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Cinema Paradiso

Drive across the city and ponder the shells of the old movie theaters that used to be, the little neighborhood dream palaces, the Cinema Paradisos, where Baltimoreans of long ago (and not so long ago) went to escape. Summer is an especially good time to reflect on this—for, in the …

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Getting Hitched

We asked some of our favorite pros to chime in on planning the perfect wedding: Mia Antalics of Garnish Bridal Boutique Patrick Rife and Nicolas China of Pixilated Photo Booth Joshua Makowski of Smyth Jewelers Kimberly Tyson and Becky Lazarcheff of My Flower Box Events Jean Wade Mayer of Boutique …

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What a Man!

The very first time that I laid eyes on Wes Moore, he was sitting in a Four Seasons Hotel ballroom getting his “man makeup” done for our STYLE photo shoot. Somehow, he sneaked in while I was prepping outside. And in my surprise to see him, I emitted what can …

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backpage may/june

A friend’s father died recently and by way of condolences I said that I believed that one’s father (or mother) was never really dead. People speak of losing one’s parents, but I don’t understand that. That’s not possible. One never loses one’s parents. My father and his older brother remain …

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Tiffany Averill

What’s really popular at Radcliffe right now? Casual chic. If you can use the same serving pieces for a fancy cocktail party on a Saturday night and again on Sunday for football game appetizers, that’s hot. In terms of china, how do you pick a pattern you’ll still want to …

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Jean Wade Mayer

What are some of your favorite 2015 wedding trends? We’re still tearing through the rustic feel, but it’s more of an industrial glam. I love a wedding with metallic colors! Any tips on how to spruce up the menu? I really like taking artisanal foods and making them kitschy—things like …

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Kimberly Tyson and Becky Lazarcheff

Kimberly Tyson and Becky Lazarcheff, co-owners of My Flower Box Events What flowers are in? Roses and peonies are always in. Brides want a lot of greenery and herbs mixed in, like sage. We’ve used lambs ear in table arrangements. Right now we love using ranunculus, just because they’re big …

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Joshua Makowski

What’s the most interesting custom ring you’ve seen lately? We restyle a lot of inherited rings. The ring might be yellow gold and we can actually convert it to platinum or white gold. Recently we worked on an old platinum and sapphire diamond bracelet that five daughters had inherited. We …

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Mia Antalics

What’s your top advice for wedding dress shopping? Keep an open mind. It’s good to have a list of things you love and don’t love, but try some things that might surprise you. The perfect gown is the one that makes you feel like the most fabulous version of yourself. …

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