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Let It Fall!

The best season of fashion commences! More layers of couture mean more layers to have fun with. Our backdrop for this self-expression is the dreamy outdoor space at Ladew Topiary Gardens. Follow the flowered path and get inspired. Here are a few of the looks from our October fall fashion …

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Four Fast, Fluttery & Fab Hobbies

Our hobbies and interests can say a lot about who we are. A concerned environmentalist might become a beekeeper or raise and release Monarch butterflies. A dedicated worker who needs to step away from the office might become a BMX racer. Ten years ago, the National Institute for Health did …

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MPT Celebrates Its 50th

Maryland Public Television is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with major physical upgrades, marking middle age with the expansion of its largest studio and the renovation of all six of its TV towers. But even with these concrete changes, MPT stays grounded in its ties to the community, and …

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The luxury of Orlando

When my husband suggested we take our blended family to Orlando, Florida for a multigenerational getaway, I panicked. The thought of keeping our clan busy for five days, given our various ages and interests, made me (considering the destination) a little Goofy. Visions of lampshades silkscreened with Mickey and Minnie, …

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DogFest Returns with a Bark

The area’s favorite pup party returns this weekend. DogFest will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. at the Baltimore Humane Society in Reisterstown. The festival features dog-themed crafts, a moon bounce, ambassadors from Irvine Nature Center’s animal program and a LEGO play zone, a new …

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The Short List is Back!

After a summer hiatus, I have been out and about, checking out the fun and the the tasty around Baltimore. Calling All Downton Abbey Fans! Magdalena is offering a special Downton Abbey-themed dinner on Sundays. Earlier this year, chef Mark Levy, a British native himself, started a Sunday Supper series …

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D.C. Divine

People may remember browsing thrift shops for cheap furniture to customize their first home, or they may know someone who loves to shop at vintage stores around the holidays to create the perfect ensemble. However, consignment shops have a lot of benefits that extend far beyond that once-a-year trip to …

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Turning Pages

For more than 22 years, author Sujata Massey has made Baltimore her home and has written 14 novels, two novellas and numerous short stories here. While the city has been this writer’s real-life setting, it’s not always the backdrop of her work. Massey’s latest release, a lush new mystery, “The …

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Corner Turn

The new La Barrita bistro in Butchers Hill opened earlier this year, but according to owner Sebastian Cardona, many patrons from the neighborhood have already become repeat customers. “I found this beautiful little corner place, and people seem to be very happy we are here,” Cardona says with a laugh. …

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Facing My Future

We all age in our own special ways. For me, I tend to get puffy — particularly under my eyes, where makeup pools but doesn’t really cover the dark circles that also appear. Because growing old is fun like that. For this reason, I was curious about acupuncture for facial …

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5 Questions With Melissa Hyatt

In June, Melissa Hyatt was sworn in as the Baltimore County Police Department’s 14th chief and its first female chief. The daughter of a cop, Hyatt grew up in Randallstown and always knew she would be a police officer. Q: What drew you to police work? A: My father was …

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Family Drama

The most important thing I can do in my review of “Proof” is not spoil it for you. The second most important thing I can do is tell you to see it. I know, I know, I am an easy reviewer: I always tell you to see the play. That’s …

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Baltimore Designer Heads to Paris

Paris Fashion Week is a time when the industry’s best houses, brands and designers debut their new collections and collaborations. This year, Carlous Palmer, a local Baltimore designer, will be counted among them. Palmer, who is no newbie to fashion, will show nine pieces, all “artistic outerwear and prêt-à-porter, or …

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Never Eaten a Crab

Yes, you read that right. Until this past Labor Day weekend, I had never eaten a crab. I am 22 years old, was born in Takoma Park and raised in central Maryland. Yet, I had never eaten a steamed crab. I can hear the gasps already. I don’t know if …

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Game Day B.Y.O.

Tom Johnson, general manager of Badger State Brewing in Green Bay, Wisconsin, is explaining a beverage swap to a group of brewery visitors when the term comes up: Wapatoolie. To some, it’s the potluck term of a past generation that grabbed unopened bottles in the fridge and headed to a …

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