Archive for ‘June, 2016’


24th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival

24th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival

Over 600 artists take to chalk to create over 200 chalk festivals at the annual Pasadena Chalk Festival. The art of street painting is centuries old. In fact, it goes back to the 16th century when soldiers returning from battle gave homage to the Madonna in front of local churches. Consequently, the name Madonnari or […]

The Rental Girl’s Weekly Rental & Sales Report for June 6 – 12

The Rental Girl’s Weekly Rental & Sales Report for June 6 – 12

Sponsored Post Click on the neighborhood to see what has rented and sold in your area: This report is brought to you by The Rental Girl. The Rental Girl is a full-service real estate agency with neighborhood branches throughout Los Angeles. Each branch is run by an independent and dynamic duo: one of our top […]

2016 Art on Palm

2016 Art on Palm

One of the art events we love to attend is the biannual Art on Palm held down the hill in a secluded nook called Wildwood Park. It’s small, intimate, and full of arts and crafts from painters, tile makers, and ceramicists to jewelers, weavers, and clothing designers. It’s hard to choose what humorous tile we […]

Analyzing planned NATO battalion deployments to Poland, Baltic states

Analyzing planned NATO battalion deployments to Poland, Baltic states

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gives a joint press before a Nato Defense Council meeting at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels on June 14, 2016. ; Credit: JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images At a high-level NATO meeting in Brussels today, alliance defense ministers and military planners are working to deploy four battalions to Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Poland […]

A Little Free Library Sponsored by Vroman’s Bookstore!

A Little Free Library Sponsored by Vroman’s Bookstore!

Vroman’s Little Free Library is here! A few years ago I ran across an article about Little Free Libraries and was absolutely charmed.  How fun, to keep a tiny wooden building, not much bigger than a mailbox, in front of your house or business or in a nearby park, stocked with books that passersby are […]

Freedom Tour — Day 13

Freedom Tour — Day 13

I didn’t write a blog post yesterday about what I did the day before because here’s what I did the day before: absolutely nothing. When I arrived in Frankfort, Kentucky, on Friday, I had been driving and sightseeing for long hours every day for 12 days. When I felt fatigue, which still lingers as a […]

Right to Bear Arms vs. Right to Life

Right to Bear Arms vs. Right to Life

  While perusing Facebook on Saturday, I read an article about the young singer from The Voice who was shot by a deranged man while signing autographs after a performance. In the 24 hours after that shooting, seven random people were shot and killed in unrelated events in LA. I read about that on Sunday morning […]

Storybook House

Storybook House

Every time I think I’ve found a favorite house in South Pas, I find yet another one that I adore.  This one is right out of a fairytale, don’t you think? I’m in a South Pasadena Home Tour kind of mood these days, so look for more shots of picturesque homes.  It’s no wonder so […]

Will there be less lotus at Echo Park Lake this year?

Will there be less lotus at Echo Park Lake this year?

Only a few leaves and no blooms can be seen in some parts of the lotus bed ECHO PARK — Pink and cream-colored blossoms have already begun to emerge above the floppy green leaves of Echo Park Lake’s famed lotus bed.  But, only a few weeks before the annual Lotus Festival, large sections of the […]

Magnolia’s Sidewalk Patio for Brunch & Summer Cocktails

Magnolia’s Sidewalk Patio for Brunch & Summer Cocktails

It’s summer and it’s time, even more than usual, for enjoying the great outdoors. Not as in hiking the Sam Merrill Trail or Sunset Cliffs, but the great outdoors of the town of Pasadena. Magnolia House on South Lake has opened a sidewalk patio just in time for summer and lingering brunches—which, of course, could occur (if necessary) […]

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