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Rose Bowl Float Viewing

Rose Bowl Float Viewing

A favorite holiday activity that is almost better than the Tournament of Roses Parade, is strolling around, viewing, ooh and aahing, marveling, inhaling, and snapping pics of the Tournament of Roses floats before their big day. Experience the magic of the floats before they make their debut in the 2013 Rose Parade presented by Honda. [...]

Rose Parade Pancakes

Rose Parade Pancakes

Pancakes and roses, anyone? First United Methodist Church Pasadena is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Tuesday, January 1st, New Years Day, from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., just steps away from the Rose Parade. Located on the parade route, First Church will be serving two sausages, unlimited pancakes, a hot beverage and orange juice, all [...]

Christmas Scenes

Christmas Scenes

One of our favorite things to do is drive around in the evening and see Christmas lights and decorations. Time is getting a little tight, evenings are filling up with last minute buying, wrapping, and the writing of cards, so during a break today, with the sun shining lower in the winter sky, we went [...]

Holiday Food & More Food!

Holiday Food & More Food!

It’s foodie soup today. A little of this and a little of that, all in one post. 1. The Spot Gourmet, 1936 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale 91201. 818. 861.7335 From appetizers like Moroccan spiced shrimp with pomegranate aioli and beef empanadas, the delicious-sounding beef Wellington served with a porcini cream sauce, to individual chocolate whiskey cakes [...]

The Soap Kitchen: Smell It, Try It, Love It

The Soap Kitchen: Smell It, Try It, Love It

Need some aromatherapy? Welcome to The Soap Kitchen on Fair Oaks Avenue in Old Pasadena. To open the door and step in is to be enveloped with the scents of oils and herbs. Usually right inside the door is the main ingredient in which to mix these oils and herbs. It’s easy to miss, but [...]

Schubert’s “Winterreise”

Schubert’s “Winterreise”

They’re called “song cycles” for voice and piano. Franz Schubert composed “Winterreise” or “Winter Journeys” in 1828, a setting of 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller in two parts, each containing 12 songs about a young poet walking away, then meandering vainly, trying to leave behind a love who has found another. In “Winterreise,” Schubert raises the [...]

Started Early, Took My Dog

Started Early, Took My Dog

Started Early, Took My Dog Kate Atkinson continues to mine England’s disaffected middle (the middle of the country and the middle class) for mysteries that are, at their heart, character-driven novels. Tracy Waterhouse, middle-aged, retired from the police force and working as a security guard at a local, depressing mall, makes an improbable decision. Both [...]

Dorian Cohen: Decorations

Dorian Cohen: Decorations

Dorian Cohen’s work incorporates writing, photography, and sound. As a member of the Pasadena-based Otela Group, he created poetry pamphlets, performances, and recordings. He was also a regular contributor to the music magazine Option. Excerpts of his new multimedia composition, Pinney House: A Memoir and his iPhone Street Shot Series are posted on his blog Piedmont Avenue.     Decorations The name [...]

Supporting Boys Gymnastics

Supporting Boys Gymnastics

Trattoria Neapolis owner, Perry Vidalakis purchased poinsettias for his restaurant this holiday season from the boys team at Payke Gymnastics Academy in Alhambra to support their holiday fundraiser, which is used to defray costs for training, competition expenses, and gym enhancements. “We are pleased to support Payke’s boy’s team during this season of giving,” said [...]

Naughty or Nice? Giveaways & Savings

Naughty or Nice? Giveaways & Savings

It’s down to the wire. There are only 7 days until Christmas. How’s that list coming? Still stuck on that brother-in-law who only seems to barbecue and watch Dodger games? Parents who are at the age where there’s no more room on any shelf for another knickknack and they constantly say, “Oh, honey, I’m just [...]

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