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A Taste of Tuscany

A Taste of Tuscany
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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 […]

Purchase Holiday Gifts—Help Olive & Leno

Purchase Holiday Gifts—Help Olive & Leno

Last year, we wrote “Sip & Munch for Big Cats” to help promote a fundraising event that would benefit Amazonia Wildlife Foundation and its newest residents Olive and Leno who as 3-month old cubs were found under a car in Burbank in 2011. Malnourished and covered with parasites, initially they were helped and sheltered at […]

A Season of Carols: A Holiday Handbell Concert

A Season of Carols: A Holiday Handbell Concert

Short jabs, slower elongated thrusts, a snap of the wrist. Curt notes created by “damping” lightly against one’s chest or lingering notes by thrusting up and away in a long graceful circle. Also, thumb damps, plucks, shakes, echoes, and ring touch. With one bell for each hand, ’tis the season to resurrect Robert and William […]

Storrier Stearns Transitions

Storrier Stearns Transitions

Kendall Brown, Professor of Asian Art History at Cal State Long Beach and Curator at Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, described the garden this way in his 2003 letter of Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places: In its design and construction, the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden represents one of the best pre-war examples […]

More Defelice

More Defelice

Ralph DeFelice is creator of the blog Day Trips L. A., where he shares what he sees while exploring, enjoying, and being in nature with his kids, one adventure at a time. To read about these day trips, including directions, costs, highlights, and other details—and be inspired for your own adventures—visit DayTripsLA.com. Follow DeFelice on […]

Doo Dah 2015

Doo Dah 2015

Since this is the Doo Dah, nothing should surprise us, like the 2015 Doo Dah Grand Marshall being not only Juli Crockett (pictured right), but her Evangenitals. The Pasadena Doo Dah Parade has selected renaissance woman, Juli Crockett, to lead this year’s 38th Occasional Parade. Consider the fact she’s a singer, songwriter, playwright, theater director, […]

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Through the art and music of France, Pasadena choreographers Shauna Barger, Diane De Franco Brown, and Jackie Kopcsak “explore blue’s evocative hues.” On November 21, ArtistPlus Productions presents Out of the Blue, “a dynamic multimedia performance of ballet, baroque, and contemporary dance that celebrates the history of the color blue and its rich presence within […]

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