The big Labor Day celebration that always marks the transition from summer to fall has just flown by us.
In the old days, the men and women of fashion had to put away their white clothes and shoes until the next June. Here in Southern California, the old rules don’t seem to apply as stringently.
All the beautiful wool fashions in the rich, earthy colors of autumn that the East Coast people are donning just don’t work here when it is in the 80s — and even 90s — until the end of October.
Like it or not, the traditional summer has folded up its tent.
More than 70 people braved 103-degree heat to participate in the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association’s annual Hamburger Night on the last Friday of August.
I was about to melt into a big puddle when the Sarah and Mayfield Marshall, the evening’s hosts, beckoned me to come sip a cool one at the bar set up under a great shady tree.