What To Do, Shop, See and Learn this Month in Pasadena

Vintage Revival What’s old is cool again as secondhand shopping offers a sustainable, stylish option to grow your wardrobe. Samara Hodgson and her partner, Robert, opened clothing boutique South Pas Vintage on Mission Street in South Pasadena. It’s the first vintage shop of its kind in the area, featuring a treasure trove of finds from about a dozen vendors under one roof, meaning customers get a mix of different styles—from Gucci loafers to a Tupac tank top straight from the...

Visit West Hollywood on Your Next L.A. Excursion

Clocking in at barely two square miles, West Hollywood is more than just an LGBTQ hub—it’s a little city that packs a big punch with world-class boutiques, next-level dining, and high-design hotels.

Everything’s Better in Napa

Food, wine, spirits—even music festivals are delightful up north. Here’s what to know about this year’s BottleRock.

My Pasadena with the Pasadena Showcase House of Design Team

The 2022 Pasadena Showcase House of Design is on full display, as is the talent of its designers, who renovated the 1905 English Tudor using the latest concepts and materials to bring their visions to life.

Last Look: Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Pasadena Showcase House of Design returns to South Pasadena for the first time in over 40 years.

Lian Dolan

Lian Dolan is a writer and podcaster. Besides her regular column for Pasadena Magazine, she’s the author of two LA Times best-selling novels, Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife. Her next novel, The Sweeney Sisters, will be published by Harper Collins in April 2020. She also hosts Satellite Sisters, a long-running podcast. She graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, California with a degree in Classics. She lives in Pasadena with her husband, two sons, and one big German shepherd.