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Patricia Schultz & Her 1,000 Places at Distant Lands

Patricia Schultz & Her 1,000 Places at Distant Lands
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The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only one page. —St. Augustine of Hippo Patricia Schults, author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die first heard “the siren call” of travel and discovery at the age of four. After college, she made a beeline for the first outgoing flight, […]

Walking Pasadena, No. 1

Walking Pasadena, No. 1

The Walking Pasadena group started on Facebook in April 2014. The purpose? To share experiences of pedestrian exploration of, from, and on the streets of Pasadena (and thereabouts), both online and in person. We schedule occasional group walks, but mostly we share photos and events and questions of interest to pedestrian explorers in our city. […]

Auto Camp

Auto Camp

The family home was full. It was Super Bowl weekend and the “inn” had no bed for us. Luckily, Pops had an offer: How about staying in an airflow? —Excuse us, a what? —An airflow. Next to Jimbo’s bar. There’s the trailer park, remember? —Yes, of course. —Well, they’ve taken a few spots and put […]

Painting California: “…A Very Valuable Thing…”

Painting California: “…A Very Valuable Thing…”

“It seems to me it would be a very valuable thing if you could carry out your plan to make accurate water-color studies of the old buildings in this region. Accuracy is the first requirement; and such a series would have serious historic value. I hope you may be able to realize this plan….”[1] Charles […]

Outdoor Lighting Design

Outdoor Lighting Design

Does the garden you’ve labored over, sweated into, sworn towards yet nurtured, hated and loved, need to be under a spotlight? Soft pools of light around the garden create a completely different and magical experience at night. A light shining up into a tree adds a sophisticated sparkle. Whether from the windows in winter or […]

Scribblings: Week 15

Scribblings: Week 15

My walks through Eden, the transcendent little park across the street from my apartment, are normally in wide loops around a lagoon. But, today, as I was moseying along, thinking about doors, of all things – why some slam shut and others open, if only a crack – a barricade of yellow tape and I […]

Celebrating the Table with Heirloom

Celebrating the Table with Heirloom

Cooking at the Arboretum means “Creating the Table” and this week, Valentine’s Day week, Sally Cook of Heirloom Bakery & Cafe in South Pasadena will be whipping up a Valentine’s Day tea. The afternoon menu will include: Currant, buttermilk, and lemon scone with fast “clotted” cream Bacon, green onion and aged white cheddar scone (variation […]

Racing, From the Heart, Dinner Onstage & White Night

Racing, From the Heart, Dinner Onstage & White Night

A Day at the Races, Villa Esperanza Guild’s 17th Annual Day of Thoroughbred Racing, Santa Anita Park, Club Terrace House, Saturday, Feb. 28th, 11 a.m. First race, 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $125 (purchase here). Price of ticket includes valet parking, park admission and official program, seating at table of four with personal television, choice of lunch […]

The Madwoman of Chaillot

The Madwoman of Chaillot

How relevant when one considers the insidious, infectious elements of current society—the “now, me, and more” constituency—a story about a  woman considered mad, eccentric, and an idealist who would prefer to live in a happy, beautiful world, yet finds herself among men of power who are willing to destroy a precious jewel, the city of […]

Avocado Fries

Avocado Fries

We would like to thank Hans Röckenwagner for sharing his ever-popular avocado fries recipe, as may be seen in his latest cookbook Das Cookbook. Avocado fries are one of those ambidextrous snacks, equally at home when dressed up on a party platter with Fire-Roasted Salsa and Herb Mayonnaise, or happy to hang out as a […]

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