Ice House last weekend. (College parents’ weekend took priority.) Our favorite hometown author Lian Dolan (Helen of Pasadena) and sister Sheila Dolan (surely the funniest 3rd […]

Life, love and loss with a screen legend

Life, love and loss with a screen legend

The multi-talented Dyan Cannon could write a book about her amazing life as a Hollywood icon. Discovered while lunching on the Sunset Strip, she hit the screen with small parts in 1960, went on to become the first woman to be nominated for Academy Awards both as actress and filmmaker, and remains a sought-after screen […]

Live from the AltCar Expo – Beyond cars: how public transportation and biking could transform Southern California

Live from the AltCar Expo – Beyond cars: how public transportation and biking could transform Southern California

Beyond cars, what will the future public transportation and bike landscape of Southern California look like? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Hill Avenue Branch Library

Hill Avenue Branch Library

Confession: although the Hill Avenue Branch of the Pasadena library is my favorite, I’ve never been inside. I’ve judged this book by its cover. The building, designed by Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury, is the oldest in the Pasadena Public Library system. It opened May 6, 1925, thirteen days before construction began on the Central […]

Flora Abrahamian, M.D Joins Huntington Medical Foundation

Flora Abrahamian, M.D Joins Huntington Medical Foundation

Flora Abrahamian, M.D Joins Huntington Medical Foundation Huntington Medical Foundation announced that Flora Abrahamian, M.D., a highly trained specialist in allergy and immunology, will be joining its medical staff October 1. She will be located at the HMF office in Pasadena. Dr. Abrahamian received her medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) […]

The decisive moment – is it for real?

The decisive moment – is it for real?

It’s one of the most infamous images of the Great Depression: the sun-bleached skull of a steer on the parched, drought-stricken plains of South Dakota. When the photo, taken by Farm Security Administration photographer Arthur Rothstein, ran in The Washington Post, it served as a graphic depiction of the scourge of overgrazed land and the […]

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