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Olio Nuovo 2015

Olio Nuovo 2015
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“Fall in many a culture is a time of ‘thanks giving,’ a recognition of blessings, and for Tuscan people a time when celebrations are all about Olio Nuovo,” says Luisa of Contessa Collections on South Lake. Luisa explains that Contessa’s Tuscan collection of extra virgin olive oils is guaranteed organic and the requirements for being […]

Art-Space Gallery

Art-Space Gallery

Nothing like going to an art opening (“Avi Roth: Higher Grounds”) at a brand new beautiful gallery full of stellar artwork! And, to discover this new space is just up the street? Priceless! Congratulations, Dale Youngman, on curating a stunning show. “Avi Roth: Higher Grounds” runs through October 31st.   Art-Space Gallery 2605 N. Lake […]

“Alterations | Thread Light Through Eye of Storm”

“Alterations | Thread Light Through Eye of Storm”

                ~~~     ~~~     ~~~   Gerda Govine Ituarte published her second collection of poems, “Alterations | Thread Light Through Eye of Storm,” March 2015, with art work by her husband Luis Ituarte. Red City Review gave “Alterations” five stars… Ituarte is clearly a seasoned […]

Stephanie Walks

Stephanie Walks

From Arlington Garden to a 7-11, Stephanie Armetta Clements walks. Altadena, Pasadena; wherever her legs carry her. We thank Stephanie for sharing her “walking” photos with Hometown Pasadena.   ~~~   Stephanie Armetta Clements is a thirty-year resident of Pasadena and a landscape architect. She loves street photography and early morning walks, especially in public […]

Apple Pear Ginger Butter

Apple Pear Ginger Butter

Did you go apple picking this weekend and now you’re having apple overload? That was me a week ago. I made apple and peach cobbler, fed the kids apples at pretty much every meal, added them to everything I can think of, and there was still an entire bag. Since I was headed to Boston […]

Giftcrafting at IDT

Giftcrafting at IDT

It’s a workshop. It’s hands-on, and it’s all about food. Some would deem this nirvana (with all of the fun and none of the hassle, i.e., the cycle of reincarnation and working off bad karma). For this near-nirvana experience, Director Joseph Shuldiner and the Institute of Domestic Technology present “Giftcrafting” on November 21. Four 1-hour […]

Edward S. Curtis & ‘The Vanishing Race’

Edward S. Curtis & ‘The Vanishing Race’

  Looking through his photographs, you can almost hear the sound of horse hoofs running across an open plain or hear the sound of a drum beat in the distance rippling through the air. Edward S. Curtis (1868 – 1952) was an American ethnologist and photographer of the American West and the Native American people. […]

Beauty…at the Mall?

Beauty…at the Mall?

Though we’re not ones to frequent malls—crowds, lights, too many choices!—it was necessary to attend one such environment, the indoor/outdoor Westfield Santa Anita mall next to Santa Anita Racetrack. Surprisingly, there was beauty to behold… Westfield Mall, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 91007. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Westfield,com/SantaAnita.     […]

It’s Fall & Art on Palm

It’s Fall & Art on Palm

It’s time once again to step into the secluded woods. Not scary woods, but Wildwood Park, a small, intimate canyon nestled in the Foothills of Altadena—for Art on Palm, Fall 2015. Mary Jane Elgin with seven classmates began Art on Palm back in 2004, which has now blossomed to include 40 artists and a day’s […]

“The Provocative 15th Century”

“The Provocative 15th Century”

Libraries were being founded in France, Italy, Persia, and England. Johannes Gutenberg has set up his movable type printing press “as a commercial operation” in Mainz, Germany and five years later, in 1455, he completes “the first major book printed in movable type in the West,” the Gutenberg Bible. William Caxton sets up the first […]

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