At first glance, Baltimore native Alice Pritchard’s lush creations seem quite straightforward—a blooming peony meticulously rendered, a geometric barn with lines so crisp it’s nearly photographic, a lifelike bold bouquet—each of them inspired by a lifetime of living in nature. A closer look, however, yields a more immersive experience. “When …Read More »
In the Margins Meet three women whose lives are devoted to improving the lot of Baltimore’s disenfranchised.
The Legislator: Robbyn Lewis “My starting point for everything I do is social justice,” says Robbyn Lewis, one of three state delegates representing Maryland’s 46th District. For her, “social justice” means advocating for public health and criminal justice reform and building a green community that everyone can enjoy. Home to …Read More »
When Baltimore developer Jim Rouse secretly started gobbling up thousands of acres of Howard County farmland in 1962, he was 48 years old and known nationally as a champion of urban renewal. He’d already developed the first enclosed shopping mall in the East, at Harundale in Glen Burnie, and …Read More »
What are we looking forward to at Arstcape next month? Renowned percussionist Sheila E. on the main stage Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello Argentinian dance group Che Malambo Seeing a film at the renovated Parkway Theatre (Maybe “Citizen Jane”?) How this year’s theme, “Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits” will be represented …Read More »
There are many ways to take a trip: in your head, your heart, via airplane. You can trip on the sidewalk, you can trip on drugs, you can trip up your friends … you can trip out on just about anything. My favorite trips are the ones where I am …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 »
Be More Festive It’s festival season in Maryland! Whether your idea of fun is cracking crabs, sipping chardonnay or even shearing sheep, there’s a festival for that.
Charm City Comedy Festival Laugh out loud with Charm City Comedy Project at this hilarious two-weekend festival. (The first is dedicated to improv and sketch comedy, and the second to standup.) Acts include musicians, comedy groups of all sizes and stand-up stars from across the nation, all bringing their unique …Read More »
Horse Power Building on her father’s legacy, thoroughbred trainer Elizabeth Voss has established her own reputation for success.
At 10:25 on a clear, brisk, but warming Monday morning in early March, Dream Verse and Al, separated by more than 30 lengths, jog eagerly under their exercise riders around the 1/6th-mile sheltered ring at Atlanta Hall horse farm in Monkton. Standing in an opening on the perimeter of the …Read More »
Taking Flight The $100 million expansion of BWI Marshall’s international wing aims to meet the growing needs of Maryland travelers.
“A road warrior”—that’s what Monyka Berrocosa calls herself. The 46-year-old Hampden resident travels once or twice a month, usually by air. An international strategic consultant and investor and publisher of MyCity4HER.com, a Baltimore- based online resource for women, Berrocosa depends on flying to meet her business’ expanding needs. This month, …Read More »
International Love Destination weddings are more popular than ever—and with these four hotspots just a direct flight from BWI Marshall, they’re easier than ever to reach, too.
“It’s not just one special day—it’s a week,” says Stacey DeSalvo, a Canton resident who was married in Cancún, Mexico, in February 2016. “Having a destination wedding is an absolute blast. It’s like a vacation for everyone.” The sun-soaked wedding of Stacey, a nurse at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, …Read More »