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The Art of the Muffin

The Art of the Muffin

I love reading cookbooks late at night oohing and ahhing over pictures of multi-layered cakes covered in homespun buttercream frosting and colorful sprinkles. It’s pastry porn and I love it. Fifty Shades of Cake Batter, right up in here. I have hundreds of saved recipes for  cakepops, confetti cakes, lattice pies, and berry tarts that I daydream of  making when I magically have time to [...]

Moving

Moving

Making the move. Along East Washington Boulevard at Los Robles.

Mystery History No. 26

Mystery History No. 26

In the photo to the right, on May 12, 1958, shoppers wait outside the J.W. Robinson Department Store at 777 E. Colorado Blvd. on opening day.         People were lined up around the block: Here is the 175,000-square-foot store under construction earlier that year: The ribbon-cutting: left to right are Carter McDonald, [...]

Flower Pepper Gallery

Flower Pepper Gallery

Flower Pepper in Old Pasadena is “aggressively looking to stay positioned as this area’s source of art for years to come.” Ambitious goal. Big dream. But to open an art gallery, as well as living the life of an artist, one must dream big. The gallery is also part book store with tomes on art and design, [...]

Evensong

Evensong

Evening Prayer, the public service that is celebrated in the late afternoon or evening, is also commonly known as Evensong, “especially (but not exclusively) when the office is rendered chorally.” (Evening Prayer) The women of the choir of St. Luke’s in Monrovia will perform its Seventh Annual Evensong for Women’s Voices on Sunday, March 16th. [...]

Note Left on the Bedpost

Note Left on the Bedpost

Note Left on the Bedpost  For My Ordinary Icarus By Lynne Thompson   From more than my balcony, you leap—patchouli in air, hymn like a wheel, a fiction turned hurricane on an atoll. You are ever-young, hair slicked from your temples. You are color and no color and a pyre and more harming than harmed. [...]

Blaze on Colorado

Blaze on Colorado

Our young HP consultant came in last week raving about the delicious, affordable, thin crust pizza at Blaze Pizza on Colorado Boulevard at the corner of El Molino. This young woman had the audacity to suggest that it was better than the pizza we order while sitting at the bar watching the master craftsman at [...]

Cherish the Ladies

Cherish the Ladies

They’ve released fifteen albums, toured in New Zealand, China, and Europe, performed for President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, and shared the stage with James Taylor, Joan Baez, and Emmy Lou Harris. “They” are Kathleen, Grainnie, Mirella, Mary, and Joanie of Cherish the Ladies, and Irish-American group that plays Traditional Irish Celtic music [...]

Dogs at Garfield Park

Dogs at Garfield Park

The weekend is a perfect time to see adorable dogs and take family portraits. Here’s what we came across at Garfield Park in South Pasadena…a simple Photo Op.                

Social Landscapes: Closing Reception

Social Landscapes:  Closing Reception

Katya Khan’s month-long project, Sculpting Social Landscapes will have its closing event this Saturday, March 8th, 11-1 p.m. The public is invited to explore all five elements of the installation: the labyrinth, planted grasses, sculpted mounds, an adobe hut, and flexing one’s sense of touch with “loose parts.” Address:  730 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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