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Ikebana at the Huntington

Ikebana at the Huntington

On Thursday, March 14th, from noon to 3:30 p.m., the San Marino League—which raises money to support the Huntington’s Japanese Garden—will be having Ikebana demonstrations and conducting tours of the newly renovated area. We just met a long-time San Marino League-er, Robin Stafford who has been taking Ikebana—the Japanese art of flower arrangement—classes at the [...]

Wistaria Festival 2013

Wistaria Festival 2013

“Viewing the vine.” This Sunday, Sierra Madre presents its Wisteria Festival in Memorial Park with viewings of the historic vine available via shuttle from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. The Guinness Book of World Records has certified the vine as the world’s largest blossoming plant, and estimates that at its peak, the vine had as [...]

Community Garden—Get Your Bed!

Community Garden—Get Your Bed!

  Pasadena Community Gardens’ mission is to create eco-friendly, edible, and sustainable public community gardens in Pasadena—tranquil locations in which Pasadenans can, for a nominal annual cost, grow fresh and pesticide-free vegetable, fruit, herbs, and flowers in their own garden bed. All Pasadena residents are invited to become a member of Pasadena Community Gardens located [...]

Handcrafted Modern

Handcrafted Modern

Another mid-century architecture lecture? Not really. On March 9th, local artist Leslie Williamson will examine the private worlds behind famed personalities who broke the mold in the 50s and 60s when it came to architecture, art, and design. Williamson will share her compelling collection of photographs that show the homes now—iconic personalities such as Jerome and [...]

Glorious Gardens Tour

Glorious Gardens Tour

Five “glorious” gardens, a catered lunch with cocktails, and the Gardener’s Dream Boutique & Marketplace. This is the allure of this year’s Glorious Gardens Tour presented by the Spiritual Care Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles taking place on Sunday, April 28th. Last year’s event drew over 600 attendees who strolled through the private gardens [...]

Showcase House 2013

Showcase House 2013

It all started with a shipwreck party and a cup of tea. In 1948, a Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee was formed at a tea in the home of Mrs. John Callery, Jr. To raise money for the Continuance Fund—later the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association—they put on the aforementioned shipwreck party, as well a casino night, [...]

Tour of Bertram Goodhue’s Legacy: Caltech

Tour of Bertram Goodhue’s Legacy: Caltech

Join us for a one-hour tour of Bertram Goodhue’s sublime architectural legacy on the Caltech campus, where original buildings provide a rich display of an innovative design vocabulary that followed Goodhue’s ground-breaking work at the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego (1915). Accompanying us on our walking tour of the campus will be Romy Wyllie, historian, [...]

Pasadena Heritage Legacy Walking Tour

Pasadena Heritage Legacy Walking Tour

Pasadena Heritage wants to show you how “Pasadena developed from a simple Indiana farm colony to the wealthiest resort community in the United States during the 1920s.” Four walking tours will be offered on Sunday, December 30th. The “Old Pasadena Walking Tour” will delve into the town’s Victorian past amongst smaller streets and alleyways, as [...]

Feynes Mansion Tours Begin

Feynes Mansion Tours Begin

We may be entering a Southern California winter, but why not come visit a “summer home”? The particular summer home we’re talking about would be Fenyes Mansion, which reopens to the public this Friday, December 7th, after a two year, $1.7 million renovation (funded by the Paloheimo Foundation). Docent-led tours—and these are very well-trained docents [...]

Holiday Houses

Holiday Houses

In their 45th year, the Women’s Committee of the Pasadena Symphony Association presents its annual Holiday “Look In” Tour with local rose kings Jacob Maarse, the daringly untraditional Ixora, and the lovely Mary Falkingham Floral Designs. Four houses and their gardens will be dressed for the holidays: the Banta Residence; a 1931 Monterey Colonial Burge home; the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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