March 7, 2009
In our family, I am the primary vacation planner and driver. My kids and husband find it very mysterious that almost every trip takes us within a mile or two of a wine country. “Gee, how’d we get here?” I ask, astounded. “Well, we might as well tour a few wineries . . .” I love a nice glass of wine. I’m guessing a number of readers do too. Pair it with a good cheese and a salad and I’m set for the evening. Imagine my delight when I discovered there’s a new place in town, the Left Coast Wine Bar & Gallery, that offers just that, along with a couple of my other favorite things — music and art. Owner and Manager Ed Mamigonian has created a space filled with his favorite things and offers them up with graciousness and hospitality.
July 1, 2000
Joyce Rudolph BURBANK -- La Providencia Guild members and guests dined and danced under the stars at the annual Cotillion, held June 17 on the patio of Lakeside Golf Club. "A Summer Enchantment" was the theme planned by chairwoman Judy Stuart and her committee. Judy, greeting guests along with her husband, Chuck, was pleased with the turnout -- 360 guests. She delighted the ladies in attendance by presenting them with long-stemmed rose-shaped soaps in various pale tones.
April 17, 2010
I got one of those e-mails last week, the “getting to know you” e-mail from a friend with too much time on their hands. It’s a list of random questions answered by the sender designed to tell you more about them even though you didn’t ask. Not the major things that you may already know, like who they voted for, what they worship and who they stalk, but the little things that make us unique. After all, who doesn’t stalk Ryan Seacrest? You’re supposed to put in your own answers, reply all and include any new people you’d like to annoy.
August 14, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Capturing a scene on canvas completes Trish Kertes. The La Canada Flintridge artist paints landscapes almost exclusively, but also does some still life, like flowers in vases or objects, especially antiques and heirlooms. "Things that are special to me," she said. One of the things she is known for is plein-air painting, taking one's paints, brushes and canvas outdoors and painting the scenery and capturing the light the way it is, which, she added, has to been done fast because the light changes within a few minutes.