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Tall Men Backstage

Tall Men Backstage
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With two CDs titled 12 x 6 and 2 Tall, can you guess what the group’s name may be? Tall Men Group. We know of said group because we know the wondrously creative and industrious Kim Ohanneson, co-founder of the Poetry and Whisky Salon and sometime contributor to Hometown Pasadena. Her husband, Marty Axelrod, plays […]

Cellar Sessions

Cellar Sessions

Pasadena’s own Old Oak Cellars winery welcomes the public down into its rather chilly wine cellar—”dress warmly; our wines like it cold!”—for Cellar Sessions. Old Oak Cellars, once again working with Brad Colerick, organizer of the popular Wine & Song night, will feature Ronny Cox and Jude Johnstone on April 10. William Phoenix wrote in his […]

Cool Plants for Hot Gardens

Cool Plants for Hot Gardens

This gardening event isn’t in our immediate area, but we figured Riverside Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard isn’t too out of the way, especially if it means learning about wondrous plants and being able to purchase them. The Southern California Horticultural Society (SCHS) is holding a “Grower’s Panel” on April 14 and non-members are welcome […]

Wine & Craft Spirits Tasting

Wine & Craft Spirits Tasting

Chef Claude Beltran’s Bacchus’ Kitchen is the location for the 10th annual wine and craft spirits tasting to benefit the Pasadena Education Network. The event is Sunday, April 10 and tickets are still available. This may be just the way to end a lovely weekend or fortify for another week: tasting wines, spirits provided by […]

Getting the Most Out of College Visits

Getting the Most Out of College Visits

On April 11, Altadena Public Library offers a free college workshop led by Ashley Sim and focusing on getting the most out of college visits. We’ll admit that when we took our high school senior on college visits, we winged it. Everything turned out well and this path fit for our personalities, but having a […]

W. Dayton Street

W. Dayton Street

Arriving early for a meeting with Lynn Griffith at her currently-under-construction bakery on Dayton Street, we had just enough time for a quick stroll (which translates into walking at a leisurely pace in order to “see” while also givin’ the nod to the time crunch). Several years ago and for several years, apartment buildings erupted […]

Creating Moody

Creating Moody

Ulla Anobile is an artist we have featured many times in Hometown Pasadena, as we are repeatedly drawn to her work—the folk art aspect to it; the reflection of her heritage on her art; the use of natural materials such as driftwood, as well as paper mache, cloth, and embroidery; the attention to detail; and […]

Just Float

Just Float

Was tension written on my face? In my posture? A friend insisted I needed to float. I like to try new things, so okay. Fortunately, Pasadena has the nicest, newest, biggest float therapy spa anywhere. It’s called Just Float. There’s a protocol to follow. The video on the website shows you around the place and […]

Birds

Birds

I hear the red robins’ and house sparrows’ wake up call; they’re not soft but shrieking, piercing whistles. The doves’ coos can shroud them all; their songs are gentle, friendly bristles. I wouldn’t mind a magpie concert; these lovely birds know their notes. After waking up, their songs keep me alert, so I can enjoy […]

Quick Side: Sautéed Kale & Sweet Potato

Quick Side: Sautéed Kale & Sweet Potato

Busy days call for easy dinners. This side pairs well with all proteins and is super healthy and tastes great. I’m not one to usually ride the kale train (it’s good, but come on people?!), but it sautés well while keeping its heartiness. And this isn’t a recipe that really needs exact measuring—a little more […]

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