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D. Dalton Visits the Arboretum

D. Dalton Visits the Arboretum

We are grateful to Debbie Dalton from Walking Pasadena for allowing us to share her lovely, fun, and remarkable photos from a visit last weekend to the LA Arboretum.   LA County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 91107. Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission: $9, adults; $6, seniors and students; […]

Walking Tour: CA Native Plants & Water Wise Gardens

Walking Tour: CA Native Plants & Water Wise Gardens

Pasadena’s Complete Street Coalition hosts California Native Plants & Water Wise Gardens, a walking tour, on April 8. We’ll hand over the explanatory reins to CSC… The tour will begin at Pasadena’s historic Washington Park, designed by famed California Native Plant conservationist Theodore Payne, with a guided tour provided by the Friends of Washington Park. […]

Tea

Tea

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.   Tea by Jehanne Dubrow   Tonight I’m fruit and clove. I’m bergamot. I drop a teabag in the cup and boil the kettle until it sings. As if on cue, […]

The Underground Museum

The Underground Museum

Leave it to Pasadena sisters Susan Cherney and Wendy Moss, founders of Inside the Story, to invite us to an underground museum. Or, more accurately, the Underground Museum. The Underground Museum was established in 2012 by the late artist Noah Davis and his wife, artist Karen Davis. The goal: Display museum-quality work in their Arlington […]

The Lay of the Land

The Lay of the Land

We spent an hour driving up into the hills and down along the flats of South Pasadena to snap pictures of houses, which you can see in our piece, the “47th Annual South Pasadena Garden Tour.” This is a self-drive tour on April 30. When guests conclude the tour they are invited to stop at South Pasadena’s Community Garden. We’ve […]

CA Art Club’s 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

CA Art Club’s 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

The California Art Club is headquartered in Pasadena and has nine chapter locations up and down the state. Founded in 1909, honorary members include the likes of Aline Barnsdall, Edgar Alwin Payne, Tom Wolfe, Daphne Huntington, and Winston Churchill (in 1954). On April 8, CAC holds its Artists’ Gala Reception, an exhibit preview with many […]

47th South Pas. Garden Tour

47th South Pas. Garden Tour

Free tours are a lovely thing for those of us scratching together the shekels, so pull out your calendar and start typing: Sunday, April 30th is the 47th Annual South Pasadena Garden Tour. The sustainable gardens of 6 homes are open for viewing between 1 and 4 p.m., from up in the hills on Via Del […]

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. […]

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