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The Carol Bus

The Carol Bus
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The carolers come a caroling… by bus. It may not be an open sleigh, but the L. A. Master Chorale has decked out red, double-decker bus in holiday finery and is popping up in areas around the southland. On Saturday, November 28, the LAMC’s carol bus will pop up at Mercantile Place and One Colorado […]

State of Mulch 2

State of Mulch 2

“In consideration of the coming El Niño, which may bring huge amounts of water to us or even in imagining the years of drought we are likely facing in the future, there are no greater actions we can take than to contour the land to capture water and to use mulch to help cleanse, augment […]

Kathleen Swaydan Opens Her Studio – the 5th Annual

Kathleen Swaydan Opens Her Studio – the 5th Annual

For the 5th year, Kathleen Swaydan opens her lovely studio space, having invited her artist friends to exhibit and sell their work, and welcoming the public to come, browse, and perhaps find a perfect holiday gift or two or three. On December 5 and 6, Kathleen exhibits her watercolors alongside painters Nancy Halpin, Richard Davies, […]

Open Studio Days This December

Open Studio Days This December

We’re looking forward to attending our second Open Studios event because during the event this past June—and despite the fact that we committed to both Saturday and Sunday—we were not able to get to all the locations we’d highlighted with sharpie. Most of Saturday was occupied with roaming the grounds of Zorthian Ranch, which we […]

200 Batchelder Tiles Find a New Home

200 Batchelder Tiles Find a New Home

The folks at Pasadena Museum of History are pretty happy, maybe even giddy and gleeful, thanks to architectural historian Robert Winter, Ph.D., who’s donated to the museum part of his personal collection and accompanying archives. From PMH… The donation includes over 200 Batchelder tiles made between the years 1910 and the early 1930s, including tiles […]

Seeing “Pictures”

Seeing “Pictures”

As a painter and assemblage artist, Pasadena resident Kate Carvellas is influenced by the “pictures” she sees during her days—those of nature and the man-made world. We’re attracted to her photographs right along with her abstract paintings and assemblages. Enjoy…                               […]

A Taste of Tuscany

A Taste of Tuscany

Two tables set for a small group amidst Tuscan pottery, hand made jewelry, hand blown glass, and shelves of pasta, olive oils, preserves, and sauces. It’s dining Contessa-style. We were invited last Monday to one of Luisa Fabbri’s intimate Monday dinners. Previously held at her chocolate shop along the middle of the Burlington Arcade on […]

Summer Corn, Roasted Butternut Squash & Mushroom Bisque

Summer Corn, Roasted Butternut Squash & Mushroom Bisque

I’m using whatever corn I can find to my full advantage. Summer is officially over. If you’re lucky, your farmers market or local store probably has a few more ears of sweet corn to get rid of and this soup is a beautiful and delicious way to use it up. The addition of the butternut […]

Shop Indie: Support Independent Businesses

Shop Indie: Support Independent Businesses

The holidays are a wonderful time to find unique gifts for the special people in our life and we love to frequent the many independent shops in the area. Places like Homage in Old Pasadena on Holly Street, just around the corner from another favorite, Lula Mae;  Groove and Little Flower in Eagle Rock; Attire, Meredith M, […]

The Advent of the Holiday Season

The Advent of the Holiday Season

Currently we have no religious affiliation, but we did grow up attending church regularly. Because of this, we have an abiding affection for sitting in empty chapels and a joy of Christmas carols. The chapel will not be empty this Advent season at All Saints Church, but the compelling sound of music will eliminate any […]

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