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Fall Fashion Struts with Purpose at The Village of Cross Keys

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 2:00pm

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End of Summer Spectacular Sale 70% off Select Styles at Liza Byrd – 2 Days Only!

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 11:00am

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Architectural Antiques: Shopping at Housewerks

1 Written by: | Monday, Aug 25, 2014 3:00pm

From Pigtown Design – I hadn’t been down to see my friends at Housewerks Salvage since last winter, so when my friend Andrea called to ask if I’d go with her, I jumped at the chance. Housewerks is located in an old Victorian-era pumping station, and is an ideal space for hunting up architectural antiques and salvage.

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STARTS HERE! The Ivy Bookshop Reading Series Tonight at Artifact Coffee

0 Written by: | Monday, Aug 25, 2014 10:00am

Starts Here! At Artifact Coffee


Monday, August 25, 2014 – 7:00pm

Jen Michalski hosts the August installment of our Starts Here! series. The evening will feature readings by Michael Kimball, Sarah Pinsker,Matthew Zingg.


By The Author

Michael Kimball is the author of seven books, including GalagaBig Ray, and Dear Everybody. His work has been translated into a dozen languages, and featured on NPRs All Things Considered and in Vice, as well as in The Guardian and Bomb.

Sarah Pinsker‘s novelette In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind, won the 2014 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and was a finalist for the Nebula Award. Her fiction has been published in magazines including Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, Baltimore City Paper, and more, and in anthologies including Long HiddenFierce Family, and The Future Embodied. She co-hosts the Baltimore Science Fiction Society’s Dangerous Voices Variety Hour, a reading series/quiz show.

Matthew Zingg’s work can be found in Blackbird, Muzzle, Sink Review, The Madison Review, The Awl, HTML Giant, 32 Poems, The Rumpus, The Paris-American, and Everyday Genius among others. Originally from Tennessee, Zingg now lives in Baltimore, where he hosts the Federal Dust Reading Series.


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The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 22, 2014 3:01pm

From Pigtown Design – For the next few days, the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show is taking place, and I had a chance to visit the show today, courtesy of my charming friends at Spare Room Antiques. The show is huge with almost 600 dealers participating. One of the fun things about this show is the full schedule of booth talks, ranging from how to tell good china from bad, and building an affordable collection. See the full booth talk series schedule here.

I thought I’d share some of the pieces that caught my eye, starting with the amazing flowers in massive urns that were scattered around the show floor. Each arrangement was at least five feet tall!


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Catch the Back to School Spirit at Liza Byrd Boutique

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 22, 2014 9:30am

You don’t have to be a student to get in the back-to-school state of mind. Start thinking about your cool weather wardrobe and the perfect accessories to maximize your look. 


Embroidered Tunic top, new for August!!

The Eloise Top in Navy Bandana Patch Print
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The Paige Cardigan in Cabernet
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The Eloise Top in Stained Glass Blue
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Book Club Picks from The Ivy Bookshop – Book Worm Book Club

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 10:00am

A little known fact: There are over 80 book clubs throughout the city of Baltimore (and beyond) that are registered with The Ivy Bookshop. Starting this week, Baltimore Fishbowl will feature a current read from a local book club that is currently registered with the Ivy. Lucky for us, their pics are noted online at Club Ivy.

This week’s pick from the Book Worm Book Club:


  The Dark Side Of Camelot (Paperback)


This monumental work of investigative journalism reveals the Kennedy White House as never before. With its meticulously documented & compulsively readable portrait of John F. Kennedy as a man whose reckless personal behavior imperiled his presidency, The Dark Side of Camelot sparked a firestorm of controversy upon its initial publication – becoming a runaway bestseller & one of the year’s most talked-about books. Now in paperback, this watershed work will continue to provoke public discussion as the debate intensifies over what constitutes proper personal & political behavior on the part of our nation’s leaders.


The Ivy Bookshop is Baltimore’s literary bookstore.We actively support book clubs and their members throughout the city.

As a registered Club Ivy member, you are entitled to a number of benefits:

1 Club Ivy participants will receive a 10% discount on all book club purchases.
2 Upon request, The Ivy will host catered book club meetings for its registered clubs.
3 Registered Club Ivy members will be invited to participate in publisher-sponsored receptions and other book events, some of them invitation-only.


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Nouveau Moving From Belvedere Square Back to Mt.Vernon

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 3:00pm


Nouveau Contemporary Goods announced today that it is moving from Belvedere Square to historic Mount Vernon. Nouveau co-owners Steve Appel and Lee Whitehead have leased 2,300 square feet at 10 West Eager Street and plan to reopen the store in late October 2014.

The move coincides with the store’s name change to Nouveau Home & Interior Design, and its design studio name change from Whitehead & Appel to Nouveau Interior Design. The new name reflects an increased emphasis on transitional as well as contemporary furnishings. Read More →

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Harbor East & MAP Announce a “Call to Artists” for Window Wonderland 2014

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 11:30am

from the Harbor East Website

“Call to Artists” for our Holiday Arts Exhibit: Window Wonderland

Harbor East & Maryland Art Place (MAP) are pleased to announce an open “Call to Artists” for the third annual “Window Wonderland” project, a storefront, holiday initiative within Harbor East.  

Collectively MAP & Harbor East are seeking unique, holiday presentations/installations to be placed in thirteen retail locations throughout the neighborhood. Storefront installations will be on view from
Friday, November 14, 2014 - Friday, January 2, 2015, with a formal unveiling
scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, 2014. 

Selected artists will receive a $500 honorarium from Harbor East for materials and labor. During the unveiling event, a small jury consisting of Cara Ober, Artist and Founder/Owner of BMoreArt, Priya Bhayana, Director Bromo Arts District, and Jessica Bizik, Editor in Chief Baltimore Style Magazine will announce a “Best in Show” window installation, with the winning artist or artist collective awarded a
$1,000 cash prize from Harbor East.

The deadline for artist submissions is Friday, September 19. For more information and to view an application visit or download an application HERE

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Tall In The Saddle to Play Rain Date Sunday at Ladew Gardens

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 15, 2014 2:00pm


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