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Weekend Plans, What to Do April 2-5

We’re approaching another weekend spent mostly indoors. But before you go stir-crazy, we have a few ideas on how to curb that cabin fever were all experiencing. Here are some social distancing friendly things to try this weekend. Thursday  Read everything We always say that we’ll actually take the time …

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Stitched-Up Stories

Stitched-Up Stories: True Tales That Change The Way We See Clothes Clothes, jewelry, shoes—they’re all just meaningless baubles, right? If you’re already hearing Miranda Priestley’s “blue” speech from “The Devil Wears Prada,” let the following books be your cerulean. ‘The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry …

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Resources for Community

We will be updating this list throughout the COVID-19 crisis. If you have information on any important resources for our community, please email our editor Jessica Gregg at [email protected] How You Can Help Is your neighborhood engaged in an effort to help others at this time? If so, let us …

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Two Ways to Help on a Rainy Day

Looking for two ways to help on a rainy day? Sure, crawling under the covers is a great option, as we have been home for a few weeks now. But here are two more things that we can try today to take our minds off both the weather and quarantines. …

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Calvert Hall celebrates milestone anniversary

When Calvert Hall College High School opened its doors on West Saratoga Street in September 1845, the city was a thriving port and railroad hub. “Everything was dedicated to keeping those two things going,” says Francis O’Neill, a research librarian with the Maryland Historical Society. Baltimore was geographically smaller—its northernmost …

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Highlandtown’s ‘Top Chef’

After working at various Baltimore restaurants, chef Jesse Sandlin is opening her own eatery, Sally O’s, in Highlandtown. Named after Sandlin’s grandmother, the former Laughing Pint space is scheduled to debut in mid-April. “It’s exciting; it’s terrifying,” says Sandlin, a former “Top Chef” contestant. The Baltimore native, who recently helmed …

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Brow Power

As we all know, there are a dizzying number of brow products and services at our disposal to help us achieve lush and thick brows. But one treatment has recently taken the beauty industry by storm—microblading, the process of tattooing tiny brow hairs with a needle.  A minimalist with my …

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Karen Graveline

Karen Graveline, Owner, Design Distillery In 1998, designer Karen Graveline set out to find mid-century modern furniture to complement her urban Baltimore rowhome. This search quickly became a career, and Graveline created a one-stop-shop for all things home decor and home renovation. More than 20 years later, she’s still going …

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Working Out At Home?

Self-isolating? Here are six exercises to keep you fit, focused and sane.  Cardio Aerobic exercise gets your heart pumping; the trick is to stay at a reasonable intensity and not to let that heart rate spike up too high. When you think of cardio, think a brisk walk around the …

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A Cocktail for Earth Day

Ball of Sunshine: A Cocktail for Earth Day With Earth Day upon us (April 22), we are reminded to take stock of the ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint, be more mindful of our habits and be kinder overall to our planet. In this spirit, we are …

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Are You Sick of Social Distancing?

With most of the world practicing self-isolation and social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, it can be hard to find the joy in staying in, weekend after weekend. But, don’t lose hope just yet. Believe it or not,  it can be just as fun and productive as going out, with …

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Cooking (At Arm’s Length)

Social distancing and trying to cook from your pantry? Here are eight healthy recipes and snacks to try. Even better? You will more than likely have most of these ingredients at home.  HOMEMADE OATS Searching for the perfect oatmeal recipe? We’ve got it. Homemade oats are an excellent way to …

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Now Cooking: Key Lime Pie

Now Cooking: Key Lime Pie

Chef: Morgaine Brunn Restaurant: Charlsie’s Bakehouse based in Catonsville and named for her grandmother, Charlsetta Her words I entered the restaurant industry by accident. I enrolled in a weekend baking class at a community college and loved it. I immediately switched my major. Now, I wouldn’t dream of doing anything …

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