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Live Well, by Bike

Live Well, by Bike

What could be better than popping in here and there—cafés, restaurants, bakeries, and specialty shops—from the Pasadena Playhouse District to Old Pasadena and sampling delicious treats and burning calories as you go? Not much in our estimation. One of our happiest times was as a young woman of seventeen and fresh out of high school. We roamed […]

Gamma Yog’Art Nature Jam

Gamma Yog’Art Nature Jam

It’s a yoga art jam. In the park. Or a garden. On May 15, Landa Curtis hosts another Gamma Yog’Art Nature Jam, this time at Arlington Garden. Last month, folks practiced yoga and painted. This month it’s time for rock mandalas and spiral graphs (and yoga). Curtis says it’s BYOR, bring your own rock, though when […]

Tape, Glue, Staples! PopOok! in Pasadena

Tape, Glue, Staples! PopOok! in Pasadena

What’s a PopOok? We have no idea. We’ll let those in the know explain… In celebration of Free Comic Book Day 2016, the Allendale Branch Library hosts a discussion and signing with Hamo Bahnam, the creative force behind PopOok!. A semi-annual comic/music zine that showcases great talent from coast to coast and Canada, PopOok! has […]

Tales of Desegregation & Sayonara Slam

Tales of Desegregation & Sayonara Slam

Naomi Hirahara has been introducing many of us to a world about which we no little, if anything. Her Mas Arai mystery series follows the life of Mas Arai, a (now) retired landscape gardener who’s career and wife have passed, who’s attempting to stay in a new relationship while worrying about being too old and being […]

Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater Workshop

Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater Workshop

Laundry-To-Landscape Greywater Workshop – Saturday, May 14, 9-11 a.m. Arrive by 8:30 a.m. to allow time to park and check-in. The greywater installation training workshops are open to single-family residential Pasadena Water & Power customers. PWP has partnered with industry expert, Greywater Action, to provide a Laundry-to-Landscape L2L greywater installation training workshop. Experienced instructors will lead you […]

Martin Chalifour: The Making of a Concertmaster

Martin Chalifour: The Making of a Concertmaster

St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church celebrates its 75th anniversary on May 15 with a violin concert by and a conversation with Martin Chalifour, Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Chalifour is a native of Québec, Canada. He began playing violin at the age of four and graduated from the Montreal Conservatory at the age […]

Ederra Design Studio: Showcase House Master Suite

Ederra Design Studio: Showcase House Master Suite

One of the many areas of this year’s Showcase House of Design that we enjoyed is the Master Suite, designed by Cynthia Lambakis and Samantha Williams of Ederra Design Studio. Cynthia is a native of Eagle Rock and is currently “the proud owner of a 1926 Spanish home in the Pasadena area, which she is meticulously restoring.” She […]

Spring Is Sprung!

Spring Is Sprung!

    We hope you’ve had time to get out and walk the streets, in a strolling, smell-the-roses kind of way, as spring has sprung and, oh my, the colors and aromas rush the senses.   Enjoy…         A smashing blooming cactus courtesy of Debbie Dalton…     California poppies, calla lilies, and […]

Botanical Paradise: Reflections

Botanical Paradise: Reflections

It’s a centennial celebration. One hundred years of the Pasadena Garden Club: 1916-2016. On April 23, PGC celebrates its 100th anniversary with a botanical paradise and garden show titled “Reflections” to be held at the Pasadena Central Library. Larry Wilson of Pasadena Star-News writes that it was in June 1916 that local architect Myron Hunt and […]

Places & Spaces: Artists View “the City” from L. A. to Pasadena

Places & Spaces: Artists View “the City” from L. A. to Pasadena

Couple and local artists Timothy Smith and Yuki Toy work may be seen thanks to the South Pasadena utility box art project, which we featured in Utility Box Art and Utility Box Art 2, respectively. Smith took on the metro at the Mission and Meridian in South Pasadena, complete with trains roaring by, the classic town […]

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