Travel

Pampering Plus

So the holidays are over and now we’re stuck with plain old winter. Short, gray days. Long, cold nights. That “nothing special” time of year, which leads to irrational thoughts like, “Do I really need to shave my legs this week?” and “Pajama Jeans are totally acceptable for the office, …

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The Butler Did It

At 7:30 a.m., Stephen Sanford, my, ahem, butler, knocks on the door of my cottage, a silver tray bearing a pot of French press coffee and a paper bag of hot sugared beignets in his arms. Only a day earlier he had asked what time I wanted my morning treats, …

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Signs of the Tmes

Las Vegas and neon go together like Imelda Marcos and shoes, and Liberace and bling. So we’re happy to report the opening of The Neon Museum, a shrine to the blazing beauties of old Las Vegas that were once called “liquid fire.” In the museum’s two-acre outdoor exhibition space, called …

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Market Days

We admit to being a little bit jealous of Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market. Sure, we’ve got some great city markets in Baltimore, but none of them compare to that 120-year-old smorgasbord in Philly. We turned even a little greener with envy after visiting the market’s recent $3.4 million renovation/expansion, which …

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All Keyed Up

Really, who wants to schlep their laptops when they travel? For those of us fed up with hauling our computers on planes, there’s now the Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard, a matchbox-sized device that projects a laser QWERTY keyboard on any flat surface and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to iPhone, iPad …

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Checking Inn – Nov12

American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition at Philadelphia’s Constitution Center is the first comprehensive exhibition about America’s most colorful and complex constitutional, ahem, hiccup. Spanning the temperance movement through the Roaring ’20s to the repeal of the 18th Amendment, the exhibition features more than 100 artifacts, including flapper …

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Miles of Tiles

At Zion Lutheran Church in downtown Baltimore, just across from City Hall, a quiet courtyard of boxwood, magnolia, crape myrtle and fig beckons office workers to stop in and take a break. It’s an enclosed green space, free to anyone who wanders by. But at the back wall, under a …

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On Display – Nov 12

Last May, Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” became the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction, fetching $119,922,500 during an intense 12-minute bidding session at Sotheby’s in New York City. The 1895 masterwork— one of four versions that Munch created between 1893 and 1910— is the only one remaining in private …

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Book It – Nov12

Looking for a fresh foodie getaway? The cuisine of the fertile Charlevoix region of Quebec has always had a strong sense of terroir, and now, thanks to the vision of Cirque du Soleil co-founder Daniel Gauthier, the area is poised to become a major center of culinary tourism. The luxury …

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