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Camellia Fest 2014

Camellia Fest 2014

Celebrate the camellia, which brightens gray winter days with its colorful blossoms.  Descanso Gardens’ annual Camellia Festival arrives this weekend, February 8th-9th with fairy tours of an enchanted forest, tea time (Camellia sinensis) with Chado Tea, Brad King of the So Cal Camellia society sharing information about camellia cultivation and care, a traditional Japanese tea [...]

Dreams & the Dream Landscape

Dreams & the Dream Landscape

Former Director of Landscape Design for Walt Disney Imagineering, Paul Comstock will present “Dreams & the Dream Landscape” on Thursday, February 6th at the Arboretum. Paul’s presentations are always mind-boggling! Don’t miss this entertaining story of one designer’s adventurous process for creating fantastic and beautiful landscapes from the ground up.  Comstock was chief landscape architect [...]

Black History Is Our History

Black History Is Our History

Black History Month is a time for all of us to remember that our individual stories and familial, cultural, and ethnic histories are what have made our home—America—the complex (sometimes convoluted), creative, expressive, inspiring, and fascinating place it is today. Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every [...]

Skios

Skios

Michael Frayn, the author of the hilarious play Noises Off, has created the ultimate beach novel that is just begging for Hugh Grant to option it and turn it into a non-singing, all-charming summer movie. Set in the days before the internet gave us all instant access to everyone’s personal data, including photos, floppy-haired, feckless [...]

Anna Elyse: Special Occasion Attire

Anna Elyse: Special Occasion Attire

Anna Elyse is the location of visual and tactile wealth—in the form of colors, shapes, and materials. Are you going to be a bridesmaid or scheduled to attend a wedding, the Oscars, or an Oscar party? Or maybe you’re having a special Valentine’s dinner for two, hosting the ultimate cocktail party, your daughter is a [...]

Celebrating the Table with ALTAeats

Celebrating the Table with ALTAeats

Paul Ragan is Executive Chef/Owner of ALTAeats, which opened last year on a quiet stretch of North Allen Avenue in Altadena. It is a sophisticated yet neighborly spot that has become a foothill favorite (despite the storefront’s lack of signage!) and is enjoying a dedicated following amid glowing reviews. Chef Paul creates food he likes [...]

Potato Leek Beet Soup

Potato Leek Beet Soup

Hello from Montreal! I just arrived here last night and am visiting my cousin before heading out on the rest of a 12-day long east coast adventure! It’s 25 degrees out right now, which is fun for this Southern California girl. I can actually think of winter as soup season again instead of craving summer [...]

The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises

The sun, that morning, after the plagues, after the warthogs ran thundering across the earth, after D.C. was nothing but garbage heaps like those in Mumbai, the sun arose ever so slightly and like a giant eyelid, half shut, wrinkled, an old man’s eyelid, lidded, witness to centuries of events beyond this era of Wars [...]

Grist & Toll Pop Up

Grist & Toll Pop Up

Just kneaded and shaped a loaf of bread? Instead of baking it by its lonely self in your oven, take it down to Grist & Toll‘s community “pop up” on Sunday, February 9th. Michael O’Malley of Michael O’Malley’s Mobile Oven (MOMO) will be on hand to pop your creation into his oven with other home [...]

Bags & Bubbles

Bags & Bubbles

Its the inaugural Bags & Bubbles. “Bags” because a silent auction will have high-end designer bags waiting for your bids and “bubbles” because champagne will flow with various kinds and plenty of tastings. Thursday, February 27th, the efforts to open the Southern California Children’s Museum continues with this fundraiser they hope to make an annual [...]

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