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A Woman in White

A Woman in White

When a mystery reader has a Brit fetish and has gorged on P.D. James, Ian Rankin, Reginald Hill, Ruth Rendell, Minette Walters, Sarah Waters, and Martha Grimes (just to name a few), where does she go next? Back to the beginning. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins was published in 1859 and is considered [...]

ADHD: An Honest List of Fears & Confessions

ADHD: An Honest List of Fears & Confessions

1. I fear that my legacy will be an unfinished poem. like the ones that fill my notebook; I don’t want to look back and see that I could’ve been so much more than I turned out to be.   2. My life is a series of almost’s. I fear that I will never know [...]

Lookin’ In on the Holidays

Lookin’ In on the Holidays

After the turkey has been consumed and before the mad panic of holiday shopping, allow yourself to be swept into the spirit of the season with the Holiday Look In home tour. Four homes, from a Louis de Puget-Millar 1907 Arts and Crafts and a 1926 Monterey Colonial Revival overlooking the Arroyo Seco to a [...]

Benefit Shopping

Benefit Shopping

Buying gifts for the holidays can be a tortuous event if we are already overworked, out of time, and exhausted. But as the holidays approach with Thanksgiving in our midst, quickly followed by Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, we try to make sure we check our pace. So one day, we’ll park the [...]

Lemon Poppyseed Yogurt Bread

Lemon Poppyseed Yogurt Bread

Lemon poppyseed bread is one of those snacks (desserts?) that pops into my head and I just have to run out and buy a loaf or make it myself. Usually I choose the prior, out of sheer urgency to fulfill my craving. But this time I made it at work and I found it hard [...]

Tiny Treasures IX

Tiny Treasures IX

Whether it’s handmade ornaments, pendants, watercolors, dolls, or papier mache, the objects on display and for sale are in miniature. Cactus Gallery presents “Tiny Treasures IX” with an opening reception on Saturday, November 15th. All works are specially priced, from the very affordable $10 range to a max of $100. From the silly, lovely and [...]

Artful Weaving

Artful Weaving

Learn the basic techniques of weaving with artist/weaver Cameron Taylor-Brown at the Norton Simon Museum. Discuss several paintings with unique color compositions in the galleries and select the one that most excites you. Then make a simple loom and create a woven work of art inspired by the painting. Teens are invited to work with [...]

In Memoriam: Marilyn LaGrone-Amaral

In Memoriam: Marilyn LaGrone-Amaral

Nov. 10th: We are sad to report that the multi-talented, much beloved Marilyn LaGrone-Amaral has passed away. To honor her spirit and many, many talents, we are extending this feature of her photos and we wish to mention that some of her dolls will be on exhibit and for sale this Saturday at Cactus Gallery’s [...]

Will You Doo Dah?

Will You Doo Dah?

Irreverent frolicking. Peace, love, and pranksters. These are the elements forecast and the embraced for the 37th Occasional Doo Dah Parade on November 15th in East Pasadena. Along with the veterans like Moveable Feast with their fresh food, dressed-to-the-nines dinner party atop wheels, Toaster Car, Nordic Men and Viking Ship, Code Blue DeFibs, Drunk in [...]

Tamra Fago’s Cru Moderne: Haute Hats

Tamra Fago’s Cru Moderne: Haute Hats

We remember when we first walked into Camille DePedrini on Mission Street in South Pasadena and began looking closely at the clothes on display. The fabrics, the stitching, the beads, buttons, and trim were masterful and exquisite. Revealing her own artistic finesse, Tamra Fago of Cru Moderne will be exhibiting her collection of hand-formed, haute [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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