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What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World

“What a Wonderful World” comes to Art Center for Kids when their classes start on February 23rd. For students ages 4-8, Art Center offers “classes in creativity, innovation, and visual literacy.” “Look Back in wonder…my 1st picture of Earth from the surface of Mars,” tweeted NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover last week. Accompanying that text was […]

An Unusual Reunion

An Unusual Reunion

TV’s were rare back then—back in1952—so all the kids would come over to Howard’s house, jostling for space in front of the 8-inch screen. Howard, never Howie, also could boast about having the only pool on the block—but because both of his parents had to work, if no other parent could watch them, the kids […]

Salsa Pizza

Salsa Pizza

It’s been a samba/salsa kinda week for me—both in the world of music (at a lively Latin jazz event at the Hollywood Bowl), and in the sweet and spicy notes of a perfect pizza recipe I conjured up in my kitchen! Salsa’s are used to compliment fish, chicken, tortilla chips—I’ve even seen a recipe to scoop […]

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

I had just set aside a novel that didn’t merit my time. (Okay, I threw it aside.) Then I picked up Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, a blockbuster novel of 2012, and from page one I knew I could relax into expert hands. Gone Girl is one of those un-put-downable books that keeps you reading with […]

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

Twenty-four hours after surgery and it’s time now for me to clean and dress for the first time, in my home and on my own, the wound bequeathed to the back of my left ear. I stand before the bathroom mirror affixed to the medicine cabinet above the faux porcelain sink and stare. My bespectacled […]

Tram Tour of Love & That’s Amore!

Tram Tour of Love & That’s Amore!

A tram will take those with a special someone on a guided tour of the most romantic spots in the Descanso Gardens. Then a glass of bubbly will be offered and a toast shall be had! For info on romantic tram tour, call 818.949.7980. The Patina Group will have two seatings for a Valentine’s Day […]

Spirit & Stone

Spirit & Stone

Artist and designer Louise Wannier states, “I am fascinated by observing patterns, noticing how light interacts with both nature and our dynamic urban landscapes.…Lately I have become captivated by the presence of abstract patterns within both natural and manmade objects and structures, and noticing that some can be revisited whilst others are only present in […]

Hearts by Vibiana at Zona Rosa

Hearts by Vibiana at Zona Rosa

Hearts, jazz bossa nova acoustic guitar, munchies, and “a lively bunch of amistades” (friends). So says artist Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin in regard to her art exhibit that has its opening reception Wednesday, February 12th at Zona Rosa Coffee in Pasadena. Valentine art, candy kisses, and Mexican coffee. Valentine-making for kids of all ages. “Buy art for […]

B.J. Novak Offers One More Thing

B.J. Novak Offers One More Thing

“When 90210 was popular, I wanted to be an actor, because I thought—and, it turns out, correctly—people would treat me better.” This quote may be found in a Vanity Fair interview with doe-eyed, tight-lipped B.J. Novak who began acquiring name recognition playing the insufferable Ryan Howard on The Office (2005-2012). He’s gone on to play […]

Cuisine de l’Amour

Cuisine de l’Amour

If Valentine’s Day means—to you—an ambrosial dining experience, then here are several options from which to choose: Vertical Wine Bistro is offering a cozy cheese plate for two with a pairing of Prosecco for $30. Their Valentine’s Day dinner menu includes a first course of shrimp bisque, fresh crab cakes, pappardelle pasta with scallops or […]

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