This month, my pup and I headed to Virginia to one of my favorite hiking spots, Great Falls Park. Only a little over an hour away from Baltimore, this nature-lover’s oasis is a must-do, offering a rich history, beautiful views and a family-friendly atmosphere. There are several overlooks from which …Read More »
A Revolutionary Summer An innovative program brings Black literature and self-love to Baltimore's teen girls.
Three years ago, friends and former classmates Andria Cole and Malene Kai Bell were talking when they realized something troubling: Neither of their 15-year-old daughters had read The Color Purple…or The Bluest Eye, Their Eyes Were Watching God, or any of the staples of Black literature they considered “seminal texts.” …Read More »
Any restaurant opening is a big deal: a hopeful, creative and occasionally chaotic attempt to invent a place that nourishes the community. But the stakes feel higher for the team behind the Light House Bistro, the newest arrival to Annapolis’ downtown dining scene. The launch of the 50-seat eatery at …Read More »
THURSDAY 18 Event: Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival As part of the weeklong celebration leading up to the Preakness, the Howard County fairgrounds will serve as the “Centerpiece Venue” for the annual Balloon Festival. In addition to the obvious (balloon-watching, and rides both tethered and non-tethered), the free festival offers …Read More »
Something Blue Some of the Baltimore area’s best wedding planners share their worst wedding-day disasters.
As anyone who’s ever planned a wedding knows, there’s a lot more to the perfect union than a few flowers and a beautiful venue. Sometimes, no matter how many hours of effort have gone into crafting the day of a bride’s dreams, things just fall apart—and spectacularly so. Here, some …Read More »
Reality Star: 6 Questions for Josh Rosenstein Meet the founder of sustainable gardening initiative Edible Eden.
“Farm-to-table” is something of a buzz phrase these days, but Josh Rosenstein is a true believer. The Israeli-American has worked extensively in organic farming, nurseries, permaculture and sustainability and, after several years as the farm director at Pearlstone Center, decided to launch his own sustainable business in 2014. Edible Eden …Read More »
Spring has sprung, and it may be tempting to go reaching for the strappy sandals, cork wedges and easy espadrilles that have been sitting in storage since last summer. But why not step out of your comfort zone … and into these daring derbies from British designer Nicholas Kirkwood? The …Read More »
Joy Giordano likes to say that Baltimore is a city of neighborhoods, each with its own defining characteristics and storied history. “Baltimore is quirky and funky and has such a wonderful mix of a bunch of different venues,” says Giordano, executive director of Fells Point Main Street. New developments in …Read More »
From arranged marriages to modern same-sex marriages, the Jewish wedding has evolved over the years, but still with many of its traditions intact. It’s that evolution that is at the center of an upcoming Jewish Museum of Maryland exhibit — and its curator wants the help of the community. Along …Read More »
Launched by famed bluegrass singer-guitarist-banjo player Del McCoury in 2008, DelFest sprawls over four days in bucolic Western Maryland, hosting a bevy of world-class folk, gospel, jam band, newgrass and, naturally, bluegrass musicians. This year’s lineup boasts the Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule, Béla Fleck and Chris Thile, Leftover Salmon, …Read More »