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.

Make a day of it: 3 visit-worthy exhibitions at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

 
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Gardens and Grandeur: Porcelains and Paintings by Franz A. Bischoff
In the Main Gallery; Runs through March 20, 2011

For his masterful rendering of dynamic flowers, Austria-born painter and porcelain decorator Franz A. Bischoff earned the nickname “King of the Rose Painters.” The Pasadena Museum of California Art will present the most inclusive retrospective of Bischoff’s work to date, with highlights from his early ceramic work and his later practice on canvas. Bischoff immigrated to New York in 1885 and lived in different U.S. cities before settling in Pasadena in 1906. It was in California that the artist turned to landscape paintings and the plein-air style, painting the state’s signature sun-kissed shore and mountain vistas.
[Photos: At top, Bischoff's "Afternoon Idyll, Cambria" c. 1922. At left, Bischoff's "A Tapestry of Roses."]

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Rose Magazine’s fall arts and culture issue on stands tomorrow

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Our fall arts and culture issue comes out tomorrow, and it’s packed with the best creative happenings of the season. Pick up a copy of the Star-News, and look for the magazine inside.
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Besides our regular shopping, event and book departments, feature stories in the new issue include:
  • Street fashion photography spread, shot on location at One Colorado
  • Coffee as art: An exploration of Pasadena’s top micro-roasters
  • Writer Lian Dolan chats about her first novel “Helen of Pasadena”
  • Gallery guide: Fall for the arts with top-notch exhibitions and events in November and December
If you subscribe to the Star-News, you’ll receive a copy with your regular delivery.

We’ll also post the digital edition here, so check back starting tomorrow for lots of online exclusives like photo galleries and extra content.

(Cover photo by Watchara Phomicinda / Staff)

Hey, Pasadena: Flip through the digital edition of Rose Magazine’s August-September issue

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If you haven’t had a chance to pick up a copy of the most recent issue of the magazine, here she is! Or rather, here he is, because our tiny cover star is a boy pup named Oscar. I know you can’t resist him.

August-September issue of Rose Magazine on stands next week

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Rose Magazine’s August-September issue hits the streets on Wednesday, Aug. 11. Pick up a copy of the Pasadena Star-News that day and look for the nonprofits and pets issue inside.

Highlights include:


     117 nonprofits that enrich
    Pasadena
     The best pampered-pet
    boutiques
     Training tips from the ‘Dog
    Whisperer’
     Q&A with chef Tim Guiltinan
    of The Raymond Restaurant
     All our regular departments
    and best-bet event listings

The magazine is inserted in all rack copies of the newspaper, and Star-News subscribers will also receive the magazine automatically with their delivery.
Never miss an issue of Rose Magazine by subscribing to the newspaper here. (Make sure you select a seven-day home delivery option.)

Rose Magazine wins Award of Excellence from Society for News Design

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Exciting news! Rose Magazine has won an Award of Excellence in the Society for News Design’s 31st Edition Best of News Design Competition.
The award is in the category of magazines, inside features page design, for our page made entirely out of flowers and organic material in December’s Rose Parade edition.
Back in December, we chronicled on this blog the making of our Rose Magazine mini-float. To call the process laborious would be an understatement, but our design team managed to have a blast with the project. We worked late, late, late into the night, supporting each other through moments of delirium and exhaustion and outbursts of laughter.
There couldn’t be any greater validation of our efforts than recognition from the SND.
Even more exciting is the caliber of work by fellow winners in this category and the competition at large. We feel a little star-struck to be in such good company.
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