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Wine & Craft Spirits Tasting

Wine & Craft Spirits Tasting
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Chef Claude Beltran’s Bacchus’ Kitchen is the location for the 10th annual wine and craft spirits tasting to benefit the Pasadena Education Network. The event is Sunday, April 10 and tickets are still available. This may be just the way to end a lovely weekend or fortify for another week: tasting wines, spirits provided by […]

Getting the Most Out of College Visits

Getting the Most Out of College Visits

On April 11, Altadena Public Library offers a free college workshop led by Ashley Sim and focusing on getting the most out of college visits. We’ll admit that when we took our high school senior on college visits, we winged it. Everything turned out well and this path fit for our personalities, but having a […]

W. Dayton Street

W. Dayton Street

Arriving early for a meeting with Lynn Griffith at her currently-under-construction bakery on Dayton Street, we had just enough time for a quick stroll (which translates into walking at a leisurely pace in order to “see” while also givin’ the nod to the time crunch). Several years ago and for several years, apartment buildings erupted […]

Creating Moody

Creating Moody

Ulla Anobile is an artist we have featured many times in Hometown Pasadena, as we are repeatedly drawn to her work—the folk art aspect to it; the reflection of her heritage on her art; the use of natural materials such as driftwood, as well as paper mache, cloth, and embroidery; the attention to detail; and […]

Just Float

Just Float

Was tension written on my face? In my posture? A friend insisted I needed to float. I like to try new things, so okay. Fortunately, Pasadena has the nicest, newest, biggest float therapy spa anywhere. It’s called Just Float. There’s a protocol to follow. The video on the website shows you around the place and […]

Birds

Birds

I hear the red robins’ and house sparrows’ wake up call; they’re not soft but shrieking, piercing whistles. The doves’ coos can shroud them all; their songs are gentle, friendly bristles. I wouldn’t mind a magpie concert; these lovely birds know their notes. After waking up, their songs keep me alert, so I can enjoy […]

Quick Side: Sautéed Kale & Sweet Potato

Quick Side: Sautéed Kale & Sweet Potato

Busy days call for easy dinners. This side pairs well with all proteins and is super healthy and tastes great. I’m not one to usually ride the kale train (it’s good, but come on people?!), but it sautés well while keeping its heartiness. And this isn’t a recipe that really needs exact measuring—a little more […]

Over the Moon & Under the Stars

Over the Moon & Under the Stars

We admit we publish a lot of pieces promoting exhibits at the Cactus Gallery. This is because we continue to be enamored of the variety of works that the artists create and the varied exhibitions that Cactus owner Sandra Mastroianni produces. From Tiny Treasures, Dollmakers, and Birdly Delights to Day of the Dead and ¡Loteria!, […]

2016 Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour

2016 Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour

To see all of the homes and gardens on the Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour one would need to start at dawn and end under starlight, and with no breaks for nosh. Yet, this annual native plant tour looks to be such an opportunity that if time permits, time should be taken. Over two […]

Caterpillar Days with Painted Ladies

Caterpillar Days with Painted Ladies

It’s time once again to choose a painted lady. As in a caterpillar. As in joining in Kidspace’s annual Caterpillar Days, which culminates in a Grand Butterfly Release. From April 3 to May 22, Painted Lady caterpillars are available in Kidspace’s Busy Bee Learning store (while supplies last, on a weekly basis). Folks are asked […]

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