Rose Magazine design issue arrives Sunday, introduces the 2011 Jewels of Pasadena finalists

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Our May-June issue arrives Sunday on Star-News subscribers’ driveways and doorsteps. Non-subscribers can pick up a copy of the paper at stands and look for the magazine inside.
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Some highlights:
  • Meet the finalists for our Jewels of Pasadena: Women of Distinction Awards gala.
  • Tour the guest house of the Showcase House of Design. You’d never guess from the post-design photos that this space was recently a dilapidated stable.
  • Take inspiration from our four, featured “Great Spaces,” including a modern, eclectic English Tudor in Altadena; a spacious South Pasadena creative hub; a Pasadena artist’s converted industrial loft; and a classically breathtaking Greene & Greene home overlooking the Arroyo.
  • Get to know a student and graduate of Art Center’s environmental design program who are improving the human experience.
  • Dive into the history of Southern California architecture at Heritage Square Museum.

Nominate a Pasadena woman to be honored at Rose Magazine’s gala

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Know an outstanding woman who lives, works or attends school in Pasadena? We’re betting you know more than a few. Here’s your chance to give her the proper standing ovation she deserves.
The Pasadena Star-News and Rose Magazine are now accepting nominations for our annual Jewels of Pasadena: Women of Distinction Gala.
Our first-ever gala celebrating Pasadena women was held last year, and our sophomore effort promises to be another extraordinary event. (Check out photos from the 2010 gala here.)
We are taking nominations through Feb. 28 in the following categories: Arts & Culture, Business, Community Service/Volunteer, Education, Family, Health & Wellness, Philanthropy, Sports, Youth (under 21 years old) and Woman of the Year.
The finalists selected by our gala committee will be announced in the next issue of Rose Magazine, and all will be honored at an April celebration at the Westin Pasadena.

Use our online form to submit your nominations.

Photos: Pasadena’s Aids Service Center holds annual Big Night Out fundraiser gala


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Pasadena’s Aids Service Center, which provides HIV-related services and advocacy to individuals and families throughout Los Angeles County, held its annual Big Night Out fundraiser on Saturday.

Guests gathered first at a Mediterranean home on Lombardy Road in Pasadena for a gala reception with auctions, hors-d’oeuvres and hosted bars. Photographer Eric Reed was there to capture the early evening festivities during the reception.

After the reception, guests journeyed in groups to one of 20 privately themed dinner parties around town, including a Spanish-style in Los Feliz, a billiards night in a historic loft, a garden menagerie in a beautiful Victorian and an English pub themed evening.


More photos after the jump.

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Photos: Rose Magazine’s “Jewels of Pasadena” gala honoring women of distinction in Pasadena

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Rose Magazine and the Pasadena Star-News honored local women of distinction last week in our first-ever “Jewels of Pasadena” gala event at the Pasadena Hilton.
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Finalists and winners were a real cross-section of life in the Crown City. There were many categories of awards — ranging from arts and culture to health care and education.
At right is the full list of winners.
And read about all the nominees here, in Rose Magazine’s April issue.
More photos after the jump.

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April issue of Rose Magazine comes out tomorrow

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Rose Magazine’s April issue — focusing on the women of Pasadena and the best of all things spring — is out tomorrow, April 14. Inside you’ll find:
  • Picnic perfection from Nicole’s Gourmet Foods and a sak primer
  • Q&A with Onil Chibas, chef and owner of Elements Kitchen, Caf and Catering
  • Spring fashion from Elisa B. and a shop-the-block adventure, South Pasadena-style
  • All our regular departments — GO, PLAY and THINK — with the best of upcoming events
  • [Feature] As the Pentagon tackles possible changes to “don’t ask, don’t tell,” here’s what you didn’t know: It impacts women much more than men. Local service members told us about their experiences serving under the controversial law, and what they think about the current debate
  • [Feature] Local institutions have a long legacy of unlocking access to the important biblical texts encoded in the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls. Now, a San Gabriel Valley university has acquired five original Dead Sea Scrolls fragments, and Southland scholars are using innovative technology to further push open that gate of access
  • The Jewels of Pasadena: Women of Distinction finalists who will be honored at our April 29 gala at the Pasadena Hilton
If you’re already a Star-News subscriber, you’ll receive a copy of the magazine with your paper delivery. You can also subscribe just to Rose Magazine to receive all future issues.
The magazine is also available in public places around town, like the Convention Center, and at the Star-News office, 911 E. Colorado Blvd.
Need more assistance? Just contact us.

Nominate a Pasadena woman to be honored at Rose Magazine’s gala event

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Nominations due: March 1
Nominees must live, work or go to school in Pasadena
STEP 1: Select an award category
  • Arts & Culture: “Distinguished Artist of the Year”
  • Education: “Educator of the Year”
  • Philanthropy: “Philanthropist of the Year”
  • Community Service: “Volunteer of the Year”
  • Health & Wellness: “Inspirational Woman of the Year”
  • Family: “Mother of the Year”
  • Youth: “Young Woman of the Year” (under 21 years old)
  • Business: “Entrepreneur of the Year”
  • Science & Technology: “Innovator of the Year”
  • Woman of the Year: Nominees from other categories are automatically eligible for this award.
STEP 2: Tell us about the nominee
  • Send us a statement of nomination via:
     e-mail: therose@sgvn.com
     fax: 626-856-2758
     mail: 911 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
  • Describe the nominee’s attributes and abilities:
     Contribution as a role model
     Contribution to the well-being of the community
     Individual achievement
  • Include letters of support:
     Letters should refer to your nominee by name and to her accomplishments
STEP 3: Provide contact information
  • Please give us your contact information: address, phone number, e-mail address
  • Please also provide your nominee’s contact information: address, phone number, e-mail address
Nominees will be announced in the April 14 edition of Rose Magazine. Winners will be honored at a gala event in May, sponsored by the Pasadena Star-News and Rose Magazine.
For more information, call 626-962-8811, Ext. 2669, or e-mail therose@sgvn.com