It's Paris in Pasadena!

Noël Très Français

We’re all set now. Daniel Brondi, French professor at Cal State Fullerton, walked us through a fascinating evening of “Noel” in France at the Alliance Francaise de Pasadena Friday evening, from the table setting, to the entrée, to the Buche de Noel, (Busssshhhhhh…,!” he reminded us.) In his witty and enlightening way, Brondi detailed a ...


The area's first urban flour mill...

Say it With Flours

Still making your delicious bread and cookies with that flour you bought at the supermarket? That is so 2012. Pasadena’s Grist And Toll is the area’s first urban flour mill, specializing in a wide range of locally grown wheat and grains. There’s freshly ground flour and grains for restaurants, bakeries and home bakers, along with ...


Dives and turns clinic

Waterworks Aquatics’ Offers Dives and Turns Clinic

Darting through the water is just half of what competitive swimming is all about. It doesn’t matter if a swimmer can slice through water like a sailfish, if one can’t dive and turn, one lose. Competitive swimmers spend just as much time learning and training how to dive and turn. Just like the swim stroke, ...


MUSE/IQUE’s “Uncorked Series” features award-winning documentary film The Girls in the Band

MUSE/IQUE “Uncorked Series” Spotlights Female Jazz Artists

MUSE/IQUE, known for its inspired, unexpected live music events curated by noted artistic director/conductor Rachael Worby, continues its “Uncorked Series” with a spotlight on female jazz musicians on Monday, November 11, 2013, 7:00 p.m., at the expansive Avon Distribution Center in Pasadena. The program at Avon, itself long a symbol of female empowerment, opens with ...


Evidence of childhood narcissistic struggles

Fusion Academy: Childhood Narcissism and ADHD-Like Behavior

When I listen carefully to how parents describe their kid’s ADHD-like behavior, their descriptions often touch upon normal and not-so normal levels of childhood narcissism: • If he can’t solve a problem immediately, Jonah has a meltdown. • Maria is so emotional. When she’s calm she can focus and get homework finished. When she’s doing ...


Books from Around the World!

47th California International Antiquarian Book Fair Puts Rare, Beautiful Volumes Centerstage

From February 7 – 9, 2014, thousands of book lovers, rare book dealers, and scholars will converge at the Pasadena Convention Center for the 47th California International Antiquarian Book Fair. Recognized as one of the world’s largest and most prestigious exhibitions of antiquarian books, the Book Fair gives visitors the opportunity to see, learn about ...


Featuring the best in seasonal ingredients...

New Year’s in the Neighborhood

The neighbors all know the place. Now it’s your turn. The Flintridge Proper, La Cañada/Flintridge’s favorite local hang, will be breaking out the bubbly this New Year’s Eve with two special dinners. Flintridge Proper meals always feature the best in seasonal ingredients, served with a fresh, farm-to-table approach. Chef Kevin NaPier, a graduate of California ...


A Five-Part Italian Wine Tasting Series...

Start Your Wine-ing at Trattoria Neapolis’ Five-Part Italian Wine Tasting Series

When we think of the holidays, our thoughts turn to wine. Wine for toasting, wines for gifting, wine for dining, wine to take our minds off shopping malls and PlayStations, wine with breakfast, you get the idea. But it’s not just popping open a cork. Just because you watched “Sideways,” don’t consider yourself a sommelier ...


This hectic holiday season, take some time to sit down with these recommended reads..

Recommended Reading: Hot Books for the Holidays

Taking time to sit down with a book during the hectic holiday season? What better respite from the happy pandemonium? The bookish experts at the Book Rack in Arcadia have named a few great reads that are selling like Xbox Ones this holiday season. Here is their short list of recommended reads: Silent Night: A ...


A special cocktail menu that captures the essence of fall

The Flintridge Proper’s Fall Cocktail Menu

As seasons change, so too does Flintridge Proper’s Cocktail Menu. To capture the essence of fall, the Proper’s own bartenders have whipped up a special cocktail menu that will help you appreciate the season more. Angel Meza, one of the Proper’s head bartenders, has whipped up a concoction, called ‘The Indian Summer,’ made up of ...


Music Lover's Package...

The Langham Huntington Unveils Package for Pasadena Symphony Orchestra Ticket-Holders

Music-lovers have cause to celebrate this year, as The Langham Huntington, Pasadena has created a new overnight package especially for audiences of the 2014 Pasadena Symphony and POPS Series. The Pasadena Symphony and POPS Package is offered on dates which coincide with upcoming performances of the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, with the Symphony Series performed at ...


Your Health

High Hopes

Karen Singer has been in pain nearly every day since the death of her husband 19 years ago. Not just the pain of loss, but also physical pain, eventually diagnosed as Fibromyalgia. It was painful to do everything and anything. “My husband would look at me, and say,  ‘You’re in pain,’” she recalled recently. Since ...


A sense of big-city living

Downtown Lofts in Pasadena? The Burton says ‘Yes’

With a contemporary design and an easy walkability, the Burton, one of Pasadena’s newest upscale housing developments, is bringing a bit of Downtown to town. The idea is to create a sense of big-city living with an easily navigable neighborhood—in this case, Colorado Boulevard and the nearby Pasadena Playhouse district. The Burton, on South Los ...


You’ve Got a Date With Kate

A stay at the iconic Langham Huntington has always been memorable. Enter more memorable. This holiday season, the Langham Huntington is offering an exclusive shopping experience at the Kate Spade boutique in Old Pasadena to go along with your stay. Stay in a beautiful Langham guest room, ride their Langham Luxury Shuttle to and from ...


Ensuring the longevity of your books

Taking Care of Your Books

Though books are meant to be read, it can only take so much use and abuse before it crumbles. Paper is notoriously easy to age, so the best care must be given to ensure your investment in knowledge makes it to the hands of your grandkids. The simplest way to protect books is by covering ...


Pasadena Chamber to Host Third SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail

Patrons get to decide which cocktail is Pasadena’s favorite during SIP-tember: a celebration of the cocktail in Pasadena. From August 15th through September 25th, local restaurants will serve cocktails that will be paired against each other in a competition. 64 cocktails, ranging from drinks specially concocted for the competition to margaritas and sangria, will begin ... Read More

It’s Back! The Older the Better

Everything old is, of course, new again, or at least valuable again. Nothing proves that more than the return of the annual Pasadena Antique Show and Sale at the Pasadena Convention Center August 8- 10. The show, produced by Bustamante Shows, is Pasadena’s largest event of its kind. Quality antique dealers will be there with ... Read More

Hope on the Menu

Tony Lancaster knows what it’s like to need a helping hand. It wasn’t that long ago that he had returned to Southern California to stay with family, and try to rebuild a life that he had more than once admittedly destroyed. He had once enjoyed a successful restaurant and career with his wife and family ... Read More

Cool Deals and Hot Summer Specials at Charlie’s Trio

Lunchtime favorites at Charlie’s Trio just got a little better. Any of the classic sandwiches are available in a half portion and come with your choice of soup or salad. Hot sandwiches including the Meatball, Sausage, Pomodoro Panini, and Chicken Caesar or sandwiches with assorted lunchmeats such as Charlie’s Sub and the Turkey & Capicolla ... Read More

It’s a Birthday!

Everyone loves birthdays and this Friday, Real Food Daily in Santa Monica, Pasadena’s RFD’s sister site, is having its 21st birthday! There will be celebrations all day long, including 50% off on all drinks, from fresh juice and coffee to wine and beer. From 11-12:30 p.m. there will also be a cookbook signing of Chef ... Read More