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December, 4th 2012

31 Days of Gift Giving—Day 4

These silk jacquard Dopp kits by J.McLaughlin ($68) are a great gift for any guy on your list this year, especially those who are frequent fliers. Made of silk tie fabric with leather trim, these durable bags will help to keep all of their essentials organized when they are on the go. —Paige Cole, intern. 



(Photo by Paige Cole.)

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December, 3rd 2012

VIP Shop Crawl at Green Spring Station


Last Friday I ended my week at Green Spring Station, preparing for our VIP Shop Crawl, which is this Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 6- 9 p.m. I spent the morning choosing my top items for gift ideas that will be featured on WMAR’s show, The List, airing tomorrow, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. on channel ABC2. With discounts of at least 10 percent off merchandise (some even up to 25 percent off) offered by the stores who are participating, this is the perfect time to get some (if not all) of your holiday shopping completed. Start off at the Gatehouse Shoppes, where we’ll have a table set up with champagne and gift bags full of goodies for the first 100 guests. Sip on your bubbly, start your shopping, then make your way to the Joppa Concourse, Courtyard area, and Falls Concourse. Don’t forget to stop by Tark's Grill from 8-10 p.m. for some appetizer and drink specials. Here are a few items to look out for on Wednesday! 


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December, 3rd 2012

31 Days of Gift Giving - Day 3

The Vitamix 5200 is a sleek blender that can be used for every meal. Anyone who loves to cook will love the tool, which comes in red, black, or white for $449 or brushed silver for $499. Whole Foods Market often hosts the Vitamix Roadshow, which features live demonstrations where instructors will chop, cream, blend, whisk, puree, and whip ingredients into healthy and delectable soups, smoothies, and ice creams. (available at vitamix.com)

Image courtesy of vitamix.com

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December, 2nd 2012

31 Days of Gift Giving—Day 2


For all fashion lovers, Grace Coddington's memoir, Grace, is a must-have. Some may know her best from the 2009 documentary, The September Issue, and her fantastic spreads in Vogue magazine, but the book gives you a deeper look at her earlier days as a model and stints at both British and American Vogue.

If you're looking for a teaser while you patiently await this gift, check out her interview with Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air, which aired on November 20, 2012

Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington ($35) at Atomic Books


2:29 pm Tags: gift guide, gift ideas, Vogue
Hilary Geisbert's picture
December, 1st 2012

31 Days of Gift Giving—Day 1

In addition to our Gift Guide feature, which can be found in our December issue (on stands now), we’ll be giving you 31 ideas throughout the month. Be sure to check back each day for our daily pick. 

Here’s a creative gift with a personal touch inspired by craft maven, Martha Stewart. Assembled by our very talented editorial design assistant, Sophia Belitsos, let’s find out how easy and fun this project can be! 

DIY Cookie Cutter Holiday Ornaments by Sophia Belitsos


Supplies Needed:

-Cheap metal cookie cutters (...

9:58 pm Tags: crafts, DIY, gift ideas, holiday
Taylor Fuller's picture
November, 30th 2012

Holiday Shopping Opportunities

Looking for holiday shopping ideas? Here are a few events happening this weekend to help you out!

 Holiday Heap will feature one-of-a-kind, handmade items, including jewelry, art, paper goods, ceramics, hand-printed apparel, stuffed toys, and comic books. There will be over 60 vendors present, chosen from candidates nationwide. It will take place on December 1, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at St. John’s Church, which is located at 2640 St. Paul St, in Charles Village.

Photo courtesy of Charmcitycraftmafia.com.

Vendors include: A Fiber Circus, Bowerbox Press, Carlybird Weaves,...

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November, 26th 2012

Baltimore Fashion Alliance Holiday Party

The holiday season means lots of opportunities to dress up and attend parties, and this year is no different for the Baltimore Fashion Alliance. On Wednesday, December 12, the BFA will be hosting their annual Holiday Party at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel in the Explorer’s Lounge, from 6-9 p.m. The party is a free event with a cash bar (which will be featuring happy hour prices) and validated valet parking. This is a perfect time to put on your finest party outfit and socialize with Baltimore’s fashion elite. 

Check out the Facebook event page for more information!

Photo from the BFA Facebook event page.

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November, 26th 2012

Cyber Monday

Black Friday is over but that doesn't mean the savings are. Check out some of the Cyber Monday deals that some stores in the area are offering:

South Moon Under: 20 percent off everything with code: CYBER20

Doubledutch Boutique: 20 percent off everything with code: cyber20, plus free shipping on domestic orders

Sassanova: Save 30 percent site-wide with code: CYBER30

City Sports: 25 percent off entire purchase with code: CYBER25

Ma Petite Shoe: 30 percent off any regular priced shoe or boot with code: CYBERMONDAY...

11:05 am Tags: cyber monday, online, sales, shopping
Taylor Fuller's picture
November, 22nd 2012


Black Friday is not for the faint hearted, it takes a dedicated shopper to get the best deals and find the perfect gift for a family member, a friend, or themselves. There are a ton of great promotions in the Baltimore area so be sure to check them out.

Harbor East:

South Moon Under: 20 percent off fully priced items and 25 percent off markdowns

Handbags in the City: 30 percent off fully priced items and 20 percent off markdowns

Sassanova: 9 – 10 a.m. 30 percent off entire store

10 – 11 a.m. 25 percent off entire store

11 – 8 p.m. 20 percent off entire store

Amaryllis Handcrafted Jewelry: 20...

7:05 pm Tags: baltimore, black friday, shopping
Taylor Fuller's picture
November, 15th 2012

Ladies' Night Out in Fells Point

On the third Thursday of every month, head to Fells Point with the girls for Ladies' Night Out. The Shop Crawl features discounts and refreshments from 7-9 p.m. Check in at V-NO, located at 905 S. Ann St., to pick up your shopping bag that will grant you access to the discounts of the evening.

Emporium Collagia: Free Ouija Necklace with Purchase of $25 or more One necklace per customer

Wind River: 25 percent off bags and jewelry

Hats in the Belfry: 10 percent off everything in the store

Party Dress: 15 percent off apparel


12 issues for $18!