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Cold Treats for Hot Days

Cold Treats for Hot Days

The June gloom is giving way to full-strength summer heat, and that means one thing: Time for ice cream. Okay, it means two things: Time for ice cream and frozen yogurt. Happily, the San Gabriel Valley is home to the some of the finest in the state, some so good that people drive from across […]

White T-Shirts for Summer

White T-Shirts for Summer

It’s only May, and we’ve already had two rounds of 95-degree heat waves. That means it’s time to refresh your collection of t-shirts — because there’s nothing like a crisp, clean, comfortable white tee to get you through the many coming days of blazing sun and rising temps. To that end, Hometown Pasadena’s resident shopper, […]

Happy Hour Deals

Happy Hour Deals

Right about now we all need a drink. We also need to watch our wallets as we enjoy Mr. Economy’s Wild Ride (right next to Mr. Toad’s at your friendly neighborhood theme park). As you may imagine, many places are sensing this desire and giving us exactly what we want — good deals for happy […]

Coffeehouses for Working

Coffeehouses for Working

In those first couple months after college, there’s a lot of sitting around wondering what a bachelor of arts will get you. So at first you sit at home – then you get bored. So then you sit around coffeehouses with your similarly degreed friends looking for jobs and reworking resumes. This is a lot […]

Songs for Nights on Fair Oaks

Songs for Nights on Fair Oaks

The joy of driving down Fair Oaks at night is something only longtime locals can understand. It’s just so satisfying. Compared to the rush-hour traffic that has become mind-boggling the past few years, the nighttime free-for-all is a moment of peace. It sounds completely silly, but it is very calming to hit all the right […]

Places to Take Out-of-Towners

Places to Take Out-of-Towners

If you’re from Pasadena, you understand what Pasadena is. Those from out of town do not have this luxury, and often have interesting misconceptions. Some people think it’s part of Los Angeles proper, others think it’s just another suburb. Some think it’s posh, others think it’s made out of roses. What people don’t know is that it’s a big, […]

Scones

Scones

I only lived in London for a short while, but it was long enough for the charm of a simple, perfect scone to haunt my dreams. Back here in Pasadena, I have been working hard to try to find an acceptable replacement to the joys of the ones at the Savoy on the Strand or the Mock Turtle […]

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