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Breathe Bookstore & Cafe is Open to New Owners – Time to Make Your Dream Come True

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 3:00pm

If you live a holistic and Ayurvedic lifestyle, or just appreciate good food, good karma and good company, you have been to Breathe Bookstore and Cafe in Hampden.  Twice this week I have been spotted sitting on the large wrap around porch among the beautiful trees, enjoying a gentle breeze and a light rain while listening to the song of the wind chimes over a cup of ginger tea.  I love this place and the people inside it, and was a little saddened to hear the news that Owner Susan Weis-Bohlen is moving on to the next stage in her journey, and looking to pass the torch to new owners.  The following message from Susan went out today in the Breathe Books e-newsletter:

When one door opens, well, another one opens.

Breathe bookstore café’s door is open to new owners…

Larry and I recently moved to a beautiful home in Reisterstown, in part, because the previous owners had a cooking school there and built a beautiful state-of-the-art teaching kitchen — my dream kitchen! My jaw literally dropped when we walked in. Larry knew it had to be our house. And so it is. 

 

And I knew I would be expanding my business to our home, but what I didn’tknow was that I would want to concentrate ALL of my business there. 

 

It’s become crystal clear to me that to be true to my heart and soul, I want to spend more time teaching and offering consultations and less time running a café. My thoughts when opening the café were to add a little boost to the bookstore business. The demand for our amazing food has been great, and my vision of a bookstore with some café items became a café with some books. 

(Naively I thought I would be able to cook for the café! But running both bookstore, café, events, etc. has left me little time to be in the kitchen.) 

To operate at the creative and efficient level I am used to and to best serve the community I want to be fully present with my Ayurvedic clients, lead workshops, organize events, teach cooking and meditation, and lecture around the region. 

So breathe bookstore café is for sale. My lease can be taken over at any time. If you have a dream to run a vegetarian café or want to create your own concept, let me know. We have a brand new kitchen with the top equipment, a fabulous historic house (two floors and a carriage house) and great karma! Everything is negotiable. And my staff would LOVE to continue working here!

 

I am sad to no longer run this business in Hampden, and I’m sorry about thedisruption to our community, but I know it is the right decision. We’ll make the transition as smooth as possible. Our classes go on as usual until we move. I will keep you up-to-date. 

 

I thank you for your 10 years of support. It’s been an incredible ride! I can’t wait to see new adventures unfold. I hope you can come along with me! I look forward to serving you in another capacity and another place soon. 

 

In the meantime we are currently selling our inventory at a 20% discount (not including food items, Ayurvedic products or used books). Please come in to pick up some special things before they are gone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

            With love and deep gratitude, 

 

                                                  Susan

 

 

 

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 →

Giving, Hampden

Flash Needs a Friend – Maryland SPCA Pet of the Week

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 3:00pm

Photo via Maryland SPCA

Photo via Maryland SPCA

Flash, 10 months old, 11 lbs., neutered male, Chihuahua/Dachshund

Hi hi hi! I’m a young and very energetic fella who’s looking for an active house hold to join. I love to keep busy and I tend to get bored easily so please keep me entertained. Oh…I haven’t been to obedience yet so please consider taking me soon. You can visit me at the Maryland SPCA adoption center and take me home today.

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Catch of the Day, Hampden

Cures for Summer Colds and More at Mend Community Acupuncture

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 28, 2014 1:11pm

Acupuncture

catch of the day fish (2)Acupuncture has been around for literally thousands of years. It’s one of the oldest forms of medical treatment around, and has surged in popularity here in the US in recent years. Some swear by it as a regular part of their wellness regimen, while others go in for help with specific and acute problems. Acupuncture can benefit most everybody, and appointments leave many patients in a blissfully semi-dazed state. So if summer’s heat is starting to wear you down, or you’re coming down with that awful (and oh-so confusing) summer cold—you could do well to pop in for a few minutes under the needle at Mend Community Acupuncture. Read More →

Food & Drink, Hampden, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

Hampden Farmer’s Market – Goin’ ’til One, Hon

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 4:45pm

 

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from Lou Catelli of Genco Pura, LTD:

Chef Bernard of The Corner BYOB, and Lou Catelli of Genco Pura LTD, are proud to sponsor and announce the first ever Hampden Farmers’ Market. Beginning Saturday May 17th, and running every Saturday until Thanksgiving, local farmers and vendors will be set up on Elm Avenue at 36th Street in the heart of glorious Hampden. The Hampden Farmers’ market will have an amazing selection of locally grown produce, meats and cheeses, eggs and dairy, breads and baked goods, and locally brewed coffee drinks. The hours of operation will be 9am until 1pm.

Additionally, The Corner BYOB will be offering a special brunch for shoppers of the Hampden Farmers’ Market. Bring anything that you buy from any of the vendors, and Chef Bernard will use those ingredients in the dishes prepared for you.

Remember while you are in Hampden, make sure to check out our perfect selection of shops, services, bars, and restaurants, all locally owned and operated.

Hampden Farmers’ Market TENTATIVE list of vendors:

Two Boots Farm
Stoney Ridge Farm
Sheep Hill Farm

Pluma Feliz Farms
Purple Sol Farm

The Corner Spore, aka The Mushroom Guy

Mobtown Meat snacks
Tanner’s Pickles
The Charmery
Spro Coffee
The Modest Florist
Cafe Hon
Stone Mill Bakery

with more vendors added weekly

Hampden 2

Culture, Featured, Hampden

Hampdenfest 2014 is Back On, Pushed Back a Week

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 8:48am

 

hampdenfest 2014 gets uncanceled

The Toilet Bowl Race at Hampdenfest 2013. Photo by Russ Bradshaw, via hampdenfest.blogspot.com

The recently canceled Hampdenfest 2014 gets new life and a new date: Sept. 20.

When organizers announced the abrupt cancellation of Hampdenfest 2014 due to a scheduling conflict, City Council members Mary Pat Clarke and Nick Mosby reached out right away to see what they could do to save the festival. And, man, are we happy they did! According to the City Paper, Clarke and Mosby with organizers and representatives from the permits office to move the festival a week later. Read More →

Featured, Hampden, Hot House, Real Estate, Home & Garden

Off the Grid In Hampden: A Little Vermont, A Little Provence and A Lot Of Work

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 12:00pm

  Hot House: 1504 Mill Race Road, Baltimore, MD 21211

 

mill race:front

Stone built cottage, circa 1840, semi-detached with new roof. Four bedrooms, 1 bath, 1,785 sq. ft. over three stories, no basement. Original wide plank wood floors, 3 fireplace mantles, deep window sills, new electric. Gas heat, no a/c: $140,000 as is (ask about CHAP tax credits)  Read More →

Hampden, House of the Day, Real Estate, Home & Garden

House of the Day: Townhouse With Storefront, Garden, And Ringside Seat In Hampden

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 4:27pm

$325,000
847 36th Street, Baltimore
3 bedroom(s), 2 bathroom(s)
847 36th Street
847 36th Street Read More →

Culture, Hampden

A Night of Apocalyptic Fiction at Atomic Books on Saturday

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 10:16am

Lucy Corin's One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses

Lucy Corin’s One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses

On Friday, July 26, Atomic Books in Hampden will host two heavy-hitting fiction writers with new books on apocalypse.

Lucy Corin will be reading from her collection of stories One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses, published by McSweeney’s last summer. The book offers up a collection of 100 flash fictions that capture variously traumatic, visionary, and transformative narrative moments — often disturbing and familiar all at once — as well as three longer pieces.

You can read several of the shorter apocalypses at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Read More →

Food & Drink, Hampden, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

Hampdenfest is Cancelled, but the Hampden Farmer’s Market is ON!

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 4:38pm

Hampdenfest is cancelled, but the Hampden Farmer’s Market is ON!

Hampden1

from Lou Catelli of Genco Pura, LTD:

Chef Bernard of The Corner BYOB, and Lou Catelli of Genco Pura LTD, are proud to sponsor and announce the first ever Hampden Farmers’ Market. Beginning Saturday May 17th, and running every Saturday until Thanksgiving, local farmers and vendors will be set up on Elm Avenue at 36th Street in the heart of glorious Hampden. The Hampden Farmers’ market will have an amazing selection of locally grown produce, meats and cheeses, eggs and dairy, breads and baked goods, and locally brewed coffee drinks. The hours of operation will be 9am until 1pm.

Additionally, The Corner BYOB will be offering a special brunch for shoppers of the Hampden Farmers’ Market. Bring anything that you buy from any of the vendors, and Chef Bernard will use those ingredients in the dishes prepared for you.

Remember while you are in Hampden, make sure to check out our perfect selection of shops, services, bars, and restaurants, all locally owned and operated.

Hampden Farmers’ Market TENTATIVE list of vendors:

Two Boots Farm
Stoney Ridge Farm
Sheep Hill Farm

Pluma Feliz Farms
Purple Sol Farm

The Corner Spore, aka The Mushroom Guy

Mobtown Meat snacks
Tanner’s Pickles
The Charmery
Spro Coffee
The Modest Florist
Cafe Hon
Stone Mill Bakery

with more vendors added weekly

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