Did you walk to work/school/the store today? If so, then you were part of the proof that Baltimore’s a decently walkable city… in certain parts of town, at least. Read More →
As Halloween nears and we feel the change of seasons, Dutch Floral Garden in Belvedere Square gets into the spirit with seasonal decor and gifts to get you ready to fall into fall!
Botanical sculpture is an art. The careful combination of colors, textures and contrasting materials adds visual interest to a centerpiece, entry table, or any large room that beckons a focal point.
Today Atwater’s celebrates 15 years in business with a Thank You to their loyal customers. Fifteen percent off all purchases will be extended at all locations throughout the city, and if you haven’t noticed, they’ve expanded, now in Belvedere Square, Falls Rd, Kenilworth, Catonsville and Canton! Click Here for locations details.Special Hint: Certain Holiday coming up? Order your items today like chicken soup w/matzoh balls, sweet noodle kugel, challah, and more…and save that 15 percent. Seriously.
Everyone knows Dutch Floral Garden has the best floral arrangements in town, but that’s not all the Belvedere Square florist (it’s more like a floral boutique, no?) has to offer. Owner Paula Dobbe-Maher shops New York and Paris gift shows to find a beautiful selection of gifts, too, and with Paula’s exquisite taste you can be certain they are sure winners. See for yourself, below!
Beautiful painted lacquer trays.
Ornaments and bobbles of glass, wire and wood.
Boards and bowls of mango wood with cleaning oils to keep the gorgeous finish. Read More →
Back in 2007, I was planning an alumni event at my full-time gig at Friends School and my friend who was then working for Struever Brothers suggested that I look at a new space being developed in Clipper Mill. I live in Hampden…so I took a drive. It was amazing – I’d really forgotten how much so. I’d been to an artist’s studio in an old burned out building down there years before and was always kind of fascinated by the area. My friend made a call and arranged for me to meet with Spike Gjerde about the possibility of an event in his unfinished restaurant space. Spike and I met over insanely strong macchiatos and we figured out how to make the event work well for both of us. I knew I liked this guy (and those macchiatos kinda sealed the deal.) We had the party there – in Woodberry Hall, which would become Artifact Coffee’s first location – and it was a huge hit. And…then the restaurant opened later that year and it’s been packed ever since.
Today, Spike and Amy Gjerde officially open Shoo-fly, their farmhouse diner in Belvedere Square and North Baltimore cannot wait another day. I went for a friends & family night earlier this week and I can vouch. Vouch that the fried chicken is perfectly crispy outside and moist inside…that the shoo-fly pie is subtly sweet…and that the $7 Manhattan is so smooth and could be trouble for me. Also not to be missed? Milkshakes, burgers, chicken pot pie and more. I love the rustic decor, friendly servers and an overall vibe of easy, casual fun. And, yes, that old Hess Shoe slide is still there!
Next week, Spike and Amy will travel to NYC for Martha Stewart’s “American Made Tastemakers” festivities. I know they will make Baltimore so proud, as 200,000+ people visit their booth and learn about what they do here at home. I’m such a fan of their work. When I go to Woodberry for a cocktail, Artifact to caffeinate and write…and now Shoo-fly for Opie’s fried chicken and Sarah’s cookies, I’m happy. Happy is good. We need more happy.
Mister Wilson plays classic rock tunes from the 60s up to the present. If you like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, CSN&Y, The Doors, Tom Petty, Counting Crows, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, The Kinks, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, you’ll love Mister Wilson.
Dutch Floral Garden in Belvedere Square is unlike other florists in town. For one, all the designers have apprenticed in Europe and create with a sophisticated aesthetic that’s different from other local floral arrangers. Secondly, Dutch Floral Garden sells home accessories like topiaries, vases, cachepots, votives, and more to decorate the home both inside and out. Lastly, an unrivaled eye for color, texture and detail make the designs at DFG stand out.
One of the best items at Dutch Floral Garden is the selection of ready made bouquets, perfect for when you don’t have time to make an arrangement yourself. They are always on display, ready to grab and go, and they are gorgeous! (They can be found in the refrigerated section.)
So much about successful flower arranging is about mixing the right textures and colors. Here the designers use bold colors in fresh, modern ways for a pleasing effect.
Love the way the hasta leaves wrap around the container to create a stunning, modern look.
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