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B.J. Novak Offers One More Thing

B.J. Novak Offers One More Thing
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“When 90210 was popular, I wanted to be an actor, because I thought—and, it turns out, correctly—people would treat me better.” This quote may be found in a Vanity Fair interview with doe-eyed, tight-lipped B.J. Novak who began acquiring name recognition playing the insufferable Ryan Howard on The Office (2005-2012). He’s gone on to play […]

Cuisine de l’Amour

Cuisine de l’Amour

If Valentine’s Day means—to you—an ambrosial dining experience, then here are several options from which to choose: Vertical Wine Bistro is offering a cozy cheese plate for two with a pairing of Prosecco for $30. Their Valentine’s Day dinner menu includes a first course of shrimp bisque, fresh crab cakes, pappardelle pasta with scallops or […]

The Dead Hour

The Dead Hour

Paddy Meehan is shite. Or rather, she feels like shite after she’s eaten a half a bag of lemon bonbons, which she’d bought for her mother to eat on their way to see The All Priests Holy Roadshow, and she feels like shite after she goes a round, tumbling with a polis in his very […]

Hot Cocoa Valentines

Hot Cocoa Valentines

Create a special hot chocolate valentine for yourself or to give someone you love this Valentine’s Day at the Altadena Library. All supplies provided. This event is free and open to the public. Time:  3:30 p.m. Altadena Library, Bob Lucas Branch, 2659 Lincoln Ave., Altadena 91001. AltadenaLibrary.org. 626.798.8338. ~~~ Teens, age 11-17, are invited to make […]

Strawberries in Sweet Vermouth

Strawberries in Sweet Vermouth

Are you planning a romantic dinner at home with your amore for Valentine’s Day? Look no further for the perfect dessert—a simple and sweet recipe from my Italian cookbook You Never Grow Old at the Dinner Table. The perfect color for the occasion—enticing red strawberries steal the show, yet don’t rob you of prep time […]

Beethoven’s 5th & 9th

Beethoven’s 5th & 9th

“We shall never make head or tale of the Ninth Symphony until we treat it as a law unto itself.” (D.F. Tovey, 1925). A Rhode Island newspaper was quoted in The Orchestra (London, 1868), stating that the orchestral part “appeared to be made up of the strange, the ludicrous, the abrupt, the ferocious, and the […]

Valentine Heart Strings, Love Potions, An Ideal Husband, & the Tango

Valentine Heart Strings, Love Potions, An Ideal Husband, & the Tango

Are you in love? Have a special story? Share your romantic memories or simply publicly announce yourself a “plus one” at One Colorado‘s “Heart Strings” nook. Colorful strings with hearts (and pens) are available to anyone wishing to put their love on display this Valentine’s Day. If PDAs are not your thing, but sweet Valentine […]

Bill Cosby for Valentine’s Day

Bill Cosby for Valentine’s Day

Whether you have a lover on your arm or you’re going solo, spending Valentine’s Day with Bill Cosby will only lead to sore cheeks from smiling and a sore stomach from laughing—and those are indicators of time well spent. Bill Cosby will be performing at the Pasadena Civic on Friday, February 14th. Only a few […]

Camellia Fest 2014

Camellia Fest 2014

Celebrate the camellia, which brightens gray winter days with its colorful blossoms.  Descanso Gardens’ annual Camellia Festival arrives this weekend, February 8th-9th with fairy tours of an enchanted forest, tea time (Camellia sinensis) with Chado Tea, Brad King of the So Cal Camellia society sharing information about camellia cultivation and care, a traditional Japanese tea […]

Dreams & the Dream Landscape

Dreams & the Dream Landscape

Former Director of Landscape Design for Walt Disney Imagineering, Paul Comstock will present “Dreams & the Dream Landscape” on Thursday, February 6th at the Arboretum. Paul’s presentations are always mind-boggling! Don’t miss this entertaining story of one designer’s adventurous process for creating fantastic and beautiful landscapes from the ground up.  Comstock was chief landscape architect […]

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