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Nekter Comes to Pasadena

Nekter Comes to Pasadena
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It’s all about the juice. The cold press. The cleanse. And, of course, acai (or açaí). “Juicers” love their fruit and veggies in liquid form and now they’ll have another option in Pasadena: Nekter Juice Bar. Steve and Alexis Schulze founded Nekter five years ago in their local community of Costa Mesa and now have […]

Dark Chocolate Drizzle Caramel Popcorn

Dark Chocolate Drizzle Caramel Popcorn

Giant tubs of tri-flavored popcorn: I always avoided the cheese (even though I liked it) and the butter flavor and dove right into the caramel section. I was addicted. Still am. I had to leave this batch in another room to avoid finishing it all. This is my version of that delicious caramel popcorn, but […]

Night Photography in the Garden

Night Photography in the Garden

Head into the night with camera in hand and step into an alien land. This “alien land” would be the pet project of L.A. Arboretum Superintendent Timothy Phillips. With the Madagascar Forest, he wanted to create a surreal yet engaging, immersive, “adventure of the spiniest kind,” he explains in Pacific Horticulture magazine. With the Seuss-like […]

Jennifer Joanou

Jennifer Joanou

Jennifer Joanou is a photographer, visual storyteller, and an all-around talented, inventive, and creative woman. She was kind enough to answer all of our questions. Editor’s note: Jennifer has just been asked to join 20 other artists to conduct online workshops. Sign up before September 4th and receive a free thank-you gift of ten 90-minute […]

Bubble Bonanza!

Bubble Bonanza!

What is it about bubbles? Bubbles in the bath that little ones slap with their hands followed by magical child laughter. A torrent of bubbles that makes the little girl raise her hands and dance. How about mammoth bubbles? Body-encasing bubbles? A moment of reticence, eyes wide, arms stiff at the side, then the boy […]

Fleur

Fleur

Fiore Market Café is one of our favorite spots. Located in South Pasadena adjacent to Fremont Theatre, Bill and Ann have put together a warm, inviting spot with the most fresh of everything. Fresh breads for their sandwiches, paninis and baguettes, heirloom tomatoes straight from the Fiore Garden (right next to the patio), daily roasted […]

Queen of Dreams

Queen of Dreams

Words are tricky. My mother had tried to teach me this. Once when I was persteringly insistent with my questions, she said, “Everyone breathes in air, but it’s a wise person who knows when to use that air to speak and when to exhale in silence.”   Queen of Dreams by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is […]

Rock, Mountains, Field, Sky

Rock, Mountains, Field, Sky

Day Trips L.A.: I’m a single dad living in Pasadena with my two kids, a 5-year-old girl and a 8-year-old boy. I grew up in Upstate N.Y. fishing, camping, exploring, and getting lost in the woods with my family. My dad led us on some nuts trips in the Adirondacks and Montana, and I loved […]

Finding Your Voice on the Page

Finding Your Voice on the Page

Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Ten more days to register… If writing is your passion and you want to expand, explore, experience, and express ways to have your words land on the page and carried by your voice, join The Pasadena Writing Project workshop… “Finding Your Voice On the Page—Short Forms” Facilitators: Gerda Govine and Désirée […]

One Word

One Word

  One or two words are enough to express feelings burrowed deeply in one’s own soul. When our eyes first see the horror, our hands want to destroy the ugly remnants of something that was once warm and loving. Now only four skeleton of walls remain standing decorated with newly sprung plant life and a […]

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