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You’re Fired

I never thought I’d ever have a thing in common with J.K. Rowling, Lady Gaga, Madonna or Mozart. But I do. I was fired just once in my career, and so were they. Fortunately for me, this wasn’t a financial blow, just an ego bruise. But even though it didn’t …

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Larger than Life

In the back of Highlandtown’s Y: ART Gallery & Fine Gifts, owner Julia Yensho tugs a canvas from a standing stack of paintings and drags it in front of its creator, artist Ruth Pettus. “That’s a painting I could live with,” Pettus says. It’s a pensive man in a white …

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A Charming Collection

With spring upon us, it felt like it was time for Baltimore Style to check in with Pandora at their Inner Harbor regional office and find out what sorts of shiny fun they have been up to lately. Then an invitation arrived for the unveiling of their summer collection in …

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Downtown Dining

Richard Anderson used to take walks with his wife and six children down Bel Air’s Main Street, stopping at store fronts to sneak peaks at the interiors of shops while envisioning his future. “My son, David, and I would look at the storefronts. We asked ourselves, ‘What does Main Street …

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Baltimore Sewn

Many Baltimore residents already know of the local and ultra-talented fashion designer Bishme Cromartie, but now, millions of people nationwide are getting a glimpse of Cromartie’s talents as he competes in the current 17th season of Bravo’s Project Runway.   As the show heads into its seventh episode, Cromartie continues …

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Mic Drop: It’s Karaoke Week

Listen up, singing enthusiasts: The fourth week of April is officially declared National Karaoke Week. But perhaps you already know this. Perhaps you have been singing your lungs out all week. If not, it’s not too late. There are still two more days to stylishly sing through some “Bohemian Rhapsody.” …

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Revved Up by Community

Every time Rich “Will” Williams’ uncle rumbled past his childhood home in the Poconos, Williams ran to the window to catch a glimpse of his uncle’s 1965 Buick Skylark. This epic automobile began Williams’ lifelong enthusiasm for cars. In 2012, Williams founded Hunt Valley Horsepower and his love for cars …

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Where Cozy Meets Functional

In hopes of turning their home basement into a practical and “useable space for their family of four,” these Eldersburg homeowners knew they were in need of a complete renovation, says interior designer April Force Pardoe. Complete meant a “two-part process,” she says. “This involved designing the spaces and room …

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Petit Louis offers Notre Dame menu

Starting April 22, Petit Louis will offer a three-course Notre Dame menu of Parisian classics for both lunch and dinner. The special menu runs through Sunday, May 5. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Friends of Notre Dame de Paris to benefit the cathedral’s renovation efforts. Notre …

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Lithuania, You Say?

Anywhere you stand in Lithuania’s Old Town Vilnius, you can see the spires of at least three churches. For a nation once under the Soviet Union’s hammer and sickle, the number of ancient cathedrals that survived is amazing — in part the result of its remote location, the southernmost nation …

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A Fashionable Life

Paris. Los Angeles. New York. All in the running for the world’s fashion capital, and the settings of our stylish selections this month. ‘The Age of Light’ by Whitney Scharer Beautiful Lee, a Vogue model, moves to Paris, not to continue her modeling career but hopefully to begin her photography …

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How Grandma Threw It Down

As a wedding present, my husband and I received a rare and quite interesting book called “Home Management.” Published in 1934 and written by Margaret Garth and a “Mrs. Stanley Wrench,” it is a treasure trove of horrifying recipes and then-useful tips for home repairs, first aid, cleaning, parenting, entertaining, …

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Wearing of the Green

Photography by Paula Simon We call it Beechdale Farm,” says the 70-something attorney and garden owner who prefers to be anonymous. Over 34 years, this urban farmer has transformed the three-quarter-acre bit of hilly terrain around his Roland Park house into a series of graceful gardens. “I come in all …

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2020 Virtual Education Fair

Building a Better Baltimore

Four months later, it’s still hard for Holly and John Hoey to find the words. The fact that philanthropist MacKenzie Scott gifted $4 billion to nearly 400 organizations, including six in the Baltimore region, is incredible enough. But the fact that the short list included the two Baltimore-area nonprofits they …

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Events Calendar

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Wed 16

BSO Sessions

June 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jul 06

Pet Bereavement Support Group

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jul 08

Learn Digital Painting and Color Workshop

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am