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Silver Gloves…Boxing That Is

Silver Gloves…Boxing That Is

We’re not huge fans of right hooks to the face but we know a lot of people, some dear friends, who are enthralled with the sport of boxing. As such, we are including an event happening this weekend, in which some may be interested enough to attend. January 9th-11th, the Pasadena Human Services and Recreation […]

The Kitchen Widow

The Kitchen Widow

New week, new possibilities. One gentle step at a time. This is the mantra of The Kitchen Widow, a web series created by Tembi Locke. “My life had a big cause. The cause was to keep the person I love so much alive as long as we can. And then, that mission ended.” Tembi’s husband […]

Time to Prune the Roses

Time to Prune the Roses

The first thing to know is that it’s hard to kill a rose with bad pruning. (Phew!) But though it takes patience and time to become a skilled pruner (is that a word?) or one who prunes, pruning is very good for plants as it encourages new growth and blooms. Pruning also removes dead wood, […]

The Artist’s Kitchen

The Artist’s Kitchen

Papi says, “A splash more for good measure.” Of course this we understand because of the subtitles, but his tapping of the jar indicates his delight as much as his words. Luis Gomez is father of singer songwriter Marissa who is featured on Monica Mader and L.A. Photographer and D.P. Rick Mendoza’s new endeavor The […]

Bread & Butter

Bread & Butter

Two of the greatest things the world has ever enjoyed—two excellent elements, which are perfect partners and congenial components: bread and butter. In February, Joseph Shuldiner of the Institute of Domestic Technology in Altadena will help you make and savor one of life’s greatest pleasures by teaching his no-knead bread technique, his 21-hour boule recipe, […]

Story Kitchen

Story Kitchen

Does your story, script, novella, or (maybe) the next great American tome need a little expert assistance? Are you feeling good about the work, but not jump over the moon excited? And—even more gut-churning and onerous—you’re not sure why? Are your draft-readers (i.e. your loving, patient, supportive friends) unable to figure out the most constructive […]

Botanical Art

Botanical Art

For plant lovers, observers, and students of art, the Arboretum and Cristina Baltayian present “Botanical Art” classes beginning in January and running through June. These classes will be exploring color pencil, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on various papers, vellum and other surfaces. The emphasis will be on plant observation, drawing, composition, color theory […]

Black & White Challenge

Black & White Challenge

Local artist Kate Carvellas issued an offer to a few artist friends: take the Black & White photo challenge. Happily, they have agreed to share the results with us…   Kat Carvellas: “While photography is outside the parameters of my normal artistic endeavors, I found this B&W challenge exciting and inspiring to be a part […]

Royal Tea Party

Royal Tea Party

Is your little girl into being a princess? Maybe she’d like to meet some real ones… Future kings, queens, princes, and princesses, come dressed in your finery for a very special visit from the 2015 Tournament of Roses Royal Court, who will share their favorite princess stories and recent Tournament experiences. Bring a camera, your […]

The Grand Duchess of Nowhere

The Grand Duchess of Nowhere

When a novel opens with a two-page diagram showing generations of the Romanov family tree, I admit to being daunted. Yet The Grand Duchess of Nowhere by Laurie Graham is not daunting at all. Told in the chatty, first-person voice of the Grand Duchess Victoria (Melita) Feodorovna, it’s brisk and lively. I quickly came to […]

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