Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day

Children’s Day at Ladew Gardens

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 22, 2014 1:12pm

Butterfly Gardens

catch of the day fish (2)World renowned Ladew Topiary Gardens is always a great place to bring the kids. After all, there’s plenty of space to run around, hide behind giant hedges, and appreciate the Alice in Wonderland-esque topiary masterpieces. But now there’s even more at Ladew to thrill the little ones. So this year’s Children’s Day also marks the opening of Ladew’s new Butterfly House. Dare we say it’s Ladew’s most eagerly anticipated family event yet? We think it just might be. After all, it’s a day long celebration of caterpillars and butterflies– those perennial kid favorites. Not that we as adults would turn down an afternoon of wondering at these most gorgeous members of the insect world ourselves. So save the date (Saturday, September 6) for Ladew’s most aflutter family day ever. Read More →

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Move Closer to your Dream Home with Buying Into Baltimore

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 2:31pm

Home

catch of the day fish (2)For most, owning one’s own home remains an essential part of the American Dream. And luckily, we live in a town where that can be relatively achievable. The city is full of gorgeous architecture, charming neighborhoods, and a huge variety of homes, from super chic condos to historic Victorian mansions. And since we love it here, we know that buying a home here is always a good idea. It’s not just a wise financial investment – home prices in Baltimore have remained quite stable throughout the last several years, rather than crashing like in so many parts of the country — it’s also a way to really invest in your city and your community, and to really put down roots. That’s why Live Baltimore offers the twice yearly Buying Into Baltimore event — to make it even easier and more appealing to do just that. The fall event is September 27, so we’re giving you plenty of time to save the date. Read More →

Catch of the Day, Fells Point

Knife and Fish Cooking Classes at Pierpoint Restaurant

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 1:30pm

Cooking Classes

catch of the day fish (2)Confession time. We are avid watchers of all those competitive cooking shows. Chopped, Hell’s Kitchen, Cupcake Wars, you name it. And it’s not just because of the mouth watering offerings that contestants come up with. It’s also because whether they’re seasoned professional chefs or just obsessive amateurs, every contestant knows more about food and technique than we thought there was to know. And thanks to chef Nancy Longo at Pierpoint Restaurant, some of these sought after skills can be yours when you sign up for one of Pierpoint’s awesome cooking classes. Read More →

Catch of the Day, Mt. Vernon

The Campbell Dance Experience at Theatre Project

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 1:50pm

Campbell Dance

catch of the day fish (2)Even for those of us who consider ourselves real culture vultures, I’m gonna bet that most of us just don’t see that much dance on the regular. We may go to plays, films, concerts and lectures, but for many, dance can be a little less on our radar. Even if we like to go out dancing, or take dance classes (Zumba, anyone?) when we think of watching dance performance, many times, our only point of reference is The Nutcracker. Luckily, you can change all that this Friday, with a special, one-night only performance at Theatre Project from The Campbell Dance Experience– some of the most remarkable contemporary dance that the city has to offer. Read More →

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Get Reading with One Maryland One Book

0 Written by: | Monday, Aug 18, 2014 1:16pm

Reading with One Maryland One Book

catch of the day fish (2)You know that feeling that permeated the city when the Ravens won the Super Bowl? How everywhere you went, people had something to talk to each other about? We’d all shared the collective experience of seeing our birds make it all the way there, and then triumph in that last quarter. And so whether at the coffee shop or on the street or at the bank, we had an easy in for a conversation with a stranger. Our shared pride connected us and made made the city feel small. That’s kind of the idea behind One Maryland One Book– except instead of a focus on Ray Lewis, it’s on author Reyna Grande. And instead of gathering around our TVs eating 7-layer dip, we’re gathering around library tables to discuss a fascinating piece of contemporary literature: Grande’s The Distance Between Us. So yeah, it’s a little different from the whole Super Bowl thing, but the idea of uniting the whole state in this way is something we’re thrilled to get behind. Read More →

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Learn to Can Your Own Food with preZerve

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 15, 2014 1:16pm

Canned Food

catch of the day fish (2)The time was, almost everyone canned or otherwise preserved their own food at some point each year. We grew tons of edibles and harvested them. And a bumper crop meant that we could continue to have tomatoes or green beans or strawberries year round– all it took was a little know how and dedication. At this point, many of us weren’t taught to can growing up, but with more and more city-dwellers planting their own gardens and participating in urban farming, there’s no reason we should be letting summer’s bounty run out any time soon. And thanks to the ladies at preZerve, you can learn all the tricks and tips of days gone by.

PreZerve is proud to bring the art of canning back to the communal table. They can teach you everything you need to be able to can your own food and nourish your loved ones with food you know well – no mystery ingredients – while simultaneously choosing a more stable, environmentally responsible food system. Yes! We can certainly get behind that. PreZerve is happy to meet in your kitchen or theirs. You can host a canning party or show up to one of their pop-up style workshops around town. The next one focuses on tomato canning (perfect timing, are we right?) and is in conjunction with Slow Food Baltimore on August 30th at 1:00 PM at a beautiful home in Mt. Washington (address will be provided upon registration). They’ll provide everything you need, and you’ll come away with a whole jar of summer to store away for winter.

PreZerve hosts a variety of canning workshops throughout Baltimore. For more information, visit www.learntoprezerve.org.

 

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Chic Chic Boutique Now Open in Village of Cross Keys

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 10:46am

Chic Chic Boutique

catch of the day fish (2)Americans have long idealized European style and fashion. Somehow over there, everything seems finer, more glamorous, and yet effortlessly elegant. But when is the last time you found a piece of clothing that looked great on and made you feel comfortable but sophisticated at the same time? Or an item that was well made from quality materials and also happened to be unique enough that you knew no one else might show up wearing the same thing? If it’s been a while, you may be happy to know that Chic Chic Boutique has just opened in the Village of Cross Keys—specializing in European designs that make women look and feel gorgeous. Owners Dario and Rosanna Sech have been working in fashion for years, and with their personal ties to Italy (where they emigrated from) they’re able to hand pick styles that you can’t find anywhere else (at least without taking a Roman holiday). Read More →

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Gourmet Popsicles from KarmaPop

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 1:40pm

KarmaPops

catch of the day fish (2)Wow. Just when you think you’re ready for summer to be over and thinking that maybe it’s time to let the cool weather roll in, there’s a new reason to crave the heat. And the one we just discovered is KarmaPops. They’re pretty much the freshest thing going, in that they’re both new (the Kickstarter that made them happen only closed last month) and also, truly, truly fresh. As in, they freshly juice everything that goes into their pops. They don’t use anything artificial, fake, or from concentrate. And then, as though they couldn’t get any more loveable, they ride them around not in a food truck, but in a tricycle. Yes, they are Baltimore’s first (and so far, only) tricycle-based food vendor. Could we love them any more? Read More →

Catch of the Day, Inner Harbor

Backyard Science Days at the Science Museum

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 3:16pm

Science Days

catch of the day fish (2)The folks at the Maryland Science Center want you to know that, “Science can happen in a lab, science can happen in space and science can happen in your own backyard!” Of course, to find out how, you’ll need to leave your own backyard for just a minute and hop on down to see what the Science Center is cooking up. August 16th and 17th are the Maryland Science Center’s 9th annual Backyard Science Days this year. They’ll be full of animal encounters and hands-on activities. You can stomp on stomp rockets (what?), race vegetables, build a beetle habitat, make seed bombs and much more.The folks (and beasts) from Scales and Tales will be there all weekend as well featuring live birds of prey and reptiles. Read More →

Catch of the Day, Hampden

Breath of Fresh Air: Breathing with Heather Davis at Baltimore Yoga Village

0 Written by: | Monday, Aug 11, 2014 1:02pm

Baltimore Yoga Village

catch of the day fish (2)Sometimes we recommend things because they’ve our top faves. Sometimes we just think we’ve found something the world needs to know about. But sometimes, it’s just because we see something and we’re like, “OMG. I Need that. Now.” And so it was when we realized that Baltimore Yoga Village will be offering a one-day workshop on breathing. And it’s coming really, really soon. Can you hear our lungs (and minds and senses of well-being) going “ahhhhhh”? Read More →

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