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IntenSati

IntenSati

Fitnessista describes intenSati as: A revolutionary workout, fusing high-energy aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga, and strength conditioning. Combining spoken affirmations with simple choreography, intenSati provides a heart-pumping, exhilarating workout that builds physical, mental, and spiritual muscle. “Inten” derives from “intention”, and “Sati” is a Pali word which means mindfulness. (Fitnessista) IntenSati was created by Patricia […]

Modernists & Supreme Rulers: It’s Complicated

Modernists & Supreme Rulers: It’s Complicated

Brian Ederling of the wonderful California Shakespeare Ensemble that has performed a stripped-down Twelfth Night , The Big Bad Wolf, and Shakespeare’s Lovers 2.0 at Descanso Gardens and a Frankenstein-style re-assembling of the Bard’s greatest bad guys in Villains, is now, also, Executive Director at Lineage Performing Arts Center. He’s kindly informed us of several […]

La Palabra with Thelma Reyna

La Palabra with Thelma Reyna

Thelma T. Reyna is also the force behind Golden Foothills Press and the newly released Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2015. Also, she’s kindly shared poems with Hometown Pasadena readers from her full-length collection of her poems, Rising, Falling, All of Us, which won four literary honors in 2014. On May 31st, Reyna will be joining […]

Open Market Art + Design

Open Market Art + Design

When we’re told that 100% of proceeds go directly to the artist, we’re in one hundred percent. Now in it’s 14th year, One Colorado hosts “Open Market Art + Design” on May 24th. In the courtyard and along the alleyways, over 100 local artists—who are current students or alumni of Art Center College of Design […]

Movers & Shakers à la Don Draper

Movers & Shakers à la Don Draper

Imagine the hands of time are moving towards 8 p.m. and the sun is setting behind you, giving the San Gabriel Mountains across the valley a lavender pink glow. The evening temperature is mild, the warmth from the day mixing with the cool entrance of night, and you breath deeply, feel your shoulders relax, and […]

Golden Poppies at 1905 Casa Roca

Golden Poppies at 1905 Casa Roca

It was called a “white elephant,”¹ but for a short while Pasadena had an elevated cycleway, something cyclists and environmentalists might pine for now. Horace Dobbins invented the California Cycleway, which opened in 1900, starting at Castle Green (Hotel Green then) and continuing for about a mile, near to the newly rebuilt Raymond Hotel (1901-34). […]

Pinot, Pinot!

Pinot, Pinot!

It is said that ancient Romans first knew the pinot grape as Helvenacia Minor and it was “vinified” as early as the first century A.D.¹ The “golden child” of pinot grapes are grown in Burgundy, France along the Côte d’Or or Slope of Gold, a two-mile wide and thirty-mile long stretch of hills. Pinot Noir […]

A Human Vase & Flower Crowns

A Human Vase & Flower Crowns

Floral artist Alison Franchi of La Petite Gardinia and make-up effects artist Jennifer Aspinall use layers of body paint, jewels, and “perfectly manipulated flowers” to create a human vase at this weekend’s Rose Festival at Descanso Gardens. A live model will be the object in creating the Rose Queen, her body the canvas for this […]

Mid-Century Living on Millionaire’s Row

Mid-Century Living on Millionaire’s Row

South Orange Grove Boulevard was once dubbed “Millionaire’s Row” as a result of the “grandiose Victorian style mansions” that were erected. “As a result of economic shifts and population explosion following World War II,” the neighborhood transitioned to include many mid-century garden apartments. On May 16th, Pasadena Heritage presents “South Orange Grove: Mid-Century Living on […]

The Three Sundays of a Poet

The Three Sundays of a Poet

Sincere thanks to Claudia Bailey, member of Chorale Bel Canto, for providing the text below… It’s time for the final concert of our Chorale Bel Canto season, and it’s going to be a very unusual and diverse program. This is the first time we’ll be back performing in Pasadena since June 2013. Many of our […]

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