Thousands of people tune-in via television each year from around the world to watch the Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA, with thousands more staying tuned-in to watch the Rose Bowl game which follows. Have you ever wondered who is responsible for overseeing these two huge endeavors? The Tournament of Roses Association is who and their headquarters at the Tournament of Roses House is beautiful! Each Thursday from February through August at 2:00pm the doors of this home are swung open to the public and free tours are given.
This morning I got to share breakfast with one of my dearest friends as she passed close to my neighborhood on her way to an appointment. I was tasked (delightedly) with the job of suggesting a place to meet. As you may have noticed, I take food very seriously (there is only so much space in the stomach and filling it with just anything is not an ideal option). That’s when I remembered The Little Flower Candy Company on the border between Pasadena and Eagle Rock.
A while back I wrote about the Lacy Park Stairs as a good “public gym” option and promised a follow-up regarding Lacy Park proper. Seeing that the holidays are fast approaching and my jeans are already getting tighter (I think the wash machine has shrunk them), now is a good time to share what Lacy Park offers.
I love funky, fun, independent coffee houses and am always on the look out for new ones. Not too long ago, as my beloved and I searched for the entrance to Hermon Trail for a hike, I spotted one of these elusive gems. A few days later I decided to visit my new find, Charlie’s Coffee House. To my delight, this place has enough funk to make it cool while still maintaining an order and cleanliness that keeps it from being grunge chic…jackpot!