It’s the bride’s day,” says local wedding planner Tami Smallwood-Brown, “but [on your wedding day,] you also have to think about your guests.” Smallwood-Brown, the owner of Blush Wedding and Event Planning, describes a wedding as a huge dinner party. “You want your guests to have an experience,” she adds. …Read More »
We asked comedian Lewis Black about pretty much everything: what inspires him daily, how he writes comedy, his funniest takeaway from the presidential debates, his favorite local restaurants, his New Year’s resolutions, his childhood in Silver Spring and more. Surprise: He had plenty of funny answers. Q: How has the …Read More »
SEASON’S GREETINGS AND A special thank-you to our faithful readers, who are have grown in rapid numbers over the course of this very busy and memorable year. You’re an important part of the STYLE family! The last few weeks have been a time of especially great change at STYLE as …Read More »
Pop-Up Art Skilled indie manufacturers are staking a claim in post-recession Baltimore and beyond—and their appeal is authentic and irresistible.
On a late summer night this year, several working Baltimore artists came together to design—of all things —a user-friendly North Avenue department store stocked with original items, organized by merchandise departments (accessories, housewares, furnishings, etc.) rather than individual participants. The 75 vendors who’d signed on—without fee or the possibility of …Read More »
Movers and Makers Meet six Baltimore artisans, part of a veritable army of local craftspeople who manufacture quality work on a small scale.
Rachel Bone [ Art with heart ] Rachel Bone of Red Prairie Press owes her decision to start her own business to two unrelated catalysts: a terrible boss and a bout of near-frostbite from working in her studio shed one night. “It occurred to me that, even in those miserable …Read More »
The Ho-Ho-Horror of the Elf on the Shelf One mom laments the watchful presence of Santa’s popular stay-at-home helper.
Of all the holidays my family celebrates, Christmas is my favorite, with Thanksgiving and Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven not far behind. My childhood Decembers were pine-scented, gingerbread- filled weeks of build-up to Christmas Day, orchestrated by my mother whose love for the holiday’s traditions, both secular and sacred, knew …Read More »
Here’s the Beefcake Hunky Hampden Everymen Pose for Two Playful Photo Calendars to Support the Hampden Family Center.
One evening this past summer, a trio of Hampden entrepreneurs–Genco Pura’s Lou Catelli, the Charmery’s Dave Alima and Corner Charcuterie Bar’s Bernard Dehaene–sat in Dehaene’s restaurant drinking and thinking, when he hit upon an idea that lit up the table: Why not create a winking beefcake-style calendar featuring fellow neighborhood …Read More »
Two of A kind How the musical duo Neville Jacobs met in an unlikely place that sealed their collaborative fate.
If it wasn’t for Cris Jacobs’ and Ivan Neville’s penchant for playing poker, a powerhouse collaboration between the renowned Baltimore and New Orleans musicians might never have come to pass. While Neville’s Dumpstaphunk and Jacobs’ The Bridge (the storied Baltimore band he fronted until 2011) crossed paths several times over …Read More »
Baltimore Chefs Create Great Change Baltimore chefs love a good cause, but not as much as they love each other.
May 30 turned out to be warmer than Doug Wetzel expected. High 80s is sweltering for a triathlon, especially on Eastern Shore asphalt roads with little shade. Even the ocean temperature was a few degrees higher than the competitors anticipated. “It had been wetsuit mandatory and suddenly it was wetsuit …Read More »