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Thanksgiving is almost here, and we thought it would be fun to look at some of the parlor games popular at the turn of the last century. We especially enjoyed this one, from “Games for All Occasions” by Mary E. Blain, published in 1909. NUTS TO CRACK Pass pencils and paper to each guest with the[…]

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Arbutus unedo Strawberry tree

Arbutus unedo, commonly known as the Strawberry tree, is November’s plant of the moment. These trees are great for residential gardens, with evergreen foliage and dainty white urn-shaped pendulous flowers. Once pollinated, the strawberry tree bears ¾” fruit. The fruit is green when it first appears, then changes to yellow, orange and, eventually, red (hence the name).[…]

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Rancho Los CerritosCreation StationSaturday, Nov.5

Get creative with history! Using a wide variety of colorful materials, children can experiment with old-fashioned arts and crafts. This free, drop-in program takes place rain or shine. November’s theme, Brilliant Brown, celebrates autumn.

The weather was warm enough to bring out the natural perfume of the flowers ~ and the golden light accents topped off the perfect picture for the bride  and groom ~Tamara Bachant & James Zabala!   The day began with guests anxiously awaiting the extraordinary inner-courtyard gates to open and have the bride walk up[…]

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Sarah and Nick’s wedding at Rancho Los Cerritos was a day that couples dream of.  Fun, intimate and chock-full of creative details, the late-afternoon ceremony and reception charmed and delighted guests as they celebrated through the evening.  This wedding’s seamless blend of classic features and DIY elegance came together to create the perfect “backyard” wedding,[…]

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Rancho Los Cerritos was thrilled to host ABC-GLA’s August Workshop & Networking Mixer- a monthly meeting of the great wedding-planning minds of Southern California.  The workshop’s them, “Building a Better Brand”, guided attendees on how to define their brand and style and other essential marketing lessons.  Guests were treated to tasty, gourmet fare, courtesy of[…]

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