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Kites, Wings, & Other Flying Things

Kites, Wings, & Other Flying Things

Non-italicized text courtesy of Pasadena Museum of History. Long before the Industrial Revolution made modern aerospace technology possible, early aspiration of flight began with the kite, an item that epitomizes the intersection of science and artistry. As weapons during war and as recreation during peacetime, they have inspired leaps of the imagination and humankind’s leap […]

Sleigh Bells Ring…Are You Listening?

Sleigh Bells Ring…Are You Listening?

Cocktails, elegance, and let’s be merry. It’s the 22nd Annual Wreath Auction on Friday, December 6th. The Pasadena – Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation is holding an evening of dining by candlelight and with more wreaths to bid on than you have windows and doors. Sleigh Bells Ring: Annual Wreath Auction Friday, Dec. 6th, […]

It’s Time to “Shop Indie”

It’s Time to “Shop Indie”

November 30th is a big day for the “small” guy. It’s the day we focus on the hundreds of independent stores and businesses that give our hometowns their unique flair. Whether you are beginning, continuing, or wrapping it up, show your appreciation by patronizing these indie stores and making your holiday purchases. Pasadena Playhouse District […]

Christmas Tree & Poinsettia Sales to Benefit PUSD

Christmas Tree & Poinsettia Sales to Benefit PUSD

Text of press release from PUSD. Two Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) schools will be spreading holiday cheer while raising money for a good cause over the next few weeks. John Muir High School Boys’ Basketball and Pep Squad are selling Christmas trees and wreaths and Norma Coombs Alternative School is selling poinsettias. John Muir […]

Pieces by Elsa M. J. Seifert

Pieces by Elsa M. J. Seifert

Life in Black and Gray I used to love my gray jumper dress. I usually wore it with a white or black shirt.  I was eleven years old. My step-mother told me I needed some color. “What color?” I asked. “My skin is brown, so the gray and white and black look just fine on […]

Tree Lighting, Carolers, & Let It Snow!

Tree Lighting, Carolers, & Let It Snow!

It’s time to light it up and embrace the holiday season. Here are a few options: ONE COLORADO, annual tree lighting with Santa:  Friday, Nov. 29th, 6-7 p.m. with the Salvation Army Tabernacle Children’s Choir, Charles Dickens Carolers and Resound Ringers of F.U.M.C. Pasadena handbell choir. There will also be some elf hijinks and cookies and […]

Sunday Brunch at The Market on Holly

Sunday Brunch at The Market on Holly

If you look askance at those people who are walking into Ixtapa on Sunday at 9:30 in the morning in order to catch their team’s 10 a.m. kickoff—we’re talking American football here—then maybe a visit to Old Pasadena’s new farmers’ market followed by brunch at The Market on Holly is more your cup of tea on […]

Holiday Paper Flower Workshop

Holiday Paper Flower Workshop

She’s been in Mexico City teaching at MUAC. She’s about to head off to Nottingham, England “where she will be collaborating with fashion students on a paper fashion show and installation. But on Saturday, November 30th, you can catch Patssi Valdez‘ workshop and learn the craft of making holiday paper flowers. Valdez is a founding […]

A Victorian Grand Ball

A Victorian Grand Ball

You could see Ivan the Terrible or a “Scot” in full kilt. Many ladies flutter fans. In proper mid-Victorian style, necklines are low and bustles abound. Late-Victorian dress boasts higher collars and tiny wasp waists. All dresses, concealing petticoats, corsets, and chamises, brush the floor as the ladies within them are led onto the dance […]

Balsamic Glazed Beets!

Balsamic Glazed Beets!

Ingredients: Approximately 6 medium beets —these are a yellow and red mix, but use whatever color you like Salt Olive oil Maple syrup Balsamic vinegar (don’t go fancy-vinegar here, doesn’t matter) Directions: Clean, peel (if you like) and cube the beets. Place on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt. Roast […]

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