Archive for ‘July, 2014’


Succulent Tablescapes

Succulent Tablescapes

Down those great little side alleys off of One Colorado in Old Town, sits Botany Flowers. This weekend Crunchy Crafters join forces with Botany Flowers in Pasadena (they also have a shop in Santa Monica) for a workshop on “living art.” Elegant, well-balanced, and durable are the words used to describe the ultimate goal in […]

Pesky Red Swamp Crayfish

Pesky Red Swamp Crayfish

There are a lot of acronyms involved in this story, like MRT, OBA, and NPS. These are the “big dogs” behind 5 Pasadena students, and many other volunteers, who have been making their way to Malibu in order to restore a balanced environment. It seems Malibu Creek has been overrun with non-native crayfish, specifically the Red […]

Upstream & Dustbowl Revival

Upstream & Dustbowl Revival

The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930’s to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their inspired live sets, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music. Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show meeting Louis […]

Scavenger Hunt! & Parks After Dark

Scavenger Hunt! & Parks After Dark

Hey, teens: Ready to put down the cell phone, click off Netflix and Hulu, and stretch your legs and minds? Teens age 11 to 17 are invited to a “truly epic” scavenger hunt at the Altadena Library on July 31st. Whether the hunt takes you scrambling around the library grounds or around stacks and shelves […]

Eastside Property: What does $1 million buy in Silver Lake?

Eastside Property: What does $1 million buy in Silver Lake?

By Marni Epstein SILVER LAKE — Silver Lake has been the lips of every trend-setter and real estate speculator for a while now. Its main streets are already littered with restaurants and boutiques, and soon enough, it may even welcome its first boutique hotel  and a Whole Foods. All of that is a long way […]

Red O

Red O

WHY To try Rick Bayless’s famed Mexican cooking without having to fly to Chicago. WHAT It’s hard to know why überchef Rick Bayless thought he should bring his upscale Mexican cooking to L.A., where Mexican food from every region is plentiful, but he did, and mobs of people have flocked to this great-looking place since […]

Checking in on the Great Recession’s ‘boomerang’ kids

Checking in on the Great Recession’s ‘boomerang’ kids

Shaw University freshmen Artricia Brittle (R), 18 of Washington, D.C., coordinates a way home as she packs up her belongings in her dorm room with along with her roommate Denaysha Bowen, 18 of Maryland, on April 17, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina. ; Credit: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images They are called the “boomerang” kids – […]

Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns

Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns

It may be late July, soon to be early August, and the temperatures are rising and we’re all a bit grumpy, but get ready to smile. Because who can’t smile when confronted with five thousand—yes, 5,000—jack o’lanterns? We primarily love Halloween because of the carved pumpkin-lit with a candle-glowing in the dark-element (though, yes, the […]

Gilly Flowers in Old Pasadena

Gilly Flowers in Old Pasadena

What started as a one man flower stand on the streets of Silver Lake grew into a walk-in storefront in sunset junction with over 14 years of experience… After starting in the Echo Park/Silver Lake area, Gilly Flowers & Events has opened a new shop in Old Pasadena on Colorado Boulevard just east of Raymond […]

Pasties & Pies

Pasties & Pies

It’s a bit out of the way and one must appreciate that running into patience-depriving traffic is a given for 23 hours out of every 24, but if you ever find yourself in Long Beach and are pining for a pàsty or pie, we’d suggest Pásty Bakery on Pine Avenue just north of Broadway. We […]

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