Home of the Week: Grand Craftsman on Johnston Lake

Situated on Johnston Lake in the prestigious south San Rafael area of Pasadena, this grand Craftsman, custom designed by architect Doug Ewing, was built in 2006/7. With stunning views the idyllic setting is truly magnificent.
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Published on Jan 19, 2021

2020 may have been a crazy, upside down year, but nature continues to thrive through it all. Starting in February, 2021, Descanso Gardens will celebrate all nature has to offer in the late winter/early spring with LA Blooms, taking a closer look at the flowers, plants and wildlife that call Descanso home during the season of renewal.

February: Descanso will celebrate the queen of the winter flowers, the camellia, throughout February. Prized for their exquisite blooms, camellias are not only beautiful but have a wonderful story to tell. They will be highlighted all month with special installations that showcase their delicate beauty.

March: March will be all about the blooms! Not only will the cherry blossoms be in full regalia late February/early March, but the more than 30,000 tulip bulbs that are planted each year in the Promenade area will be producing a breathtaking assortment of tulips in different colors and varieties. The theme for March will also be Birds & Nests. Art displays…

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2020 may have been a crazy, upside down year, but nature continues to thrive through it all. Starting in February, 2021, Descanso Gardens will celebrate all nature has to offer in the late winter/early spring with LA Blooms, taking a closer look at the flowers, plants and wildlife that call Descanso home during the season of renewal.

February: Descanso will celebrate the queen of the winter flowers, the camellia, throughout February. Prized for their exquisite blooms, camellias are not only beautiful but have a wonderful story to tell. They will be highlighted all month with special installations that showcase their delicate beauty.

March: March will be all about the blooms! Not only will the cherry blossoms be in full regalia late February/early March, but the more than 30,000 tulip bulbs that are planted each year in the Promenade area will be producing a breathtaking assortment of tulips in different colors and varieties. The theme for March will also be Birds & Nests. Art displays…

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Published on Jan 18, 2021 4 mins

During pre-COVID times, wedding concerns like venue capacity had far more to do with budget and vision than with the health and safety of guests. It’s a different world today, but with some careful planning you can still find ways to safely celebrate your love.

As the vows say, marriage is in good times and in bad. It may simply require some flexibility and creativity to make your dream day a reality.

Enlist help from an experienced coordinator. If you weren’t planning to use a wedding coordinator, the pandemic is a compelling reason to reconsider. Keeping track of changing mandates and how they affect gatherings, crowd sizes and more is a job in its own right. Allowing your coordinator to keep tabs on the latest recommendations, and adjust arrangements with your vendors accordingly, may save a great deal of time and frustration.

Be realistic about your invite list. A year ago, it would have been unthinkable to create a tiered guest list and even consider making cuts even after invites go out. Today, that decision may be out of your hands. Rather than waiting until you get news that you’ll have to make cuts, take time now, with a level head and less emotion affecting your decisions, to segment your list. Determine who absolutely must be present as you exchange vows then expand in increments. Your coordinator or venue contact can help you determine thresholds (e.g., 25, 50 or 100 guests) based on the guidelines in your community.

Understand expectations. Vendors are required to enforce local guidelines, so ensure you’re clear on what…

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