Archive for ‘July, 2016’


History Lit Opens July 9th

History Lit Opens July 9th

Our gratitude to Unbound Productions for providing stills from the upcoming 2016 History Lit, which opens on July 9. As in the 2012 productions, the program includes adaptations of Katherine Mansfield’s The Garden Party and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s The Two Altars: Or Two Pictures in One. New this year is an adaptation of L. Frank  Baum’s The Girl Who […]

Rosé Soirée for PCDA

Rosé Soirée for PCDA

  The historic, restored, and meticulously re-created Blacker House will be the location for Taste of Summer’s 2nd Annual Rosé Soirée on July 17. Seasonal dishes and wine pairings will be hand-selected by Chef Claud Beltran. Over 40 dry rosés from France, Italy, Germany, and California are to be sampled and live jazz adds to the evening’s mood. […]

Tuesday Suppers & Modern America

Tuesday Suppers & Modern America

Chef Claud Beltran may be behind the counter whisking a sauce at The Eatery, popping in to his newest endeavor Bacchus Kitchen, or be on location cooking and supervising a meal for hundreds of guests at the many benefits he supports, such as The Feast at Baldwin Ranch benefitting the Arboretum’s youth programs or his […]

Writing Down the Milk-Bones

Writing Down the Milk-Bones

Wilma, my boxer-mix canine companion, has had her breakfast and is ready for work. It’s too hot outside to harry the squirrels, so this morning she’s helping in the office, seated on the floor at my feet. “What are we making?” she asks. She’s very articulate. “Kat Ward is doing us a favor by publishing […]

The Huntington: Relieve the Heat of Summer

The Huntington: Relieve the Heat of Summer

A few weeks ago, our earthly oven rose to 106 degrees. To put it mildly, it was ghastly. By midday, if one was not in an air-conditioned setting, it was difficult to put words together and actually make comprehensible sentences. In other words, our brain was mush. Then our dear parents came to town for Hometown Pasadena’s teenage […]

Farnsworth Free Concerts

Farnsworth Free Concerts

Much of the beauty of summer is being and “doing” outdoors. As Southern Californians, the outdoors is available to us almost every single day, but summer does provoke a feeling all its own. One of the elements that makes summer summer is concerts in the park. The 20th Annual Summer Concert Series at Farnsworth Park in Altadena […]

Anglo/Irish Lit Chat with Anne Perry & Patricia Mahon

Anglo/Irish Lit Chat with Anne Perry & Patricia Mahon

From fantasy and the young adult genre to Christmas novellas and a World War I series—let alone her Thomas Pitt and William Monk historical murder and mystery series—one has to admire bestselling author Anne Perry’s prolificacy. To date, she’s written close to one hundred books, story collections, and novellas in less than forty years. Patricia Mahon has been […]

Collagen-Boosting Strawberry-Melon Refresh

Collagen-Boosting Strawberry-Melon Refresh

Beautiful skin has never been tastier with this Collagen-Boosting Strawberry-Melon Refresh! Strawberries and watermelon combat collagen degradation and keep skin moisturized while fresh-squeezed lime juice and lime peel work synergistically to provide a punch of flavor and free radical scavenging antioxidants. Enjoy this easy-to-make, easy-to-drink blend on hot summer days… the delicious, healthy way to […]

Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW

Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW

Two poems from… Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW by Gerda Govine Ituarte published by Swan World/Éditions du Cygne 2016                 Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW acknowledges the power of silence and reflection to heal the residue that blinds and binds us. Words carry the cadence, tone, feel […]

Book Launch: Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW

Book Launch: Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW

    Gerda Govine Ituarte uses words like a painter employs a brush—with a strong definitive stroke heavy with paint, revealing grooves and ridges, depth and texture, or a flick of the wrist creating a wisp of an expression, a stipple light as air. Gerda’s poetry paints pictures previously unimagined… Mother Nature in pain. Throws new red shiny […]

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