Catch of the Day, Hampden

Valentine’s Day Mini-Sessions from Heart Love Photography

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 1:36pm

Heart Love

catch of the day fish (2)Want to spend Valentine’s Day feeling the love, but without all the pressure and faux-romance and all of that? Maybe it’s time to look to the tiny tots in your life for Valentine inspiration. After all, they’re pure love, giggles, and joyousness (except of course when they’re not). That’s why Heart Love Photography is offering special mini-sessions for baby portraits just in time for Valentine’s Day.  The sessions result in absolutely gorgeous (but also super cool, non-Anne Geddes-style) portraits that are pretty much guaranteed to be the best Valentine’s Day gifts you’ve ever received (or given, for that matter). Read More →

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Catch of the Day, Hampden

Thurston & Lovey

0 Written by: | Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 3:00pm

Theurston and Lovey

Just in time for the holidays, Hampden has a fabulous new place to find everything you need to check those final names off your list. It’s Thurston & Lovey, and if you’ll be strolling around The Avenue this weekend, make sure to stop in for unique gifts, and plenty of holiday cheer. These folks have great taste, and so much stuff that simply stopping in to browse is an adventure in itself. You can find jewelery, home decor, and antiques– all curated with great taste, and an eye for the kind of stuff we all love to give (and receive). Read More →

Featured, Hampden, Lifeline, Links

Bummer on 34th Street: The Dark Side of Hampden’s Tacky Light Display

7 Written by: | Monday, Dec 08, 2014 9:14am

34th Street in Hampden

Hampden’s 34th Street Christmas display may be getting featured on Japanese TV, but much of the rest of the news concerning Baltimore’s most famous tacky lights display has been a real downer.

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Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Catch of the Day, Hampden

Celebrate the Night of the Krampus at Bazaar

0 Written by: | Saturday, Dec 06, 2014 3:00pm


Ah, Krampus. He’s just what you need if all the jingle bells and holly jolly are beginning to make you want to fa-la-la your way under a rock. If you’re unfamiliar, Krampus is basically the anti-Santa in traditional Alpine lore. He looks rather devilish and beastly and behaves as such. While Santa brings gifts for all the good boys and girls, Krampus brings coal and other punishments to all of the naughty ones. So it’s fitting that just across the way from Baltimore’s much beloved Miracle on 34th Street lies Bazaar—the impeccably curated curiosity shop. Where else in town would Krampus pick for his local HQ? Read More →

Featured, Hampden, Money & Power, Mt. Vernon

Belvedere Square Inspires Hampden Cotton Mill Renovation

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 7:45am

Belvedere Square Concept to Come to Hampden

Whitehall Cotton Mill. Photo via Bmoremedia.

Developer David Tufaro’s Terra Nova Ventures received city planning approval to redevelop Whitehall Cotton Mill on Clipper Mill Road in Hampden more than a year ago. But they’ve only just closed on the property. In addition to apartments, offices, and a restaurant, the soon-to-be renovated mill building will house a Belvedere Square-type marketplace. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Hampden

34th Street Is the Subject of a Japanese TV Documentary

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 01, 2014 7:45am

34th Street in Hampden

It’s a good thing that the Christmas lights on Hampden’s 34th Street came on this year despite some residents threatening to go dark after a string of crimes in the area. They’re just about to raise their profile… in Japan. Read More →


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 →

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