September 19, 2018

Underground Art in Pasadena

Pasadena is rightly known for the quality of its museums. What is lesser known is the spirited and intoxicating art appearing below ground. By Daniel Tozier, […]
September 18, 2018

The Crack Shack is Opening In Pasadena And We Can’t Wait

Top Chef alum Richard Blais’ new chicken-and-egg concept is nothing to yoke about. By Sara Smola, Images: Courtesy of The Crack Shack Chef Richard Blais is […]
September 14, 2018

Travel to Mark Twain’s Heaven This Fall – Lake Tahoe

Mark Twain called Lake Tahoe “the fairest picture the whole world affords.” He might well have been right.
September 12, 2018

Lake Avenue Menswear Clothier The Bloke Fills a Void in Pasadena

The mod Lake Avenue menswear clothier is the brainchild of Pasadena resident Jeffery Plansker. By Sara Smola Pasadena’s Burlington Arcade is a burgeoning hipster scene, with […]
September 11, 2018

5 Brands To Help You Sweat In Style

We rounded up some alternative athletic options for when basic black leggings just won’t do. You’re sure to look good in one of these ultra-cool labels, […]
September 7, 2018


September 5, 2018

Top Things To Do In Pasadena This Month

Don't miss these events happening in Pasadena this September!
August 31, 2018

Michael Calderon On How He Became Known As Mr. Pasadena

There are many claimants to the throne, but there is only one “Mr. Pasadena.” What was once the subject of barroom debate is no longer in […]
August 31, 2018

Pasadena’s Prawn Coastal is a Dream For Seafood-Lovers

Tucked away in Pasadena’s Miller Alley, chef Mark Peel’s seafood-concept outpost, Prawn, boasts a modern, accessible menu in a fast-casual environment. With this second Prawn location (the […]
August 30, 2018

Pasadena Plastic Surgeon Dr. Martin O’toole Explains Options For Lip Augmentation

Even before the days of sel¬fies and the desire to always be camera ready, women of all ages have looked for ways to enhance the appearance […]
August 28, 2018

5 Questions With Maestro Restaurant Founder, Sergio Martinez

Maestro might be a fairly recent addition to the Pasadena food scene, but its serious take on Mexican cuisine, and extensive list of artisinal agave spirits […]
August 28, 2018

How to Help Your Kids Deal With the “Scary News” They See On TV

The seemingly endless onslaught of disturbing and frightening information we’re exposed to daily—has an even greater impact on our kids.
August 27, 2018

LA Builder Committed to Sustainable Architecture Sets Out to Build a Carbon Footprint-Free House

Steve Pallrand and Home Front Build are out to prove the beauty and the benefit of sustainable architecture. By Cuyler Gibbons, Photo by Brooke Mason “Carbon […]
August 24, 2018

Pasadena Museum of History Exhibit Highlights the Strength of Female Artists

A new exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of History shows how some women artists kicked convention to the curb and created awe-inspiring works that rival that of their male counterparts.
August 22, 2018

Majestic Italian Palladian Villa in San Marino Is Reminiscent of a Bygone Era of Opulence

Built in 1913, this 7-bedroom estate offers over 9,000 square feet of luxe living. Located in the prestigious estate area in San Marino, this premier Italian […]
August 21, 2018

How a Pasadena Seismologist is the Voice of Calm When the Earth Shakes

Pasadena resident Dr. Lucy Jones, a world-renowned seismologist, is the voice of calm when the earth shakes. By Brandon Lomenzo Black, Photo Courtesy Of Dr. Lucy […]
August 20, 2018

The Rosies and Who Won: Awards For Those Living in Pasadena

Welcome to the 2018 Rosies, an alternative awards presentation for those of us who live in the Pasadena area.
August 17, 2018

Hunting Ghosts With the Pasadena Paranormal Society

Ever get the unsettling feeling that you're being watched?
August 16, 2018

Food Network Star’s Pasadena Cake Studio Lets You Decorate Your Own Cake

Food Network star Duff Goldman’s new culinary concept really takes the cake.
August 15, 2018

Enter to Win Tickets to LA Zoo’s Roaring Nights

August 14, 2018

How a Pasadena Book Publisher is Helping to Keep Books Alive

The demise of the physical book may well be exaggerated, thanks to the efforts of dedicated publishers like Pasadena’s Colleen Dunn Bates, founder of Prospect Park Books.
August 10, 2018

Crossings: Where the Food Is As Impressive As the Surroundings

By Cuyler Gibbons, Photos by Molly Torian Occupying the historic Edwards & Faw building (a dramatic two-story brick structure built in 1908), Crossings restaurant launched an […]
August 9, 2018

Sugarcane Juice From Pasadena’s Ko Juice: A Healthy Way to Cool Off From the Heat

With Pasadena’s summer heat wave around the corner, duck into Fair Oaks Avenue’s Ko Juice for a refreshing thirst quencher. Ko (which means “sugarcane” in Hawaiian) […]
August 8, 2018

Top 10 Free Things To Do In Pasadena

A guide to happenings in the Pasadena community.
August 8, 2018

“Biggest Loser” Chef Devin Alexander On New Cookbook With Indulgent Recipes That Don’t Sacrifice Taste

Chef Devin Alexander talks about her new cookbook, “You Can Have It!"
August 6, 2018

Pasadena’s Best Places To Shop and Indulge

BEST PLACE TO FIND SOME TIME Hing Wa Lee Jewelers 1635 S Del Mar Ave, San Gabriel Everybody can use a little more time. At Hing […]
August 3, 2018

Examining the Einstein Paper’s Project at Caltech

The Einstein Paper’s Project at Caltech is a granular examination of the great scientist’s life and legacy. By Daniel Tozier, Photo courtesy of The Leo Beck […]
August 1, 2018

Lake Arrowhead: The Perfect Nearby and Far Away Getaway

Lake Arrowhead provides the perfect summer nature getaway when you don’t have time to go far. The mountains aren’t just for skiing anymore. Although Southern California […]
July 31, 2018

Admiring An Italian Renaissance Revival On Pasadena’s West Green Street

Located on West Green Street, this historic home was designed for one of the nation’s richest men. Completed in 1905, this Beaux-Arts estate was designed by […]
July 26, 2018

Pasadena’s Best Things To See and Do

BEST USE OF GRAFFITI AS ART PMCA’s Kosmic Krylon Garage 490 E. Union St. Pasadena As much as we love the historic works at The Huntington […]
July 23, 2018

Our Picks For Pasadena’s Best Food & Drink

BEST CAKE FOR ANY OCCASION Nothing Bundt Cakes 548 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena Even if you’re only celebrating the upcoming weekend, Nothing Bundt Cakes is the […]
July 19, 2018

Lake Avenue Shop Offers Plant-inspired Goods For Modern, Stylish Homes

Lake Avenue’s Folia Collective offers houseplants, planters, tools, and plant-inspired goods with a modern, stylish home in mind. By Sara Smola Photos by Danae Horst Folia […]
July 17, 2018

Six Places to Try On Up and Coming Washington Boulevard

North Pasadena’s Washington Boulevard is the ideal locale for a leisurely weekend of sipping, shopping and snacking.
July 11, 2018

Artisans of the Agave

By Cuyler Gibbons Artisanal liquors are popping up like grain all over America, with many claims such as handcrafting and multiple distillations being of dubious validity. […]
July 9, 2018

Editor’s Letter | July/August 2018

By Cuyler Gibbons The Best. Except in contests dependent on score or time to decide the winner, purely objective notions of what is best are rare, […]
July 5, 2018

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema Starts Today

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema returns for another year as a month-long, FREE movie series.
July 2, 2018

Don’t Miss Events in Pasadena This Summer

Colorado Street Bridge Party, Americafest, CatCon and more!
June 26, 2018

The Tradition of Successful Women at JPL

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s (JPL) history of embracing the skills of women dates back to the 1940s. By Mario Boucher From the “hidden figures” like Katherine […]
June 25, 2018

Pasadena Staging Experts Share Advice On Preparing Your Home For Sale

By: Phil and Ginny Hawkins Selling a home is more than calling a realtor and putting a sign in the yard.  Selling a property is a […]
June 22, 2018

Where to See Fireworks in Pasadena on July 4th

Americafest July 4th 2:00-9:30pm The Rosebowl With a summer full of events, the Rose Bowl Stadium is looking forward to hosting the 92nd annual AmericaFest on […]
June 20, 2018

Refined American Comfort Food is Making Nick’s a Pasadena Favorite

Nick’s might be new to Pasadena, but its four existing locations already make it a seasoned veteran of fi ne dining and hospitality. Taking the place […]
June 20, 2018

How to Live in a Million Dollar Home (for Practically Nothing)

Showhomes’ unique home manager program ensures a quick and profitable sale, as well as a significantly reduced rent for the manager. By Sara Smola If you’re […]
June 18, 2018

The Winding Arroyo Corridor

The history of the Arroyo Seco Parkway is as circuitous as the route it takes.
June 15, 2018

The Pay Gap: Are Women Victims of Pay Discrimination?

“In our view, the court does not comprehend, or is indifferent to, the insidious way in which women can be victims of pay discrimination.” —Ruth Bader Ginsburg, […]
June 14, 2018

Pasadena Cafe Serves Coffee and Helps At Risk Youth in the Community

At Rosebud Coffee, Pastor Davidson is brewing more than good coffee, he’s helping develop productive futures for at risk youth. By Peter Segall It grew out […]
June 13, 2018

Trip Tips For Your Summer Travel Excursions

Travel expert Catherine Addé unpacks the details that can make or break a trip.
June 12, 2018

Women in Business Luncheon 2018

Women throughout the Pasadena community and beyond enjoyed an empowering afternoon of networking at Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.
June 7, 2018

Contemporary Architectural With View in Prime La Canada Flintridge

This property, located in the award-winning La Cañada school district, encompasses stylish, elegant and warm California living at its best. This private contemporary masterpiece, an “Island […]
June 7, 2018

Ask the Expert: Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Max Lehfeldt

Dr. Lehfeldt talks about the latest non-invasive procedures!
June 7, 2018

“A Noise Within” Fight Choreographer Shares What It’s Like Using Physical Violence to Tell Stories

A Noise Within fight choreographer Ken Merckx tells stories with the vocabulary of physical violence. By Daniel Tozier Image By Brooke Mason From the tales of […]
June 5, 2018

Three Pasadena Women and the Innovative Course They Set for the Retail Organizations They Lead

By Lian Dolan Images by Shannon Cottrell and Brooke Mason The headlines are grim. Staving Off the Demise of Mall Retail. No Bright Lights in Retail […]
June 1, 2018

Experience an Imagined Apocalypse at Pasadena’s The Bunker Experience

The Bunker Experience, Pasadena’s only immersive “escape room” location, provides an exhilarating taste of an imagined apocalypse. By Daniel Tozier Images Courtesy of The Bunker Experience […]
May 31, 2018

Museum of Selfies Pop Up Offers Interactive Experience For You and Your Phone

Museum of Selfies, a three-month pop up, offers an interactive experience for you (and your cell phone). By Julie Carlson, Photos by Tiffany Rose Photography Why […]
May 29, 2018

Hot-n-hip Spots in the Hipster Enclave of Silver Lake

We take a peek at some of the hot-n-hip spots in the adjacent enclave of Silver Lake. By Cuyler Gibbons Photos by Agustin Cruz Just a […]
May 25, 2018

Glendale’s New Boutique Riley Rose is Set to Makeover the Makeup Industry

Riley Rose has taken off as a go to spot for discovering the latest brands. 
May 25, 2018

Summer Sounds

  We sat down with Pasadena POPS Principal Conductor Michael Feinstein and Pasadena Symphony and POPS Chief Executive Officer Lora Unger to see what to expect for the highly […]
May 22, 2018

An English Tudor Revival Home in Pasadena That Was Once Home to a Manufacturing Tycoon

The 1914 property was originally designed by renowned firm of Hudson & Munsell for a manufacturing tycoon.
May 22, 2018

Power to the People

Under Gurcharan Bawa, Pasadena Water and Power has made great strides in beginning to shift Pasadena away from a reliance on outdated, dirty energy, but there […]
May 18, 2018

Announcing the 2018 TEDxPasadena Speaker Lineup

Speakers will present on this year’s theme: TRANSFORM Pasadena, CA (May 16, 2018) –  TEDxPasadena is delighted to announce the full speaker lineup for its annual TEDxPasadena […]
May 17, 2018

A Private and Secluded San Rafael Oasis That’s an Architectural Dream

This stately space offers breathtaking views of the Arroyo Seco.
May 15, 2018

Our Version of Lemonade’s Irresistible Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here's the recipe!
May 14, 2018

Stylish French Country Estate in La Cañada Flintridge

This property is situated in a prime La Cañada Flintridge location.
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