These soy-based candles from Skeem don't just have wonderful distinct scents, but their silk-screened pillars make for beautiful drinking glasses once finished. Available at In Watermelon Sugar, located in Hampden, for $24.
This award-winning tea company, Bellocq (based out of Greenpoint, New York), is known for their artisan-handcrafted blends and beautiful packaging. Look out for the "Best Seller" in our January issue for a great tea infuser to pair with this organic full leave tea selection, both available at Curiosity.
Labeling these chalkboard bowls will allow you to keep track of what's inside along with how fresh it is (or isn't). The bowls come in a set of three (small, medium, and large) for $79.95 at Williams-Sonoma.
The Cellars at McHenry Row, which just opened their doors last week, have a great staff who were nice enough to help with suggestions. They have several wine and beer specials through January 3, 2012, including this 12 pack of Fat Tire Amber Ale ($14.99). The Colorado-based craft brewery has expanded it's territory over the past few months, now making distribution available in Maryland for the first time. You can read more about Fat Tire on Jess Blumberg's On the Town blog.
WHAT: Help the Baltimore Fashion Alliance celebrate the holidays with music provided by Shiloh (on piano) and Absolute Entertainment. This is a free event with a cash bar in the ballroom and a silent auction. They will also be collecting gently worn business attire for the Attire 4 Hire program and Suited to Succeed.
This faux fur muff purse (by Sloane Brown) is a great way to add functionality and style to your winter wardrobe. The designer hardware strap allows you to wear it as a purse (the bag also includes two inside pockets), or use it as a muff to keep your mitts warm. Available at FRESH! Boutique, Ruth Shaw and Handbags in the City in three different faux furs: grey or brown chinchilla, blonde ostrich, and black persian lamb ($375/small and $425/large).
Mixing these state and city glasses (by Cat Studio) will not only be useful when needing to brush up on your geography, but also a nice way to remember your hometown, places you've been, or where you want to go. Available at The Pleasure of Your Company for $12.
Anthropologie and Australian artist, Samantha Robinson, teamed up to create these beautiful monogram mugs ($8 at Anthropologie) which combine hand-drawn lettering by Anthropologie's design team and Robinson's whimsical patterns.