Monday, March 1, 2010


*Vanity is complete! Reveal coming soon!*

BUT FIRST!......
I no longer work Mondays, and with David gone at work, I tend to get in trouble! : )

Let me explain - my Mom and I have been talking about, for a while now, how we've been wanting to take a whole day and explore Old Pasadena. My mom grew up in the hills above Pasadena in a little town called La Canada. When we would go visit my grandparents we would always head down to Pasadena. I absolutely LOVE Pasadena! They have the most incredible architecture (everything from white clapboard with black shutters, to authentic craftsman houses.) We decided to finally set a day, wake up early, and drive up to Pasadena. Our plan was to poke around the shops and then drive through the streets to check out (ok and let's be honest, take pictures of) all the cute houses in the neighborhoods.

{We started off poking around the stores - which are a close second on the charming scale to the houses}

We ended up just driving through the streets, not really knowing where we were going. Right at the end of our "touring," we decided to turn down this street.

{Look familiar?}

We were driving by this house, where the sun was JUST going down behind the roof.....but I was pretty sure...........


I couldn't believe it!! The movie supposedly takes place in San Morino, but I can definitely confirm the house is in Pasadena! Here is a shot of the house in all her glory on the set of the movie

{View of the living room}

{Just had to include this - it's my favorite scene from the movie!}

The FOB house wasn't the only amazing house - I also shamelessly shot some pictures of these fabulous houses!

Hope your week is off to a great start!


  1. Thank you for the showing the beautiful photos of Pasadena. My brother lives there, and I have not gone to visit since his wedding six years ago. I remember how beautiful it was, and the sweet fragrance from all the lush and incredible plants and flowers that lined the streets. All the best, Lori

  2. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that house... Great house stalking! You got some good shots!!!! :)


  3. Ooooh. Nothing better than snooping and poking around old neighborhoods and villages...WITH A CAMERA! Thanks for the tour. Looks lovely!

  4. I'm homesick for the south! I never actually lived in Pasadena...Grew up in Orange County. This was always a town I would visit in search of wonderful antique finds.

    Missing the area!! A fan of yours in Northern CA.


  5. oh i can't wait to visit pasadena!!! i'll be going there soon for the rose bowl flea with eddie ross. you should go, i know there is space available! i'm gonna make sure to see the father of the bride house too. that is so awesome. i love house stalking!

  6. I'm so glad I stumbled onto your blog! I love it! BTW I grew up a few cities over from Pasadena and San Marino basically is Pasadena. Its an upscale neighborhood there...I think unincorporated.

    And I agree with should come to the Rose Bowl flea next weekend! I'm so looking forward to meeting other So Cal bloggers!

  7. OMG loved that Father of the Bride House! It's OUR dream house!!

    Can't wait to see you at the Rose Bowl!

    Eddie + Jaithan

  8. Love Pasadena...grew up in Glendale and always wished it was Pasadena:)Much cuter:) Love your blog! Jen

  9. I can't tell you how many times I have watched father of the bride!! I am in love with that house!! Glad you found my blog because it lead me to yours! Not only are we both "old souls" but we stalk the same blogs haha

  10. I would KILL to do a drive-by of the Father of the Bride house .... top 5 favorite movies! I've often wondered where it is in Pasadena.