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Class Act

Chef Jerry Pellegrino’s Farmers Market cooking class begins with two passes around the produce stands at the Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar — once to check out the goods and the second time to buy: Romanesco broccoli, cranberry beans, fresh ginger, baby carrots, gnarly heirloom tomatoes, giant yellow Chicken of …

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Cozy Up

There’s nothing better than a warm, cuddly pillow on a chilly winter night … and the Pelliccia Pillow from Crate and Barrel is more than up to the job. The luxe cushion is the perfect combination of fashion and function, featuring trendy texture and an oh-so-soft Mongolian sheepskin front, faux …

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All That Glitters

If there’s ever a time for heart-stopping sparkle, it’s the holidays — and these dripping-in-diamonds dangling earrings from Roberto Coin are sure to turn a few heads. Befitting its namesake, the pair sports a series of concentric circles in black, white and gray, offset in brilliant 18K white gold and …

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Weekend Plans: What to Do 12/14-12/17

THURSDAY 14 Theater: A Taste of Everyman/The Revolutionists Come join us for A Taste of Everyman at Everyman Theatre! Celebrate the “Battle of the Female Bartenders,” inspired by The Revolutionists, featuring signature cocktails mixed by three of Baltimore’s best female mixologists—Chelsea Gregoire, Pam Haner (W.C. Harlan) and Amie Ward (R. Bar)—plus …

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Brush Up

The week we were scheduled for staff makeovers found me with the perfect trifecta of blemish in need of cosmetic assistance: The dry fall weather had turned my eyes red. My sick cat was waking me up in the middle of the night and adding bags to the bloodshot. And …

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Practice makes perfect, right? If the old adage is true, the actors taking part in Center Stage’s special week-and-a-half run of “White Rabbit Red Rabbit” are out of luck. The play, written by Iranian Nassim Soleimanpour, is designed to be read cold by a single actor. The script is delivered …

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In the Corner

Business partners Lindsay Henry, 26, and Jane Pruitt, 50, may be at different stages of life, but when it comes to food, they’re firmly on the same page. The pair, who met while working at a local catering company, recently opened The Nook Café together in the University of Maryland …

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To Introduce Santa or Not?

Christmas approaches, and I’m wrestling with a question to which I can find no clear and satisfying answer: What of Santa Claus? Our daughter is 2, and we suspect that she is now old enough to develop and enjoy a basic understanding of Santa (the full, supernatural implications may elude …

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Weekend Plans: Dec. 7-10

THURSDAY 7 Art: Cody Pryseski Baltimore native Cody Pryseski brings his portraits and figurative oil paintings to The Alchemy of Art. Pryseski, whose inspiration comes from well-known artists such as Stephen Conroy, Phillip Pearlstein and Chuck Close, strives to capture both the personality and psychology of each subject. Don’t miss …

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Common Cold Cured?

“There are just too many cold viruses out there and they change a little bit every year, so there’s no way you could ever have a vaccine,” says Dr. Kevin Ferentz, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at GBMC. Although cold season is again upon us, there’s no reason …

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Baltimore’s Most-Visited Places

Gone are the days when as-you-need-it transportation was reserved to hailing a cab from the sidewalk or actually calling a cab service on the phone to get picked up. Ride-sharing services have taken over, and Baltimore is no exception. Below are this year’s most popular drop-off locations, according to Lyft …

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Savvy Shopper: December

BEJEWELED Nothing says Savvy like “jewelry boutique,” so she was a bit distressed to find that Bijoux was closing up shop at its Green Spring Station Location. Upon wandering over to Renee Wilson’s new spot in Wyndhurst Station, however, her anxiety was quickly assuaged. The revamped location is small but …

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Present Tense

Ava Marie Morning meteorologist, WBAL TV “Last Christmas, our family surprised us with an indoor slide for our toddler’s playroom. It made my heart so happy to see the pure joy in his eyes. Even better yet, he was so tired after sliding all day, he slept for 12 hours …

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Chemical Reaction

Chef Michael Matassa and sommelier Debi Bell-Mattassa have 35 years in the food industry (and 25 years together as husband and wife). They opened their first restaurant, Fusion Grille, in Fallston back in 1989 and ran it for six years. They stoked the culinary fire at Alchemy on the Avenue …

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Self-Care When You’re Not Your Best Self

Hello self-care babes. How is the holiday season treating you thus far? For some, it’s a joyful and exciting time; for others, it’s a stressful and depressing time; for still others, it’s a little of all of that. Be sure to check in with yourself and examine your wants and …

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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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