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Shop Small, Shop Indie 2014

Shop Small, Shop Indie 2014

The Playhouse District is urging us to shop local and support our independent businesses. Many of us often do shop local, and on a daily basis, but it’s even more important since the invasion of change stores and shopping online that we help our towns, our neighbors, and our friends by shopping at the hundreds [...]

Bulgarini Brings in the Wine

Bulgarini Brings in the Wine

Leo Bulgarini of the famous gelato, endorsed by none other than Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold, is bringing his irresistible Italian ice creams and pairing them with wine to benefit Literature for Life‘s fundraising party, kicking off the holiday season on December 7th. Also for liquid refreshment will be “delectable” holiday punches, and for victuals, Jonathan Gold’s “lush” red [...]

Lookin’ In on the Holidays

Lookin’ In on the Holidays

After the turkey has been consumed and before the mad panic of holiday shopping, allow yourself to be swept into the spirit of the season with the Holiday Look In home tour. Four homes, from a Louis de Puget-Millar 1907 Arts and Crafts and a 1926 Monterey Colonial Revival overlooking the Arroyo Seco to a [...]

Xiem Fall Ceramic Art Fair

Xiem Fall Ceramic Art Fair

Andrea (Andi) Fordyce is an East Coast native, an Altadena resident, a Royal Academy of Dance-trained dancer, a painter, a photographer, and, since the 8th grade but refocusing in 2006, a ceramicist. “She loves the utility, the beauty, and the process of making ceramic art…Her work strives to encapsulate all her loves of keeping things [...]

Artisans, Boutiques & Rummage Sales for the Holidays

Artisans, Boutiques & Rummage Sales for the Holidays

Louise Wannier of Louis Jane Design is a textile designer, clothier, photographer, philanthropist, and soon-to-be author will be participating in Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center’s annual artisan boutique. She will be exhibiting and selling the company’s new line of coin purses, travel bags, jewelry pouches, and tote bags. Each “art fabric” is developed for digital [...]

Not So Famous Views & Drink L.A.

Not So Famous Views & Drink L.A.

Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books invites the public—libation enthusiasts and L.A. County advocates will be particularly interested—to a reception on November 8th, to celebrate two new releases, 100 Not So Famous Views of L.A. by Barbara A. Thomason and Drink Los Angeles. Created by the folks behind the very successful Eat: Los Angeles guidebook, Drink: Los Angeles is the essential flexibound pocket guide to [...]

Wonderful Water: A Neighborhood Fest

Wonderful Water: A Neighborhood Fest

Once upon a time… It all began with butterflies. The Butterfly Fair, in fact. “Then we went underground for the Wiggly Worm Fair.” Now, The Farmer’s Yard, Northwest Pasadena Community Gardeners, and the Trailer Trash Project presents “Wonderful Water” on November 15th. Appropriately for a day of water appreciation, everyone is welcome to come and “enjoy [...]

Halloween Cometh

Halloween Cometh

Whimsical or scary, Pasadena is all decked out for Halloween!                     For more Halloween visions, visit “Halloween 2014-Style” by Kat Ward. 

Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Thanksgiving Centerpieces

With stressing about whether the turkey is going to be overcooked or undercooked; a half an hour late or an hour late to the table; how to keep the mashed potatoes warm and the gravy smooth; and how to time the green beans to be ready along with the glazed carrots—why not not stress about the [...]

A Perfect Paring

A Perfect Paring

Sip a glass of handcrafted wine while browsing works by twelve area artists at Avenue 50 Studio’s wine and art fundraiser to celebrate “15 years of Art, Poetry and Community!” Francisco Fernández is a longtime home winemaker and he is contributing 12 bottles from his “wine library—non-commercial quality wines he has personally crafted over the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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