You know we love Christopher Schafer and all he does. You may have heard us sing his praises for his work with the Baltimore Fashion Alliance— which promotes local designers and helps creative, fashion-minded Baltimoreans find their footing in the fashion industry. Or perhaps we were in awe of the time and labor he gives to Sharp Dressed Man, through which he supports low-income men re-entering the workforce by providing them with high quality, gently used menswear– which can often make or break a man’s opportunities for employment. But all of that isn’t even Schafer’s primary occupation. For the last five years, Schafer has been Baltimore’s leading clothier for gorgeous, unique menswear– making this town just that much more easy on the eyes. And every local man with an eye for style is grateful for that (as are the women who love them). Well, today Schafer’s circle of influence is about to widen, as the clothier launches his new online store– a first for the company. Online, customers will be able to purchase Schafer’s handmade silk ties, bow ties, pocket squares and accessories. And since this also marks the company’s 5th Anniversary, there’s even an added perk– Schafer’s way of celebrating and saying “thank you.” Read More →
Update 10/28: Don’t miss tonight’s airing at 8pm on 88.1 WYPR. Check out the updated video clip below.
What if you could zoom in so closely on Baltimore that you could hear every person’s story? Well, you’d probably need a pretty good system to make sure you got everyone. You’d need to start with small, manageable chunks and slowly work your way through the city. There are a lot of stories here. And that means a whole lot of listening. Luckily, one of Baltimore’s best listeners is behind the cutting edge project that aims to capture and share every Baltimorean’s story. WYPR’s own Aaron Henkin produces Out of the Blocks— a totally unique documentary series that is telling everybody’s story– one block at a time. Read More →
You might not know it by the heat, but fall (you know, the season with school in it) is right around the corner. Sorry kiddos, but before we know it, we’ll be scrambling to stuff backpacks full of pencils, cram sandwiches and cookies into plastic baggies, and school will officially be in session. Read More →
We admit it. We didn’t actually know that Baltimore had a birthday. But that doesn’t mean we’re not extraordinarily excited to celebrate the birth of our great city, 286 years ago. And we couldn’t be happier that the folks at Live Baltimore have put together the social event of the season with just that purpose in mind– the first annual “Baltimore’s Birthday Bash.” It’s a party that will bring 250 of Baltimore’s most passionate residents together at at the World Trade Center’s “Top of the World” on Thursday, July 30th. You could, of course, be one of them, if you get your tickets early. And why wouldn’t you? Not only will there be spectacular views, but also live music, food, wine, brews, and specially designed birthday cakes from chefs at Dooby’s, Cinghiale, and Fleet Street Kitchen. Exclusive “birthday gifts” will be raffled off throughout the evening—and while sure, it’s all about the fun and the food, it’s also all for a great cause. Read More →
Few spots in Baltimore scream “dad” quite as much as the Mt. Washington Tavern. With its hearty menu, great drinks, and classy old fashioned atmosphere, the Mt. Washington Tavern is pretty much any dad’s dream. Where else can they go all year round for mind blowing burgers, prime game watching, and of course, spectacular happy hours? This is the place where dad was watching Ravens games, March Madness, and the Belmont when you thought he was just pulling some overtime. No need to call him out on it, of course. Instead, meet him halfway by showing him you know what he likes. Make your reservations for Father’s Day brunch today. Or bring him in for lunch. Or dinner. Or all three. But seriously, you can’t beat this brunch. Read More →
Summer has kind of snuck up on us, so if you haven’t gotten out to pick your own strawberries (or anything else) yet, we understand. But don’t let these short lived harvests pass you by! Few things beat munching happily on berries you just picked yourself– except maybe enjoying the strawberry shortcake you made with them. Or the pie. Or the jam. But that’s what’s great about picking your own. You can go home with enough for snacking, baking, and preserving (just as long as you don’t eat all of them in the car ride on the way home). Read More →
After triumphing in the Preakness, American Pharoah is set to run for the Triple Crown on Saturday up in New York. It also happens to be Pimlico’s last day of live racing this season, which is as good a reason as any to throw a party. Read More →
Film and fashion have always gone hand in hand. Classic cinema particularly has always set our standard for glamor and class. In the original Oceans 11, the Rat Pack star as World War II compatriots who pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. If that’s not a place to draw your style inspiration from, what is? This Thursday, the Creative Alliance invites you to suit and get your swagger on. See the film, dress the part, and enjoy an evening of inspired style. Read More →
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