NELA Living Blog by Emilie Broughton

La Cabanita

Stopped in for lunch at La Cabanita restaurant in La Canada

Love their mole and the decor!

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Donuts with a View

Sometimes on my real estate adventures, I come across some unexpected vistas that make Southern California special.

While making a quick stop for coffee and an apple fritter I looked up to see the San Gabriel Mountains across the donut shop parking lot. Mr. Goods Donuts with a panorama view can be found on Colorado Blvd in Pasadena… houses with Panorama views can be found at EmilieBroughton.Com

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A study of Batchelder

I picked up this insightful book on Batchelder from the Pasadena Museum of History that surveys the life and work of Ernest A. Batchelder. One of the early artist working in ceramics in southern California at the beginning of the last century his work goes hand and hand with California bungalows and the arts and crafts movement.

Today, Batchelder tiles can be found in homes, public buildings, and gardens around the country. A large number of pieces are in private residences in California. The museum has created a registry where the general public can submit photos of tile and ceramic pieces not on public display. Museum experts will help determine if the piece is, in fact, a Batchelder and would ultimately like to create a database of these works. More info can be found below:

Batchelder Tile Registry

I happened upon a few tiles myself as I was rummaging for treasures at a recent estate sale. I looked up and saw these intricate peacock tiles surrounding the fireplace. Living architectural history right here in Pasadena!

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Mason’s Dumpling Shop

Dumplings have come to Highland Park!

I had an official sighting (and tasting) at Mason’s.

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