J.Lo Down on Madre's
ink & watercolour illustration, 7" x 8.75" [18 x 22.5cm]
It's been a long time coming, but we're visiting Pasadena today. Madre's was Jennifer Lopez's Cuban restaurant in the Southern Lake district of Pasadena. If its quaint, shabby chic appearance and mojitos or arroz con pollo appeal to you, you can make your way there with no haste and even less speed, as it's closed. And I mean Closed of the Permanent Variety. I feel for the in-house Cuban cigar maker who may not have found a new job very easily.
Closed it may be, but when I saw Petrea's photo of this recently, I knew I had to draw it and she kindly obliged. Thank you for the inspiration, Petrea! If you need to know more about Madre's for the sake of posterity or because you're a J.Lo stalker ~ err, fan ~ there are plenty of great links at Petrea's place. And if you feel like unscrewing that exterior light fitting and sending it on a slow boat to Australia, the Cuban cigar maker and I know nothing...