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Explore South Pasadena’s Historic Buildings

Explore South Pasadena’s Historic Buildings
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Then and now… The Los Angeles region doesn’t have the greatest track record when it comes to preserving landmarks.  Despite the efforts of dedicated preservationists, many architectural wonders have been lost to the wrecking ball.  The Richfield Tower, The Brown Derby, The Garden of Allah, and The Ambassador Hotel are just a few of the […]

The South Pasadena Festival of Balloons Fourth of July Parade is Coming!

The South Pasadena Festival of Balloons Fourth of July Parade is Coming!

Buckle up, vintage car afficionados, and take a sweet ride in the South Pas 4th of July Parade From the 7:00AM Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast to the 9:00PM South Pasadena High School Fireworks Show, July 4th in South Pasadena is jam-packed with all-American, small town goodness. There are many great things about the day’s events, […]

Take a Joy Ride Through South Pas

Take a Joy Ride Through South Pas

Buckle up, and go for a ride with me… I see a lot of vintage cars cruising around South Pasadena.  They always remind me of our place in Southern California’s transportation history. I wrote all about it for Patch a few years ago.  You can read the article here. Want to leave a comment or […]

Ride on the Wild Side

Ride on the Wild Side

Cue soundtrack… Want to leave a comment?  Head over to the Glimpses of South Pasadena Community Forum and say hi! Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Beautiful Decay

Beautiful Decay

I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.–Henry MillerWant to leave a comment? Head over to the Glimpses of South Pasadena Community Forum and start a conversation! Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Walking South Pas

Walking South Pas

This little guy is ready to walk all the way to Santa Monica… Los Angeles has a reputation for not being terribly pedestrian-friendly.  While I certainly can’t deny the reality of Southern California’s car culture, I do think that much of LA’s walkability is underrated.  South Pasadena offers a great little pocket of strolling splendor. […]

Keeping up With Gus’s BBQ

Keeping up With Gus’s BBQ

Gus’s regulars will recognize this sign from the back room wall… LA Eater recently featured a fantastic article about South Pasadena’s very own Gus’s BBQ, and they even included the above photo of mine. Jon and I have a joke that if it hadn’t have been for Gus’s, our family might have starved when Raine […]

Summer is Here…

Summer is Here…

…and it’s particularly fun to spend it at Orange Grove Park. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Gated Grandeur

Gated Grandeur

This mysterious gate leads to a Florentine palazzo-inspired mansion designed by Reginald D. Johnson and built in 1916 as a winter residence the distinguished John S. Tanner of Chicago.  (How could Mr. Tanner ever go back to the hectic windy city after spending the holidays strolling around this dreamy spot?) Known for years as the […]

Homes Sweet Homes

Homes Sweet Homes

I’ve been charmed by the homes in South Pasadena ever since my husband and I actually bought one of them and moved here 8 years ago!  I made the video above several years ago, highlighting some of the varied and beautiful houses around town.  I’ve been busily shooting more home pictures, so there will be […]

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