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Imagine Tea at the Langham

Imagine Tea at the Langham
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It is said that one day in 1865, Anna Maria Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford who lived at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire and was a Lady-to-the-Bedchamber to Queen Victioria, “experienced a ‘sinking feeling’ in the middle of the afternoon.” She instructed her footman to bring her the makings for tea along with some bread […]

Roasted Beet & Lentil Burger

Roasted Beet & Lentil Burger

Even though nothing compares to actual burgers, in my mind, I really loved this sandwich—filling, yet I still felt light after eating it.   Fridge: 2 cups roasted beets, cubed 1½ cups lentils, cooked 1 Tbs Italian parsley, minced Counter: Zest of ½ lemon Juice of ½ lemon (approx. 1½ tbs) Pantry: 2½ Tbs flour […]

Armenian Fest 2015

Armenian Fest 2015

“1915: Over half of the existing Armenian population was annihilated by the Ottoman Turks, while the remaining survivors (were) forced to flee from Anatolia, leaving their ancestral lands behind.” “2015: Today, over 70% of Armenians live outside of Armenia, dispersed all around the world. They have found new places to call homes, forming ‘Little Armenias’ […]

D2 for Happy Hour

D2 for Happy Hour

Rather than meet for our monthly late morning coffee, our small band of (mostly) women decide to do an early evening, gathering for Happy Hour at DusitD2 Constance Hotel Pasadena. Though the name is laborious and clunky, this historic site, formerly known as the Constance Hotel and built in 1926 by Perry Constance, has been […]

Mad Catfish Blues

Mad Catfish Blues

  “What do you scat when you scat?” asks Barbara Morrison during a performance at the Australian Music Institute. Someone in the audience answers, “Nonsense syllables.” Barbara: “Hey, I like you. Nonsense syllables. You try to get down into the intervals, you try to make sense of where the song is going—just by nonsense syllables.” […]

EklectoMania

EklectoMania

When Kate Carvellas began creating artwork seven years ago it was made entirely of borrowed images and objects. Through the years, she slowly began leaving her own marks on the work. Starting out with light pencil markings to more visible lines and shapes. As her confidence grew, she was utilizing borrowed images less and less […]

Art & Activism: Reshaping Tradition with Ai Weiwei

Art & Activism: Reshaping Tradition with Ai Weiwei

The familiar and the iconic. Chinese history and tradition versus our “Western consumer culture.” Blue-and-white ware versus the psychedelic. Vases and moon jars. Contemporary art and traditional aesthetics. “The character of the present.” “Quiet aesthetics.” Opening on September 11, the Pacific Asia Museum presents pre-modern ceramic works exhibited alongside the works by 7 East Asian […]

Mad for Modern

Mad for Modern

It’s been called “satorially splendid” and “slow-burning,” and “a morality tale.” For the season finale, Mad Men pulled in 4.6 million viewers. The series opens in 1960, the dawn of a new decade, yet with the remnants of the prior decade still front and center—beautiful suits wrapped around beautiful men, and women donned in hats […]

Pasadena Society, 1898: The Octocorasion Supports Cuba Libre

Pasadena Society, 1898: The Octocorasion Supports Cuba Libre

The young women were thrilled to see their newly formed club announced in the society section of the newspaper. Miss Leonora Muse cut the article out and pasted it center top on a fresh page in her scrapbook. The announcement read, “The Octocorasion is another club of recent organization. The membership includes eight young ladies, […]

The Buddha in the Attic

The Buddha in the Attic

If I were to write a novel about the experience of a large group of people, I might choose to identify one or two characters and examine their lives in depth. I think most authors would go this way. But in her novel, The Buddha in the Attic, Pen/Faulkner Award winner and National Book Award […]

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