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Touring Old Pas

Touring Old Pas
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Most of us remember when Old Pasadena was not a destination of choice. When Pasadena Heritage was founded 37 years ago, “saving” and restoring Old Pasadena was a top priority. Pasadena Heritage’s trained docents know the history, fun facts, and unusual details of Old Pasadena – and they’re willing to share! On August 1st, rise […]

Mid-Century Living on Millionaire’s Row

Mid-Century Living on Millionaire’s Row

South Orange Grove Boulevard was once dubbed “Millionaire’s Row” as a result of the “grandiose Victorian style mansions” that were erected. “As a result of economic shifts and population explosion following World War II,” the neighborhood transitioned to include many mid-century garden apartments. On May 16th, Pasadena Heritage presents “South Orange Grove: Mid-Century Living on […]

Castle Green for Mother’s Day

Castle Green for Mother’s Day

Pasadena’s Castle Green, that looming, iconic mix of Moroccan, Moorish, and Victorian styles built in 1898 opens its doors to the public—especially Mom!—on Mother’s Day, May 10th. Guests may roam the main salon, ballroom, library, sun room, original elevator, and over 20 private apartments, “each unique in layout and design plus the exquisite penthouse.” This […]

Bellissimo!

Bellissimo!

For many of us, the arrival of spring is welcome not just for the poppies and tulips, but because of the upcoming home and garden tours. On May 3rd, the Altadena Guild presents Bellissimo! where guests may “explore the magnificent homes and gardens residing within the original Sphinx Ranch of northeastern Altadena…nestled around the Midlothian […]

2015 Showcase House Sneak Peek

2015 Showcase House Sneak Peek

Along Oak Knoll Avenue, from San Marino up into Pasadena, fragments may be glimpsed of large homes and mansions—a winding driveway, gables with intricate bargeboards, Corinthian columns, or an arched, carved Mahogany front door with wrought iron door knockers. Speeding past, one may get a whiff, a hint, a flash of vast lawns, fountains, and […]

An Arlington Spring Walking Tour

An Arlington Spring Walking Tour

Step into spring with a walking tour of Arlington Garden led by the Hill Avenue Gardening Club and revel in wildflowers…   Tour of Arlington Garden Saturday, April 11th, 10:30 a.m. Arlington Garden, 275 Arlington Dr. at Pasadena Ave., Pasadena For details, call 1.626.744.7264 CityofPasadena.net   In February, Mayor Bogaard and Councilmember Steve Madison led […]

Melting Pot Food Tours Pasadena

Melting Pot Food Tours Pasadena

” ‘Angel Food’ is that which is prepared for people we love and by people who love us.” The philosophy behind Angel Food is that it will nourish us both physically and spiritually. The above is an excerpt from Angel Food*, a cookbook written by self-taught chef Diane Scalia. Since 2008, Diane has teamed with […]

Pasadena Heritage

Pasadena Heritage

The second largest preservation group in California, Pasadena Heritage has played a big part in saving and showcasing the city’s best assets, from Old Town to the Colorado Street Bridge to the Huntington Hotel. It sponsors two outstanding events, the nationally renowned Craftsman Heritage Weekend in October and the Celebration on the Colorado Street Bridge […]

Pasadena Confidential

Pasadena Confidential

L.A.’s favorite crime bus returns to Pasadena on August 8 for more tales of mayhem and murder. If you cursed yourself for missing Esotouric’s last visit to the Rose City, now’s your chance to get in the know. These tours are to die for. (Sorry, I had to.) Esotouric, which bills itself as “the eclectic bus […]

Old Town Food Tours

Old Town Food Tours

Pasadena’s status as a destination for food lovers is now official: Old Pasadena is the site of Melting Pot’s newest walking tour for food lovers (its original being the successful tour of L.A.’s Farmers Market). Native sisters Lisa and Diane Scalia are taking to the Old Town streets, especially the lesser-traveled ones off Colorado, entertaining […]

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