This July, find out where the wild things really are at the LA Zoo’s Roaring Nights nighttime series. On July 11, 18, and 25, from 7-10 p.m., guests 18 and older are invited to an after-hours, roaring good time at the LA Zoo.
Take a walk on the wild side at Roaring Nights, where guests will encounter live animals and have the opportunity to chat with zookeepers throughout the night. In addition to all the animal-related activities, the event will have a full bar service and some of the best food trucks in town, such as Crepe’n Around, Komodo Truck, Coolhaus, and Grilled Cheese Truck. Join the dance party with DJ Morningstar by the carousel, or hoof it on over to the petting zoo to listen to stand-up comedy. Local bands such as CHIEF and So Many Wizards will be playing live music for guests as well.
Tickets will be available at the gate each night of the event, and online sales start July 7th at 10 a.m. Admission prices are $15 for Zoo members and $18 for non-members. For more information, visit http://www.lazoo.org/calendar/
Photo courtesy of www.lazoo.org
World-renowned dermatologist, Dr. Zein Obagi, has been defining and advancing skincare for more than 35 years. As Medical Director of ZO Skin Health Inc., Dr. Obagi and his daughter, Sandra Obagi, have opened an office in Pasadena. ZO Skin Health has unique techniques that are customized to correct, improve and perfect any skin type. ZO Skin Health prides itself on providing individuals with products and treatments with a personal touch.
One of the newest and most popular procedures they offer is the Silk Peel. This ultra-hydrating treatment is comprised of customized serums exclusively designed to correct your skin with noticeable results. Depending on your skin type, one of four unique serums is chosen and customized to match your skin needs:
1. The Lumixyl Serum is the first and only scientifically proven serum to correct hyperpigmentation. Published clinical studies shows Lumixyl to be a very effective choice for the treatment of brown spots.
2. The Pore Clarifying Infusion was developed to assist the most problematic skin condition; acne. This process may involve a Pore Clarifying Handpiece attachment designed specifically for patients struggling with acne.
3. The Vitamin-C Pro-Infusion is great to combat sun, stress, and pollution.
4. The Hydrating Pro-Infusion will smooth, hydrate, and calm your skin. This nutrient-rich, hydrating formula will combat the even the driest skin.
After Dr. Obagi was voted as one of Pasadena’s 2013 Top Doctors, a few of our staff members couldn’t resist trying Dr. Obaji’s treatments. They were stunned at the results! For detailed testimonials, visit the ZO Skin Health website.
For questions on treatments and products, visit the Ask Sandra page. You can also use the website to schedule an appointment today!
Hours: Tue-Sat 10 am - 7 pm
120 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, (626) 795-0067
- Michelle Hatcher
photos courtesy of zoskinhealthpasadena.com & yelp.com
What better way to spend a Thursday night than atop a double-decker bus, enjoying a plethora of exquisite wines, the pleasure of great company, and the cool night air as you wind through Pasadena’s architectural gems and AIAPF Design Award-winning projects?
The American Institute of Architecture (AIA) is holding its 6th Annual Get On The Bus Tour on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 5:30-9:00 P.M. The event is an architectural tour of the Pasadena Foothill Chapter area. A red English double-decked bus will be spiriting this traveling roof-party/wine-reception to views of Pasadena, gliding just inches below the extensive urban tree canopy.
The AIA is a substantial professional organization that serves local architects, promotes architecture, and provides resources to the community for professional development and education. It is the voice of the architectural profession and the resource for its members in service to society.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 5:30-9:00 P.M.
$45 - AIAPF Members
$60 - Non-members
$65 - At the door
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.aiapf.org/
Photo courtesy of: aiapf.org
This year’s 5th Annual Women in Business luncheon, held on May 2 in the Horseshoe Garden of the Langham Huntington Hotel, was a lovely affair. Guests were served a delicious gourmet lunch, walked away with a VIP gift bag, and…discovered the key to happiness?
Well, something along those lines. Guest speaker Jamie Naughton, Speaker of the House of Zappos.com, Inc. gave a heartening presentation on how to both inspire and be inspired, as well as how to make happiness a priority in your life. Her presentation included information about the work she does with Zappos to keep both customers and employees happy while ensuring that the company runs smoothly and successfully. Ms. Naughton also presented steps and tips on how to build sustainable happiness, for oneself and for one’s company. In addition to the enlightening presentation from Ms. Naughton, guests were able to peruse several informational tables from organizations and companies around Pasadena.
Guests left the luncheon feeling inspired to deliver happiness in their personal and professional lives, but none more than Nicola Borland, of Nicola Borland Photography, who won our #inspirecreateconnect Instagram challenge. Nicola won a deluxe one-night stay at the Langham Huntington Hotel with breakfast for two on the terrace.
Many thanks to the wonderful sponsors, Wells Fargo, Westfield Santa Anita, and the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer for helping to make the 5th Annual Women in Business Luncheon such a success. We would also like to recognize The Langham Huntington Hotel, Ixora Floral Studio, A1 Party Rentals, Jamie Pham Photography, and Ian Burbage of Sunflower Media for participating in our signature event.
For more pictures of the event, visit our Facebook fan page.
- Rhiannon Yee
Photos courtesy of Jamie Pham Photography and @PasadenaMag
In honor of Pasadena Magazine’s “Luxe Living” Issue, Pasadena Magazine threw “A Fête at the Farmer’s Market” on April 10th at the quaint & artisanal Altadena Farmer’s Market. At this event, a couple of Pasadena’s most luxurious eateries instructed guests on how they could use locally-grown produce to create luxurious treats.
During the fête, a collection of chefs from La Grande Orange Café demonstrated their expert cooking skills in front of admiring crowds. On the menu were LGO classics: the kale salad and beet/cauliflower side dish. Guests also got the inside scoop from mixologists from the 1886 Bar at the Raymond on how to create a Seasonal Daquiri and a Spring Collins. Representatives from the Institute of Domestic Technology showed guests how to roast coffee at home, as well as how to make their own jams and jellies.
In addition to this little lesson in the culinary arts, guests enjoyed a relaxing evening at the market participating in raffles, listening to live music, and getting a little shopping done.
The Altadena Farmer’s Market is open from 4-8 p.m. every Wednesday.
For more photos of the event, visit our Facebook fan page.
Altadena Farmers Market, 600 West Palm Street, Altadena
- Rhiannon Yee
Photos courtesy of Araya Diaz Photography
It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy! Well, that’s the way that Fresh Produce, a leading brand of women and children’s apparel based out of Boulder, Co., wants its customers to feel— effortless, refreshed and vibrant. With over 500 independent retail locations and 26 company-owned stores that include the continental United States to the balmy shores of Hawaii and the Caribbean, Fresh Produce has been dedicated to brightening up wardrobes around the world for nearly three decades. And now Fresh Produce wants to celebrate its brand and especially you, their customer, at its Pasadena location with a three-day celebration entitled Live Life, Enjoy Color: A Coastal Affair. This three day extravaganza will commence Thursday, June 27, with a kickoff reception from 5-7 p.m. at Fresh Produce Pasadena, located on East Colorado Boulevard.
In addition to the tasty refreshments and lively in-store activities at the kickoff reception on June 27, shoppers will have the privilege of meeting esteemed guest, Mary Ellen Vernon, founder of Fresh Produce, on Friday, June 28. Almost three decades after her and her husband’s first sale in a parking lot across the street from the coliseum in the 1984 Olympics, Mary Ellen is still the leader and main inspiration for the freshly colorful and coastal-influenced apparel company. Not only does she continue to design original styles and fun patterns for Fresh Produce apparel, Mary Ellen has skillfully built a customer-centric business based almost solely in the United States. Mary Ellen also maintains the same goal she had with her husband when they first started their business years ago—to draw inspiration from the coastal lifestyle and create original, stylish and classic designs for women and children everywhere.
The three-day celebration of the Fresh Produce Pasadena location is an event you won’t want to miss. Shoppers will be able to save $25 on purchases over $125, and can also enter to win a two-night stay in a lovely beach cottage owned by Thom and Mary Ellen Vernon, Fresh Produce founders, located on the California coast in beautiful Carpinteria.
Kickoff Reception: Thursday, June 27, 2013 @ 5-7 p.m.
Meet and Greet Mary Ellen Vernon, Founder: Friday, June 28, 2013 @ 4-6 p.m. RSVP at: RSVPPasadena@fpcolor.com
For more information regarding Fresh Produce apparel and products, please visit freshproduceclothes.com
Event page: freshproduceclothes.com/a-coastal-affair
32 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 91105
Photos courtesy of freshproduceclothes.com
Joie / juh-wa / (French) noun: Joy
Joy is exactly what Joie boutiques bring to wardrobes all over the country, with locations ranging from New York’s Meatpacking District to the sloping streets of San Francisco. The newest in their collection of boutiques is Joie Pasadena, nestled right in the heart of Old Town Pasadena on Colorado Boulevard. On April 25th, Pasadena Magazine’s Rebecca Haussling and the Junior League of Pasadena joined to host a french-inspired grand opening celebration for this luxe lifestyle brand.
Guests indulged in champagne and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Claud & Co. Catering and Eatery, satisfied their sweet tooth with delicate pastries from Lette Macarons, and listened to tunes spun by the oh-so-chic DJ Amara. As an extra treat, Joie treated guests to a 10% discount off all items and donated 10% of the night’s proceeds to the Junior League of Pasadena.
For more pictures of the event, visit our Facebook fan page, and for more info on Joie, visit their website.
47 W. Colorado Boulevard,Pasadena. 626.243.5704
- Rhiannon Yee
Photos courtesy of Jamie Pham Photography
On Saturday, June 29th, indulge in all that LA’s largest and most affordable tasting event has to offer. LA Street Food Fest is taking over Pasadena’s very own Rose Bowl, promising locals a HUGE slice of foodie heaven.
Dive into the legendary Cheesy Ranch Wachos or the juicy, American Kobe Sliders, both prepared by The Lobos Truck. Venture over to Bling Bling Dumpling, a Los Angeles handcrafted food company with a fresh take on a dim sum. They will be joining in the fest with their savory Cheeseburger Dumplings (!) and El Dumpling Loco. For those cradling a sweet tooth, the LA Street Food Fest’s Ice Cream Social boasts anything from a Peanut Butter Cream’wich to Strawberry Basil Popsicles to Rose Milk Tea Fluff. Along with a variety of carts, trucks and restaurants, the fest features bars such as Greenbar Distillery, Singha and 1886 Bar at the Raymond.
For a full list of the participating trucks, carts, and other venders, visit: http://lastreetfoodfest.com/the-participants-2/.
Tickets are on sale now! This event sells out every year so get your tickets ahead of time at: http://lafoodfest2013.eventbrite.com/. We’d recommend skipping the hassle of lines and crowds with a $75 VIP ticket, which includes preferred parking and admittance two hours before the event opens to the public.
$50 General Admission Ticket includes:
- FREE parking at the Rose Bowl for ticket-holders.
-All You Can Eat Signature Samples from a selection of nearly 100 gourmet trucks, street carts, stands, award-winning chefs and restaurants.
- Thirst quenchers including cold beers at the Singha Beer Gardens or cocktails at one of the bars featuring top LA mixologists.
- The city’s best frozen treats at the Ice Cream Social.
- Tunes from DJ Bianca, Jack FM and the live stage.
- Photo-ops at the photo booth on the field of the Rose Bowl and chances to get a shot with your favorite chef.
- Picnic areas on the grassy green field of the world famous Rose Bowl.
- Opportunities to cast a vote for your favorite bite with a People’s Choice Award in the Street Food Cook-Off.
- and more!
Saturday, June 29th
VIP HOUR+ | 3p – 4:30p | All Ages | Early Admission: $75
GENERAL ADMISSION | 5p – 9p | All Ages: $50
*Children 7 & under are free when accompanied by an adult.
For more information about this event, visit: http://lastreetfoodfest.com/info/
- Michelle Hatcher
Photo courtesy of: www.insidesocal.com & lastreetfoodfest.com
The Pasadena Playhouse is responsible for bringing to life one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Sleepless In Seattle. The son of a recently-widowed man calls into a radio talk show in an attempt to find his father a partner. The subsequent events focus on the burgeoning love between Sam and Annie, whom are separated by miles but are destined to be together.
“It is a huge challenge to adapt an iconic film that was so closely identified with its two stars - Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. But this version has largely succeeded by dint of the talented musical team of composer Ben Toth and lyricist Sam Forman, as well as a gifted trio of lead actors - Tim Martin Gleason, Chandra Lee Schwartz and Joe West.”
-Hoyt Hilsman, Huffington Post.
If you are looking for a night full of romance and comedy, Sleepless In Seattle won’t let you down. From the up-beat ballads to the comic relief, The Pasadena Playhouse’s Sleepless In Seattle- The Musical is a great way to spend your evening.
For Ticket information and show times visit:
Tuesday, June 15- Sunday, June 23; at various scheduled times
Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including a 15-minute intermission)
39 S. El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
- Michelle Hatcher
photo courtesy of: pasadenaplayhouse.org & huffingtonpost.com
Come celebrate the beginning of summer by heading out to MUSE/IQUE’s Summer of Sound, a series of three concerts, all of which will be held on the gorgeous lawn of Caltech’s Beckman Mall. Music starts at 7:30 p.m., but guests may arrive at 5:30 if they would like to picnic or otherwise relax on the grass.
MUSE/IQUE is not your average classical orchestra. They pride themselves on bringing exciting and creative ideas to their music and performances, and even during their selection of performance locations. The orchestra brings together multiple genres of musical artists and vocalists to achieve an original sound, with an ultimate motive of providing audiences with a fresh perspective on live music.
Summer of Sound
June 29: Lost in the Stars with Patti Austin
July 27: Moving Pictures with Cellist Matt Haimovitz
August 17: Lose Your Senses with Ellis Hall
For more information and tickets, visit muse-ique.com.
- Rhiannon Yee
Photo courtesy of MUSE-IQUE.com