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Harbor East Hosts FIT+ – A Street Project of Sport & Health

0 Written by: | Saturday, May 23, 2015 1:30pm


Experience the latest in exercise, health & lifestyle at the 3rd annual FIT+ Festival at Harbor East

Harbor East is home to some impressive names in fitness, and for one day, they’re taking over the neighborhood! Come get your sweat on at FIT+, a street project of sport and health. On Saturday, June 20th, join us on Aliceanna Street from 9AM-1PM for complimentary fitness classes, healthy food offerings & demos, music, a Superhero kids’ zone, a photo booth & more, transforming Harbor East into a fitness street party!

Fitness classes are hosted by City Sports, lululemon athletica, The MAC and Under Armour Brand HouseEach session will showcase a unique fitness class offering, perfectly timed so guests may sample multiple classes and discover their favorite way to sweat!

The event is FREE but you’ll want to RSVP for free parking and awesome FIT+ swag!

Fitness Class Schedule:

9:00AM-9:30AM  City Sports Run Club – FIT+ kicks off with a run along our beautiful waterfront. City Sports’ Run Club will be leading a slow 30-minute run to warm everyone up – all skill levels welcome!

9:40AM-10:10AM –  MAC ATTACK – Match boxing combinations with boot camp-style drills and strength challenges with one of MAC’s top personal trainers, Wayne McFadden.

10:20AM-10:50AM – Yoga with lululemon athletica – Inspired vinyasa yoga with lululemon athletica – If you’re looking to add a little spice to your typical vinyasa flow, this 30 minute mindful vinyasa yoga practice with LA Finfinger will leave you feeling strong and open for the summer! LA Finfinger is a E-RYT vinyasa yoga teacher who has recently re-located to Baltimore City. LA travels and shares yoga and teaches locally at M.Power Yoga Studio. You can find out more about her at

11:00AM-11:30AM – Under Armour “I Will Boxing” – Have fun learning boxing basics with 2016 Olympic contender, Team USA boxer Franchon Crews and professional boxer Glenn Dezurn Jr. Use your will & skill while bobbing & weaving and working on your foot work a la “Ali Shuffle”. Build your upper and lower body strength with an awesome “old school” classic boxing workout.

11:40AM-12:10PM – Zumba with The MAC – Enjoy this Latin-inspired dance and exercise class that fuses fitness and dance into a fun and exhilarating workout with The MAC’s Trish Guthrie.

12:20PM-12:50PM – Boxing Boot Camp with lululemon athletica – Traditional boot camp meets boxing at FIT+. lululemon joins up with the boys from Knockout Fitness to bring you “boxing bootcamp”. Participants will run drills on speed ladders, throw boxing combinations, and perform calisthenics while attached to resistance bands. This 30 minute class is guaranteed to give you a killer sweat!

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The View From Halcyon Farm: Simple Flower Arranging From the Garden

0 Written by: | Saturday, May 23, 2015 10:15am

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If you’ve been reading this column for more than a few weeks, you might have picked up the fact that Halcyon Farm grows a lot of flowers. We have a big cutting garden, plus swathes of peonies, hydrangeas, zinnias and in the late summer, dahlias. There are always flowers in the house. Always.

But the perennial issue with flowers is what to put them in. We all have loads of vases that arrive with flower from the florist, but we immediately discard them, rearrange the flowers and use a more interesting container. We going to use the word vase as a generic term for a container holding flowers, to make it easy. Read More →

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Liza Byrd Boutique Featuring Festive New Tops, Perfect for the Season

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 20, 2015 11:23am


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What’s In Store: 5 Haute Early Summer Looks from Panache

0 Written by: | Saturday, May 16, 2015 10:30am

5 Haute Early Summer Looks from PanacheUnique, hip, and timeless. If you ask Panache owner Vanessa Pivec what her boutique is all about, that’s what she’ll tell you.”I try to find things that are unique to our area and that have a certain edge to them. I am constantly changing things up to build a better wardrobe for my clients,” said Vanessa.For Vanessa, that means expanding her trunk show business to bring in more pieces to the store from all of the amazing lines she carries — and expanding her trek to find the best in fashion. European shipments from her most recent Paris buying trip are now arriving and she debuted a new line from Spain earlier this month.So what are must-haves for early summer? Crop tops, jumpsuits, rompers and culottes.

Rather than just tell us about them, Vanessa jumped in the model haute seat and showed us her five favorite early summer looks.

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5 Haute Early Summer Looks from Panache

Tibi Jumpsuit
Great for a day at the races!

Nicole Miller Stretch Linen Dress
This is the perfect dress for an afternoon wedding or brunch at the club.

Nicole Miller Techo Metal Gown
A stunner. Black tie all the way.

Nicole Miller Skort and Floral Top
Beautifully versatile, this outfit works for lunch with the girls or a night out on the town.

Elizabeth and James Dress
Perfect for a business event, dinner with clients, or a date with that someone special.

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The View From Halcyon Farm: Fun and Games

0 Written by: | Saturday, May 16, 2015 10:10am

Lest you think that all we do at Halcyon Farm is garden and entertain, we also take some time to be quiet. Our weekdays in New York and Baltimore are often so hectic that we are out with customers, clients or friends every night of the week. We try and honor our weekends and spend them quietly.

When we were children, we had to make our own fun. There was barely television, and only three TV channels! And computers were hardly a glimmer in the scientists’ eyes, and no one would have ever thought a computer would be used for anything other than business or science.

Long summer days were occupied by swimming and tennis lessons, camps and reading, and lots of games of every sort. When you think about the games your children are playing, is there really any virtue or value to them? We learned to take turns playing croquet. We learned to count by playing cards. We learned that sometimes things weren’t fair by playing endless rounds of dominos. And when we finally beat our elders at a game of Parcheesi, we learned the joy of winning.


We remember our parents having dinner parties, and then after dinner, playing bridge with their friends, or having a games night. Ahhh, those were the days when we couldn’t wait to be grown ups! Read More →

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Art Outside Spotlight on Baltimore City Teacher, Turned Artist – Charles Cooper

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:00pm

Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper, a local Baltimore artist who creates urban art inspired by Baltimore City, its local architecture and music

Art Outside 3 returns to Druid Hill Park this Sunday, May 17 from 11 am to 5 pm. This year’s art festival will feature more than 100 artists from around the Maryland region. They will be a diverse group who reflect a wide array of influences and inspirations from around the region. Among them will be Charles Cooper, a local Baltimore artist who lives on Eutaw Street in Bolton Hill and creates urban art inspired by Baltimore City, its local architecture and music.

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Work by Baltimore Artist Charles Cooper

Formerly a Baltimore City schools teacher, Charles decided several years ago to resign from teaching and focus on art full time. The result has been the creation of a large portfolio of colorful, fun and unique prints representative of Charles’ outgoing personality and perspective on Baltimore life.

Art Outside 3 will be Charles’ second year participating in this annual arts event. According to Charles, Art Outside is his most favorite arts event of the year thanks to its intimacy and the opportunity to really engage with visitors to the festival as well as other participating artists. “There is a great energy that pervades Art Outside,” said Charles. “Last year I had the opportunity to interact with people from all over the country who seemed genuinely interested in art, collecting art and learning what inspired me to create my works. This grassroots event provides a wonderful opportunity to bring people together from all over the City for a beautiful day around the lake in Druid Hill Park.”

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Work by Baltimore Artist Charles Cooper

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Join Wee Chic in Celebrating their 6th Birthday!

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:00am

253563_10152081679290386_8695653_n-683x1024This week Wee Chic Children’s Boutique celebrates its birthday!  Time sure has flown by.  Here are the details…To celebrate starting Wednesday, May 13th join Team Wee Chic to ring in their 7th year in business with great discounts, and fun prizes throughout the week. Read More →

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Help Fund Full Society – the Local Restaurant App that Gives Back

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 07, 2015 10:00am

dinnerlab full society partnershipIt’s the end of a fabulous meal. Everyone at the table is having a great time and getting ready to move on to the rest of the night. But before that can happen, the bill must be paid. Read More →

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide – Hot Picks From Local Shops

0 Written by: | Sunday, May 03, 2015 5:30pm

Bella Shirt // Cupcake

Bella Shirt // Cupcake

4 Love and Liberty Top by Johnny Was // Panache

4 Love and Liberty Top by Johnny Was // Panache





Available at Sassanova in Harbor East:  Meet DINAH, our new wedge from Splendid. She is paired with a new addition from hammitt los angeles!

Available at Sassanova in Harbor East: Meet DINAH, our new wedge from Splendid. She is paired with a new addition from hammitt los angeles!

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#Bmore Updates from Harbor East

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 5:10pm


A note from our friends at Harbor East:

During this challenging time, we remain proud of our city and hopeful for a brighter tomorrow.
Please continue to support neighborhood businesses and keep Baltimore working.

AmaryllisMother’s Day is next weekend. Shop Amaryllis for great Mother’s Day gifts.

Azumi: Azumi will be open 4:00pm to 9:00pm to operate in conjunction with the city curfew. Happy Hour starts at 4:00pm Thursday and Friday. Read More →


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