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Claudia & Suzanne Visit the Huntington

Claudia & Suzanne Visit the Huntington

Two Sequoyah School parents we know, Claudia Bailey and artist Suzanne O’Shea, went on separate occasions for an outing at the Huntington. We hope you feast on their pictures and plan your next visit! Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino 91108 Hours: Wednesday-Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $23-$25, adults; $10-$21, seniors […]

60th Annual Bonsai Show

60th Annual Bonsai Show

How many people have gone through the decades pronouncing the “o” in bonsai like the “o” in bonbon (bän-bän)? Would it be surprising to hear that the Santa Anita Bonsai Society directs one to pronounce the word “bone-sigh” (bōn-sī)? Then again, listening to Merriam-Webster online and clicking on the speaker icon, the supposedly Japanese speaker sounds as though […]

The Huntington: Relieve the Heat of Summer

The Huntington: Relieve the Heat of Summer

A few weeks ago, our earthly oven rose to 106 degrees. To put it mildly, it was ghastly. By midday, if one was not in an air-conditioned setting, it was difficult to put words together and actually make comprehensible sentences. In other words, our brain was mush. Then our dear parents came to town for Hometown Pasadena’s teenage […]

Bonsai!

Bonsai!

It will be bonsai mania at the Huntington on February 27 and 28. Bonsai “masters” from Southern California will “share their passion” the art of growing ornamental trees and shrubs. This annual event includes exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, prize drawings, a “bonsai bazaar,” and a live auction at 3 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday. 2016 Bonsai-a-thon […]

Pine Boughs & Flowers

Pine Boughs & Flowers

One of the aspects of the holidays that charm and warm our heart is holiday decorations. Wreaths on front doors—from the classic pine boughs with pine cones, berries, and a red ribbon to more modern wreaths made out of ribbon stripes, hand cut paper leaves, balls of felt, wraps of bark, bunched burlap, thistle, kale, […]

Taste of Art: Street Foods & Farmers’ Markets

Taste of Art: Street Foods & Farmers’ Markets

Al pastor sopes with refried beans, cabbage, and cotija cheese on a freshly hot, crunchy cornmeal shell—right off the cart. Carrots, radishes, and beets popping with color and long, leafy, feathered “tails. Balsamic vinegar so thick it hardly drips and tastes more appropriate for a bowl of artisanal vanilla bean ice cream than to toss […]

A Witch’s Brew

A Witch’s Brew

Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. (Second Witch, Scene I, Macbeth)   Maite Gomez-Rejón […]

Fall Plant Sale at the Huntington

Fall Plant Sale at the Huntington

We’ve been told that the fall is an excellent time for planting California native plants. Since we can hardly keep a cactus alive, perhaps we should join the crowd and load up on salvias, ceanothus, irises, and leucadendrons at this the Huntington’s Fall Plant Sale, October 23-25. A large assortment of water-wise Australian plants will […]

“The Provocative 15th Century”

“The Provocative 15th Century”

Libraries were being founded in France, Italy, Persia, and England. Johannes Gutenberg has set up his movable type printing press “as a commercial operation” in Mainz, Germany and five years later, in 1455, he completes “the first major book printed in movable type in the West,” the Gutenberg Bible. William Caxton sets up the first […]

Katura Reynolds’ Chaucerian Calligraphy

Katura Reynolds’ Chaucerian Calligraphy

Portland, Oregon-based artist Katura Reynolds was aiming for “something that felt like a sort of mad tea party, Huntington-style,” writes Christine Quach on The Huntington blog. What Reynolds is alluding to is the art work she created for the front windows of the Maple Orientation Gallery. Quach calls them “a snapshot of The Huntington’s library, […]

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