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The Rose Queen

The Rose Queen
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Imagine if Shakespeare had written a feminist epic. When ancient family rivalries pit an ineffectual king against his bloodthirsty cousin in a violent civil war, his charismatic queen takes over. Shakespeare’s “War of the Roses” plays featured women in unprecedentedly powerful roles long unknown to American audiences. Now, the “Rose Queen” has been adapted by […]

Royal Tea Party

Royal Tea Party

Is your little girl into being a princess? Maybe she’d like to meet some real ones… Future kings, queens, princes, and princesses, come dressed in your finery for a very special visit from the 2015 Tournament of Roses Royal Court, who will share their favorite princess stories and recent Tournament experiences. Bring a camera, your […]

Lian’s Guide to the Rose Season

Lian’s Guide to the Rose Season

Here Come the Ducks! Here Come the Badgers! Here Come the Bandies! It’s that time of year again in Pasadena: Rose Bowl time. New Year’s weekend is right around the corner, and my in-box has been filled with a unusually high number of requests for advice, information and parking requests. Yes to advice and information; no […]

Light It Up! Here Comes Santa

Light It Up! Here Comes Santa

Christmas season officially begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 25th. Why, you ask? Read on, we say. (Hint: pretty!) It’s Pasadena’s Annual Tree Lighting event, presented by One Colorado and Old Pasadena Management. Assisting in the evening’s festivities will be the 2012 Rose Queen, Drew Washington, and her Royal Court. A choral performance and holiday sing-a-long […]

A Queen for This Season

A Queen for This Season

Number 94 is the number to be: Drew Helen Washington is this year’s 94th Rose Bowl queen and will preside over the 123rd Rose Parade and the 98th Rose Bowl game. Washington was selected out of seven finalists princesses from an initial pool of 1,000 young woman from the Pasadena area. Drew Helen (yes, she’s […]

My Dream Come True: Rose Queen for a Day

My Dream Come True: Rose Queen for a Day

Last Sunday, I was invited into a very elite sorority. Millions have aspired to join. Thousands have tried out. Only 93 have actually been selected for such special honor. But for one shining moment Sunday, I was named an Honorary Rose Queen. It was a dream come true. I was an invited guest at a […]

Tournament House Tours

Tournament House Tours

Don’t miss out on seeing the inside of the Tournament House before it closes its doors for the fall. Free tours of the house are offered every Thursday through August; not only do you get to see the house, but you’ll also see—get ready for it—the Crown of the Rose Queen. Inside the 21-room, 18,500-square-foot Italian Renaissance-style […]

Lian’s Insider’s Guide to the Rose Parade & Rose Bowl

Lian’s Insider’s Guide to the Rose Parade & Rose Bowl

Here Come the Badgers! Here Come the Horned Frogs! Here Come the Bandies! It’s that time of year again in Pasadena: Rose Bowl time. New Year’s weekend is right around the corner, and my in-box has been filled with a unusually high number of requests for advice, information and parking requests. Yes to advice and […]

Tree Lighting, Santa & Rose Queen!

Tree Lighting, Santa & Rose Queen!

If your little elf is too shy to sit on Santa’s lap, I don’t blame him. Back in my years of believing, I steered clear of any mall outing that might involve that red-velvet belly and husky voice—writing hopeful letters in the comfort of my living room was much more appealing. Whether your child is […]

Helen of Pasadena: Chapter 1

Helen of Pasadena: Chapter 1

Editor’s note: In honor of the Amazon Pre-Order Day (Friday, October 15th) for Helen of Pasadena, and in anticipation of the publication date of November 1, we at Hometown Pasadena are happy to share the first chapter of Lian Dolan’s novel, coming from our publisher, Prospect Park Media.

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