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Fresh Start

Dan Metz studied to be an environmental engineer, but pivoted in his 30s to attend culinary school. The Cleveland, Ohio native then worked at the Wine Market, Fork and Wrench and The Willows Inn in Washington State. Currently, he is executive chef at Aggio, the restaurant owned by Chef Bryan …

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Exploring the Unfamiliar

What do a cell phone, a toolbox and the remnants of an F-15 fighter jet all have in common? They’re all objects Benjamin Kelley has used in the past for his art. “I’ve been exploring similar-rooted themes for a while now. They’re broad, and that allows me to really push …

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Party for the People

Just before a party, Classic Catering’s David Atkinson has been known to head into a client’s garden with a pair of clippers to snip the right piece of greenery for the table. But that attention to detail is getting noticed these days. “People are nesting more and putting more personalization …

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Heating Up: November

THE COAST IS CLEAR “When our customers walk in, we want them to feel like they’re walking into an upscale beach house,” says Brad Hudson, who owns Fulton’s Hudson Coastal with his wife, Tricia. Mission accomplished — despite its shopping center location, the large, airy space has a distinctly nautical …

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Rolfing It

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: Rolfing is kind of a gross word. But founder Ida Rolf wasn’t worrying about any untoward near-homonyms when coining the term for her unique brand of structural bodywork in 1971. Instead, she was focused on fascia, the thin connective tissue throughout our …

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Savvy Shopper: November

  SEA HERE Savvy’s always been a bit fonder of spa days than the seashore, but even she can’t deny the charm of Timonium’s The Sassy Mermaid. Tucked off of York Road, the boutique is like a little vacation: The shelves are lined with nautical décor (an embroidered “Beach Please” …

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In the House

When Melissa Nigro and her husband moved to Baltimore from the suburbs of Philadelphia, she knew she wanted to fully throw herself into Charm City — literally and figuratively. After settling into a home in the heart of Fells Point, Nigro found a second house: Ronald McDonald’s … or, more …

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Well-Partnered

Into the South Baltimore space that housed Liv2Eat comes In Bloom. The budding restaurant grows from good rootstock: Cyrus Keefer, an admired, albeit elusory local chef, is teaming up with Kevin Perry, who ran the kitchen at Liv2Eat after he and his wife, Cecilia Banalcazar opened the Light Street restaurant …

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Flat Out

You’ve heard of Tory Burch, of course, but have you heard of Jenni Kayne? The L.A.-based designer’s mules are the West Coast equivalent of Burch’s now-classic ballet flat, each a favorite among its respective posh populations. Kayne, the eldest of three beautiful sisters in a wealthy Beverly Hills dynasty, is …

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Weekend Plans: What to Do 11/2-11/5

THURSDAY 2 Party: STYLE on Stage! It’s the hottest party of the year! Come out to STYLE on Stage for food, drinks, and fashion, all benefiting Sharp-Dressed Man and Suited to Succeed. Details (and ticket info!) here. 6:30 p.m. at the Lyric.  FRIDAY 3 Music: Little Women  Contrary to popular …

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Field Trip: Autumnal Glory

Each September, variations on the same meme circulate on social media: “UK: We call it ‘autumn,’ from the French word ‘automne’ and the Latin ‘autumnus.’ US: WE CALL IT FALL BECAUSE LEAF FALL DOWN.” It’s meant to convey the relative simplicity of Americans, who, admittedly, do often reduce complexities to …

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Get Out: November

ANIMAL INSTINCT Run wild at The Maryland Zoo’s annual Zoo Zoom race and fun run. The full course winds through the zoo, giving participants a chance to catch a quick glimpse of its inhabitants as they speed, cheetah-style, to the finish line. All runners get free all-day admission, too, and …

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