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Shopping Report: Holding Out for Sunny Weather

0 Written by: | Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 11:01am


Though March may or may not go out like a lamb, Baltimore’s shops – and shoppers – are ready for springtime. This week, new warm weather clothes and accessories pop up all over the city, along with sales, events and trunk shows and even a few calls for models and fashion professionals.

Here’s a look at some of what’s happening around town this week: Read More →

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The View From Halcyon Farm: Prince of Prints

0 Written by: | Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 10:43am

The Baltimore Museum of Art’s Contemporary Print Fair takes place over this weekend, and it’s one of the major art events in Baltimore.


The Print Fair is the perfect time and place to dip your foot into the collecting arena. The fair offers limited editions, single prints and portfolios by both newly emerging artists and well-established names. Because many of the artists selling their work are at the fair, it’s a great opportunity to talk to them, hear how they created their pieces and get to know the pieces up-close-and-personal. It’s a rare chance for a buyer to talk directly to the artist.

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FashionEasta Issues an Open Call for Male & Female Models

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 12:00pm

FashionEASTa Model Call Web Flyer

Tuesday, March 31st & Thursday, April 2nd. 5-7:30PM.

Harbor East and STEPHANIE BRADSHAW host an Open Call for Models for the 2015 Harbor East FashionEASTa Fashion Show, taking place the afternoon of Saturday, April 25.

Calling all male and female models, ages 15-55 for an open casting call at STEPHANIE BRADSHAW’s studio on Tuesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 2 from 5-7:30PM. Please bring a comprehensive portfolio with at least three recent images.

STEPHANIE BRADSHAW: 1750 Union Ave, Suite A, Baltimore, MD

No RSVP is necessary. For questions contact:

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What’s In Store: Spring Pops in Bright Prints at Wee Chic, Green Spring Station

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 1:30pm

What's In Store: Chatting with Bridget Stickline, Wee Chic at Green Spring Station

Bright. Fun. Energetic. That’s how Bridget Stickline, owner of Wee Chic Boutique, describes her store.

But beautiful and vibrant don’t always make the cut, no matter how stylish. When dealing in kids’ clothes, Bridget says her number one criteria is quality and feel.

“I have seen beautiful pieces, but if the fabric is rough or the seams are not properly stitched I will not add them to our collection.”

With a careful eye, Stickline and her team curate a collection of modern clothes, toys, gifts and gear that are beautifully designed and durable. Ironically, vintage is modern this spring.

“Retro tropical is happening in boys and girls,” said Bridget.  “So many fun, surf inspired fabrics and whimsical iconic treatments. This is happening in women’s too. If you buy nothing else for Spring, pick up something with a pineapple print!”

Bridget took us on a stroll of her store and pointed out some of her favorite finds for spring. Here’s what she picked and why she loves it.

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Kate Spade Kimberly Dress
$188.00 | sizes 8-14

“The Kate Spade Kimberly dress is the epitome of the Kate Spade New York line. It is the crown jewel of the children’s debut line — so it’s a bit of a splurge (the rest of the line comes in under 100.00) but it’s so beautifully tailored that it is worth every penny.”

Toobydoo Dresses
$66  |  size 3/6 month -8 year

“We picked up the very first collection from Toobydoo and we have been hooked (along with our clients) ever since. The designer’s European roots give the classic line a modern twist that fits our mix perfectly.”

Under Armor Boy
starts at $18  |  baby – size 7

“We are so proud of this Baltimore based success story. We offer the line from baby to size 7 and love the empowerment messages for both boys and girls. It’s been a number one gift choice with our clients with styles starting at $18. It’s perfect for birthdays and super cute for new Baltimore babies.”

Balloon Dog Money Bank

“Jeff Koons made a huge splash when his balloon dog sculpture became the highest grossing modern art piece ever sold. We love when function and design meet and marry. Our balloon dog is a money bank and is quite a bit smaller than the original but it is perfect for modern baby gifts (we’ve sold lots to adults too) at $65.”

Maaji Swimwear

“Maaji is a swimwear line out of Columbia, South America. The quirky print mixing has made it a favorite with tweens and moms alike. Many of the pieces are reversible and the fabric quality is top notch. Add to that the fact that Maaji develops all of their intricate, signature prints in house and you have a really special line.”

Stay tuned… Wee Chic is launching new tween photo mini sessions called Best Friends with photographer Kakki Morrison (classic mini photo sessions with Laura Black are back this spring, too!). They’re also looking forward to a new partnership with The Baltimore Child Abuse Center that will offer education for tweens and parents about safety on social media. Keep up with them on the web, Facebook and Instagram for more details.

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0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 10:00am


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Kate Spade for Kids Debuts at Wee Chic

0 Written by: | Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 3:30pm


Photography by Laura Black

Here’s something to look forward to this spring: Wee Chic Boutique in Green Spring Station now carries the Kate Spade Kids Collection of fun, flirty dresses and accessories, just in time for Easter and Passover!  Wee Chic is the exclusive boutique retailer of Kate Spade Kids in the Baltimore metropolitan region. 

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Tomorrow! Shop the #FarewellWinter Sidewalk Sale at Harbor East

0 Written by: | Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 11:00am

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Bid adieu to winter with amazing savings from Harbor East shops! Join us for our #FarewellWinter Sidewalk Sale and take advantage of fabulous sales & happenings from our retailers as they say hello to spring. Read More →

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Shopping Report: Think Spring

0 Written by: | Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 8:14am


There may be snow on the ground, but let’s all agree to forget about that and pay attention to the calendar. This weekend brings the first day of Spring, which means it’s truly time to break out the florals and brights.

This week, the Baltimore fashion world hosts sales and events, and introduces new lines for spring. Here’s a taste of what’s happening around town this week: Read More →

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Say #FarewellWinter at the Harbor East Sidewalk Sale

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 10:00am

EAST_sidewalk_sale_1200x1200_v10After a brutal wintry slog, including late-season snowstorms and record cold temperatures, we are more than ready for the warmer days ahead. But first, it’s time to take advantage of great end-of-season sales to restock for next year (and maybe pick up a Spring thing or two while you’re at it)!

This weekend, the Harbor East shops have you covered. On Sunday, March 22nd, Harbor East will celebrate the end of the chilly season with a #FarewellWinter Sidewalk Sale.

The sale takes place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will include music, a photobooth from Baltimore Photo Social and complimentary treats from local favorites Kinderhook Snacks, compliments of Harbor East!

The sale will feature plenty of prizes, too. Social media-loving shoppers can enter to win a gift card prize pack by posting sidewalk sale photos using the hashtags #FarewellWinter and #HarborEast. Plus, the first 100 shoppers with shopping bags will receive complimentary Harbor East beanie hats.

Participating merchants include:

Get ready to say goodbye to Winter for good and welcome Spring once and for all, with a day of shopping, music, snacks and fun in Harbor East!

For more information, visit


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The View From Halcyon Farm: Lettuce Entertain You

0 Written by: | Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10:30am


Have you ever looked closely at a piece of lettuce or cabbage? The huge leaves and their gorgeous colors have deep interesting veins, and their shape makes a perfect container for a green salad or a composed salad.

For decades, potters have thought so, and have been making lettuce or cabbage ware. Wedgwood is one of the earliest makers of it, and you can find pieces at Halcyon House Antiques, along with more contemporary pieces.


The Wedgwood pieces don’t look exactly like iceberg lettuce or even cabbage, but they’re called lettuce ware or cabbage ware nevertheless. They are such a beautiful shade of green, and would be perfect for a summer place-setting. Read More →

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