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14 CULTURE Whether the concerts are in the Arboretum, the Ambassador Auditorium or Walt Disney Concert Hall, creating connections between music lovers and music-makers is key to CalPhil’s success.

16 CHARITY “The Collectible Moment” highlights a period of important acquisitions of contemporary photography at the Norton Simon Museum.

52 PERSONALITY Graphic design wiz Agustin Garza finds beauty in his second hometown.

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52 DEPARTMENTS 8 GIVING BACK Hathaway-Sycamores, Pasadena-Foothill Association of Realtors, Rosemary Children’s Services, Junior League of Pasadena

22 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH Crafting creativity 51 BOOKS Two Art Center professors discover “Nature’s Alphabet” 56 TABLE TALK The fiery enthusiasm of Babita Mexicuisine’s Chef Roberto Berrelleza

57 MERRIMENT Wineries of the Pacific Northwest 60 SHOPPING Items for your artistic spirit 62 THE LIST Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett at the Pasadena Playhouse, surreal art at HAUS gallery, summer celebrations and more

64 NESTING The livable designs of Michele Hughes Hayes 66 INTERIOR DESIGN Getting ready for house guests 67 TRAVEL New Orleans hopes to surpass its former glory

Cover Photo: Agustin Garza, president of the L.A. chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts Photo by Max Gerber Correction: In last month’s Personality feature, architect Gordon Kaufmann was misidentified. 6 ~ SEPTEMBER 2006 ~ ARROYO


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LONGTIME SUPPORTERS OF HATHAWAY-SYCAMORES CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES, John and Linda Seiter of Pasadena hosted more than 80 guests, including players, supporters and sponsors, at an evening garden party at their home to celebrate the organization’s signature fund-raiser, the Longest Day of Golf. The event, which took place last month at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena, brought together a compassionate group of 40 golfers who played 2,954 holes, or an average of 74 holes of golf each, raising approximately $200,000. Since its inception in 1996, the Longest Day of Golf has raised approximately $1.5 million. Commander Chuck Street, KIIS-FM traffic reporter, attended the post-tournament celebration in support of the Hathaway-Sycamores “charity golf ball drop” that he has conducted from his Jet Ranger helicopter for the past two Longest Day of Golf events. The charity ball drop and tournament proceeds have traditionally been used to send children cared for by Hathaway-Sycamores to summer camp as well as support other specialized children’s programs throughout the year. For more information, visit www.hathaway-sycamores.org.

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THE PASADENA-FOOTHILLS ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (PFAR) raised more than $10,000 last month at its 2006 wine-tasting charity PFAR Affiliate Director Kirk Dilbeck event, Masquerade. Close to 200 and 2006 PFAR President Kyle Kemp guests gathered at the stunning Tiffany Oaks Estate, a 1908 Craftsman in South Pasadena owned by Mario and Therese Molina. The evening featured appetizers from Cynthia Brooks Distinctive Catering; a chocolate fountain, compliments of Countrywide’s Mozilo Team; and Chronicle Wine Cellar’s flavorsome, petite boutique wines. Washington Mutual’s Old Town Escrow provided guests with an assortment of party masks. Affiliate member Mike Perry and the Title Waves entertained guests with live music throughout the evening. For more information, call (626) 795-2455, or Wine Tasting Event Co-Chairs Brandie visit www.pfar.org. Belangeri and Shannon J. Ewing with PFAR Affiliate Director Kirk Dilbeck

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Cheryl Alatorre, recipient of the Golden Star Award for her 10+ years of volunteer service to the organization Panoramic event scene TWENTY CHEFS FROM BEVERLY HILLS TO ARCADIA PLAYED A STARRING ROLE IN THE STELLAR SUCCESS OF ROSEMARY CHILDREN’S SERVICES’ 43RD ANNUAL “EVENING WITH STAR CHEFS” FUND-RAISER. This year’s event

posted a winning finish, raising more than $100,000 for abused, neglected and abandoned children. Restaurants and caterers participating in the celebration included 561, Angelina’s, Castenadas Grill, Castle Catering, Celestino, El Cholo, Firefly Bistro, Frontrunner, Gourmet a Go-Go, Il Fornaio, Madeleine’s Restaurant, McCormick & Schmick’s, Mi Piace, Pasadena Baking Company, Peet’s Coffees and Teas, San Gabriel Country Club, the Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton, Twin Palms, the Westin Pasadena, Crustaceans Beverly Hills and Market City Caffe. The event’s master of ceremonies Peter Wilgoren, a senior producer at CBS2, also encouraged guests to visit the champagne booth, sponsored by Garbe Jewelers and South Pasadena Rotary. Of the 50 glasses available, two held half-carat diamonds worth $1,800. Wilgoren, who purchased two glasses that turned out not to have diamonds, said, “It was for a great cause. If I’d won, I’d probably have donated it back, so Rosemary Children’s Services could raise even more money.” To volunteer or learn more about Rosemary Children’s Services, call (626) 844-3066, or visit www.rosemarychildren.org.

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BY BLISS T’S SATURDAY NIGHT, AND YOU’RE A CLASSICAL music lover contemplating several choices for top-notch listening experiences. If what you desire most of all is a classical music experience that brings people together, then your choice is already made: California Philharmonic, or, as it’s more commonly known, CalPhil. CalPhil was founded 10 years ago by esteemed Music Director Victor Vener, after he wrapped up a decade-long stint running Pasadena POPS, which he also founded. After its first, five-concert season, CalPhil swiftly assumed a position of respect as one of the top dozen orchestras in the state of California, and has since been recognized for its contributions to the community by the American Symphony Orchestra League as well as the County of Los Angeles, the California Legislature and the United States Congress. It now presents almost two dozen concerts a year at several prestigious venues of cultural and architectural interest, including the Los Angeles County Arboretum (home to the orchestra’s summertime Festival on the Green series), the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, the Old Mill in San Marino and Castle Green in Pasadena (both of which host chambermusic performances) and, as of three years ago, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. “We never dreamed we’d have four or five or more

thousand people at one event,” Vener says, recalling CalPhil’s early days and dreams, “especially since every one of our events on Saturday night for 10 years have gone toe to toe with the Hollywood Bowl. And about half of the shows compete with Pasadena POPS. Yet we still have these enormous audiences. Then with the Walt Disney [Concert Hall] — that’s been so incredibly successful.” One of the advantages of playing classical music in the natural surroundings of the Arboretum or the more intimate environs of Castle Green and the Old Mill is that it helps demystify and “de-snob” classical music, which can seem hopelessly stuffy and remote to people unfamiliar with it. (Tossing in beloved standards by the likes of Rodgers & Hammerstein or Andrew Lloyd Webber helps sweeten the mix; CalPhil regularly programs Broadway selections, but the emphasis is usually on classical music.) Experiencing “The Barber of Seville” or the prelude to Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” while surrounded by lush greenery and the refreshing cool of night air after a steaming summer day helps make majestic arias feel more immediate and thus more relevant to contemporary listeners. Creating such connections between music lovers and music-makers is key to CalPhil’s work. From the begin-


CalPhil at Disney Hall Photos courtesy of CalPhil

ning, when Vener and a board of directors established themselves as a “nonprofit community benefit organization” and sat around a table, crafting grand mission statements, the goal of CalPhil was not only to put together world-class concerts but also to reach out to the community. Ten years later, many of those goals have been met and exceeded, certainly in terms of concert programming and audience numbers, while the organization’s community-outreach programs continue to grow. One of the individuals most deeply involved in those programs is new CEO Sabine Vener, a professional violinist who until April of this year was the second chair associate principal of CalPhil’s second violin section. She brings a uniquely personal per-

spective to the job. “I know the music side, and I know being on the musician side,” she says, “and also now what it takes to put on events like this, and what it takes to reach out to the community and have them also believe in how important it is to keep it alive. People want that; I think it’s just reaching out and making it accessible to them.” CalPhil’s 10th anniversary season is thus a time of meaningful transition for the organization as well as the Vener family: Sabine is also Victor Vener’s daughter, and sister of former CalPhil CEO André Vener, who resigned from his post after 10 years to open the new Red White + Bluezz wine bistro and jazz/blues club in Old Pasadena.

Victor Vener sounds every bit the proud papa when he crows about his son’s wine bar and his soccer prowess, or his daughter’s musical talents and people skills. But regret tinges his joy when he says no one believes him that it wasn’t his idea to hire either of his children. “They both have had different activities and backgrounds, but they share common brains [laughs] and drive and charm and all that stuff,” he says. “People like ’em. But I didn’t hire ’em. It’s a public corporation. I don’t have the authority; it’s not a donut store where I can say, ‘OK, son, take over.’ It doesn’t work like that.” A CalPhil executive director first suggested hiring André, and while there was strong support for Sabine as a natural successor, the board opted to conduct a nationwide search before concluding that she was indeed the best possible person to assume the CEO mantle. She’s been busily learning the ropes of her new job this summer and looking ahead to CalPhil’s future. More immediately, —Continued on page 20 ARROYO ~ SEPTEMBER 2006 ~ 15


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OPEFULLY YOU KNOW ABOUT THE REMBRANDTS, Picassos and van Goghs on display at the Norton Simon Museum. The collection — which spans seven centuries of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, and 2,000 years of sculpture from India and Southeast Asia — rivals many of the best in the world. But an upcoming exhibit sheds light on a different part of the collection. In 1969, when it was known as the Pasadena Art Museum, the institution started collecting contemporary photography, placing it at the forefront of a movement to value the medium as an important art form. “The Collectible Moment,” the first comprehensive exhibit of that photography collection, opens Oct. 13 and runs through Feb. 26, 2007.

A long and winding history The seeds of the Norton Simon Museum were planted in 1922 with the founding of the Pasadena Art Institute. After it incorporated in 1924 as a nonprofit institution, the Institute acquired the Reed Mansion in Carmelita Park at the corner of Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards, where it exhibited 19th-century American and European art. In 1942, the Institute merged with the Pasadena Museum of Art and moved to 16 ~ SEPTEMBER 2006 ~ ARROYO

one of the galleries at the Grace Nicholson Studios, where the Pacific Asia Museum is now located. After receiving a gift of almost 500 artworks by Kandinsky, Klee, Jawlensky and Feininger from the estate of Galka E. Scheyer, the Institute changed its name to the Pasadena Art Museum (PAM) in 1954 and decided to focus on modern art. In 1969, PAM opened in a new building (the one that currently houses the Norton Simon Museum) at the Carmelita Park location. The collection included work by Larry Bell, Richard Diebenkorn, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol. The museum presented the first retrospectives of Robert Motherwell (1961), Marchel Duchamp (1963) and Andy Warhol (1971), establishing itself as a forerunner in the exhibition of 20th-century art. Its name changed again in 1973 to the Pasadena Museum of Modern Art in order to reflect that distinction. Norton Simon entered the picture in 1974, saving the museum from financial ruin. The businessman behind the multinational corporation that owned HuntWesson Foods, McCall’s Publishing, Saturday Review of Literature, Canada Dry Corporation, Max Factor and Avis Car Rental was also an avid art lover. He had

“A Girl at Her Window (Una muchacha en su ventana)” (1959) by Manuel Alvarez Bravo. Norton Simon Museum purchase through the Florence V. Burden Foundation. © 2006 Estate of Manuel Alvarez Bravo acquired one of the world’s finest private art collections over the course of a mere three decades, beginning in the 1950s. His collection of Impressionists, Old Masters, modern works and Indian and Southeast Asian art joined PAM’s holdings, and the Norton Simon Museum of Art opened in 1975.

Pushing the boundaries In 1969, PAM created a curatorial department interested in contemporary photography at a time when the medium was still struggling to become accepted as part of the art world. Between 1969 and 1974, Fred R. Parker, hired as coordinator of exhibitions and acting curator of prints, drawings and photography, grew the collection of photographs from 48 to 500. The collection went beyond the well-established names of the time to include works that experimented with new materials and methods such as silkscreen, collage and hand-

painting. Many of the prints were donated by the artists themselves or were gifts from philanthropist Shirley C. Burden. According to Norton Simon Museum Curator Gloria Williams Sander, “[Burden] was, for lack of a better term, one of the guardian angels of this collection and its growth. … He was a very big philanthropist and a patron of the arts.” A photographer, publisher of photography books and one of the major supporters of Aperture magazine when it started, Burden attended an exhibit at PAM titled “California Photographers 1970.” Impressed by that show and wanting to support PAM’s mission to validate contemporary photography, Burden gave the museum a cache of photographs, including some by Edward Weston and Minor White. “The Collectible Moment” features 163 prints from this exploratory time in PAM’s history. Works included run the gamut from Ansel Adams to Don

Worth, with many important 20th-century photographers such as Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Heinecken and Frederick Sommer. “I think we’re so used to looking at names we already know, much the way we do with other works of art as well, so to see photography that is new, experimental and pushing the envelope for its time will be very enjoyable for people,” Sander said. “With any art, you’re looking back at your forefathers as the people important in the medium — in this case, like Ansel Adams — but you don’t want to keep doing what they’re doing; you want to change it, you need to modify it, so photographers were reacting that way.” The scope of the show is extensive. From a surreal portrait of a girl’s face by Todd Walker to an abstract, painting-like print by Minor White, the works on display capture a multitude of perspectives on America. Sander pointed out that —Continued on page 18 ARROYO ~ SEPTEMBER 2006 ~ 17


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OPEFULLY YOU KNOW ABOUT THE REMBRANDTS, Picassos and van Goghs on display at the Norton Simon Museum. The collection — which spans seven centuries of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, and 2,000 years of sculpture from India and Southeast Asia — rivals many of the best in the world. But an upcoming exhibit sheds light on a different part of the collection. In 1969, when it was known as the Pasadena Art Museum, the institution started collecting contemporary photography, placing it at the forefront of a movement to value the medium as an important art form. “The Collectible Moment,” the first comprehensive exhibit of that photography collection, opens Oct. 13 and runs through Feb. 26, 2007.

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one of the galleries at the Grace Nicholson Studios, where the Pacific Asia Museum is now located. After receiving a gift of almost 500 artworks by Kandinsky, Klee, Jawlensky and Feininger from the estate of Galka E. Scheyer, the Institute changed its name to the Pasadena Art Museum (PAM) in 1954 and decided to focus on modern art. In 1969, PAM opened in a new building (the one that currently houses the Norton Simon Museum) at the Carmelita Park location. The collection included work by Larry Bell, Richard Diebenkorn, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol. The museum presented the first retrospectives of Robert Motherwell (1961), Marchel Duchamp (1963) and Andy Warhol (1971), establishing itself as a forerunner in the exhibition of 20th-century art. Its name changed again in 1973 to the Pasadena Museum of Modern Art in order to reflect that distinction. Norton Simon entered the picture in 1974, saving the museum from financial ruin. The businessman behind the multinational corporation that owned HuntWesson Foods, McCall’s Publishing, Saturday Review of Literature, Canada Dry Corporation, Max Factor and Avis Car Rental was also an avid art lover. He had

“A Girl at Her Window (Una muchacha en su ventana)” (1959) by Manuel Alvarez Bravo. Norton Simon Museum purchase through the Florence V. Burden Foundation. © 2006 Estate of Manuel Alvarez Bravo acquired one of the world’s finest private art collections over the course of a mere three decades, beginning in the 1950s. His collection of Impressionists, Old Masters, modern works and Indian and Southeast Asian art joined PAM’s holdings, and the Norton Simon Museum of Art opened in 1975.

Pushing the boundaries In 1969, PAM created a curatorial department interested in contemporary photography at a time when the medium was still struggling to become accepted as part of the art world. Between 1969 and 1974, Fred R. Parker, hired as coordinator of exhibitions and acting curator of prints, drawings and photography, grew the collection of photographs from 48 to 500. The collection went beyond the well-established names of the time to include works that experimented with new materials and methods such as silkscreen, collage and hand-

painting. Many of the prints were donated by the artists themselves or were gifts from philanthropist Shirley C. Burden. According to Norton Simon Museum Curator Gloria Williams Sander, “[Burden] was, for lack of a better term, one of the guardian angels of this collection and its growth. … He was a very big philanthropist and a patron of the arts.” A photographer, publisher of photography books and one of the major supporters of Aperture magazine when it started, Burden attended an exhibit at PAM titled “California Photographers 1970.” Impressed by that show and wanting to support PAM’s mission to validate contemporary photography, Burden gave the museum a cache of photographs, including some by Edward Weston and Minor White. “The Collectible Moment” features 163 prints from this exploratory time in PAM’s history. Works included run the gamut from Ansel Adams to Don

Worth, with many important 20th-century photographers such as Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Heinecken and Frederick Sommer. “I think we’re so used to looking at names we already know, much the way we do with other works of art as well, so to see photography that is new, experimental and pushing the envelope for its time will be very enjoyable for people,” Sander said. “With any art, you’re looking back at your forefathers as the people important in the medium — in this case, like Ansel Adams — but you don’t want to keep doing what they’re doing; you want to change it, you need to modify it, so photographers were reacting that way.” The scope of the show is extensive. From a surreal portrait of a girl’s face by Todd Walker to an abstract, painting-like print by Minor White, the works on display capture a multitude of perspectives on America. Sander pointed out that —Continued on page 18 ARROYO ~ SEPTEMBER 2006 ~ 17


Masterpieces by Degas, Monet and Pissarro are found in the Impressionist galleries. Photo courtesy of the Norton Simon Museum

“Fur-Coated Ladies” (1971) by Robert E. Mosher. From the Institute of Design Portfolio, Student Independent, Chicago. Portfolio No. 4/100. Norton Simon Museum purchase through the Florence V. Burden Foundation. © 2006 Robert Mosher

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many of the artists worked together or knew each other. “The photographic community all over the United States was a very small, self-supporting community in cities across the country because no one else was really paying attention to them. It was difficult to have gallery shows and museums offering exhibits the way they do today, so there was a lot of camaraderie and support.” Many of the photographers, along with former curator Parker, will attend the opening and participate in a series of lectures. Darryl Curran will discuss the New Wave artist/photographers of the ’50s and ’60s on Oct. 20, and Thomas Barrow will discuss the works and publications of the ’60s on Oct. 27. Among the many public programs accompanying the exhibit are artist talks in the gallery, an adult education series and guided tours. “The Pasadena community will be interested. A lot of people here know the collection,” Sander said. “One of the fun things that has happened with doing this work is that people will come back with photographs that they have, literally installation shots or gatherings and so forth, so people may recognize it and say, ‘I saw that show back in ’71 or ’72.’” AM For more information about “The Collectible Moment” and a complete list of accompanying programs and lectures, call (626) 449-6840, or visit www.nortonsimon.org. 18 ~ SEPTEMBER 2006 ~ ARROYO

There’s more to the Norton Simon Museum than its world-class collection of art. True, its paintings and sculptures are the main draw, but the architecture and landscaping create an artistic environment for all those Rembrandts and Picassos. The exterior of the building, designed by Thornton Ladd and John Kelsey, features 115,000 handmade deep umber tiles designed by artist Edith Heath. The rich, earthy tones of the curved walls blend with the lush natural beauty of majestic trees and bountiful plants in the garden, originally planted in the 1870s and then redesigned in 1999 by landscape designer Nancy Goslee Power. Its pond and water lilies are reminiscent of Monet’s Giverny. Nestled in the tranquil garden’s profuse greenery are sculptures by Aristide Maillol, Henry Moore and others. After Norton Simon’s death in 1993, his wife Jennifer Jones Simon hired friend Frank Gehry and executive architect Greg Walsh to renovate the museum’s interior between 1996 and 1999. The new bright space beautifully highlights the art inside. Renoirs, Monets and van Goghs share skylit space with sculptures by Degas, Moore and Giacommetti. Galleries lined with red Indian sandstone show off to beautiful effect the Asian art collection.

The collection represents seven centuries of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, and 2,000 years of sculpture from India and Southeast Asia. From the Rodin sculptures flanking the stone pathway leading up to the museum to the serene, nine-foot Buddha in the entryway, the museum is a work of art in itself. Members enjoy the Norton Simon’s beauty year-round for free, while supporting one of the world’s finest art institutions and its public programs. The museum offers 10 to 20 events each month, guided tours led by art educators, free tours for schools and more. Next year, the museum celebrates the centennial of Norton Simon’s birth with a series of programs and exhibits. Visitors can learn more about Simon’s life as an art collector in a 30-minute film by Charles and Davis Guggenheim, who also directed Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.” “The Art of Norton Simon” screens daily. The Norton Simon Museum is located at 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. The museum is open from noon to 6 p.m. daily except Tuesday, and noon to 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for members, students and visitors 18 and under. Admission is free from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of each month. For information about various levels of membership, including gift memberships, call (626) 4496840, ext. 408, email members@nortonsimon.org, or visit www.nortonsimon.org.


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she’s anticipating OktoberFest on Sept. 23 at the Arboretum. “It’s our fun, let-loose, end-of-the-summerparty,” she says with a laugh. “We’re actually having a traditional German oompah band. So it’s a real fun way to just celebrate and support the orchestra.” Proceeds from OktoberFest support the orchestra’s annual Family Night, a free concert that seeks to introduce families to classical music. With such an intensely music-oriented clan, it’s easy to imagine the family Vener jamming on Mozart around the piano when Sabine and André were growing up. According to Sabine and Victor, despite Christmastime exceptions, such visions are illusory. But Sabine acknowledges that her family’s abiding emphasis on music does make CalPhil’s outreach programs more personally significant to her. “It is so important to reach out to the children,” she says, “especially nowadays with music 20 ~ SEPTEMBER 2006 ~ ARROYO

education being cut in our school systems. I find that tragic. I hope that what we’re doing and how we’re bringing music to people — again, having it be fun and inviting and educational — is something that can hopefully stick with the kids as they grow up. They make their own choices, but at least it’s not something they look at as some antiquated, dead art.” Maybe they need to see CalPhil putting a performance together. At a late-August rehearsal, it was thoroughly entertaining just watching guest tenor Kevin Earley bounce on his white tennies as he spontaneously responded to Vener’s suggestions to change his attack on certain lines, or emphasize a melody more forcefully. Kids witnessing such disciplined workouts could more easily equate the demands of classical music with the energetic thrills of rock and pop. Victor Vener, who as music director is solely empowered to select the music and musicians for CalPhil, isn’t about to ask the orchestra to perform chart hits by, say, Kanye West. But he’s quick to cite the importance of presenting certain pieces of pop as good music, regardless of origin. “My brand of concert programming and music-making basically comes from a serious clas-

sical root,” he says. “It’s the closest thing to the Arthur Fiedler/Boston POPS approach to concertmaking. He always approached it as a serious musician who was bringing serious music to the masses, and also giving them some fun and enjoyment and entertainment. “My particular slant is not to promote Broadway and movie scores; that’s not what I’m on earth to do. It’s really to bring classical music to the widest possible public. But it’s like anything else: If you want somebody to do something, put a little sugar on it, wrap it with nice paper and a bow to make it look more attractive, add a flower to it — whatever it takes in life to help expose people.” AM CalPhil's OktoberFest will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Sunset Garden at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Tickets are $20. For more information or to make a reservation, call (626) 300-8200. BLISS is a freelance writer and editor based in Sierra Madre. She is the contributing music editor for the Pasadena Weekly.


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BY HANK SCHLINGER, Ph.D. “Life is about trying things to see if they work.” RAY BRADBURY “The things we fear most in organizations — fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances — are the primary sources of creativity.” MARGARET J. WHEATLEY “The best way to get a good idea is to get a lot of ideas.” LINUS PAULING “One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.” A. A. MILNE IN THEIR OWN WAY, EACH OF THESE quotations gets at the heart of what creativity is. We place a lot of importance on being creative, but the folk psychology with which we have all grown up teaches us that creativity is something that only some people possess and perhaps are even born with. After all, how could Mozart possibly have started composing symphonies before he was 10 if he wasn’t born with a “creative spirit” or a “creative mind”? Let me try to dispel these myths about creativity, and tell you how you can teach it. First, creativity is not something within you; it’s merely a word that we use to describe certain features of behavior. If there’s one common denominator in behavior we call creative, it’s novelty, meaning the behavior is new in some respect. That doesn’t mean, however, that the entire product of creative behavior is new. For example, nothing Mozart composed was completely original. No artist ever creates something entirely new. In all creative works, one can identify numerous influences from works by other artists or by the artist himself. Thus, if you think about it, a work of art has no single creator but many creators. So how can we get people to generate novel behavior? The main way is to reward it. For example, 22 ~ SEPTEMBER 2006 ~ ARROYO

more than 30 years ago, researchers at the University of Kansas showed that praising children only when they created new combinations of blocks increased the number of different combinations. When they praised children for constructing the same combinations, however, the number of different ones decreased. In another demonstration of teaching creativity, dolphin trainer Karen Pryor rewarded a dolphin every time it produced a new behavior. Pretty soon the dolphin was doing things no one had ever seen it do, which delighted not only the trainers but audiences as well. Producing novelty is the first step of creativity; it gives you Linus Pauling’s “ideas,” the “fluctuations, disturbances and imbalances” of Margaret Wheatley and the “disorder” of A.A. Milne. Of course, engaging in novel behaviors isn’t the whole story because we don’t usually value behaviors simply because they are novel. There must be some artistic quality to them. Though art is in the eye of the beholder, good artists are almost always very skilled in what they do. In other words, they are experts, and they often make what they do look effortless. As psychologist Anders Ericcson explains, “When experts exhibit their superior performance in public, their behavior looks so effortless and natural that we are tempted to attribute it to special talents.” Although Mozart may have had some innate potential for music, it was his environment that made him a creative musician. After all, he was hearing music before he was born and as a baby while his father, one of the leading music instructors in Europe, gave his older sister music lessons.

And he began his own music instruction when he was only 3 years old. The same is true of most artists: they receive years of training before they get to the point where their art looks effortless. This is what behavioral educators refer to as “fluency.” And how does one become fluent? Practice, practice and more practice. So, if you want to teach creativity, first make sure you teach the basics of the craft so that students become fluent, and then make sure they are in environments that reward novel behaviors. Then they are more likely to find ideas that “work” or to make “an exciting discovery.” That’s the key to being creative. AM Dr. Schlinger, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, teaches in the psychology department at California State University, Los Angeles. Contact him at hschlin@calstatela.edu.


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Featuring:

Lisa Clarkson

Natasha Salamon

Creating exquisite cuts and beautiful color.

Gwen LoNigro Specializing in Balayage color technique...bringing an aesthetic approach to today's looks. 24 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Suite D, Sierra Madre, CA 91024 626.355.4255

Coquette — The brainchild of two entertainment- industry wardrobe stylists, Coquette is a full-service boutique. Co-owners Vivian Dobay and Kristin Einarsson have passionately created a boutique filled with designer clothes that are both classic and sexy, trendy and sophisticated. Sensitive to the needs of their customers, both owners enjoy helping women discover and develop their best look, no matter what age or size, and are also available for personal consultation. Come in to find beautiful evening looks, flattering casual wear and stylish jewelry and accessories. Sabino Salon — Located in Sierra Madre, Sabino Salon offers everything you need to relax and enjoy the dog days of summer. Sabino Salon is a full service salon dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality services in a welcoming environment. From a warm, personal greeting when you walk in the door, to one-onone attention from your stylist or esthetician, you will come in as a client and leave as a friend.

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626-355-6101

“Venetian beads made from Murano glass”

The San Gabriel Bead Company We carry a large selection of Swarovski crystals, vintage German glass, handmade artisan beads, semi-precious gemstones, sterling silver and more! For the beginner or the advanced, we offer over 100 workshops each quarter. Call us for a current workshop schedule!

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a total shopping experience 55 North Baldwin Avenue. Sierra Madre. CA. 91024. T:626.355.8500

SPECIALIZING IN UNIQUE PRODUCTS FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES... P.O. Box 824 • Sierra Madre, CA 91025 626.355.1268 • sweetsophiastore@yahoo.com

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LEE MINK & ASSOCIATES

Your home...

I N T E R I O R S

Y O U R C A S T L E Lee Mink & Associates brings an experienced design team to your home to help your dreams become a reality. Their signature style is good taste — interpreted with your lifestyle in mind. Whether the project encompasses an entire property or one room, the designers seek out inspiring and varied design concepts. Clients also enjoy beautiful custom designed furniture, bedding and window treatments, as well as an offering of furniture from Europe, the United States and around the world. For your home remodel, office interior, vacation property or refurbishing, call Lee Mink & Associates at (626) 7963900.

Contact Lee Mink

Glendale Tile and Tops — Clients who expect the best possible customer service will not be disappointed when they consult the experts at Glendale Tile and Tops, who listen to the needs of their customers and provide just the right blend of services,

P-626.796.3900 F-626.796.6426

www.leeminkinteriors.com

GLENDALE TILE & Tops

products and customer guidance. They specialize in prefabricated granite kitchen and vanity tops, as well as custom flooring including travertine, granite, marble and porcelain and custom cabinetry, and they happily offer free estimates. Stop by the showroom and let the experts at Glendale Tile and Tops walk you through the steps of choosing just the right product for you. Call (818) 242-2988. “Your Personal Shopper Team” — Amy Lee, with Countrywide Home Loans, and Shannon Ewing, with Re/Max Tri-City, serve clients in the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles County. With nearly two decades of expertise in lending and real estate transactions, “Your Personal Shopper Team” will deliver results and service you can count on. Whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned real estate investor, their objective is to make their clients’ dreams come true: from

condos to castles, vacation homes, investment properties and commercial properties. Call for pre-approval for new purchases, refinance, equity line of credit and complimentary consultations and market analyses. Contact Shannon (Realtor) at (626) 737-2053, or Amy (loan consultant) at (626) 272-7449. Judy Taylor Interior Design, Inc. — With more than 20 years experience in both design and construction, Judy Taylor, ASID, a Certified Interior Designer and Licensed Contractor, is uniquely qualified to interpret her client’s personal lifestyle and professional spaces. Specializing in everything from largescale homes to corporate offices, this design firm can make each space flow and work more efficiently. Judy Taylor’s creativity is legendary in space planning and coordination of design materials and color with participation in 12 Pasadena Showcase Houses of Design. Call (626) 577-4457.

Quality Home Furnishings, Exceptional Savings, Large Selection. Since 1937

Fedde Furniture — Fedde Furniture has been selling quality home furnishings at exceptional values for over three generations in Pasadena. Since 1937, Fedde’s has featured some of the best names in classic traditional, transitional and Arts & Crafts style furniture and custom upholstery. Fedde Furniture features a large selection of home office, casual dining, entertainment systems, leather seating and children’s furniture for your home. Fedde’s complimentary Interior Design service and experienced staff will help you find exactly what you need for your home and office. Free local delivery and full-service delivery staff will assure your furniture delivery. Come in today and visit their two showrooms in Pasadena, located at 2350 E. Colorado Blvd., (626) 796-7103 and 32 N. Sierra Madre Blvd., (626) 844-1160. You’ll be surprised just how much money you will save on new furniture for your home. —Continued on page 34

Introducing your

Personal Shopper Advantage

Specializing in the acquisition and representation of Condos — Castles.

STICKLEY • PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE • DREXEL HERITAGE • SHERRILL • CENTURY Featuring the best names in quality home furnishings for your home.

PRE-FABRICATED GRANITE KITCHEN & VANITY TOPS

Judy Taylor, ASID Angela Reed, Allied ASID

Amy Lee Home Loan Consultant

Available Flooring • Travertine • Ceramic • Granite • Porcelain Visit our Showroom Glendale Tile and Tops 113 West Los Feliz Road Glendale 91204 818-242-2988

Realtor

TRI-CITY 818.265.2402 or 626.272.7449

• Custom Cabinets

Shannon J. Ewing

801 N. Brand Blvd., Ste. 190 Glendale home.countrywide.com/amylee amy_lee@countrywide.com

626.737.2053

Visit Our Website at

Complete Interior Design Including Kitchens, Baths, Media Rooms and Corporate

www.Fedde.com

Interiors to Fit Your Personal Lifestyle

fine homefurnishings since 1937 interior design

740 E. Green St. Pasadena www.shannonjewing.com shannonjewing@charter.net

Countrywide Financial Corporation is America’s #1 home loan lender* and a member of the prestigious Standard & Poor’s 500 and Fortune 500.Equal Housing Lender. © 2006 Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. 4500 Park Granada, Calabasas, CA 91302. Trade/servicemarks are the property of Countrywide Financial Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. Licensed by the Department of Corporations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. For California residents and properties only. Some products may not be available in California. This is not a commitment to lend. Restrictions apply. All rights reserved. *Source: As ranked for 2004 by Inside Mortgage Finance (Jan. 28, 2005), Copyright 2005.

Judy Taylor

Interior Design, Inc.

Phone 626.577.4457 • E-mail: judytaylorid@aol.com Website: judytaylorinteriordesign.com

2350 EAST COLORADO BLVD. PASADENA • 626-796-7103 32 NORTH SIERRA MADRE BLVD. PASADENA • 626-844-1160


LEE MINK & ASSOCIATES

Your home...

I N T E R I O R S

Y O U R C A S T L E Lee Mink & Associates brings an experienced design team to your home to help your dreams become a reality. Their signature style is good taste — interpreted with your lifestyle in mind. Whether the project encompasses an entire property or one room, the designers seek out inspiring and varied design concepts. Clients also enjoy beautiful custom designed furniture, bedding and window treatments, as well as an offering of furniture from Europe, the United States and around the world. For your home remodel, office interior, vacation property or refurbishing, call Lee Mink & Associates at (626) 7963900.

Contact Lee Mink

Glendale Tile and Tops — Clients who expect the best possible customer service will not be disappointed when they consult the experts at Glendale Tile and Tops, who listen to the needs of their customers and provide just the right blend of services,

P-626.796.3900 F-626.796.6426

www.leeminkinteriors.com

GLENDALE TILE & Tops

products and customer guidance. They specialize in prefabricated granite kitchen and vanity tops, as well as custom flooring including travertine, granite, marble and porcelain and custom cabinetry, and they happily offer free estimates. Stop by the showroom and let the experts at Glendale Tile and Tops walk you through the steps of choosing just the right product for you. Call (818) 242-2988. “Your Personal Shopper Team” — Amy Lee, with Countrywide Home Loans, and Shannon Ewing, with Re/Max Tri-City, serve clients in the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles County. With nearly two decades of expertise in lending and real estate transactions, “Your Personal Shopper Team” will deliver results and service you can count on. Whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned real estate investor, their objective is to make their clients’ dreams come true: from

condos to castles, vacation homes, investment properties and commercial properties. Call for pre-approval for new purchases, refinance, equity line of credit and complimentary consultations and market analyses. Contact Shannon (Realtor) at (626) 737-2053, or Amy (loan consultant) at (626) 272-7449. Judy Taylor Interior Design, Inc. — With more than 20 years experience in both design and construction, Judy Taylor, ASID, a Certified Interior Designer and Licensed Contractor, is uniquely qualified to interpret her client’s personal lifestyle and professional spaces. Specializing in everything from largescale homes to corporate offices, this design firm can make each space flow and work more efficiently. Judy Taylor’s creativity is legendary in space planning and coordination of design materials and color with participation in 12 Pasadena Showcase Houses of Design. Call (626) 577-4457.

Quality Home Furnishings, Exceptional Savings, Large Selection. Since 1937

Fedde Furniture — Fedde Furniture has been selling quality home furnishings at exceptional values for over three generations in Pasadena. Since 1937, Fedde’s has featured some of the best names in classic traditional, transitional and Arts & Crafts style furniture and custom upholstery. Fedde Furniture features a large selection of home office, casual dining, entertainment systems, leather seating and children’s furniture for your home. Fedde’s complimentary Interior Design service and experienced staff will help you find exactly what you need for your home and office. Free local delivery and full-service delivery staff will assure your furniture delivery. Come in today and visit their two showrooms in Pasadena, located at 2350 E. Colorado Blvd., (626) 796-7103 and 32 N. Sierra Madre Blvd., (626) 844-1160. You’ll be surprised just how much money you will save on new furniture for your home. —Continued on page 34

Introducing your

Personal Shopper Advantage

Specializing in the acquisition and representation of Condos — Castles.

STICKLEY • PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE • DREXEL HERITAGE • SHERRILL • CENTURY Featuring the best names in quality home furnishings for your home.

PRE-FABRICATED GRANITE KITCHEN & VANITY TOPS

Judy Taylor, ASID Angela Reed, Allied ASID

Amy Lee Home Loan Consultant

Available Flooring • Travertine • Ceramic • Granite • Porcelain Visit our Showroom Glendale Tile and Tops 113 West Los Feliz Road Glendale 91204 818-242-2988

Realtor

TRI-CITY 818.265.2402 or 626.272.7449

• Custom Cabinets

Shannon J. Ewing

801 N. Brand Blvd., Ste. 190 Glendale home.countrywide.com/amylee amy_lee@countrywide.com

626.737.2053

Visit Our Website at

Complete Interior Design Including Kitchens, Baths, Media Rooms and Corporate

www.Fedde.com

Interiors to Fit Your Personal Lifestyle

fine homefurnishings since 1937 interior design

740 E. Green St. Pasadena www.shannonjewing.com shannonjewing@charter.net

Countrywide Financial Corporation is America’s #1 home loan lender* and a member of the prestigious Standard & Poor’s 500 and Fortune 500.Equal Housing Lender. © 2006 Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. 4500 Park Granada, Calabasas, CA 91302. Trade/servicemarks are the property of Countrywide Financial Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. Licensed by the Department of Corporations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. For California residents and properties only. Some products may not be available in California. This is not a commitment to lend. Restrictions apply. All rights reserved. *Source: As ranked for 2004 by Inside Mortgage Finance (Jan. 28, 2005), Copyright 2005.

Judy Taylor

Interior Design, Inc.

Phone 626.577.4457 • E-mail: judytaylorid@aol.com Website: judytaylorinteriordesign.com

2350 EAST COLORADO BLVD. PASADENA • 626-796-7103 32 NORTH SIERRA MADRE BLVD. PASADENA • 626-844-1160


Your home...

Y O U R C A S T L E —Continued from page 33

Carol Cobabe Design — With a philosophy of “good design resulting in the creation of harmony in one’s environment,” Carol’s goal is to enrich, inspire and instill feelings of comfort. With an extensive career since 1988, her disciplined usage of the basic elements of space, color, texture, light and nature succeeds in reflecting the unique style and purpose of each client. Carol’s work has been published in Designers West, Better Homes and Gardens, Window and Wall Ideas and F. Schumacher’s Classic Directions. She has participated in several showcase houses, the Los Angeles Assistance League Design House, the Venice Family Clinic Design House and Little Company of Mary Design House in Palos Verdes. Carol is also the winner of the coveted First Place Award of the L.A. Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. Call (626) 441-6052. Designer Furniture Resource —

“Anything less than perfect wouldn’t really be home…and home doesn’t have to cost a fortune.” What a great philosophy! Designer’s Furniture Resource specializes in furniture, home furnishings, consulting, financing and complete interior design services. With an eye for the latest trends, they can assist you in everything from redoing an entire house to just finding that perfect lamp for the corner of a bedroom. Be sure to ask about the fantastic shabby chic slipcovers of Rachel Ashwell (the perfect marriage of English heritage and California lifestyle). 300 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 244-3061, or visit www.dfglendale.com. Michele Hughes Hayes is best known for her light-filled, highly personalized spaces that are relaxed but sophisticated, comfortable yet refined. This award-winning designer’s work is thoughtfully articulated through clean lines and her belief that the finer things in life don't have to be experienced in an overly formal

environment. Her interiors are uplifting, authentic representations of her clients, balancing timeless surroundings with artful furnishings. Hayes’ work has been featured at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Avenues of Art and Design in West Hollywood and on HGTV. Visit www.michelehughesdesign.com, or call (626) 578-9700. Expression in Wood — Since 1977, this exceptional manufacturing company has specialized in magnificent traditional cabinetry, priding itself on customer service, attention to detail and quality that exceeds the expectations of its clients. Kitchen cabinetry is a specialty. It also designs and builds bathrooms, libraries, entertainment centers and every type of cabinetry for your home or office. The finished product is an “expression in wood.” 248 Kruse Ave., Monrovia. Call (626) 303-8000, or visit www.expressioninwood.com.

Cynthia Bennett & Associates — This celebrated designer and general contractor, along with her staff of 11 designers, architects and project managers, brings both innovation and practicality to all your building, remodeling, restoration and renovation projects. They can take any project from concept, plans, construction and completion through interior design. The design and build focus of Cynthia Bennett’s team is the Southern California lifestyle of light, open spaces, accessible patios and garden areas, and kitchen great rooms. With an emphasis on kitchen, bath, room additions and space planning, this 25-year-old design firm is one of the most sought after in the San Gabriel Valley. 501 S. Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena. Call (626) 799-9701. Bridge Design Studio — Owner and senior designer Diane Bennett Bedford brings her extensive knowledge —Continued on page 36

residential remodeling and additions • new construction • innovative kitchen and bath design • interior design

we take your project from concept through construction to complete interior design

300 South Brand Blvd., Glendale CA, 91204 • 818-244-3061 • www.dfglendale.com

15% off

10% off

any floor model any bedding already discounted

No interest financing (ask for details O.A.C.)

With this ad. *Offer expires 9/30/06

We reserve the right to end this offer at any time

501 fair oaks avenue south pasadena, ca 91030

626 799-9701

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Your home...

Y O U R C A S T L E —Continued from page 33

Carol Cobabe Design — With a philosophy of “good design resulting in the creation of harmony in one’s environment,” Carol’s goal is to enrich, inspire and instill feelings of comfort. With an extensive career since 1988, her disciplined usage of the basic elements of space, color, texture, light and nature succeeds in reflecting the unique style and purpose of each client. Carol’s work has been published in Designers West, Better Homes and Gardens, Window and Wall Ideas and F. Schumacher’s Classic Directions. She has participated in several showcase houses, the Los Angeles Assistance League Design House, the Venice Family Clinic Design House and Little Company of Mary Design House in Palos Verdes. Carol is also the winner of the coveted First Place Award of the L.A. Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. Call (626) 441-6052. Designer Furniture Resource —

“Anything less than perfect wouldn’t really be home…and home doesn’t have to cost a fortune.” What a great philosophy! Designer’s Furniture Resource specializes in furniture, home furnishings, consulting, financing and complete interior design services. With an eye for the latest trends, they can assist you in everything from redoing an entire house to just finding that perfect lamp for the corner of a bedroom. Be sure to ask about the fantastic shabby chic slipcovers of Rachel Ashwell (the perfect marriage of English heritage and California lifestyle). 300 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 244-3061, or visit www.dfglendale.com. Michele Hughes Hayes is best known for her light-filled, highly personalized spaces that are relaxed but sophisticated, comfortable yet refined. This award-winning designer’s work is thoughtfully articulated through clean lines and her belief that the finer things in life don't have to be experienced in an overly formal

environment. Her interiors are uplifting, authentic representations of her clients, balancing timeless surroundings with artful furnishings. Hayes’ work has been featured at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Avenues of Art and Design in West Hollywood and on HGTV. Visit www.michelehughesdesign.com, or call (626) 578-9700. Expression in Wood — Since 1977, this exceptional manufacturing company has specialized in magnificent traditional cabinetry, priding itself on customer service, attention to detail and quality that exceeds the expectations of its clients. Kitchen cabinetry is a specialty. It also designs and builds bathrooms, libraries, entertainment centers and every type of cabinetry for your home or office. The finished product is an “expression in wood.” 248 Kruse Ave., Monrovia. Call (626) 303-8000, or visit www.expressioninwood.com.

Cynthia Bennett & Associates — This celebrated designer and general contractor, along with her staff of 11 designers, architects and project managers, brings both innovation and practicality to all your building, remodeling, restoration and renovation projects. They can take any project from concept, plans, construction and completion through interior design. The design and build focus of Cynthia Bennett’s team is the Southern California lifestyle of light, open spaces, accessible patios and garden areas, and kitchen great rooms. With an emphasis on kitchen, bath, room additions and space planning, this 25-year-old design firm is one of the most sought after in the San Gabriel Valley. 501 S. Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena. Call (626) 799-9701. Bridge Design Studio — Owner and senior designer Diane Bennett Bedford brings her extensive knowledge —Continued on page 36

residential remodeling and additions • new construction • innovative kitchen and bath design • interior design

we take your project from concept through construction to complete interior design

300 South Brand Blvd., Glendale CA, 91204 • 818-244-3061 • www.dfglendale.com

15% off

10% off

any floor model any bedding already discounted

No interest financing (ask for details O.A.C.)

With this ad. *Offer expires 9/30/06

We reserve the right to end this offer at any time

501 fair oaks avenue south pasadena, ca 91030

626 799-9701

gen. contractor lic. #676471 • cid #801 • asid


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Your home...

Y O U R C A S T L E —Continued from page 35

of the design industry to all her projects from commercial to high-end residential. Having traveled and studied in Europe and Asia, Diane is familiar with antiques, Persian rugs and various styles of furniture from traditional to very contemporary. With great attention to detail, she prides herself on versatility, being able to create unique and individual environments. She’s equally at ease designing whimsical children’s rooms and the most sophisticated, serene settings. Her design philosophy is “every home should reflect the tastes of the owner.” 500 Mound Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 799-9019. PASADENA SHOWCASE HOUSE OF THE ARTS 2006

Diane Bedford, allied member ASID 500 Mound Avenue . South Pasadena . 626-799-9019 bridgedesign studio.com

Carson-Magness Landscaping — From vision and evolving dream/design through implementation, this magnificent team is the personification of the handcrafted, hands-on, “do whatever it takes” approach. In the spirit of being commissioned to create a piece of

artwork, Melissa Carson and Barry Magness bring their rich and varied backgrounds of painting, sculpture, floral design and lighting to each very individual project. Barry specializes in the earthy, organic style with walkways, walls and original water features of metal, glass, wood and fire. The clean, understated elegance of Melissa’s artistic studies is reflected in her brilliantly placed foliage, flowers and trees for the deepest and most subtle impact. Together they create the most extraordinary masterpieces of mystery and romance. Barry Magness and Melissa Carson were selected for the positions of Designer Advisors at the 2006 Pasadena Showcase House of the Arts. Call (818) 241-2128, or visit www.carson-magness.com. Day of Design With Terri Julio — “My mission is to offer more people an opportunity to consult with a professional designer and afford them a service that fits into their budget.”

Those words capture Terri Julio’s practical and thoughtful approach to her profession. A full day of design consultation (six hours for one flat fee) is a great way to begin any project. The job will run smoothly, and, most importantly, Terri will help you avoid costly mistakes. Terri’s philosophy also extends to “putting the client’s wants first.” She simply guides those desires to a beautiful conclusion. Call (626) 447-5370. BSUN Media — You have a choice in where you buy a home entertainment system. You can go to a crowded store with music blasting from every direction, or you can go to a private showroom, meet with a professional and design a system that fits your lifestyle and budget. BSUN knows the meaning of customer service. The superstores won’t even help you load your SUV, while BSUN offers complete installation. The prices are also very competitive, with a complete entry-level plas-

ma/surround package starting at under $6,000. Too many remotes? Crestron integration can control your theater, music, lights, HVAC, spa, etc., from a simple touchscreen or from your office PC before you even get home! Give BSUN a call and see how comfortable buying a home entertainment system can be. 2417 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Call (818) 249-8009, or visit www.bsunmedia.com. H. Randall Leach, Architect — With a philosophy that design is a “collaborative process” between client, architect and builder, Randy Leach and his associate, Nadim Itani, initiate a dialogue based on their assessment of the unique specifications of each of their projects. With over 42 years experience between them in both residential and commercial design, this team combines their individual talents to focus on the specific needs and aspirations of their clients as well as the salient charac—Continued on page 38

• Kitchen Design • Bath Design • Space Planning • Accessorizing • Color Selection • Material & Fabric Selection

Your project. Your needs. Six hours of design. 321 Magellan Road Arcadia, CA 91007 ph 626.447.5370 fax 626.446.0066 tajdesigns@aol.com Allied Member ASID


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of the design industry to all her projects from commercial to high-end residential. Having traveled and studied in Europe and Asia, Diane is familiar with antiques, Persian rugs and various styles of furniture from traditional to very contemporary. With great attention to detail, she prides herself on versatility, being able to create unique and individual environments. She’s equally at ease designing whimsical children’s rooms and the most sophisticated, serene settings. Her design philosophy is “every home should reflect the tastes of the owner.” 500 Mound Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 799-9019. PASADENA SHOWCASE HOUSE OF THE ARTS 2006

Diane Bedford, allied member ASID 500 Mound Avenue . South Pasadena . 626-799-9019 bridgedesign studio.com

Carson-Magness Landscaping — From vision and evolving dream/design through implementation, this magnificent team is the personification of the handcrafted, hands-on, “do whatever it takes” approach. In the spirit of being commissioned to create a piece of

artwork, Melissa Carson and Barry Magness bring their rich and varied backgrounds of painting, sculpture, floral design and lighting to each very individual project. Barry specializes in the earthy, organic style with walkways, walls and original water features of metal, glass, wood and fire. The clean, understated elegance of Melissa’s artistic studies is reflected in her brilliantly placed foliage, flowers and trees for the deepest and most subtle impact. Together they create the most extraordinary masterpieces of mystery and romance. Barry Magness and Melissa Carson were selected for the positions of Designer Advisors at the 2006 Pasadena Showcase House of the Arts. Call (818) 241-2128, or visit www.carson-magness.com. Day of Design With Terri Julio — “My mission is to offer more people an opportunity to consult with a professional designer and afford them a service that fits into their budget.”

Those words capture Terri Julio’s practical and thoughtful approach to her profession. A full day of design consultation (six hours for one flat fee) is a great way to begin any project. The job will run smoothly, and, most importantly, Terri will help you avoid costly mistakes. Terri’s philosophy also extends to “putting the client’s wants first.” She simply guides those desires to a beautiful conclusion. Call (626) 447-5370. BSUN Media — You have a choice in where you buy a home entertainment system. You can go to a crowded store with music blasting from every direction, or you can go to a private showroom, meet with a professional and design a system that fits your lifestyle and budget. BSUN knows the meaning of customer service. The superstores won’t even help you load your SUV, while BSUN offers complete installation. The prices are also very competitive, with a complete entry-level plas-

ma/surround package starting at under $6,000. Too many remotes? Crestron integration can control your theater, music, lights, HVAC, spa, etc., from a simple touchscreen or from your office PC before you even get home! Give BSUN a call and see how comfortable buying a home entertainment system can be. 2417 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Call (818) 249-8009, or visit www.bsunmedia.com. H. Randall Leach, Architect — With a philosophy that design is a “collaborative process” between client, architect and builder, Randy Leach and his associate, Nadim Itani, initiate a dialogue based on their assessment of the unique specifications of each of their projects. With over 42 years experience between them in both residential and commercial design, this team combines their individual talents to focus on the specific needs and aspirations of their clients as well as the salient charac—Continued on page 38

• Kitchen Design • Bath Design • Space Planning • Accessorizing • Color Selection • Material & Fabric Selection

Your project. Your needs. Six hours of design. 321 Magellan Road Arcadia, CA 91007 ph 626.447.5370 fax 626.446.0066 tajdesigns@aol.com Allied Member ASID


Your home...

Y O U R C A S T L E —Continued from page 37

RSolutions is a professional organizing service for making your life easier! Being organized is critical in our fast-paced world. RSolutions is ideal if your areas of concern are lack of closet space, a home office that needs efficiency or a garage so cluttered that it has never seen a car! By applying strategies and systems that find a logical “home” for everything, you’ll be able to accomplish more, save time and enjoy life! Call Randy Sandiforth at (626) 403-9052, or email rsandi4th@aol.com. Member: National Association of Professional Organizers.

of paving stones. Its commitment to customer satisfaction is evident in more than 1,000 customer referrals. This family-owned company’s professionalism and customer dedication have been recognized in the Inc. 500 as one of the fastest-growing companies in America two years in a row. Pacific Pavingstone uses only highly trained and experienced crews — no subcontracting. What this means to customers is the absence of the ordinary nightmares that can occur when dealing with home improvement contractors. Pacific Pavingstone’s artistry has been featured on Home and Garden TV and at the House Beautiful’s Celebrity Showcase Design House and the Pasadena Showcase House of Design six years in a row! Call (818) 244-4000, or visit www.pacificpavingstone.com.

Pacific Pavingstone — For over nine years Pacific Pavingstone has been adding beauty and value to its customers’ homes with the use

Modern Bathroom — If you are looking for the latest in modern bathroom design at incredible discount prices, bring yourself or

teristics of the architectural context and natural setting. H. Randall Leach, Architect, 99 S. Lake Ave., Ste. 209. Call (626) 405-4882.

• CLOSET SYSTEMS • CLUTTER CONTROL • SPACE PLANNING • STORAGE SOLUTIONS “GAIN CONTROL OF YOUR CLUTTER...

GAIN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE”

Randy Sandiforth Organization Consultant ph 626.403.9052 | fax 626.403.9072 |rsandi4th@aol.com

Custom Driveways, Patios, Walkways, Court Yards, & Pool Decks

Member: National Association of Professional Organizers

your interior decorator to California’s largest vanity showroom; over 5,000 square feet of top-of-the-line styles and designs that can’t be found anywhere else! Define your own style from the beautiful selection of faucets, sinks, shower heads, mirrors, cabinetry and toilets. Create and update the function, form and beauty of your private oasis at home. Save up to 70 percent by purchasing directly from the warehouse. If you find a lower price on the exact same vanity products on the Web site, Modern Bathroom will refund your money and give you an additional 10 percent back. Open seven days a week. Check out the fabulous deals of the week at www.modernbathroom.com. 2424 San Fernando Blvd., Los Angeles. (888) 522-8476. Pasadena Architectural Salvage — Owner Cary Pasternak honored his passion for period homes and buildings, particularly Craftsman, by opening a store that directly caters to

homes and buildings that need renovation and restoration. The vast inventory dates from the 1880s to the 1930s. You'll find stained glass windows, oak mantels, etched glass doors, columns, doorknobs and knockers that will add charm and a unique architectural statement to any design job or home renovation. Best of all, you can find all these examples of quality craftsmanship at a reduced cost. Designers and their clients welcome. Open 10-5 Tues-Sat. 30 S. San Gabriel Blvd. (at Colorado Blvd.) Call (626) 5359655. LA Cañada Furniture, The Complete Interior Market Place has been serving the La Cañada area for more than 21 years with its well-known customer service. Owner Barbara Allen has gained a reputation in the industry for impeccable attention to detail and designing one-of-a-kind projects. Come experience her showroom —Continued on page 40

PASADENA ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE 30 S. San Gabriel Blvd. (at Colorado Blvd.) Pasadena, California 91107 Our architectural merchandise is salvaged from period homes and buildings and can be used in a restoration, remodel or add charm and character to any home or business. Doors, hardware, mantels, columns, furniture, lighting, stained glass, ironwork and garden decor; each embodies craftsmanship and materials not available today. pasadenaarchitecturalsalvage.com 10 to 6 Tuesday - Sunday tel 626.535.9655 toll free 877.535.9603

CALIFORNIA’S LARGEST

VANITY

SHOWROOM OVER 5,000 SQFT.

Traditional Vanities

Making Life Better . . .

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Modern Vanities $387 to $2499

Sinks Faucets

PACIFIC

Bathtubs custom driveways and patios

818.244.4000

www.pacificpavingstone.com Lifetime warranty against cracking and earthquake resistant

One stone at a time

Paving stones are 4 times stronger than poured concrete

Call for a

FREE Estimate

We have our own crews, trained to deliver the highest quality Featured on HGTV, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and the Pasadena Showcase House of Design six years in a row!

MODERN

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888-522-8476 Open 7 Days

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Fabric Samples! The Complete Interior Market Place Visit our showroom - for your Interior Design needs ~ Interior Design Consultation ~ Finer Furniture Lines ~ Carpets & Rugs La Canada Furniture 1019 Foothill Blvd., La Canada 818.790.6745


Your home...

Y O U R C A S T L E —Continued from page 37

RSolutions is a professional organizing service for making your life easier! Being organized is critical in our fast-paced world. RSolutions is ideal if your areas of concern are lack of closet space, a home office that needs efficiency or a garage so cluttered that it has never seen a car! By applying strategies and systems that find a logical “home” for everything, you’ll be able to accomplish more, save time and enjoy life! Call Randy Sandiforth at (626) 403-9052, or email rsandi4th@aol.com. Member: National Association of Professional Organizers.

of paving stones. Its commitment to customer satisfaction is evident in more than 1,000 customer referrals. This family-owned company’s professionalism and customer dedication have been recognized in the Inc. 500 as one of the fastest-growing companies in America two years in a row. Pacific Pavingstone uses only highly trained and experienced crews — no subcontracting. What this means to customers is the absence of the ordinary nightmares that can occur when dealing with home improvement contractors. Pacific Pavingstone’s artistry has been featured on Home and Garden TV and at the House Beautiful’s Celebrity Showcase Design House and the Pasadena Showcase House of Design six years in a row! Call (818) 244-4000, or visit www.pacificpavingstone.com.

Pacific Pavingstone — For over nine years Pacific Pavingstone has been adding beauty and value to its customers’ homes with the use

Modern Bathroom — If you are looking for the latest in modern bathroom design at incredible discount prices, bring yourself or

teristics of the architectural context and natural setting. H. Randall Leach, Architect, 99 S. Lake Ave., Ste. 209. Call (626) 405-4882.

• CLOSET SYSTEMS • CLUTTER CONTROL • SPACE PLANNING • STORAGE SOLUTIONS “GAIN CONTROL OF YOUR CLUTTER...

GAIN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE”

Randy Sandiforth Organization Consultant ph 626.403.9052 | fax 626.403.9072 |rsandi4th@aol.com

Custom Driveways, Patios, Walkways, Court Yards, & Pool Decks

Member: National Association of Professional Organizers

your interior decorator to California’s largest vanity showroom; over 5,000 square feet of top-of-the-line styles and designs that can’t be found anywhere else! Define your own style from the beautiful selection of faucets, sinks, shower heads, mirrors, cabinetry and toilets. Create and update the function, form and beauty of your private oasis at home. Save up to 70 percent by purchasing directly from the warehouse. If you find a lower price on the exact same vanity products on the Web site, Modern Bathroom will refund your money and give you an additional 10 percent back. Open seven days a week. Check out the fabulous deals of the week at www.modernbathroom.com. 2424 San Fernando Blvd., Los Angeles. (888) 522-8476. Pasadena Architectural Salvage — Owner Cary Pasternak honored his passion for period homes and buildings, particularly Craftsman, by opening a store that directly caters to

homes and buildings that need renovation and restoration. The vast inventory dates from the 1880s to the 1930s. You'll find stained glass windows, oak mantels, etched glass doors, columns, doorknobs and knockers that will add charm and a unique architectural statement to any design job or home renovation. Best of all, you can find all these examples of quality craftsmanship at a reduced cost. Designers and their clients welcome. Open 10-5 Tues-Sat. 30 S. San Gabriel Blvd. (at Colorado Blvd.) Call (626) 5359655. LA Cañada Furniture, The Complete Interior Market Place has been serving the La Cañada area for more than 21 years with its well-known customer service. Owner Barbara Allen has gained a reputation in the industry for impeccable attention to detail and designing one-of-a-kind projects. Come experience her showroom —Continued on page 40

PASADENA ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE 30 S. San Gabriel Blvd. (at Colorado Blvd.) Pasadena, California 91107 Our architectural merchandise is salvaged from period homes and buildings and can be used in a restoration, remodel or add charm and character to any home or business. Doors, hardware, mantels, columns, furniture, lighting, stained glass, ironwork and garden decor; each embodies craftsmanship and materials not available today. pasadenaarchitecturalsalvage.com 10 to 6 Tuesday - Sunday tel 626.535.9655 toll free 877.535.9603

CALIFORNIA’S LARGEST

VANITY

SHOWROOM OVER 5,000 SQFT.

Traditional Vanities

Making Life Better . . .

$499 to $1399

Modern Vanities $387 to $2499

Sinks Faucets

PACIFIC

Bathtubs custom driveways and patios

818.244.4000

www.pacificpavingstone.com Lifetime warranty against cracking and earthquake resistant

One stone at a time

Paving stones are 4 times stronger than poured concrete

Call for a

FREE Estimate

We have our own crews, trained to deliver the highest quality Featured on HGTV, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and the Pasadena Showcase House of Design six years in a row!

MODERN

B AT H R O O M www.modernbathroom.com 2424 N. SAN FERNANDO RD LOS ANGELES, 90065

888-522-8476 Open 7 Days

Over 25,000

Fabric Samples! The Complete Interior Market Place Visit our showroom - for your Interior Design needs ~ Interior Design Consultation ~ Finer Furniture Lines ~ Carpets & Rugs La Canada Furniture 1019 Foothill Blvd., La Canada 818.790.6745


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with more than 25,000 designer fabric samples as well as extensive furniture lines. For in-house and do-it-yourself clientele, she has a full-service interior design staff available to assist you with all your decorating inquiries. 1019 Foothill Blvd., La CaĂąada. Call (818)790-6745. Divineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Furniture â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Although Divine's has been Monterey Park's best-known landmark since 1932, it is the San Gabriel Valley's best-kept secret. It offers a wide selection of American and European fine-quality furniture and antiques and one of the largest selections of Tiffany-style lighting. Browse in its large showrooms to get decorating ideas. Real quality can be purchased at reasonable prices with the help of Divineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experienced and knowledgeable staff. Come see what you've been missing. 802 E. Garvey Ave., Monterey Park.

Call (626) 280-8484.

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with more than 25,000 designer fabric samples as well as extensive furniture lines. For in-house and do-it-yourself clientele, she has a full-service interior design staff available to assist you with all your decorating inquiries. 1019 Foothill Blvd., La CaĂąada. Call (818)790-6745. Divineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Furniture â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Although Divine's has been Monterey Park's best-known landmark since 1932, it is the San Gabriel Valley's best-kept secret. It offers a wide selection of American and European fine-quality furniture and antiques and one of the largest selections of Tiffany-style lighting. Browse in its large showrooms to get decorating ideas. Real quality can be purchased at reasonable prices with the help of Divineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experienced and knowledgeable staff. Come see what you've been missing. 802 E. Garvey Ave., Monterey Park.

Call (626) 280-8484.

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Granite Transformations â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Featured on HGTVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Home 2005,â&#x20AC;? this unique company introduces exciting alternatives to traditional countertop and surfacing choices. Granite Transformations brought its revolutionary product to the United States in 2001, after opening in 1996 in Australia and New Zealand. Its lines of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rocksolid Granit,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cristallinoâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mosaicsâ&#x20AC;? are manufactured from the finest stones and granite in the world. They are made of 95 percent natural granite stone and a special formulated polymer that provides greater strength and durability, making it scratch, stain and heat resistant. And theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re backed by a limited lifetime guarantee. Have the elegance and beauty of fine granite countertops and designer glass mosaic backsplashes without demolition and the typical disruptions of remodeling projects. 2601 N. San

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Building your Insurance and Financial Future...

...One Block at a Time. You shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to go from company to company to ensure that all your insurance and financial needs are being met. Likewise, you deserve more than a one-sizefits-all solution. What this means for you is true one-stop shopping for everything from your personal car insurance to your mortgage refinancing to your companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compensation insurance. Plus, our long-standing relationship with the carriers and ability to combine policies allows us to get you the very best rates and premiums available. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll receive custom solutions for all your insurance and financial needs including: â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial Insurance â&#x20AC;˘ Personal Insurance â&#x20AC;˘ Life & Health Insurance â&#x20AC;˘ Financial Planning â&#x20AC;˘ Mortgages, Loans and Refinancing Call us today: (626) 799-7813 and see why we stack up so well.

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Merle Norman — Stop in for a free beauty consultation and pick up a free gift, but be forewarned that you won’t be able to stop there. Kim Kelly and Kris Kline have all your beauty needs covered; it’s like having a personal makeup artist, skin consultant and beauty magazine editor all under one roof! Sharing information on the latest skin care and the newest trends in makeup, you will not find a more beautiful fun place to relax. You should never be too busy to be beautiful, and now Kim and Kris make it convenient and affordable. Call (818) 249-1743.

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Pattyes Closet — For over a decade Renee has been bringing us the most eclectic selection in Vintage market today. From the Westside to the O.C. you will not find a more hand selected collection, customers arrive with bags of treasures everyday so there is always a revolving selection. Studio Stylist have come to rely on Renee’s selection for the hard to find pieces, as well

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Frank’s Famous Kitchen — Everything coming out of this kitchen is made from fresh ingredients, so there’s no feeling guilt when dining out at Frank’s. It offers a variety of comfort foods from boxed lunches, meatloaf, spaghetti and homemade soups to chicken pot pie just like mom used to make. Indulge in Frank’s famous cookies, from traditional chocolate chip to peanut butter toffee, as well as the world-famous warm cinnamon rolls that I recommend you arrive early for. Make it a la mode with your choice of 26 different flavors of Dr. Bob’s handcrafted ice cream, or you can ask for a scoop in a tall glass of old-fashioned soda fountain drinks. Frank’s also gives back to the community by raising money and supporting our children’s schools. Holiday and event catering is Frank’s specialty. Frank’s Famous Kitchen, 3315 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Call (818) 2496100, or visit www.franksfamous.com.

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as original and custom creations. Bring your old wardrobe and leave with heavenly goods. Pattyes Closet, 2422 Honolulu Ave, call (818) 957-5713.

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Swanson’s Furniture — Since 1945, the Swanson Family has offered fine, quality home furnishings and accessories to match your budget and style. Visit the 6,000-square-foot, extensive showroom of fine collections by Pennsylvania House, Harden, Tommy Bahama and other top designers. Interior designer services are offered as a courtesy to clientele during the purchase procedure, and designers will visit your home for a complementary consultation. Don and Bob Swanson are proud to carry on the family tradition of offering excellent service, uncompromising value and quality furniture, from casual to traditional. Their collection offers an extensive array of wood finishes and fabrics that will enhance and complete any home décor. Open Mon. through Sat., from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 2678 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. (818) 249-7943.

4) Bella — If you’re looking to buy a gift,

you’re sure to be generous after walking into Bella. This one stop shop has a great collection of everything you need to please even the most finicky of friends. With a unique selection of candles, books and handpicked jewelry, Bella has something for everyone. Stop in for a new fall look with hip and modern looks from Red Engine Denim, Soul Revival, P.J. Salvage and Jenny Han. Don’t forget the elegant gift wrapping! And you may as well purchase some of the Aroma Natural Candles for yourself since you’ll miss the beautiful smell that fills Bella when you get home. New Fall arrivals daily! 2225 Honolulu Ave. Montrose, call (818) 957-6057.

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Tender Treasures — For over 23 years! Offering a large selection of casual, whimsical clothing and accessories for women and children like the New Tea Collection, Flax, Barefoot Dreams and the must haves of the Pandora Jewelry Collection. This is the perfect place to get an adorable baby gift for the new mommy or register for your own baby shower. Visit www.tendertreasures.com.

Bistro Verdu — A welcoming neighborhood gem found in the quaint village of Montrose, Bistro Verdu offers refined food with a focus on French and Spanish Mediterranean. Creative nightly specials are available. Hours for dinner are Wednesday through Sunday 5pm to 10pm. Wednesday nights 3 course prix fixe menu $28.00 pp. Thursday nights half-price selected bottles of wine and Sunday night features a 3 course Country Dinner $25.00 pp. Don’t forget the amazing Sunday Brunch 10:30 to 2:30, you will feel as though you are in the South of France! Pasadena Weekly raves about this place. Stop by and see why the critics are crazy for Bistro Verdu. Call for Reservations. 3459 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale, call (818) 541 1532.

Posh — Ahoy there mateys! Isabella Fiore's Pirates have arrived! Betsy Johnson and Francesco Biasia are on board with their hottest new handbags for fall. You'll find Michelle Roy jewelry, Prada & Ferragamo sunglasses, Michael Kors watches, Franchi evening bags & Haley Bob shoes not to mention designer perfumes and the just arrived Ebba Los Angeles Candles! If you are looking for just the right accessory or the perfect gift, you're sure to find it at Posh Accessories. Come see what treasures are in store for you! Posh Accessories, 3519 N. Verdugo Rd. Call (818)541-7674.

Feeling groovy? The “fab” look for Fall features graphic eyes, sheer, gorgeous lips and subtly hued cheeks. Come in for your thoroughly mod-ern makeover!

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An Occasion To Celebrate — Now is the time to plan your holiday parties and ordering your personalized holiday cards! Teresa Woolsen creates memorable Halloween, Thanksgiving and holiday cards with exquisite handmade fabrics and materials. For the month of Sept. Teresa will offer free printing on envelopes with any purchase of holiday cards. She and her staff will create stunning and memorable invitations, stationery and announcements within your budget for all of your holiday celebrations! An Occasion to Celebrate also carries a wonderful selection of invitation lines from around the country. Event Planners have come to depend on Teresa for faster, easier and more cost-effective services, and now you can too! 2409 Honolulu Ave., Ste. 4, Montrose, call (818) 248-9991, or visit www.invitations.la.

—Megan and the kids

Honolulu Ave

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Ocean View Blvd

Merle Norman — Stop in for a free beauty consultation and pick up a free gift, but be forewarned that you won’t be able to stop there. Kim Kelly and Kris Kline have all your beauty needs covered; it’s like having a personal makeup artist, skin consultant and beauty magazine editor all under one roof! Sharing information on the latest skin care and the newest trends in makeup, you will not find a more beautiful fun place to relax. You should never be too busy to be beautiful, and now Kim and Kris make it convenient and affordable. Call (818) 249-1743.

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Pattyes Closet — For over a decade Renee has been bringing us the most eclectic selection in Vintage market today. From the Westside to the O.C. you will not find a more hand selected collection, customers arrive with bags of treasures everyday so there is always a revolving selection. Studio Stylist have come to rely on Renee’s selection for the hard to find pieces, as well

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Frank’s Famous Kitchen — Everything coming out of this kitchen is made from fresh ingredients, so there’s no feeling guilt when dining out at Frank’s. It offers a variety of comfort foods from boxed lunches, meatloaf, spaghetti and homemade soups to chicken pot pie just like mom used to make. Indulge in Frank’s famous cookies, from traditional chocolate chip to peanut butter toffee, as well as the world-famous warm cinnamon rolls that I recommend you arrive early for. Make it a la mode with your choice of 26 different flavors of Dr. Bob’s handcrafted ice cream, or you can ask for a scoop in a tall glass of old-fashioned soda fountain drinks. Frank’s also gives back to the community by raising money and supporting our children’s schools. Holiday and event catering is Frank’s specialty. Frank’s Famous Kitchen, 3315 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Call (818) 2496100, or visit www.franksfamous.com.

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Swanson’s Furniture — Since 1945, the Swanson Family has offered fine, quality home furnishings and accessories to match your budget and style. Visit the 6,000-square-foot, extensive showroom of fine collections by Pennsylvania House, Harden, Tommy Bahama and other top designers. Interior designer services are offered as a courtesy to clientele during the purchase procedure, and designers will visit your home for a complementary consultation. Don and Bob Swanson are proud to carry on the family tradition of offering excellent service, uncompromising value and quality furniture, from casual to traditional. Their collection offers an extensive array of wood finishes and fabrics that will enhance and complete any home décor. Open Mon. through Sat., from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 2678 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. (818) 249-7943.

4) Bella — If you’re looking to buy a gift,

you’re sure to be generous after walking into Bella. This one stop shop has a great collection of everything you need to please even the most finicky of friends. With a unique selection of candles, books and handpicked jewelry, Bella has something for everyone. Stop in for a new fall look with hip and modern looks from Red Engine Denim, Soul Revival, P.J. Salvage and Jenny Han. Don’t forget the elegant gift wrapping! And you may as well purchase some of the Aroma Natural Candles for yourself since you’ll miss the beautiful smell that fills Bella when you get home. New Fall arrivals daily! 2225 Honolulu Ave. Montrose, call (818) 957-6057.

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Tender Treasures — For over 23 years! Offering a large selection of casual, whimsical clothing and accessories for women and children like the New Tea Collection, Flax, Barefoot Dreams and the must haves of the Pandora Jewelry Collection. This is the perfect place to get an adorable baby gift for the new mommy or register for your own baby shower. Visit www.tendertreasures.com.

Bistro Verdu — A welcoming neighborhood gem found in the quaint village of Montrose, Bistro Verdu offers refined food with a focus on French and Spanish Mediterranean. Creative nightly specials are available. Hours for dinner are Wednesday through Sunday 5pm to 10pm. Wednesday nights 3 course prix fixe menu $28.00 pp. Thursday nights half-price selected bottles of wine and Sunday night features a 3 course Country Dinner $25.00 pp. Don’t forget the amazing Sunday Brunch 10:30 to 2:30, you will feel as though you are in the South of France! Pasadena Weekly raves about this place. Stop by and see why the critics are crazy for Bistro Verdu. Call for Reservations. 3459 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale, call (818) 541 1532.

Posh — Ahoy there mateys! Isabella Fiore's Pirates have arrived! Betsy Johnson and Francesco Biasia are on board with their hottest new handbags for fall. You'll find Michelle Roy jewelry, Prada & Ferragamo sunglasses, Michael Kors watches, Franchi evening bags & Haley Bob shoes not to mention designer perfumes and the just arrived Ebba Los Angeles Candles! If you are looking for just the right accessory or the perfect gift, you're sure to find it at Posh Accessories. Come see what treasures are in store for you! Posh Accessories, 3519 N. Verdugo Rd. Call (818)541-7674.

Feeling groovy? The “fab” look for Fall features graphic eyes, sheer, gorgeous lips and subtly hued cheeks. Come in for your thoroughly mod-ern makeover!

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A Store for Women and Children featuring The Tea Collection for Little Citizens of the World (available in-store and on our website) 2280 Honolulu Ave. Montrose, California 91020 818.248.2260 Shop online at www.TenderTreasures.com


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11) Apple Car t — As you pass under the green and white striped awning and through the berry red door, you can see how the Apple Cart has the greatest selection of “gifts for all seasons”. Bring your gift list and find everything from specialty foods, clothing, home décor and jewelry for your special friends and family.They have hand embroidered pillows from every state that make great travel gifts! There is free gift wrap on every item and new inventory everyday. Serving the La Canada area for the past 25 years, customer service is their specialty and a warm greeting from owner Peggy Stevens and her friendly staff is a priority when you enter. No wonder they were named Les Tupper Business of the Year for 2006! 1518 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada. (818) 952-3342.

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Sunday October 15, 2006 1pm-5pm

frockx 5) Frockx — Lynette has a portfolio that most established designers and retailers would kill for. Featured in endless magazines including “InStyle,”“Lucky” and “Us Weekly,” Frockx has fabulous designer clothing, accessories and gifts from Nanette Lepore, Tracy Reese, Ella Moss, Plenty, Milly, Cynthia Steffe and Walter. You’ll also find the largest jean selection in the foothills, including the hardto-find Live and Union styles. There are candles, perfume and gifts galore—and don’t forget to ask for the free gift wrap. With the most beautiful home coming and holiday dresses arriving daily! With the cutest dresses and shoes to keep you dancing all night, it’s no wonder this is the new secret celebrity hang out. Don’t forget to check out the September sale offerings, and, for goodness sakes, bring your autograph book! Open 7 days a week. Frockx, 1111B Foothill Blvd. Call (818) 949-4429.

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9) Penelope’s Café, Books & Galler y — Nestle in a comfy Queen Anne chair with a good book and a cup of tea in front of a cozy fire. Or enjoy a gourmet lunch with the girls on a lazy Saturday, all while enjoying fine art and live entertainment. Owners Penelope and Lawrence Moss have created a beautiful patio oasis with soothing fountains to help you have a relaxing meal.They use only the freshest ingredients in their delicious soups, salads and specialty quiches. And you’ll find the perfect gifts from their unique selection of books and special items. Put them at the top of your “To-Do” list today! 1029 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Call (818) 790-4386, or visit www.penelopescafe.com.

6) Intimo — I’ll bet you never knew your bra didn’t fit properly — that is, unless you’ve been to see Kathy lately.She is a stickler for finding just the right size; you will wonder how you ever lived without her. She carries fine intimate apparel from top designers like Vera Wang, Cosabella, Hanky Panky, Fleurt and PJ Salvage.Generations visit this boutique and shop side by side for sleepwear, panties and cutting edge undergarment technology.I will never shop at a department store or chain megastore when I can slip into Intimo and have Kathy guide me with her years of knowledge and exquisite collections. Brides flock from far away to consult on the perfect undergarment for their special night, and teens stop in for their first bras.Kathy will change the way you shop for undergarments forever.Check out their hot new sale happening all through September. Intimo, 637A Foothill Blvd. Call (818) 790-2479.

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10) S ossi Collec tion — Sossi is in the business of making dreams come true! From flawless diamonds to the most charming jewelry, Sossi will help you choose the piece that will take your breath away. Cutting-edge designs and quality that will last a lifetime make up the collection that has publicists on the phone booking red carpet events months in advance. If you have always wanted a professional jeweler, then look no further. Sossi is available for consultation for that special gift for a teacher or that one-of-a-kind piece that will be passed down for generations. Customer service is her specialty. Stop in and take advantage of the free jewelry cleaning. Sossi Collection, 837 Foothill Blvd. Call (818) 330-2312, or visit www.sossicollection.com.

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Baby Cakes — Seen on HGTV, Shannon offers a vast array of services to make decorating easy. Plan a new nursery or redo your toddler’s room. From paint chips, wall décor and furniture selection to bedding choices, window treatments and room accessories, let her and Angela make your dreams come true. Call for a complimentary in-home design appointment. (818) 952-6637.

2) Carpe Diem Event Planning & Design makes its way into the La Cañada realm, with celebrity event expert Slomique Hawrylo. Her delicate attention to detail differentiates between the ordinary and the most extraordinary events. Carpe Diem specializes in any event that you want to make the talk of the town. Call (818) 951-6513. 3) Eiji’s Florist — San Gabriel Valley’s premier florist, Eiji’s is the go-to florist for those in the know. Its oneof-a-kind creations are seen at the most spectacular weddings, on school teachers’ desks and every

where in between. Let the staff at Eiji’s help create a lasting impression for you. Call (818) 790-5766

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Trifles — Mark your calendar! Gary Vaillancourt of Vaillancourt Folk Art is coming to Trifles on Sunday October 15th. Nestled in the wooded countryside of Sutton, Massachusetts, Vaillancourt Folk Art captures the magic of Christmas throughout the year. In a 19th Century New England mill, collectible chalk ware Santas and Father Christmases are created using old chocolate moulds in limited editions. Each figurine portrays a distinctive character that recalls a rich heritage of holidays gone, captured in a collectible piece whose value will last for generations. Call (818) 952-0990.

8) Leisa Alexander is known for having the most beautiful smile in the foothills as well as being La Cañada’s most sought-after home loan consultant. Customer service is her specialty. Providing solutions, creating suggestions and advising her clientele are just a few of the services for which she is known. Call (818) 949-5821.

11) Botanicals — Imagine how pleased your hostess will be when you present her with a beautiful orchid or topiary. Green thumb friends will be tickled to receive our gloves, gardening shoes and yummy botanical bath and body gifts. Gourmet Foods. Come see their new fall handbags as well as paper goods, linens, candles and new pottery. Until the end of October, they will have a beautiful selection of pumpkins on display for you to create arrangements, jack-o-lanterns or soup tureens! Marlene Dusbiber’s Fall woodcarvings start arriving soon so bring your party planning and gift list! 1341 Foothill Blvd. Call (818) 790-7110, or visit www.shopbotanicals.com

CLASSIC NURSERY NECESSITIES Beautiful Nursery Design • Custom Bedding • Gifts and Accessories • 831 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada, California 91011 www.babycakesLA.com phone : 818-952-6637 fax : 818-952-7245


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11) Apple Car t — As you pass under the green and white striped awning and through the berry red door, you can see how the Apple Cart has the greatest selection of “gifts for all seasons”. Bring your gift list and find everything from specialty foods, clothing, home décor and jewelry for your special friends and family.They have hand embroidered pillows from every state that make great travel gifts! There is free gift wrap on every item and new inventory everyday. Serving the La Canada area for the past 25 years, customer service is their specialty and a warm greeting from owner Peggy Stevens and her friendly staff is a priority when you enter. No wonder they were named Les Tupper Business of the Year for 2006! 1518 Foothill Blvd. La Cañada. (818) 952-3342.

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1528 Foothill Blvd. La Canada, CA 91011

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“Making dreams a reality.”

leisa_patterson-alexander@countrywide.com

Mark your calendar Gary Vaillancourt is coming to town.

Sunday October 15, 2006 1pm-5pm

frockx 5) Frockx — Lynette has a portfolio that most established designers and retailers would kill for. Featured in endless magazines including “InStyle,”“Lucky” and “Us Weekly,” Frockx has fabulous designer clothing, accessories and gifts from Nanette Lepore, Tracy Reese, Ella Moss, Plenty, Milly, Cynthia Steffe and Walter. You’ll also find the largest jean selection in the foothills, including the hardto-find Live and Union styles. There are candles, perfume and gifts galore—and don’t forget to ask for the free gift wrap. With the most beautiful home coming and holiday dresses arriving daily! With the cutest dresses and shoes to keep you dancing all night, it’s no wonder this is the new secret celebrity hang out. Don’t forget to check out the September sale offerings, and, for goodness sakes, bring your autograph book! Open 7 days a week. Frockx, 1111B Foothill Blvd. Call (818) 949-4429.

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Leisa P. Alexander Senior Home Loan Consultant

(818) 949-5821 Direct (818) 790-2321 Fax (626) 840-4511 Cell

9) Penelope’s Café, Books & Galler y — Nestle in a comfy Queen Anne chair with a good book and a cup of tea in front of a cozy fire. Or enjoy a gourmet lunch with the girls on a lazy Saturday, all while enjoying fine art and live entertainment. Owners Penelope and Lawrence Moss have created a beautiful patio oasis with soothing fountains to help you have a relaxing meal.They use only the freshest ingredients in their delicious soups, salads and specialty quiches. And you’ll find the perfect gifts from their unique selection of books and special items. Put them at the top of your “To-Do” list today! 1029 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Call (818) 790-4386, or visit www.penelopescafe.com.

6) Intimo — I’ll bet you never knew your bra didn’t fit properly — that is, unless you’ve been to see Kathy lately.She is a stickler for finding just the right size; you will wonder how you ever lived without her. She carries fine intimate apparel from top designers like Vera Wang, Cosabella, Hanky Panky, Fleurt and PJ Salvage.Generations visit this boutique and shop side by side for sleepwear, panties and cutting edge undergarment technology.I will never shop at a department store or chain megastore when I can slip into Intimo and have Kathy guide me with her years of knowledge and exquisite collections. Brides flock from far away to consult on the perfect undergarment for their special night, and teens stop in for their first bras.Kathy will change the way you shop for undergarments forever.Check out their hot new sale happening all through September. Intimo, 637A Foothill Blvd. Call (818) 790-2479.

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he hottest new shopping district is now hotter than ever! Construction is complete and the area is absolutely beautiful and well worth the wait. La Canada is becoming the trendiest shopping destination in Southern California. The ladies are having their final summer sales and gearing up for the fall. Shopping is exciting with exotic wedding rings, the latest in high-end lingerie and Nicholas Mosse Pottery products. While you’re shopping, you can even stop in to research a new home loan or pick up the cutest teacher gifts. How about a beautiful custom nursery or a gourmet patio lunch? You’ll find the most sought-after event planner in the business, handcrafted folk art, beautiful floral arrangements—you name it! These ladies and their excellent customer service are the reason shopping divas from far and wide are flocking to “The District.” Come see the beautiful new boulevard……….. — Charlie

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10) S ossi Collec tion — Sossi is in the business of making dreams come true! From flawless diamonds to the most charming jewelry, Sossi will help you choose the piece that will take your breath away. Cutting-edge designs and quality that will last a lifetime make up the collection that has publicists on the phone booking red carpet events months in advance. If you have always wanted a professional jeweler, then look no further. Sossi is available for consultation for that special gift for a teacher or that one-of-a-kind piece that will be passed down for generations. Customer service is her specialty. Stop in and take advantage of the free jewelry cleaning. Sossi Collection, 837 Foothill Blvd. Call (818) 330-2312, or visit www.sossicollection.com.

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Baby Cakes — Seen on HGTV, Shannon offers a vast array of services to make decorating easy. Plan a new nursery or redo your toddler’s room. From paint chips, wall décor and furniture selection to bedding choices, window treatments and room accessories, let her and Angela make your dreams come true. Call for a complimentary in-home design appointment. (818) 952-6637.

2) Carpe Diem Event Planning & Design makes its way into the La Cañada realm, with celebrity event expert Slomique Hawrylo. Her delicate attention to detail differentiates between the ordinary and the most extraordinary events. Carpe Diem specializes in any event that you want to make the talk of the town. Call (818) 951-6513. 3) Eiji’s Florist — San Gabriel Valley’s premier florist, Eiji’s is the go-to florist for those in the know. Its oneof-a-kind creations are seen at the most spectacular weddings, on school teachers’ desks and every

where in between. Let the staff at Eiji’s help create a lasting impression for you. Call (818) 790-5766

7)

Trifles — Mark your calendar! Gary Vaillancourt of Vaillancourt Folk Art is coming to Trifles on Sunday October 15th. Nestled in the wooded countryside of Sutton, Massachusetts, Vaillancourt Folk Art captures the magic of Christmas throughout the year. In a 19th Century New England mill, collectible chalk ware Santas and Father Christmases are created using old chocolate moulds in limited editions. Each figurine portrays a distinctive character that recalls a rich heritage of holidays gone, captured in a collectible piece whose value will last for generations. Call (818) 952-0990.

8) Leisa Alexander is known for having the most beautiful smile in the foothills as well as being La Cañada’s most sought-after home loan consultant. Customer service is her specialty. Providing solutions, creating suggestions and advising her clientele are just a few of the services for which she is known. Call (818) 949-5821.

11) Botanicals — Imagine how pleased your hostess will be when you present her with a beautiful orchid or topiary. Green thumb friends will be tickled to receive our gloves, gardening shoes and yummy botanical bath and body gifts. Gourmet Foods. Come see their new fall handbags as well as paper goods, linens, candles and new pottery. Until the end of October, they will have a beautiful selection of pumpkins on display for you to create arrangements, jack-o-lanterns or soup tureens! Marlene Dusbiber’s Fall woodcarvings start arriving soon so bring your party planning and gift list! 1341 Foothill Blvd. Call (818) 790-7110, or visit www.shopbotanicals.com

CLASSIC NURSERY NECESSITIES Beautiful Nursery Design • Custom Bedding • Gifts and Accessories • 831 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada, California 91011 www.babycakesLA.com phone : 818-952-6637 fax : 818-952-7245


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Brenart Café and Art Gallery — If you love art and eclectic dining, then you must experience this café! Owner David Alon previously opened three art galleries in Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium. Here in Old Pasadena, he has incorporated the art gallery ambiance with a café and restaurant featuring fine European cuisine. Wall art exhibits rotate once a month, and Brenart also features a giant plasma screen television that presents DVD slide shows of local artists’ collections. Open from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily except on Monday evenings and Sundays, when art openings are h e l d . 5 3 E . Un i o n S t . , Pasadena. Call (626)796-7460.

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ON SEPT. 30, DESCANSO GARDENS welcomes Brian Boyl and Krystina Castella, authors of “Discovering Nature’s Alphabet,” a collection of photographs of found letters in nature. The vibrantly colored pages reveal the wondrously intricate patterns to be found in nature. That even the seemingly arbitrary shapes of our linear alphabet can be found there subtly hints at its fundamentally pictorial origins. According to Boyl and Castella, a married couple who teach at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, a trip to Joshua Tree in 2000 is what got it all started. They were taking photos when Castella remarked that one tree looked remarkably like a Y. That’s when they decided to try to find all the letters of the alphabet. “It took us three years to find a whole alphabet,” says Boyl with a laugh. “We accumulated over 2,000 images from places close to home and also Florida, Hawaii, Yellowstone [National Park], Idaho, Montana, Arizona, Washington.” At first, the project was just a fun exercise for the two avid backpackers and campers, until one day when they were taking pictures of an “I” shape at the Laguna Beach tide pools. A small boy approached Castella and asked why she was taking

a picture of “just a rock.” When Boyl and Castella explained their project to the boy, he and his friends became really excited about helping the couple look for alphabet shapes in the tide pools. Inspired by the children’s enthusiasm, the couple decided to develop their project into a book. The result is a stunning display of naturally occurring alphabet shapes, some so accurate it’s hard not to imagine an invisible hand at work. “The idea is really not to just know that there are letters everywhere,” says Castella, who teaches product design and is a volunteer ranger with the National Park Service, “but to notice that everything is more than what it is.” To accompany the book, the authors developed teaching curricula for young children (which they have placed on their Web site). Their hope is that teachers can use the lessons to bring to kids a greater appreciation of the world around them. “We want to have kids slow down, observe nature and respect it more,” says Boyl. “It seems like people drive by 60 miles an hour down the freeway and never just stop and see how much beauty is in this one little centimeter. “One of the most amazing things is it’s really easy to get out into nature in Los Angeles, com-

pared to other cities. … In 30 minutes, you can be in mountains.” “Our objective isn’t really book sales,” adds Castella. “Our objective is to kind of get people thinking about this idea or having people look at nature differently.” For their Descanso Gardens appearance, Castella and Boyl have prepared a multimedia presentation about the evolution of their book and how their exploration hikes have inspired children, teens and adults to appreciate nature and its ability to inspire creativity. They will also be taking both children and adults outside to find their own nature’s alphabet. For urban parents eager to incorporate nature into their children’s lives, this event is a step in the right direction. AM Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Call (818) 949-4200, or visit www.descansogardens.org. Visit the authors’ Web site at www.discoveringnaturesalphabet.com. Nikki Bazar is editor of Verdugo Monthly magazine, a sister publication of Arroyo. ARROYO ~ SEPTEMBER 2006 ~ 51


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AKE A LOOK AROUND YOU WHEN YOU’RE WALKING the streets, and chances are that Agustin Garza has influenced the way you see the Los Angeles area. That’s because the founder of Pasadena-based Garza Group Communications and president of the L.A. chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts has also been at the helm of the highly successful “See My LA” campaign, in which celebrities adorn posters quoting them on their favorite parts of Los Angeles. Head south to Mexico City, and you’ll find Garza’s unique vision also imprinting that world capital. Garza, who was born in Mexico City, has found plenty of work in boosting his hometown’s image with another citywide campaign. But he has also embraced Pasadena so thoroughly in the past 20 years that he has been called “the new Pasadenan” by no less than the city’s director of cultural affairs, Jonathon Glus. As a dual citizen of both the United States and Mexico, Garza finds himself living the American dream while still embracing the culture of his native land. And it is that understanding of the cultural divide between the nations that has made cities and corporations on both sides of the border seek out his unique marketing vision for strategy positioning, product naming, brand identity and new media concepts for the Internet and podcasts. “I opened the business in 1987, at a time when the free trade agreement [NAFTA] between Latin America and the United States was really taking off. I had a natural niche there because of my understanding of the U.S. and Mexican markets,” he recalls. “Our work culture, which is very much the type you find in this country, was very appealing to U.S. com-

panies looking to do business with Latin America because they could relate to us as much as they could rely on us to understand the Latin culture and markets. Similarly, Latin companies saw us as a good resource because we understood the American market.” Garza Group Communications’ biggest successes have come in the fields of real estate, travel and consumer products, with such heavyweight clients as American Express onboard. Over time, his company’s focus has shifted more to the U.S. general market, and he says that today 75 to 80 percent of his clients are based in this country, with destination travel clients such as hotels, resorts and entire cities seeking out the company’s branding advice, in particular, in the hopes of attracting ever more tourists. Garza’s confidence and strong vision might stem partly from his lineage as the grandson of one of Mexico’s presidents, Roque Gonzalez Garza, who took office in 1915 after helping lead the Mexican Revolution as a military general. While Garza notes that his grandfather’s purity of vision — a purity that inspired one historian to label him “the white man of the revolution” — was not upheld over the subsequent decades as corruption seeped into and eventually overtook the nation’s politics, he looks at Mexico’s political rebound over the past six years under outgoing President Vicente Fox with pride. “I still have opinions on Mexican government even though I live here. The last elections represented a really wonderful expression of democracy,” he says, referring to recent national elections that were so —Continued on page 54


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close that Mexico’s Supreme Court stepped in to order a partial recount. “I have no way of knowing if there was corruption, but I think it was a close count, and it’s exciting to see people care so much. I am proud to see a democratic Mexico.” At the same time, his status as a dual citizen has also given him a nuanced take on the current battles over immigration. Garza believes that America’s debate over how far to extend citizenship and social benefits to the ever-burgeoning 54 ~ SEPTEMBER 2006 ~ ARROYO

immigrant population stems not from racism but from unpleasant economic realities. “Historically, this country has been basically an immigrant society, but I think we are getting to the point where the melting pot concept is no longer manageable. I think the systems and policies have outgrown a little bit the freedom with which the whole immigration culture has been handled,” says Garza. “I think we are at the point right now where immigration is placing extraordinary demands on the government and because of that there is a crisis, as opposed to what it used to be, a synergistic relationship of willingness and openess. I don’t see it as discrimination, but more as a systems crisis.”

Garza came to California at age 19 in order to study at the California College of Art and Crafts in San Francisco. He eventually graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he then taught for 11 years. Garza had grown up in Mexico City in a middle-class home as the youngest of six children and the only boy among five sisters. He credits that heavy feminine influence, which was made even greater by the fact that his chemical engineer father died when he was just 4 years old, with the success of his 24-year marriage to Maria, one of his former students from a stint teaching at the University of Mexico City. Garza smiles and laughs easily when describing her as his partner in both life and his business, and takes pride in discussing their family of two sons and one daughter. Beyond his familial passions and his zest for his work lies an unusual interest: a focus on the nomadic tribes of Africa and a zeal for helping their ancient cultures survive. “I’m interested in nomadic tribes of the world, and I’m interested in ancient cultures that are barely hanging in there. The ones in Africa that particularly interest me are the tribes of the Sahara,” he explains. “I’m involved with raising funds to help them preserve their culture. I got that interest from traveling to the Sahara several times, on expeditions that were pretty significant. These are precious because the tribes still walk the earth the way they did at the beginning. I just have a romantic vision that we can help them preserve their lifestyle and still continue to roam the Sahara without being ruined by modernity.” With that vision intact, Garza looks out the window of his Union Street office to the streets of the city he has adopted as his second hometown. Amid the midday bustle of pedestrian traffic hustling to and from lunch destinations, he speaks passionately about Pasadena. “I just love this city. Who wouldn’t? First of all, it’s beautiful, and I always kid about this because people ask, ‘What’s the first thing that comes to mind about Pasadena?,’ and I say ‘beautiful,’” Garza says. “People see the Rose Parade every January while they’re freezing and see Pasadena as a warm, beautiful place. There are very innovative people here, very edgy, trendy, because there’s a very diverse community that lives in Pasadena even if they work in L.A. This environment seems to have qualities of tradition meets innovation that are very appealing to us. Combine that with the architectural and cultural diversity, and you have the perfect city.” AM CARL KOZLOWSKI writes regularly for Pasadena Weekly, the national business magazine Worthwhile and the Web magazine www.arrivistepress.com. He also has had articles published in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and The Progressive.


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BY REBECCA KARPELES ~ PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER RAINONE THE FRONT DOOR WAS LOCKED WHEN I arrived at Babita Mexicuisine in San Gabriel, ready for my meeting with chef-owner Roberto Berrelleza. I knocked. Nothing. There I was, standing in my best interview suit on a noisy, fumy strip of boulevard at 3 p.m. in 100-degree heat. It didn’t take me long to find the open back door, through which I quickly recognized the sounds of a kitchen in the throes of dinner prep: sizzling grills, creaking oven doors being opened and slammed shut. I entered without announcing myself — split seconds count in such heat — only to happen upon the most pleasant sight I’ve witnessed in years: the entire Berrelleza family — father, mother, daughters and new granddaughter, not to mention a line cook or two — in the kitchen. The self-proclaimed “crazy cocinero” was taking care of important business: feeding the staff. Here food aficionados can try Berrelleza’s “Mexicuisine” — corn chowder, huitlacoche soup, Cochinita pibil, chiles rellenos stuffed with crabmeat, or any of the dozen A-list Mexican wines such as Viña de Liceaga Gran Reserva (2001), a killer Merlot from Baja — for an experience beyond their expectations. Tell me about yourself and your connection to Mexican cuisine and cooking. I’m from Sinaloa, from a little port called Topolobampo, about 20 kilometers from Los Mochis. I started my career in the kitchen here in L.A., first as a cook in a Mexican restaurant, and then as a busboy. After that I became a waiter, eventually a captain, then a maitre d’. I was in the front of the house for 16 years, first at the Tower Restaurant, then Francois, then at the Brown Derby. In 1990, I opened my first restaurant in Whittier. Tell me how Babita came to be. Before I came here, the place was called El Emperador Maya, which was a very successful Yucatecan restaurant. The owner was thinking about getting out of the business and offered me the place. At first I 56 ~ SEPTEMBER 2006 ~ ARROYO

thought, “No way. There’s nothing I like about it. There’s no parking, no bar, no location, too small.” But when he finally said, “OK, I’m going to close down,” I thought, “Well, maybe I’ll just get it for my family — my wife and daughters — let them work and play around. I’ll train a couple guys in the kitchen.” Three weeks after we opened, we got [media attention]. From then on, every three or four months someone comes in to write about the restaurant. From the beginning, we’ve been rated very generously. We’ve been very lucky. What would you say is the secret to your success? The food we do here is different, not what people expect. And it works. … People sometimes tell me, “You know, I would bring more friends here if you could just put maybe a burrito or a taco on the menu.” … I can’t tell them that you don’t even find burritos in Mexico. You know, where I come from, a burrito is a fresh-made tortilla, you put a little salt inside and then roll it and

squeeze it so it stays together, and then you just make a little mouth and two ears and you give it to the kids. That’s a burrito. They don’t even sell them in restaurants. This issue of Arroyo is about art. How does the concept of art figure into your cooking and cuisine? When I present something in the dining room, you have no idea how many times I hear, “Oh, I’d rather look at this than eat it!” That to me is something very important. I always want to present Mexican food in a more decorative manner, give it a bit more pizzazz just as you would see in fine Italian or French food. … And of course, it has to taste like art. There are so many Mexican ingredients that are underused or not used in the best manner. With just a little inventiveness, you can create such great things. What is your process in terms of creating a new dish? I see a particular —Continued on page 58


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BY GREG GILLOOLY THE U.S. WINE SCENE IS SO DOMINATED BY CALIFORNIA that it's easy to forget that other states also produce some world-class wines. And now is certainly a good time to venture out of California, because the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon and Washington really are on a roll. Take Washington state, the second-largest wine producer in the United States, with some 48,000 acres in vine and 320 wineries in 2003 (a figure that is still increasing by about 20 a year). Back in 1970, there were just two wineries there, and as recently as 1980 this figure was just 22. Neighboring Oregon isn’t as big a player, with only 13,500 acres or so of vineyard, but it does boast around 250 wineries. That’s no small feat for an industry that didn’t really exist before the 1960s. Indeed, the wine scene in these states has come a long way in a relatively short time, and there is undoubtedly plenty of room for it to develop further. Oregon shares its location on the 45th parallel with the Burgundy region in France, and focuses its attention on the traditional Burgundian varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, though of late the production of Pinot Gris (known in Italy as Pinot Grigio) has picked up. Oregon’s 13,500 acres are located primarily in western Oregon between the Coastal Mountain Range and the Cascades. The Willamette Valley, which runs south from Portland for roughly 100 miles, is the home of Oregon’s most recognized wineries. The climate is moderated by the maritime influence of the Pacific Ocean, and rain is plentiful. Look for the wines of David O’Reilly (Sineann, Owen Roe, and O’Reilly’s), Witness Tree and Domaine Drouhin in your local wine shops. Washington state’s production may be dwarfed by that of California, but it’s still substantial –– and growing by some 5,000 acres of vineyard each year. Cool, damp western Washington state produces very light wines that only really succeed in good vintages; there are relatively few vineyards here. The eastern part of the state, where most of the vineyards are found, has a continental climate: in winter, the extremely low temperatures are cold enough to kill vines one year in six, and in summer the temperatures often soar above 100 degrees. The three main growing regions are the Columbia, Yakima and Walla Walla valleys, with the former being by far the largest. White varieties, Chardonnay primarily, were Washington’s initial focus, but now the emphasis has tipped to red with a ratio of 57 percent red to 43 percent white. Cabernet and Merlot are planted and produced in almost equal proportions, and there is growing acreage of the Rhône Valley’s Syrah, which has adapted well to Washington’s climate and soils, producing engaging full-bodied wines with dark fruit, sweet spice and alluring mocha notes. Quality-oriented Washington wineries of note include Barnard-Griffin, Leonetti and l’Ecole 41. AM Greg Gillooly is the proprietor of Heritage Wine & Spirits in Old Pasadena. Contact him at greg@heritagewinecompany.com.

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Tell me about your clients and how they figure into your process of creation. They don’t approach Babita the way they do other restaurants. When they come here, they’re always questioning. “What are the special soups today?” they ask with an inquisitive grin. They want to know every ingredient in every dish. They are very knowledgeable about wines and food. They are immersed in fine dining. AM Rebecca Karpeles is a food and wine writer, consultant and chef whose work has appeared in Food and Wine, The Wine Enthusiast, The Wine Spectator and many other publications. She has appeared on the TV Food Network, F/X TV and on WE, Women’s Entertainment.


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KACHERIAN IN THE HAUS Sept. 14 through Oct. 7 | HAUS

STAR-STUDDED “FENCES” Through Oct. 1 | Pasadena Playhouse An award-winning play meets an all-star cast at the Pasadena Playhouse. August Wilson’s “Fences” is considered to be one of the playwright’s finest works throughout his impressive career and the highlight of his ten-play series about the 20th-century African-American experience. Laurence Fishburne stars as Troy Maxson, a former Negro Leagues hotshot who finds himself a 53-year-old garbage collector. Fishburne, who won a Tony Award in 1992 for his performance in Wilson’s “Two Trains Running,” reunites with his “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” co-star Angela Bassett, who won a Golden Globe for her uncanny portrayal of Tina Turner in that film. Bryan Clark, Kadeem Hardison, Orlando Jones, Wendell Pierce and Victoria Matthews also star in the powerful play, which won four Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1987. Take part in celebrating August Wilson Day on Sept. 2, which will feature live jazz and a lecture,“The Poetic Narrative of August Wilson: Fences,” delivered by Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis, American Studies scholar and Wilson’s niece; Pasadena Playhouse Artistic Director Sheldon Epps; and Dr. Melvin Donalson, associate professor of English at Cal State University, Los Angeles. The free event begins at 1 p.m., followed by two performances of “Fences” at 5 and 9 p.m. “Fences” runs through Oct. 1 at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 356PLAY, or visit www.pasadenaplayhouse.org.

HAUS, one of the area’s most innovative art galleries, ushers in its fourth year with an exhibition of the paintings of Gegam Kacherian. The artist’s works showcase a quirky understanding of the cosmos, utilizing a colorful palette and abstract images floating in smooth expanses of sky. At times surreal, chaotic and decorative, the paintings are thought-provoking and introspective. A preview reception is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10. Exhibit hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. HAUS, 517 S. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 356-2408, or visit www.hausgallery.com.

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Sept. 3 & 4 | Descanso Gardens Year after year, we bid adieu to summer on Labor Day Weekend. This year, say goodbye to the season with Descanso Gardens at its two-day, fun-packed holiday event. Enjoy the sounds of Celtic Spring — known as the “Von Trapp Family of Celtic Music” — as they perform from 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 3. Come back the following day from 4 to 7 p.m. for “Boddy’s Big Backyard” picnic, where families are welcome to either bring or purchase an outdoor feast and listen to live swing music from the 1930s and ’40s by the Verdugo Swing Society. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. For information, call (818) 9494200, or visit www.DescansoGardens.org.

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NEW JAPANESE GALLERY Sept. 8 | Pacific Asia Museum The Pacific Asia Museum debuts its new Gallery of Japanese Art, which houses the institution’s extensive Japanese collection. The new space includes an authentic tatami mat area with a tokonoma (alcove), along with art and floral displays underneath an opulent 15th-century Buddhist temple ceiling. The gallery’s first rotation, “Splendor and Simplicity,” introduces visitors to the array of styles in Japanese art, from simple tea bowls to vibrant kimonos. Stop by at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 for the public opening of the new permanent gallery and immerse yourself to the fullest in Japanese culture. Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-2742, or visit www.pacificasiamuseum.org.

Sept. 7 | Pasadena Foothill Family Services celebrates its 80th birthday, hosted by Team Hummer, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and opportunity drawings for prizes like USC football tickets, a weekend in Palm Springs and more. The nonprofit organization provides professional counseling, mental health treatment for kids, teens and families and case management and educational services for at-risk children and families. Foothill Family Services, 3007 Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.

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HAPPY 100TH, PASADENA MUSEUM OF HISTORY Sept. 9 | Pasadena Museum of History Celebrate 100 years of the Fenyes Mansion with the Pasadena Museum’s “A Centennial Anniversary Gala” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9, with special guests Dr. and Mrs. Adalbert Fenyes. Enjoy fine dining, dancing and entertainment, including a live auction with items such as four nights

in Hawaii or a four-night jungle vacation in Costa Rica. Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena. Call (626) 577-1660, ext. 10, or visit www.pasadenahistory.org.

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING & CELEBRATING BUKOWSKI Sept. 9 & 20 | The Huntington Library The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens hosts a wealth of events this month, and here are two to mark on your calendar. Artist David Guang Zhang, instructor at the Pacific Asia Museum, demonstrates the art of Chinese brush painting from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9 amongst examples dating from the 14th century, which are currently on display in “Chrysanthemums on the Eastern Hedge: Gardens and Plants in Chinese Art.” Both adults and children can try their hand at the ancient technique. At 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, “Celebrating Bukowski” looks at the life of the quintessential L.A. poet following the recent gift of his papers to the library. KPCC’s “Air Talk” host, Larry Mantle, moderates the event. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Call (626) 405-2100, or visit www.huntington.org.

FOOD, WINE & JAZZ IN THE PARK Sept. 10 | Monrovia Monrovia’s Library Park is the scene of the fifth annual Food,

Wine & Jazz Festival. Attendees can take in the tastes of various area restaurants and enjoy wine from California vintners. Jazz group Swing 4 Sale provides music for the event, which runs from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the local nonprofit Friends of the Library, which works to stimulate use and appreciation of the library. Presale tickets are $50; $60 at the door. Library Park, 300 block of Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia. Call (626) 303-6600.

PEACE THROUGH MUSIC Sept. 16 | First Church of the Nazarene The goals of the Pasadena Human Relations Commission are “to engage in activities designed to aid in elimination of prejudice, intolerance and discrimination ... and to assist the City in achieving better intergroup understanding among residents.” To help achieve those admirable goals, the Commission presents a benefit concert each September since 1998. NBC 4 TV news reporter Furnell Chatman will emcee the event, which will benefit PHRC and local school programs promoting peace. Entertainers will include jazz trumpeter Nolan Shaheed, country and gospel artist Eddie Cunningham, gospel group Ruth Davis and the Mountain Climbers, Lil Maxso (“the world’s youngest rapper”), international concert pianist Yin Yin Huang, Louisiana musical group Lala and many more. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre

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CRUZ’N FOR ROSES Sept. 17 | South Pasadena

Theatrical repertory company A Noise Within kicks off its 15th anniversary season with a production of the masterpiece “Phaedra,” which takes place in ancient Athens. Theseus, the king, is missing and presumed dead. His son Hippolytus prepares to inherit the throne, and Queen Phaedra has a terrible secret that could destroy the city if it is revealed. Written by Jean Racine, translated by Richard Wilbur and directed by Sabin Epstein, the play opens at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 and runs through November. A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 240-0910, or visit www.anoisewithin.org.

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee boasts the longest-running self-built float in the Tournament of Roses Parade. To help achieve that feat, the Committee hosts Cruz’n for Roses, the 2006 Hot Rod and Classic Car Show. The event takes place along Mission Street (part of historic Route 66) between Fair Oaks Avenue and the Gold Line Mission station from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be hundreds of incredible pre-1975 hot rods, customs and classics, as well as a DJ spinning classic tunes, a silent auction, door prizes, a 50/50 cash raffle, refreshments, food and a variety of exhibits and vendors. This promises to be an entertaining, family-friendly event appropriate for all ages. Vehicle registration is $25 in advance, $35 the day of the event. Call (626) 799-7813, or visit www.SPTOR.com.

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Avon Walks for Breast Cancer is a series of eight events happening nationwide and produced by the Avon Foundation, which helps fund access to treatment and research into a cure for breast cancer; money raised by the walks helps in the effort. Participants can choose between completing a marathon walk of 26.2 miles or a marathon and a half, 39.3 miles. Call (800) 510-WALK, or visit www.avonfoundation.org.

Eat, drink and be merry, all while listening to live music at the Taste of Arcadia event, beginning at 5 p.m. Sept. 18. This outdoor fund-raiser at the L.A. County Arboretum will benefit the American Red Cross Arcadia Chapter. Tickets are $30 presale; $35 at the door. Admission for children ages 10 to 17 is $10; $20 for seniors age 65 and older. L.A. County Arboretum, 301 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Call (626) —Continued on page 68

ANCIENT ATHENS IN GLENDALE Sept. 16 | A Noise Within

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KACHERIAN IN THE HAUS Sept. 14 through Oct. 7 | HAUS

STAR-STUDDED “FENCES” Through Oct. 1 | Pasadena Playhouse An award-winning play meets an all-star cast at the Pasadena Playhouse. August Wilson’s “Fences” is considered to be one of the playwright’s finest works throughout his impressive career and the highlight of his ten-play series about the 20th-century African-American experience. Laurence Fishburne stars as Troy Maxson, a former Negro Leagues hotshot who finds himself a 53-year-old garbage collector. Fishburne, who won a Tony Award in 1992 for his performance in Wilson’s “Two Trains Running,” reunites with his “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” co-star Angela Bassett, who won a Golden Globe for her uncanny portrayal of Tina Turner in that film. Bryan Clark, Kadeem Hardison, Orlando Jones, Wendell Pierce and Victoria Matthews also star in the powerful play, which won four Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1987. Take part in celebrating August Wilson Day on Sept. 2, which will feature live jazz and a lecture,“The Poetic Narrative of August Wilson: Fences,” delivered by Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis, American Studies scholar and Wilson’s niece; Pasadena Playhouse Artistic Director Sheldon Epps; and Dr. Melvin Donalson, associate professor of English at Cal State University, Los Angeles. The free event begins at 1 p.m., followed by two performances of “Fences” at 5 and 9 p.m. “Fences” runs through Oct. 1 at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 356PLAY, or visit www.pasadenaplayhouse.org.

HAUS, one of the area’s most innovative art galleries, ushers in its fourth year with an exhibition of the paintings of Gegam Kacherian. The artist’s works showcase a quirky understanding of the cosmos, utilizing a colorful palette and abstract images floating in smooth expanses of sky. At times surreal, chaotic and decorative, the paintings are thought-provoking and introspective. A preview reception is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10. Exhibit hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. HAUS, 517 S. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 356-2408, or visit www.hausgallery.com.

Gegam Kacherian’s “Sneeze”

Photo by Ondrej Rudavsky

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Sept. 3 & 4 | Descanso Gardens Year after year, we bid adieu to summer on Labor Day Weekend. This year, say goodbye to the season with Descanso Gardens at its two-day, fun-packed holiday event. Enjoy the sounds of Celtic Spring — known as the “Von Trapp Family of Celtic Music” — as they perform from 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 3. Come back the following day from 4 to 7 p.m. for “Boddy’s Big Backyard” picnic, where families are welcome to either bring or purchase an outdoor feast and listen to live swing music from the 1930s and ’40s by the Verdugo Swing Society. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. For information, call (818) 9494200, or visit www.DescansoGardens.org.

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NEW JAPANESE GALLERY Sept. 8 | Pacific Asia Museum The Pacific Asia Museum debuts its new Gallery of Japanese Art, which houses the institution’s extensive Japanese collection. The new space includes an authentic tatami mat area with a tokonoma (alcove), along with art and floral displays underneath an opulent 15th-century Buddhist temple ceiling. The gallery’s first rotation, “Splendor and Simplicity,” introduces visitors to the array of styles in Japanese art, from simple tea bowls to vibrant kimonos. Stop by at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 for the public opening of the new permanent gallery and immerse yourself to the fullest in Japanese culture. Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-2742, or visit www.pacificasiamuseum.org.

Sept. 7 | Pasadena Foothill Family Services celebrates its 80th birthday, hosted by Team Hummer, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and opportunity drawings for prizes like USC football tickets, a weekend in Palm Springs and more. The nonprofit organization provides professional counseling, mental health treatment for kids, teens and families and case management and educational services for at-risk children and families. Foothill Family Services, 3007 Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.

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HAPPY 100TH, PASADENA MUSEUM OF HISTORY Sept. 9 | Pasadena Museum of History Celebrate 100 years of the Fenyes Mansion with the Pasadena Museum’s “A Centennial Anniversary Gala” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9, with special guests Dr. and Mrs. Adalbert Fenyes. Enjoy fine dining, dancing and entertainment, including a live auction with items such as four nights

in Hawaii or a four-night jungle vacation in Costa Rica. Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena. Call (626) 577-1660, ext. 10, or visit www.pasadenahistory.org.

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING & CELEBRATING BUKOWSKI Sept. 9 & 20 | The Huntington Library The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens hosts a wealth of events this month, and here are two to mark on your calendar. Artist David Guang Zhang, instructor at the Pacific Asia Museum, demonstrates the art of Chinese brush painting from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9 amongst examples dating from the 14th century, which are currently on display in “Chrysanthemums on the Eastern Hedge: Gardens and Plants in Chinese Art.” Both adults and children can try their hand at the ancient technique. At 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, “Celebrating Bukowski” looks at the life of the quintessential L.A. poet following the recent gift of his papers to the library. KPCC’s “Air Talk” host, Larry Mantle, moderates the event. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Call (626) 405-2100, or visit www.huntington.org.

FOOD, WINE & JAZZ IN THE PARK Sept. 10 | Monrovia Monrovia’s Library Park is the scene of the fifth annual Food,

Wine & Jazz Festival. Attendees can take in the tastes of various area restaurants and enjoy wine from California vintners. Jazz group Swing 4 Sale provides music for the event, which runs from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the local nonprofit Friends of the Library, which works to stimulate use and appreciation of the library. Presale tickets are $50; $60 at the door. Library Park, 300 block of Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia. Call (626) 303-6600.

PEACE THROUGH MUSIC Sept. 16 | First Church of the Nazarene The goals of the Pasadena Human Relations Commission are “to engage in activities designed to aid in elimination of prejudice, intolerance and discrimination ... and to assist the City in achieving better intergroup understanding among residents.” To help achieve those admirable goals, the Commission presents a benefit concert each September since 1998. NBC 4 TV news reporter Furnell Chatman will emcee the event, which will benefit PHRC and local school programs promoting peace. Entertainers will include jazz trumpeter Nolan Shaheed, country and gospel artist Eddie Cunningham, gospel group Ruth Davis and the Mountain Climbers, Lil Maxso (“the world’s youngest rapper”), international concert pianist Yin Yin Huang, Louisiana musical group Lala and many more. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre

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Theatrical repertory company A Noise Within kicks off its 15th anniversary season with a production of the masterpiece “Phaedra,” which takes place in ancient Athens. Theseus, the king, is missing and presumed dead. His son Hippolytus prepares to inherit the throne, and Queen Phaedra has a terrible secret that could destroy the city if it is revealed. Written by Jean Racine, translated by Richard Wilbur and directed by Sabin Epstein, the play opens at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 and runs through November. A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 240-0910, or visit www.anoisewithin.org.

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee boasts the longest-running self-built float in the Tournament of Roses Parade. To help achieve that feat, the Committee hosts Cruz’n for Roses, the 2006 Hot Rod and Classic Car Show. The event takes place along Mission Street (part of historic Route 66) between Fair Oaks Avenue and the Gold Line Mission station from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be hundreds of incredible pre-1975 hot rods, customs and classics, as well as a DJ spinning classic tunes, a silent auction, door prizes, a 50/50 cash raffle, refreshments, food and a variety of exhibits and vendors. This promises to be an entertaining, family-friendly event appropriate for all ages. Vehicle registration is $25 in advance, $35 the day of the event. Call (626) 799-7813, or visit www.SPTOR.com.

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Avon Walks for Breast Cancer is a series of eight events happening nationwide and produced by the Avon Foundation, which helps fund access to treatment and research into a cure for breast cancer; money raised by the walks helps in the effort. Participants can choose between completing a marathon walk of 26.2 miles or a marathon and a half, 39.3 miles. Call (800) 510-WALK, or visit www.avonfoundation.org.

Eat, drink and be merry, all while listening to live music at the Taste of Arcadia event, beginning at 5 p.m. Sept. 18. This outdoor fund-raiser at the L.A. County Arboretum will benefit the American Red Cross Arcadia Chapter. Tickets are $30 presale; $35 at the door. Admission for children ages 10 to 17 is $10; $20 for seniors age 65 and older. L.A. County Arboretum, 301 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Call (626) —Continued on page 68

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ESIGN IS A MAGICAL ART, with interior designers conjuring visions that leave magicians in the cold. Who needs a rabbit out of a hat? What we need is more space, a new sofa, a transformed kitchen…. No one understands this better than Michele Hughes Hayes. Enter her Web site at www.michelehughesdesign.com, and — voila! — a quotation from Pablo Picasso appears: “Everything you can imagine is real.” The quotation, while meant to inspire clients, also guided Hayes and her husband Eliot when they renovated their home in Pasadena. “I’d love to

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imagine a bigger space,” admits Hayes, “but I am limited because of other choices we’ve made. So I re-interpret how this space reads and design it to its maximum versatility.” In non-designer-speak, this means that, by day, Hayes’ home is her showroom and workplace. “Then at night,” explains Hayes, “it transitions into a cocoon for our lifestyles, a place where my husband and I are comfortable, surrounded by the art, books and music we love.” The house also had to be full of light since Hayes creates best, she says, in an open space. After 64 ~ SEPTEMBER 2006 ~ ARROYO

much thought, several walls were demolished, effectively turning the house into what her mentor Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe called “a machine for living.” Since one of the most important cogs in the Hayes’ machine is their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Aloysius, Hayes’ design for their home, while sophisticated and fresh, does not require that Aloysius be locked in the laundry room. “Aloysius is always getting dirty,” Hayes says with a laugh. “I just make sure the fabrics are washable.” Hayes, who contributes regularly to the Doris Day Animal League and whose Web site features a silhouette of a spaniel, says, “I love to work with clients who have dogs. There’s a free-spiritedness in the air that translates into the design process.”

Underpinning that design process are the people, places and things that have inspired Hayes in the past, whether it’s Lotusland, an estate and botanic garden near Santa Barbara; the fuchsias in her mother’s garden; or an antique chest discovered in Santa Fe. But, unquestionably, Hayes’ most potent guiding spirit is her late grandfather, Allan Adler, a silversmith whose work is on display at The Huntington Library and the Smithsonian Institution. Photos of Grandpa Allan and examples of his work abound throughout the house. “His silver hollowware reminds me of his clean, calm and pure approach to design,” says Hayes, who is no slouch in the design world herself. She has appeared on HGTV’s “Designer’s Challenge” and was nominated for the Sally Sirkin Lewis Award for exceptional creativity and innovation. Last October, Hayes’ home was a stop on the Pasadena ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Kitchens and Interiors tour. Visitors saw that Hayes is an avid collector of decorative art based on the female figure or animals. “It’s nothing pretentious, just a reflection of what we like. Who wants to live in a museum?” asks Hayes. The designer encourages clients to open their own favorite places to others. “Family and friends are the reason we are put on this earth,” says Hayes, who then quotes Diana Vreeland, the legendary editor of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue: “Invite your friends over sooner rather than later.” Ideally, this joie de vivre translates to the magical art of design. “Have fun with the process. Enjoy your self-expression,” Hayes advises. “Beauty is a purpose unto itself.” AM JENINE BAINES is a freelance writer and publicist.


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WIGGLE WAGGLE WALK Sept. 24 | Pasadena The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA invites you, along with your four-legged friend, to the eighth annual Wiggle Waggle Walk for the Animals and Family Fun Fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Pasadena Rose Bowl and Brookside Park. Participants may walk as individuals or as members of a team, with or without a dog, and are asked to raise a minimum of $100. After the walk, enjoy the Family Fun Fair. For more information, call (626) 792-7151, ext. 123, or visit www.phsspca.org.

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GATSBY GALA Sept. 30 | Greene & Greene Blacker House Enjoy alfresco dining, dance under the stars, and participate in a silent auction from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 30 at the You and the Night and the Music event celebrating “The Great Gatsby” at the historic Blacker House. Period-inspired entertainment will be provided by members of the Pasadena POPS Orchestra, as well as a magician, tap dancer and torch singer. The gala benefits the POPS and its educational programs. Tickets are $500. The Blacker House, 675 S. Madison Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 792-7677, ext. 202, or visit www.pasadenapops.org.

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Through Oct. 1 | The Shops on Lake Avenue Only in Pasadena do you have the opportunity to see works by one of Europe’s finest contemporary artists — in a mall. Stop by The Shops on Lake Avenue to see Monica Bonvicini’s “Not for You” installation, which features a confrontational and provocative collection of old and new mixed-media works in the retail space once occupied by Organized Living. This one-of-a-kind, site-specific installation is the second installment of Emi Fontana’s West of Rome series, which takes artists’ projects outside the physical location of her Milan gallery. Curators from MOCA, the UCLA Hammer Museum and even the renowned Art Institute of Chicago have all visited the installation and extolled its importance to the arts community. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; or by appointment until Oct. 1. The Shops on Lake Avenue, 345 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena. Visit www.westofromeinc.com, or email westofromeinc@gmail.com.

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Custom Designed Sofas, Sectionals, Chairs, Sofa Beds Slip Covers Reupholstery Accessories Drapery & Bedding

SOFA INTERIORS — Creating your own custom upholstered furniture can be an exhilarating experience at Sofa Interiors. You can choose from a wide variety of frame styles, designer fabrics, leathers, drapery and bedding. Here is custom-crafted furniture of exceptional quality at unbeatable prices with your complete satisfaction guaranteed. The potential is limitless! Before you buy a sofa or have one re-upholstered, stop by one of the Sofa Interiors showrooms first. Whatever your taste, Sofa Interiors can help you achieve your dreams. Experience the difference! There are a number of locations in the Southland, including Studio City, Valencia and Pasadena (see ad for exact locations). Call for a free consultation with this ad. Courtesy to the trade. For more information, visit www.sofainteriors.com.

CAROUSEL CUSTOM FLOORS Quality Without Compromise

Your ultimate source for fine home products

CAROUSEL FLOORS — This family-owned, 35-year-old company, provides a superb selection along with remarkable service. For hardwood, select from all the top names, including Appalachian Hardwood Floors, pre-finished or finished by expert craftsman. For linoleum, Marmoleum is a natural, eco-friendly, stylish flooring with multiple patterns. Carousel is a Mohawk Color Center, carrying Fabrica, Karastan, Masland and Schumacher to name a few. For area rugs, the store’s motto is: “If you can think it, we can make it.” Free consultations; designers welcome. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; or by appointment. 676 E. Green St., Pasadena. Call (626) 795-8085. PLAZA KITCHEN & BATH — Finally! A large, gracious showroom of semi-custom to custom cabinets, plumbing fixtures, lighting, countertops and hardware is here. Experts Nick Eden and Peter Bedros (with more than 18 years experience each) cater to tastes from very contemporary to elegant traditional. The manufacturers on display include cabinets from Dynasty, Omega and Durasupreme, plumbing fixtures by Mico Designs and Jado, bathtubs by Water Dance, Finishing Touch and Aquatic Industries, with countertops of granite, limestone and travertine. Designers welcome. 676 Green St. Call (626) 396-1772. Open 9-6 Mon-Fri, 10-4 Sat.

KITCHEN CABINETS

The Playhouse District Presents

If you find a better offer we’ll match it or give you $200 guaranteed.

Factory Direct Showrooms

PASADENA

GLENDALE

626.795.7099 644 East Colorado

818.502.1211 5406 San Fernando Rd.

STUDIO CITY 818.487.2708 12344 Ventura Blvd.

Showcasing Art in the Heart of the City's Center of Culture, Commerce and Community

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 14th • 11am - 7pm

Call for Artists HAVE YOUR ART FEATURED IN THE 1ST ANNUAL PASADENA ARTWALK DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES - SEPTEMBER 8th

In Conjunction with Pasadena Arts Weekend OCTOBER 13th - 15th

VALENCIA 661.254.9090 27051 McBean Pkwy.

www.sofainteriors.com

For more information call:

626.744.0340 or visit www.playhousedistrict.org

Featuring: Carpet Rugs Wood Vinyl Linoleum *Designer’s Resource

PLUMBING FIXTURES APPLIANCES HARDWARE FAUCETS AVAILABLE FROM MICO, WATER DÉCOR HANSGROHE AND MORE

210 Fwy Colorado

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El Molino

Art P asadena ArtWalk

COUNTER TOPS

Green

CAROUSEL CUSTOM FLOORS has been at the same location on Green Street at El Molino for 36 years

CABINETS AVAILABLE FROM RON BOW (VANITY CABINETS), ROBERN (MEDICINE CABINETS), OMEGA DURASUPREME AND MORE

In the Playhouse District

676 East Green Street. Pasadena, CA 91101

676 E. Green Street • Pasadena (626) 795-8085

Phone: (626) 396-1772 Fax: (626) 396-0963

M-F 10-5 SAT 10-4 OR BY APPT. CONTRACT LIC: 283612

(corner of El Molino and Green)

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Arroyo Monthly September 2006  

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