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Allergies: The Flower Show

Allergies: The Flower Show

Sugar Mynt Gallery in South Pasadena has a sense of humor. For one, they’ve embraced the nationwide trend of organizing a group of folks to sip wine and attempt to replicate a famous painting. Sugar Mynt’s moniker is “Paint & Pinot.” Secondly, is its new exhibit opening on April 8: “Allergies.” “Sugar Mynt is showcasing a bouquet […]

Almond Poppy Seed Scones

Almond Poppy Seed Scones

From Eat This Poem by Nicole Gulotta © 2017 by Nicole Gulotta. Reprinted in arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications, Inc. Boulder, CO. RoostBooks.com.   Almond Poppy Seed Scones What I love most about afternoon tea isn’t the impeccable service or the petit fours, but the state of mind it promotes. Taking a break from […]

Lloyd & Lane

Lloyd & Lane

Baskets, desks, dressers, and a delicate shabby chic-style chair with a needlepoint seat. Lamps, footstools, and a green umbrella stand. Iron sconces, a wood birdcage, and a wall candelabra. These are some of the new and vintage items at the Lloyd & Lane Found Objects in South Pasadena, right across from the still (sigh) un-restored Rialto Theater. […]

Exhibition Walk Through and Marathon Figure Drawing

Exhibition Walk Through and Marathon Figure Drawing

The Pasadena Museum of California Art is offering more interesting events. April 1st at 4 p.m.: Exhibition Walkthrough: Painting in the Twenties by Joseph Kleitsch In 2014, an appraiser on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow explained how Joseph Kleitsch was born in Hungary and studied art in Budapest, Paris, and Munich. “He was quite accomplished, even at the age of […]

Sarah Michelle Gellar: Stirring Up Fun

Sarah Michelle Gellar: Stirring Up Fun

We still remember years ago when our girl went on a Buffy the Vampire Slayer binge watch—and sucked us right in with her. But Buffy is long in Sarah Michelle Gellar’s rear view mirror and on April 10, she will discuss and sign her cookbook Stirring Up Fun with Food: Over 115 Simple, Delicious Ways to […]

Swanson Patrick at Craft Hill Monrovia

Swanson Patrick at Craft Hill Monrovia

This Thursday, Altadena artist Debbi Swanson Patrick opens her solo show at Craft Hill in Monrovia. On March 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., guests may peruse Swanson Patrick’s art and Caroline Ducout Jewelry, be serenaded by “Sleepy James” Jim Fowler, snack on appetizers, and enjoy a libation at the cash bar. Swanson Patrick’s works of art […]

Everything’s Blooming

Everything’s Blooming

Our mother is the type of gardner who’s not particularly interested in gardening. She loves flowers, she enjoys a well-designed yard, yet she’d prefer to plant some things, maybe throw a few seeds and let nature take it’s course. She did receive some design guidance for her front yard, but in the backyard? One never […]

Intergalactic Gala, Messy Mayhem, Painted Ladies & an Egg Hunt

Intergalactic Gala, Messy Mayhem, Painted Ladies & an Egg Hunt

Get ready for a busy April. Kidspace has events which if our child wasn’t a young woman and a freshman in college right now, we’d be lining up. Daily: Caterpillar Adoption Days Kids get to witness the magic of metamorphosis by adopting a Painted Lady Caterpillar, including food, adoption sheet, and instructions for care. The 21st Grand Butterfly […]

Yvonne Talks Tomatoes & Tomatomania

Yvonne Talks Tomatoes & Tomatomania

So many tomato varieties to choose from, between online, mailorder catalogs, and local resources. Even big-box stores carry some organically grown and heirloom varieties! I asked several tomato experts who had worked with me at two local Tomatomania events what their favorites were that they’d grow again this year, and which new ones they’d try […]

Caramelized Pear & Fig Pizza

Caramelized Pear & Fig Pizza

This recipe is my own spin on the baked pear and brie sandwich served at The Farm of Beverly Hills.  I first ate at The Farm with my husband when we were dating and, while I’m sure we had fun on the date, what I really remember about our outing was the baked pear and […]

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