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Appraising “Treasures”

Appraising “Treasures”
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Remember the old bellows someone bizarrely thought to make into a coffee table that’s been filling space in the TV room? What about that silver watch inherited from Grandma, which looks delicate but hasn’t worked in eons? Are those diamonds? Is it costume jewelry? What about that mystery object that no one in the family […]

Lifestyle Photography, 12+

Lifestyle Photography, 12+

For kids age 12 and up, SPACE Arts Center offers “a hands-on approach to doing fun fashion and lifestyle photography.” These budding photographers will work with live models, learning about posing and direction, and “ways to create a variety of looks and the ‘feel’ one wants to convey with the shots,” as well as creating […]

Free Sunday Concerts Galore

Free Sunday Concerts Galore

Sunday, July 12th, seems to be the day for live music in West San Gabriel Valley. Here’s the breakdown—in order to choose the one that fits your mood… Jazz on Sunday Grey Beret – Pasadena The smooth sounds of jazz fill the evening air in Vroman’s courtyard to jump start the Playhouse District’s free summer […]

Amy’s Own – a Review

Amy’s Own – a Review

How does one find one’s center? Learn to love? Grow up? BE a good mother? BE a loving wife? How does one love a mother “on the warpath”? Amy’s Own is a wild and crazy road trip of a novel by Kat Ward. In the ins and outs, back and forth of Charlene and Amy’s […]

Taste of Summer: Rosé Soiree

Taste of Summer: Rosé Soiree

One little bite at Ración consists of milk-poached asparagus, black garlic and wild mushroom butter. We’re already salivating. How about crispy pork belly, dark chocolate, puffed wheat berries and citrus? Or txuleta (natural prime rib eye) with blistered peppers? We can only hope that these might be on Chef Teresa Montano of Ración’s menu when […]

Letterpress. Summer Studio @ the Armory

Letterpress. Summer Studio @ the Armory

The genesis: Hand transcribing. The evolution: entire pages of text carved in wooden blocks in the first half of the 14th century followed by individual, reusable letters still carved out of wood. The breakthrough: Individual, reusable letters made from metal, The outcome: Books slowly emerged, available public consumption. Johann Gutenberg was the mastermind, using “lacquer-ink […]

The B**** Is Back

The B**** Is Back

When someone graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Caltech, we don’t expect to see them discussing the down and dirty of menopause onstage or uttering the f-word on live radio. But while science still plays a part in her life, it is merely one element of the many, many elements that make […]

Roaring Nights: It’s a Party

Roaring Nights: It’s a Party

Do you dare roam the grounds after dark? Summer is here with the L. A. Zoo‘s “Roaring Nights” music series that’s an adults only party with vibes for dancing, a slew of victual and libation options, fun and games, and close encounters. DJs, live music, food trucks, “pop-up” zookeeper talks and animal encounters, and a […]

Around the World in 80 Sips

Around the World in 80 Sips

Where to go for classic, unique, creative, and fun tastes on the tongue? It’s time for Galco’s Soda Pop Shop “Around the World in 80 Sips,” it’s annual soda-tasting party. On July 19th, Galco’s will pour 75-80 different sodas—with examples from Italy, France, and England—for starters. Beginning in 1897 as an Italian grocery store, Galco’s […]

Limoncello

Limoncello

An homage to the Sicilian sun. Smooth and bright with zesty lemony notes. Limoncello is an excellent edible gift for cocktail lovers or anyone who wants a quick flavor trip to Sicily. Limoncello brings forth the elements of sun and land into a sweet after dinner liquor to top a great meal. It can be […]

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