June 27, 2016
Screenshot Afters Ice Cream

Cool Creams

Ice cream shops are popping up all over Pasadena but none of them are of the standard parlor variety. BY: Sara Smola     Afters Ice Cream This decadent sweet shop might win the […]
June 27, 2016
Screenshot Skeleton wall

The Tile Guy

When it comes to tile and Dennis Bruhn, the usual descriptors fail. Why not just call it art? BY: Cuyler Gibbons PHOTOS: James Bruce     […]
June 26, 2016
Screenshot Chuck Jones in Fleet Doorway

Buried Treasure

Local contractor Sergio Santino and his realtor wife Colleen thought they were buying some land. It turns out they were going on a mission of discovery. […]
June 26, 2016
Screenshot Alexanders_159

Alexander’s Steakhouse

  Blending together traces of Japanese influence and visions of a classic American steakhouse, Alexander’s Steakhouse brings innovative new flavors and steaks of exceptional quality to […]
June 26, 2016
Screenshot 179_DOD_Saturday2015_small

6.24-6.26 Dwell on Design

  Designers, architects and design enthusiasts are invited to Dwell on Design, America’s largest design event, for a weekend of innovative design appreciation. Brought to you […]
June 26, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 1.51.33 PM

Burger Karma

  Bachi Burger, a Las Vegas eatery famous for its Asian-inspired burgers, has touched down in Southern California with a new Pasadena location. A far cry […]
June 26, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 11.32.19 PM

Le Muse Coffee & Wine Bar

  Le Muse Coffee & Wine Bar brings the romantic aura and elegance of Paris to the heart of Pasadena. This quaint, beautifully restored building with […]
June 26, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 9.16.45 AM

7.16 The Colorado Street Bridge Party

  As a Pasadena resident, you’ve probably driven across the Colorado Street Bridge more times than you can count, but how many times have you actually […]
June 26, 2016
Screenshot Pops_Conductor

6.18-9.10 Sierra Auto POPS Summer Series 2016

Bring a picnic, a bottle of wine and prepare to enjoy an evening of entertainment, led by legendary entertainer and Principal POPS Conductor Michael Feinstein. “It’s […]
June 26, 2016
Screenshot Guest House - JC

Showcase On Design

BY: Jeanne Chung PHOTOS: Jeanne Chung, Erika Bierman, Mowry   Since 1965, the Showcase House for The Arts has been supporting area music programs by bringing area designers […]
June 26, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 11.04.21 PM

Open Sesame

The doors of Pasadena mirror the diversity and artistry the city is known for. BY: Cuyler Gibbons PHOTOS: Fernando Cerda “Follow your bliss and the Universe […]
June 26, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 11.01.39 PM

Space Conscious

When it came to office space design, content creators Conscious Minds wanted an inspiring environment. They turned to design-build firm Domaen to create something both stimulating […]
June 26, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 10.14.23 PM

Cosmic Design

Do aliens exist? Are there answers in the stars? While much of the heavens remain a mystery to us non-astronomy dilettantes, Carnegie Observatories’ new telescope will […]
June 26, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 10.09.09 PM

Meet the President: Bill Podley

While we’re currently in the thick of the controversial presidential election race, the Pasadena community can rest easy knowing a different leader has taken office. BY: […]
June 26, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 9.15.51 AM

Thinking Outside the Box: Shipping Container Shops

Meet the next big thing in retail, shipping container shops. Though these petite-sized spaces are smaller than a typical storefront, they just might pack an even […]
June 26, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 9.52.47 PM

In The Swim

The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center is a world-class, year-round outdoor haven for swimmers. BY: Solvej Schou PHOTOS: Fernando Cerda   On a typically bright day in Pasadena, Karen […]
June 26, 2016
Screenshot bean pickers

Guatemalan Roast

When we learned South Pasadena innkeeper Pat Wright was traveling to Guatemala with coffee maven Mireya Jones, we asked her to brew up a travelog on […]
June 26, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 3.04.35 PM copy

Instagram For Your Business

With 400 million users and counting, Instagram’s reach is worldwide. Business owners can build their customer base through one of today’s most popular social media platforms. […]
June 26, 2016
Screenshot Roche Bobois

Design District

Stop in to these design shops to see why Pasadena’s Green Street promenade is becoming known as Pasadena’s Design District. BY: Sara Smola     The […]
June 26, 2016

Dog Gone

After 36 years, Steve McNall is stepping down from his leadership of the Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA. BY: Cuyler Gibbons   I’ve never seen the […]
June 21, 2016
Screenshot Hillsides Art Room 130819

Campaign for Change

With the success of the recent $12 million capital campaign, Hillsides much beloved Pasadena campus is set to undergo a major makeover. BY: Sara Smola For […]
June 9, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 11.56.42 AM

Designing the Ultimate Dream Home

With Ferguson’s one-year anniversary approaching, they’ve already cemented their status as the remodeling go-to source in the Pasadena community. BY: Sara Smola Each year, thousands of […]
May 23, 2016
Shaun Thompson, Charles Miller, Hilda Contreras, Caralyn Dejong

Women in Business Luncheon 2016

On May 4, Pasadena Magazine partnered with BMW of Monrovia, Ferguson, Wells Fargo and the Westridge School to host their biannual Women in Business Luncheon. Women […]
May 23, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 11.54.46 AM

6.11-6.12 San Marino Motor Classic Weekend

Founded by Aaron Weiss, Ben Reiling and Paul Colony, the 6th annual San Marino Motor Classic is a weekend of classic car appreciation at Lacy Park. […]
May 23, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 11.55.54 AM


With all the delicious competition in this town, it’s difficult for an eatery to make it. Yet, this Pasadena favorite has been around for nearly 100 […]
May 23, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 11.56.14 AM

Zugo’s Café

For over a decade, Zugo’s Café has served fresh Italian fare in a quaint, European style eatery tucked away in the picturesque community of Sierra Madre. […]
May 23, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 5.38.11 PM

Seasonal & Delicious

The new Paul Martin’s on Lake Avenue brings its signature seasonal food styling to Pasadena.     “Chain” might be a dirty word to some, but […]
May 20, 2016
Moji Zamani Shand and Euan Shand

Shand Import Launch Party

On April 12, Shand Import hosted a fabulous event at Crossings Restaurant where guests  sipped on exclusive small batch offerings of gin, vodka, cognac, tequila, and were treated to South Pasadena’s […]
May 20, 2016
Rhea Corona

Life Moves

Rhea Corona of Pilates by Rhea helps us illustrate and explain how the therapeutic theory of disciplined movement pioneered by Joseph Pilates can help transform your […]
May 20, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 11.57.35 AM

Taking Charge of Your Finances

The world of finance tends to be an unfamiliar territory to women. Armed with her masters in management from Harvard in hand, Bridgett Myrell, financial advisor, author and founder of nonprofit, […]
May 20, 2016
Lulu Brandt

Retail Reality

As the “shopping experience” for many becomes more about key strokes and load times, Lian Dolan profiles two local female retailers who still earn their sales […]
May 20, 2016
Jill Pearson


Jill Pearson’s carefully curated lifestyle boutique fills every go-to gifting need with its stunning artisanal wares. BY: Sara Smola   Located on progressive Holly Street, this […]
May 20, 2016

Defining Style

If you live in Southern California, and particularly in the Pasadena area, you are accustomed to top flight examples of an eclectic array of architectural styles. […]
May 20, 2016
Lisa Henderson

House Speak

A classic old home is an opportunity and a challenge. South Pasadena architect Lisa Henderson knows honoring the past and incorporating the present requires understanding what […]
May 20, 2016
Janice Lee

Building Bridges

Since her arrival in the US at 12 years of age, Janice Lee has been bridging cultures and connecting people. BY: Cuyler Gibbons Photo: Fernando Cerda […]
May 20, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 4.25.35 PM

Hand It Over

In one giant step for feminism, California is making waves as one of the nation’s pioneers selling birth control pills over the counter. But is it […]
May 20, 2016
African American doctor and patient talking in office

Putting Yourself First

When the aches and pains don’t go away, instead of wishing them away, it’s best to see a doctor before it’s too late. BY: Sara Smola […]
May 20, 2016
Ariane David

Ascent to Sunlight

Ariane David’s work on human and organizational development seeks to understand and correct errors of cognition within organizations, and optimize the way in which individuals operate […]
May 20, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 12.15.00 PM

5.1 Bacon Fest

  If you love bacon, and, let’s be honest who doesn’t, this all-you-can-eat bacon festival is a must attend event. Held at the television and production […]
May 20, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 12.17.28 PM

4.17-9.11 Another California Day

  The Pasadena Museum of California Art celebrates the pioneering ethos of California art and PMCA’s latest exhibit exemplifies the quintessential California spirit with Kat Hutter […]
May 20, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 4.44.36 PM

Going Solo

When traveling alone, whether by necessity, or just because, travel expert Catherine Addé has some tips borne of experience. BY: Catherine Addé     Long ago, […]
May 20, 2016
Mignon Chocolate

Must-Stop Sugar Shops

Pasadena is rightly famous for many things, and to that list we can now add artisanal confections. We looked at a slate of sugar shacks that […]
May 20, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 4.38.19 PM

An Intervention at The Huntington

The Huntington’s latest exhibit, Alex Israel at The Huntington, mixes European classics with the contemporary works of Israel, who draws from the iconic and fame-obsessed culture […]
May 3, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 12.24.50 PM

The Evolution of Eva Fenyes

The 19th century was a largely inhospitable place for a female businesswoman. Nevertheless, Eva Fenyes, possessed of a mighty will and impressive intellect, schooled her male […]
March 19, 2016
ScreenHunter_589 Mar. 19 15.24

The Best of Both Worlds

Bernardus Lodge & Spa, in the heart of Carmel Valley, provides a serene, true wine country experience, within easy access of California’s most dramatic coast. BY: […]
March 19, 2016

The Kosmic Krylon Turns 10

In 2004 artist Kenny Scharf painted murals throughout the PMCA garage. 10 years later the artist’s trademark futuristic pop imagery continues to amuse and provoke. BY: […]
March 19, 2016

A Place to Call Home

Last year’s federal approval of the Malibu Coast AVA (American Viticultural Area) literally and figuratively puts Malibu wines “on the map.” BY: Cuyler Gibbons Photos: Courtesy […]
March 17, 2016

The Brew Master

The best coffee maker in the nation serves up cups of joe in Pasadena. BY: Sophia Kercher Photos: Sara Smola On a bright crystalline sky afternoon, […]
March 8, 2016
ScreenHunter_559 Mar. 08 22.10

A Dispensation to Dispense?

While technically banned in Pasadena, the law remains hazy enough that there are cannabis collectives doing good business in town. Sophia Kercher got down in the […]
March 8, 2016
ScreenHunter_559 Mar. 08 20.36

Transitioning to Transit

As the Gold Line continues its march east, the new Metro stations are anchoring thriving, mixed-use communities providing comfortable mid to high density living with easy […]
March 8, 2016
Opening image for article in AARP Magazine on the social and psychological effects of clutter in the home.

Culling the Past

Dr. Andrew Thorn explores why, when it comes to the “stuff” we surround ourselves with, sometimes less really is more. BY: Dr. Andrew Thorn, Ph.D. Here […]
March 8, 2016
ScreenHunter_558 Mar. 08 20.31

When Less Is More

More than just an affordable alternative, living small can be a wise and comfortable choice regardless of your economic situation. BY: Tony Biasotti Photos: Courtesy of […]
March 8, 2016
ScreenHunter_557 Mar. 08 20.27

Money Talks

Honest communication is the life-blood of any healthy relationship, and the emotional stakes are often never higher than when the conversation turns to money. BY: Dr. […]
March 8, 2016
ScreenHunter_556 Mar. 08 20.24

A Beauty of a Business Plan

With unbending faith in herself and a strong business sense, Ruby Polanco built a thriving company and transformed her life. BY: Cuyler Gibbons Photos: Courtesy Ruby […]
March 8, 2016
ScreenHunter_554 Mar. 08 20.18

Live Long and Prosper!

Here are some simple tips on how to apply feng shui to your daily life. Love Whether you’re looking to attract or enhance romantic love, the […]
March 8, 2016
feng shui architecture

Balancing Act

Though based on age-old traditions, not modern science, the ancient Chinese harmonizing practice of feng shui isn’t just moldy mysticism. Pragmatic application has the potential to […]
March 8, 2016
ScreenHunter_554 Mar. 08 17.32

Eat Your Veggies!

When it comes to keeping us healthy, fruits and vegetables do yeoman’s work, as science continues to confirm. Here are five random pieces of healthful trivia […]
February 17, 2016

Stir Up A Little Romance

In honor of love, Mark Brown of Smith Bros. Parkway Grill, created a signature cocktail at our request. Evocative of romance and glamour, the Evening Jewel […]
February 15, 2016

Five Easy, Affordable Design Tricks

When you’re bored of the same old style, but don’t want to break the bank, these five instant tricks can give any tired home a sufficient […]
February 14, 2016
ScreenHunter_512 Feb. 17 11.10

Facets of the Diamond Trade

A Many Faceted Story Diamond’s are a near universally recognized symbol of beauty, romance and enduring love.  The stone’s rise to the pinnacle of the modern […]
February 11, 2016
ScreenHunter_518 Feb. 17 14.47

The Story Teller

 For a big man, Phil Hettema speaks softly, yet wields a large imagination. He and his team at Pasadena’s The Hettema Group, create unforgettable experiences that […]
February 10, 2016

Big Problem, “Small” Solution

ThriveLA hopes to tackle Los Angeles’ large homeless veteran problem by going small. Micro-housing communities may provide the answer. BY: Cuyler Gibbons No individuals sacrifice more […]
February 5, 2016
ScreenHunter_516 Feb. 17 14.42

Sugarfina: A Sweet Success

Once you set foot in this Pasadena sugar shop for adults, you’ll rediscover the joy of being “a kid in a candy store.” BY: Sara Smola […]
October 22, 2015

Open Housing

The open house tour is some good, clean fun, even with a serious agenda. Lian Dolan explains. BY: Lian Dolan Like many Southern Californians, I believe […]
Had a fantastic time celebrating and networking  with @whereyourhomehappens Networking For A Cause, #tbt To this past Tuesday, as the beautiful @theprettymess of #RHOBH shows our Publisher and Editorial Director family photos before commencing the exclusive tour of her magnificent home. | Subscribe Now (Link in Profile) #throwbackthursday #rhobh #pasadenangles #pasadena #enjoypasadena #lovepasadenaCan anyone guess where we were last night? *Hint these great folks make your floor, uniquely sparkle!  #pasadenangles #pasadena #enjoypasadena #lovepasadena #floordesign #nativetileCare to follow us into the home of one of #RHOBH finest? 
@theprettymess takes us through her gorgeous 1920’s home, chapel included! Stay tuned for exclusive behind the scenes access! Peek into the home in our October 2016 Ultimate Home Issue | Subscribe Now! (link in profile)

#rhobh #erikajayne #pasadena #lovepasadena #enjoypasadena #pasadenangles
pasadenamag on Twitter
7,304 people follow pasadenamag
Twitter Pic Demitass Twitter Pic Rozziero Twitter Pic jenka7x Twitter Pic TheCuban Twitter Pic cherylcr Twitter Pic jajasam1 Twitter Pic patchamu Twitter Pic julieban