Grab your walking shoes, it’s Art Weekend!

We are looking forward to one of our favorite events, Pasadena Art Weekend is a free celebration of the Arts that takes over Pasadena twice a year, every October and April. Friday, October 12 from 6 – 10, Pasadena museums, colleges, and art galleries open wide their doors. Free shuttles run all evening taking guests all over town. Comfy walking shoes are a must!

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Enterprise Car Rental and the Chevy Traverse

We recently rented a car. Our primary car only seats five people, and we were a group of six heading up to a wedding 75 miles away in the mountains. Taking two cars would mean paying for gas for two cars, plus, we had serious doubts that our second car would make the trip safely and return home intact.

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“Frankenweenie” White Carpet Premiere

Lil Rae Cakes

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was invited by Disney to attend a series of screenings and behind-the-scenes previews of a number of upcoming films, At the top of the list was the red carpet premiere of Tim Burton’s new film, Frankenweenie. I have posted my review and will be posting an interview with the young voice actors from the film over at GeekDad soon, but right now I’ll tell you about the premiere and star-studded after-party.

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Loews Hollywood Hotel

Loews Hollywood Hotel

This week, I was invited to take part in a press event with Disney Animation that included a three-night stay at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. I’ll give the details about the movies and backstage Disney tour in other posts, but for now, let’s focus on the hotel, shall we?

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Celebrating Julia Child

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Pasadena kicked off a six-week long celebration to commemorate the 100th birthday of native daughter, Julia Child. It began on her birthday, which was August 15, with a citywide Julia Child Cocktail Party and costume contest.

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Cutting the Cable

Vintage TV

As we’ve previously mentioned, one of the best ways to afford the finer things in life is to stop spending so much on the ordinary things. One of those monthly bills that always seems to be creeping upward is the TV; whether it’s cable or satellite, it seems the bill goes up a little every month, and before you know it, that $18 package has crept up to $74, and that’s without any premium channels or movie packages.

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Art Galleries, Museums and Studios

Gallery Nucleus

Interesting things to do are all around you. Many of them are free. If you love art, but can’t afford the price of admission to the Huntington Library in Pasadena ($20/Weekdays and $23/Weekends) or Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York ($25) take advantage of Art Walks and Free Museum Days.

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PMCA 10th Anniversary Celebration

Pasadena Museum of California Art

Interesting things to do are all around you. Many of them are free. If you love art, but can’t afford the price of admission to the Huntington Library in Pasadena ($20/Weekdays and $23/Weekends) or Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York ($25) take advantage of Art Walks and Free Museum Days.

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Nailing it

nail polish

My hands take a beating. As an archer and archery coach, I’m on the range 10-20 hours every week. With my husband, I help run our Youth instruction program. When I’m not shooting or coaching, I am repairing arrows. I also work in our garden, and always have a project around the house in progress.

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“I Can’t Afford That!”

lexus

One of the things we hear from friends, when we talk about concerts or museums or plays, is questions about how we can afford to do these things. It’s not that difficult. There are a lot of ways to see and do things that don’t cost a lot but are fun and interesting.

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