The calendar is changing – even if the weather hasn’t! While we wait, not so patiently, for spring weather to arrive, at least we can take solace in this week’s sales and events. Here’s what’s happening this week in Baltimore’s shops: Read More →
Oh baby, it’s cold outside! But in these darkest winter weeks, if you need motivation to bundle up and get out of the house, Baltimore shops have got you covered. Around the city, sales and trunk shows featuring everything from furniture to dresses will warm you right up.
Visit the American Craft Council Show this year and get inspired. The show returns to Baltimore for its 39th year on February 20-22, 2015, at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Crafting has never been more engaging or more widely appreciated than now, and the show features the nation’s top talent. More than 650 contemporary craft artists will present their latest handmade jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor creations. The Retail Show runs for three days with a special $5 ticket price Friday evening after 5 p.m. (the show goes until 8 p.m. that night). As in years past, attendees will enjoy special programs on home design, jewelry, hands-on crafting, and more. Read More →
Charming cufflinks are one of the small ways a man can add some personal flair to a classic suit. They can add a bit of humor, a little sparkle, or simply display a monogram or crest. They’re small, but significant, which is why they make great gifts. And yet, there are gifts, and then there are gifts. That is to say, there are cufflinks that can make a man’s look unique, and then there are cufflinks that truly are unique themselves. In fact, each pair holds a little piece of Baltimore (and football) history. Literally. There are only around 40 sets in existence, and that’s because they’re made from an actual football used when the Ravens beat the 49ers to win the 2013 Super Bowl. Yes, that’s right. The brilliant folks at Tokens & Icons (a line that Sprezzatura has smartly been carrying for a while now) managed to get their hands on just one of the balls used in that amazing game, and have turned it into perhaps the coolest, most enviable men’s accessory ever.
Sprezzatura is always our go-to spot for totally unique and really classy gifts and accessories. And we’ve long coveted their other sports-memorabilia accessories–baseball cufflinks (made with balls used in Orioles games), bottle openers made from golf irons and more. But if you were anywhere within 100 miles of Baltimore in 2013, you know that there have been few moments that rocked this city quite as much as that Super Bowl win.
Each pair of cufflinks is set in sterling silver with swivel findings. And each one features the scuffs and scratches of a ball played in one of the most memorable sporting events in our lifetimes. Each one is back hallmarked “XLVII Ravens.” And in case there was any doubt in your mind about the authenticity of the ball, each cufflink comes with a tamper-evident hologram sticker adhered it and officially licensed by the National Football League itself. And each pair comes gift boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity as well that you can carry around to help silence the oh-so-jealous skeptics.
Tokens & Icons’ cufflinks made from this special Super Bowl football are available at Sprezzatura. Sprezzatura is located in Stevenson Village, 10429 Stevenson Road in Stevenson. For more information, please call (410 415 5311) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s the month of love and everyone is seeing red at Green Spring Station! Check out these fabulous looks from your favorite Baltimore locally-owned boutiques! Read More →
This is the first in a new series “Sassy Style” – columns that offer great style advice, sponsored by Harbor East boutique Sassanova.
Remember what it felt like to be a little girl in a shoe shop, getting a brand new, shiny pair of Mary Janes? We couldn’t wait to put them on and wear them right out of the store.
New shoes, clothes and accessories still get us just as excited as they did when we were five. But the second half of winter is tough. Shops are filled with pretty springtime clothes, while the streets are still covered with gray slush and temperatures hover around freezing.
But instant clothing gratification is still possible, even in the dead of winter. Right now, Sassanova is full of clothes with great “transitional” potential. The trick is all in the styling.
Check out some of Sassanova’s most transition-friendly pieces – along with some great tips for how to style them from season to season:
Lighten with White
With its bold pattern and casual lines, the Tracy Reese Kurta, shown below in indigo, adds cheer to weekend staples in every season. Wear it now with black leggings, knee-high boots and a fitted jacket.
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