December 22, 2016

JUST FLOAT

By: Cuyler Gibbons Floating weightless in the silent dark, counting slowly backwards from 100 and concentrating on nothing but my breathing, I turned my nascent meditative […]
December 14, 2016

Lloyd & Lane Found Objects

Bonnie Hargett’s whimsical shop features home ready items and giftable goodies, perfect for your holiday and everyday needs. BY: Sara Smola South Pasadena boutique, Lloyd & […]
December 12, 2016

Reefer Madness

BY: Cuyler Gibbons Most everyone is familiar with the 1937 anti-marijuana scare film, Reefer Madness, about the supposed deleterious effects of smoking the evil weed. Today, […]
December 1, 2016

Welcome to Eatside!

October 31, 2016

KEEPIN’ IT REAL

Longtime Pasadena resident Erika Girardi, breakout star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, took time out to show us around the home she and husband Tom have made […]
October 21, 2016

Our Exclusive Look Inside RHOBH’s Erika Girardi’s Pasadena Home

Your first look inside our grand tour of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Erika Girardi’s 1920s home.  Stay tuned for Part 2 of this Ultimate […]
October 20, 2016

Lightening the Mood

Effective and beautiful outdoor lighting is about a lot more than banishing the dark. BY: Sara Smola PHOTOS: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery   Pasadena’s […]
October 19, 2016

Contemporary Crafts Market

In the age of mass production and underwhelming quality, it’s not easy to find that truly special piece you’ve been looking for. At the Contemporary Crafts […]
October 19, 2016

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October 18, 2016

10.14-2.13 States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945–1960

    While Pablo Picasso is arguably one of the most notable names in art for his exploration into Cubism and experimentation with various mediums, the […]
October 18, 2016

11.25–1.8 Enchanted: Forest of Light

    Visitors are invited to discover the Descanso Gardens in a new light—literally. This November, Descanso Gardens will transform into a colorful and magical enchanted […]
October 18, 2016

“Taking the Cure”

At Carmel’s Refuge, the ancient ritual of the therapeutic “bath” is alive and well. BY: Cuyler Gibbons Images Courtesy of Refuge   As the story goes, […]
October 18, 2016

Beach Chic

At L’Auberge Del Mar, you can enjoy a casual beach side retreat that lands you in the lap of luxury. BY: Cuyler Gibbons Images courtesy of […]
October 17, 2016

Café 86

    With all of the new coffee shops opening around Pasadena, it can be difficult for local cafés to stand out; but at the family-owned […]
October 17, 2016

Seed Bakery

    There’s nothing like the taste of freshly baked bread. But for most of us, our version of “fresh bread” is limited to what we […]
October 17, 2016

Float

    Take a break from busy everyday life to transport yourself back to a simpler time when all you needed was an ice cream float […]
October 17, 2016

PFAR Pays It Forward

The Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors helps spread the wealth to those in need. BY: Cuyler Gibbons       As with almost all industry associations, PFAR, […]
October 17, 2016

Toxic Home Dangers

For many of us, home is where we spend most of our time. But there are potentially hidden dangers and toxic materials seeping in and around […]
October 17, 2016

Beautiful Tech

In this fast paced tech-centric world, Sony’s Life Space UX products exemplify the perfect marriage of lifestyle and function. BY: Sara Smola For the past decade, […]
October 17, 2016

A Weighty Theory

It’s easy to resolve to lose weight or improve your BMI. But when the rubber (or fat) meets the road, it may not be that easy. […]
October 17, 2016

11.11–11.13 Craftsman Weekend

    From Nov. 11 to 13, Pasadena Heritage celebrates the 25th year of sharing the authentic Craftsman-style homes throughout the Pasadena area with the public. The weekend’s fun-filled […]
October 17, 2016

Green Home = Greener Wallet

We found out how spending a little green, to go green now, can put more green in your wallet later. BY: Sara Smola     The […]
October 17, 2016

An Olympian Inspiration

A week at the Rio Olympics has Lian Dolan anxious to get the torch lit for Los Angeles 2024. BY: Lian Dolan       Blame […]
October 17, 2016

Trees of Pasadena

Pasadena’s urban forest has been under the watchful eye of the Pasadena Beautiful Foundation for over 75 years. BY: Tere Albanese PHOTO BY: Fernando Cerda On […]
October 16, 2016

2016 Top Doctors Celebration

Pasadena Magazine partnered with The Adventist Health Group and BMW of Monrovia to host their annual Top Doctors Celebration in honor of the region’s top medical […]
October 16, 2016

True Food Kitchen VIP Grand Opening

Pasadena Magazine welcomed True Food Kitchen to the neighborhood by partnering for an exclusive VIP opening event where guests dined on fresh and delicious dishes while […]
August 15, 2016

Relaxing Retreat at Home

As one of the home’s most sacred spaces, discover how to turn your bathroom into the ultimate soothing in-home spa retreat. BY: Sara Smola IMAGES BY: […]
August 3, 2016

Triage Me

From doctor’s visits to trips to the ER, Lian Dolan’s family has been through it all, making lasting memories along the way. BY: Lian Dolan   […]
August 3, 2016

Not So Modern Medicine

“If you don’t know where you’re coming from, you don’t know where you’re going.” – Dr. Bert J. (Hans) Davidson, M.D., Ph.D. PHOTOS: Courtesy of the […]
August 3, 2016

The Virtual Doctor is In

There was a time when doctors made house calls. That time is coming again, except now your doctor will be able to make 100 at once, […]
August 1, 2016

Healthy, Cool and Light

When things heat up and you’re looking for something light and healthy, here are two liquid concoctions and one cool salad that will beat the heat […]
August 1, 2016

An Historic Tract

What do President Eisenhower’s architect, Amelia Earhart and Pasadena have in common? Answer: Hastings Ranch. BY: Sara Smola Images: Courtesy the Pasadena Museum of History   […]
August 1, 2016

Full Bloom

Life is full of surprises and when a medical emergency occurs, bills can pile up more than expected. For those in need, nonprofit organization Bloom Again […]
August 1, 2016

Celebrating 50 Golden Years at the Gamble House

The Gamble House celebrates its 50th anniversary as a public site with family-friendly activities, free tours and a chance to discover some of the revered landmark’s […]
August 1, 2016

The Scene of Many Pleasant Gatherings

Before there was a Wrigley Mansion, what is now the Tournament House Rose Garden, was the site of two equally notable residences. BY: Kirk Myers, Assistant […]
August 1, 2016

The Stroopwafels Are Coming

The newest 200-year-old breakout sweet treat from Holland.     It’s been a long time since I was pleasantly surprised by anything associated with the experience […]
August 1, 2016

Hot Stuff

At Shape House, you can work up a sweat without working out. Story By: Cuyler Gibbons Images by: Mowry Okay, I admit it. I had to […]
August 1, 2016

New Vet Med

Doesn’t man’s best friend deserve the same quality of healthcare as their human companions? Vets think so. From acupuncture to physical therapy to laser treatments, we’ve […]
August 1, 2016

That Old Time Medicine

Medical techniques and treatments are continuously evolving. From ancient times until the advent of modern science-based healthcare, the practice of medicine was often more offensive or […]
August 1, 2016

A Spa Enthusiast’s Healthy Evolution

A spa devotee with broad experience, Catherine Addé explains why a health-focused spa might be the best at promoting real beauty. BY: Catherine Addé IMAGES: Courtesy […]
August 1, 2016

Frida Tacos

    At Frida Tacos, lights hang low from the ceiling, illuminating the colorful mural of luchadores and other components of central Mexican culture that transport […]
August 1, 2016

Café Santorini

    Escape to the Mediterranean without leaving Pasadena! This intimate, elegant cafe boasts a delicious menu specializing in classic seafood, pizza and small appetizer dishes […]
August 1, 2016

Home Brewed Bar

    Since it opened its doors two and a half years ago, Home Brewed Bar has been giving coffee and tea lovers a homegrown café […]
August 1, 2016

8.20 and 9.10 Summer of Sound

    Many wait all year for MUSE/IQUE’s fun-filled Summer of Sound series that blends music with science and performance art. Summer of Sound is a […]
August 1, 2016

8.26 and 9.16 Roaring Nights

    Pasadena party animals, get ready to roar, the annual L.A. Zoo summer music party is back! With exclusive access for the 18+ crowd, partygoers […]
August 1, 2016

Hottest Places to Break a Sweat

With temperatures heating up, we scoured the region to find the hottest (and one of the coolest!) locales to stay fit. By: Sara Smola     […]
August 1, 2016

A Care Full Career

After 36 years at the helm of Pacific Clinics, local mental health legend, Dr. Susan Mandel is stepping down. BY: Cuyler Gibbons Nearly 1 in 6 […]
August 1, 2016

8.1-8.28 Horses & Mythical Beasts: The Magical World of Carousel Animals

    The carnival is coming to Pasadena! Well, almost. Though you aren’t able to ride this stunning menagerie of carousel animals, you’re invited to see […]
June 27, 2016

Cool Creams

Ice cream shops are popping up all over Pasadena but none of them are of the standard parlor variety. BY: Sara Smola PHOTOS: Fernando Cerda     Afters Ice Cream This […]
June 27, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: […]
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