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Embroidering in Architecture

Embroidering in Architecture
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In 1908, Mary and David Gamble commissioned architects Charles and Henry Greene to create a summer residence for their family. Initially, the house was home to Mr. and Mrs. Gamble and their youngest son Clarence, but they were soon joined by Mary’s younger sister, Julia. Aunt Julia, as she was called, had a bedroom with […]

Artisan, Vintage, Antique & Handmade Beads

Artisan, Vintage, Antique & Handmade Beads

Crystals, stones, and handcut gemstone beads. Fabric, clay, shell, and resin beads. Kiln-fired, torch, and “lampworked” glass beads. Scarab, venetian, and ancient Roman intaglio beads. Tribal, ethnographic, and African trade beads. Yes, it’s all about beads at the 4-day Pasadena Bead & Design Show, July 23rd-26th. One may need a mixture of grande quad lattes […]

626 Night Market

626 Night Market

Jonny Hwang, remembering the night markets in Asia, especially the Shilin Night Market in Taipei, created 626 Night Market. It’s the fourth season of night markets with July 3rd-5th being held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. An “epic” laser extravaganza and DJ set will be held on July 4th. The original and largest Asian-themed […]

M. D.’s Florist Comes to South Pas

M. D.’s Florist Comes to South Pas

It’s small and cozy, traditional and also reflective of our California flora. M. D.’s Florist, which has had a home in Arcadia for some time has recently opened a second location in South Pasadena. And it’s right next to Cookies & Cream—ice cream sandwiches with housemade cookies (chocolate chip and red velvet) and specialty ice […]

Designer Pop Up

Designer Pop Up

ASID—American Society of Interior Designers—is having a “pop up” sale Saturday, June 13th, and it’s open to the public. For 8½ hours, shoppers are invited to roam the “designer warehouse” in Sierra Madre hunting for chairs, tables, vases, pillows, and oodles more. Designer Pop Up Sale Saturday, June 13th, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Designer Warehouse, 89 […]

Chinese Medical Spa

Chinese Medical Spa

Sincere thanks to Suzanne O’Shea for her remarks about a local spa…   I just had the most amazing experience, a Chinese herbal massage (to help my poor aching feet), which lasted 90 minutes and I was treated to an intense but healing full body massage along with my foot massage. I just can’t believe […]

Happily Wear After

Happily Wear After

A business associate suggested we meet at Lavender and Honey, which suited us as the day was hot and the folks there make a lovely ice latte—and, in our opinion, it’s always a perfect day for toast. The L & H toast consists of toasted walnut bread spread with goat cheese, drizzled with honey, and […]

Hit the Road! (On a Bike)

Hit the Road! (On a Bike)

The British Medical Association states that “cycling just 20 miles a week can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by fifty percent.” So we can keep eating bangers and mash if we clip on a helmet and hit the bike lane? My City Bikes and Pasadena Cyclery would probably not enjoy our drollery, or […]

The Big Shave West, Beerfest, Bandfest & BBQ

The Big Shave West, Beerfest, Bandfest & BBQ

As we reported over a year ago, Damon Stathatos is a fan. An avid fan. Of wet shaving. At the end of 2013, he finally took his passion and raised the ante by opening the Old Town Shaving Company at the corner of Green Street and Raymond Avenue, right next door to the family business, […]

TS15: “The Tiffany of All Garage Sales”

TS15: “The Tiffany of All Garage Sales”

It’s touted as “the Tiffany of all garage sales,” and as it’s celebrating a 60th anniversary… Nearly 60 years ago, the women of the Pasadena Art Alliance burrowed their way into any attic they could to “skim the cream of the crop” for the first “Treasure Sale.” From 1955 until about 1974, proceeds benefited the […]

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