Food & Drink, Links

Learn from the pros – cooking classes from local chefs

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 19, 2014 3:33pm

One thing people ask me all the time? Where can I go to take cooking classes in town? Well, there are some options…and more chefs are getting into the game all the time. Read More →

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Hey Obama, Joe Flacco Doesn’t Want to Be Confused with James Franco

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 19, 2014 3:30pm

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Flacco and Obama, in friendlier times. (via AutoOrb)

During his year-end news conference on Friday, President Barack Obama was making a point about North Korea’s fear of The Interview. His point got lost, however, when he flubbed James Franco’s name. Read More →

Shop Girl, Shop Local

Shopping Report: The Home Stretch

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 19, 2014 3:00pm

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With the Festival of Lights well underway and Christmas coming mid-week, the annual shopping rush is at its peak. As you scurry around the city to finish shopping, keep your spirits up with events, carols and sales around the region, including:

  • The Village of Cross Keys will remain festive up until the last minute, with carolers and live music on both Saturday, December 20th and Wednesday the 24th.
  • Seasonal magic will also stay alive at The Shops at Kenilworth through Christmas Eve, with Santa and the holiday train garden. On Saturday, December 20th, join Santa for breakfast and a holiday magic show, with proceeds benefiting the Salvation Army. Local musical groups will also perform, on the 20th, 22nd and 23rd.
  • Evenings from the 20th through the 23rd, Falkenhan’s Hardware in Hampden will host the Street Meat Hot Dog Cart and The Local Oyster. Plus, on the 20th, Santa will make an appearance for photos.
  • From now through December 24th, all throws are 20% off at Linens & Lingerie in Ruxton.
  • Take a break from shopping at Belvedere Square to catch a Christmas Eve showing of “Miracle on 34th Street” at The Senator Theatre (show times throughout the day).
  • Complimentary holiday parking in Harbor East will last all week – through Christmas and beyond – making your last-minute shopping excursions a little easier.
  • At Chezelle in Cross Keys, the Spring ’15 Margaret Winters trunk show will be a little ray of sunshine in the midst of the busy Christmas season. Lasting from December 15th through the 30th, it’ll give you a great excuse to think spring, even if just for a moment. Plus, now through the 30th, visit the Chezelle website for a coupon for 50% off any $150 purchase (exclusions listed at the link).

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Carolers, Sales, Local Merchants & Holiday Happenings this Weekend at Village of Cross Keys

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 19, 2014 2:00pm

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CAROLERS NOON – 2 PM

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LIVE MUSIC 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Chris Monaghan – Village Square Café

 

 

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December 15-30

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Now-December 30 at Chezelle

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Take 40% Off Your Entire Purchase

Joyful, Joyful Take 40% off your entire purchase now through December 24. That’s 40% off everything—new arrivals, our top gift ideas (and one or two things for yourself)! Offer Valid 12/11-12/24. See Store Associate for details.

Joyful, Joyful Take 40% off your entire purchase now through December 24. That’s 40% off everything—new arrivals, our top gift ideas (and one or two things for yourself)!
Offer Valid 12/11-12/24. See Store Associate for details.

Chico’s

Make Great Gifts in Our Gift Boxes

We're wild for our gift boxes and bows. No wrapping required. Shop these great items in stores!

We’re wild for our gift boxes and bows. No wrapping required. Shop these great items in stores!

25% Off Entire Purchase

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Shop in store today and take 25% off entire purchase. See sales associate for more details; exclusions may apply.

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa

Holiday Gift Card Offer

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Sparkle. Shine. Celebrate the Season with a gift certificate to Red Door Spa! Receive Bonus Spa Dollars with every $100 gift certificate or gift card purchase. Promotion ends December 25, 2014. Find out more at www.reddoorspas.com

 

Saturday, December 24

CAROLERS NOON – 2 PM

Baltimore Actors Theater (Courtesy of The Store Ltd.)

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Catch of the Day, Shop Local

Holiday Breakfast with Santa

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 19, 2014 1:09pm

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catch of the day fish (2)Yes, you hear about him all day, everyday now. They’re singing about him coming to town, his face is plastered on soda bottles and billboards. He’s all the kids talk about (is he real or isn’t he?). So you may be up to your nose in Santa right now, and we feel that. But then, come on. It’s Santa! And he’s only around once a year, so you’ve got to get in some quality time with the big guy while he’s still here. After all, you want to make sure he understnads the nuances of your wish list, and it’s always smart to make a good impression so he’ll remember you next year, right? Read More →

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Gift Inspiration from Baltimore’s Best Local Shops

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 19, 2014 1:00pm

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Featured, Money & Power

Michael Phelps Will Not Serve Jail Time for DUI

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 19, 2014 12:34pm

phelpsday2Michael Phelps had his day in court Friday morning to receive formal punishment for the DUI charges that followed a day of boozing at Horseshoe Casino. The Olympic swimming legend from North Baltimore pleaded guilty, but avoided jail time. Read More →

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Shedding Light on The Winter Solstice

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 19, 2014 12:30pm

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This Sunday, December 21st, is the Winter Solstice. Here’s all the science you need to know about it. The summary? “The the sun is the ultimate source of all light and warmth on Earth,” and it’s returning to us, Baltimore. Rejoice! With song, dance, steak on a steak…(wait, that’s Ren Fest) and some some local honey wine.  Read More →

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Buy or Refinance with Direct Mortgage Loans

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 19, 2014 12:05pm

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Sassanova’s 12 Days of Christmas, Day 11: Wire World Bracelets from A.V. Max

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 19, 2014 11:52am

Welcome back to the Twelve Days of Christmas at Sassanova!  Each day we’ll delight you with a piece of eye candy from the store as we lead up to Christmas.  Check in each day for the latest special treat.

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On the eleventh day of Christmas, Sassanova celebrates the season’s hope, love and dreams with A.V. Max’s sweet Wire World bracelets.

The thin gold-plated bracelets ($45 each) circle the wrist and share a sweet, uplifting message with words like “wish” and “believe.” Handcrafted in New York by Amy Vennema, a jewelry artist who draws inspiration from the city around her to create pieces that are both unique and wearable.

Her Wire World bracelets look great alone but are also excellent layering pieces. They’re a perfect gift for a teenage daughter, girlfriend or anyone who would enjoy wearing a positive message on her wrist!

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for Sassanova’s next great gift recommendation. Be sure to like Sassanova on Facebook  and follow Sassanova on Instagram. Sassanova is located at 805 Aliceanna Street in Harbor East.

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