Despite Protest, 34th Street Christmas Lights to Flip On

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 28, 2014 3:00pm

HampdenSouthHampden residents threatened to go dark because of mounting crime earlier in the fall. But now that the holidays are here, they aren’t taking Christmas lights away. Read More →

Featured, Hampden, Hot House, Real Estate & Home

Be ‘That House': Hampden House With Giant Archway, Steps From The Avenue

4 Written by: | Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 10:46am

Hot House: 3534 Hickory Avenue, Hampden, Baltimore, MD 21211


Brick and stucco townhouse, circa 1900, with front porch and large arched entrance. Four bedrooms, 1 bath over 1,200 sq. ft. Full, partially finished basement. Open plan first floor, kitchen with new granite counters, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors throughout. Bedrooms and bath upstairs. Central a/c. Landscaped private fenced back yard with patio, 2-car parking in driveway: $249,900 Read More →

Catch of the Day, Food & Drink, Hampden

Thanksgiving Ice Cream Pies from The Charmery

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 21, 2014 1:22pm

Charmery Pie

catch of the day fish (2)Sure, a few days ago we said we wouldn’t trust our Thanksgiving dessert table to anyone by Dangerously Delicious Pies. And we still stand by that…kind of. But how were we to know that our top fave locavore ice cream shop, The Charmery, was offering their own version of a Thanksgiving pie delight? What began with us investigating their ice cream offerings in preparation for serving our own pies a la mode quickly spun out of control as we discovered The Charmery’s Thanksgiving special: a pie made from spiced pumpkin ice cream with a salty caramel topping and graham cracker crust. Can we possibly resist? Read More →

Featured, Hampden, Lifeline

Hampden Wedding Dress Designer Fights Ebola

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 7:48am

Hampden wedding dress designer fights Ebola

An example of a current Ebola suit, via BBC

At her eponymous gown shop in Hampden, Jill Andrews often has to design dresses that fulfill the sometimes vague requirements of brides who want to look “like sea glass” or “like a glass of milk.” Read More →

Catch of the Day, Hampden

Eclectic Fall Finds at Milagro

0 Written by: | Monday, Nov 03, 2014 1:16pm


catch of the day fish (2)If you weren’t sure before the weekend, you are by now. Fall is here.  And if you haven’t stocked up on your warm and fuzzy things yet, it’s about time you did. And luckily, Milagro in Hampden has been doing a lot of the work for us. The adorable boutique is usually a place we hit up for gift shopping , but lately it’s full of some of the funkiest and most unique fall looks you’re likely to see around. The finds are sourced from around the world, and can make even the most subdued colors of the season look fresh and fun. Read More →

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Mud and Metal Invites You to a Mask Competition Culmination and Halloweenfest Tonight!

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 31, 2014 1:31pm


a note an invitation from Mud and Metal in Hampden


Thank you to all who brought in masks!

Thank you to all who voted for your favorite!

Votes have been tallied and ….
the Winners are in the window of


is tonight!
October 31st
Hampden’s Avenue
will be alive with the
creepy and the hilarious!
Trick or Treating begins at 5
followed by a kid’s
costume contest
at 6:00 in the 800 block

Wear your costume
into the shop
today and receive
10% off your purchase,

We are SO grateful for your support

Open everyday
TuesdaySaturday 10-7
Sunday -Monday 10-5
First Friday 10-9

Catch of the Day, Hampden

Butterfly Entomology Workshop at Bazaar

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 06, 2014 1:01pm

Entymology workshop

catch of the day fish (2)If you’ve popped into Bazaar in in Hampden, you know that some of their offerings are truly, well, bizarre. It’s a carefully curated oddities and curiosities shop. And that can mean everything from jewelry made from quail feet, to civil war era doctors’ tools, to all manner of preserved specimens peering out at you from jars of formaldehyde. We love Bazaar because it functions as a perfect blend of antique store, museum, and place-you-can-actually-find-cool-stuff. But they don’t just sell cool stuff– they also offer the opportunity to learn how to make your own. Like with their DIY taxidermy workshops, for example. Read More →

Featured, Hampden, Lifeline, Links

34th Street Threatens a Lights-Free Christmas in Protest Against Crime

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 10:24am


Hampden’s 34th Street Christmas display is famous not only locally, but world-wide as well. For decades, the lights (and animatronic reindeer and Santa Claus in a Ravens jersey and sculptures made out of scrap metal) have brought joy (and traffic) to Hampden. But this year, the lights may go dark for the first time in 70 years.

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Vote for Your Favorite Locally Designed Mask this Month at Mud and Metal

0 Written by: | Monday, Sep 29, 2014 4:00pm


Second mask arrived my post from Indiana! Thanks Noah, this is amazing! Sterling, 23k gold leaf and a cubic zirconium... Beautiful

Second mask arrived my post from Indiana! Thanks Noah, this is amazing! Sterling, 23k gold leaf and a cubic zirconium… Beautiful



First mask! Thanks Hon Have you made yours yet?

First mask! Thanks Hon
Have you made yours yet?

Halloween Mask Competition

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Hampden, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

Mud and Metal and Masks, Oh My!

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 26, 2014 4:00pm

Halloween Mask Competition

Get those creative juices flowing and start your mask today!  Masks due to Mud and Metal by Sept. 28th, and we’ll see you all on Oct. 31st for the Halloween Fest, where this year’s winner will be announced.  Good luck! We hope you win.

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