Deadline for Women of Distinction nominations almost here

There are still a few days left to turn in your nominations for outstanding women in our community. We’ve received a lot of wonderful entries and we can’t wait to share these women’s stories with you. The finalists will be announced in next month’s edition of Rose Magazine and the winners will be honored at a gala sponsored by the Pasadena Star-News and the Rose.

This link will take you directly to the nomination form. Deadline is March 8.

Model home: Green abode in Pasadena is designer’s playground


The Star-News carried a feature by Juliette Funes this weekend on the home of Kristina Urbana Spencer, who is an interior designer and the owner of Pasadena-based Setting the Stage Interior Design.

The modern home is a model of sustainability, being both eco-friendly and allergen-free:

“For a long time, green was not necessarily beautiful,” Spencer said. “Your choice was hemp, hemp and hemp. With the explosion of truly green products, you have much more variety.”

Let’s take a peek around the house.

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