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The Lighting of Trees

The Lighting of Trees

My mother’s family, the Broemmel family of San Francisco, were, naturally, of German descent and she remembers her grandparents’ Christmas tree being meticulously decorated with ornaments and the placement of individual strings of tinsel being overseen by Valda, the family matriarch. My mother remembers, also, real candles decorating the tree—and being lit. Of course in […]

In the Wheelhouse

In the Wheelhouse

We seem to be on a “ceramics” kick at the moment. We stopped by Flintridge Bookstore during Small Business Saturday to see Beverly Crist’s plates, bowls, and vases and started a savings jar for a future purchase. We snagged a stunning vase and bowl for Christmas presents at Xiem Clay Center’s fall show a few […]

Hotbox Vintage

Hotbox Vintage

Delilah Rabina is celebrating ten years in business in possibly the smallest store in the Valley – Hotbox Vintage. She actually calls it “closet-size” and it is surprising when one expects a “regular” size store to walk through the door and be within ten feet of the back wall. One is also quickly charmed. We […]

A Bag o’ Fruit, a Box of Veggies

A Bag o’ Fruit, a Box of Veggies

Muir Ranch is an operating farm on a mere 1.5 acres of land on the campus of John Muir High School. Begun in 2011, this urban farm grows flowers, vegetables, and fruit that are used in the school cafeteria, as well as in weekly CSA boxes. Besides the opportunities for students to learn, the community […]

Snow, Cocoa, Sing-Along, Santa & Leftover Cuties

Snow, Cocoa, Sing-Along, Santa & Leftover Cuties

Holly Street in Old Pasadena will receive 20 tons of snow for “Home for the Holidays,” to be held on November 28th, and just around the corner at One Colorado, a “Holiday Kick Off” party will include cookies, cocoa, and Santa photo bombing. Holly Street will have snow, Santa & Mrs. Claus, and holiday card […]

The Perfect Gift: A Book

The Perfect Gift: A Book

One of our favorite things to do, and we mean favorite of all time, is to make a cup of Irish Breakfast tea, let is steep until it’s dark and rich, then add a pinch of whole fat milk, followed by wrapping our hands around our favorite mug—which at the moment is one from local […]

Potato Vegetable Soup

Potato Vegetable Soup

What to do with those post-Thanksgiving leftovers? If you included a ham on your table, save the bone, and check this out… I’ve been hesitant to share this recipe because it looks intimidating with the multi-steps, but it is seriously easy-peasy. Trust me. This is a HONKIN’ sized recipe perfect for a house full of […]

Asleep Awake

Asleep Awake

We sleep and wake inside our dreams take leavings from our ancestor’s table stories that feed our hunger   uncertain dreams \telegraph clues questions linger road ahead welcomes sky offers rainbow portal   write the journey.     Copyright © Gerda Govine Ituarte ~~~ Gerda Govine Ituarte’s publication, Oh, Where Is My Candle Hat?, is a […]

Public Art & Exhibit

Public Art & Exhibit

Janice will be exhibiting some of her numerous photographs at Euro Pane on Sunday, December 7th. This holiday exhibition and sale includes photographs by Janice Corsino and Pat Tauzin, cartoons by Greg Critser, and crafts by Cynthia Luna. A reception will be held on Sunday, December 7th, from 3 to 6 p.m. Euro Pane Bakery, […]

Shop Small, Shop Indie 2014

Shop Small, Shop Indie 2014

The Playhouse District is urging us to shop local and support our independent businesses. Many of us often do shop local, and on a daily basis, but it’s even more important since the invasion of change stores and shopping online that we help our towns, our neighbors, and our friends by shopping at the hundreds […]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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