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Lanvin, Phillip Lim, Dior For Next to Nothing at Love Me Two Times

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 2:00pm

Andrea, owner of Love Me Two Times, is back from Paris! She has brought some Parisian flavor home to Baltimore! This week Balenciaga shoes, Dior dresses, Louis Vuitton coats, and a sea of vintage designer bags! Take a good look at this Philip Lim motorcycle jacket! Hot! Andrea wants you to have the first peek! Where does she find this stuff?! And most importantly, how does she sell it for next to nothing?  Take a gander through her store: the hippest and funkiest high-end consignment fashion that Baltimore has to offer! And did I mention her prices are insane?!! Here’s what Andrea has to say: Read More →

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Win a Gift From Liza Byrd Boutique

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 11:00am

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Tomorrow at the Ivy Bookshop – Loch Raven Review Spring Issue Contributors to Read

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 5:00pm

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Loch Raven Review Publication Reading And Tribute To Dino Pantazonis


Friday, July 25, 2014 – 7:00pm

Join several contributors to Loch Raven Review’s spring issue, reading from their work.

The reading is to celebrate works published in the Spring issue of Loch Raven Review and to remember local poet Constantine Pantazonis, who passed away suddenly from liver cancer on June 16.

Grace Cavalieri has published 16 books, the latest beingGotta Go Now. She founded “The Poet and the Poem” radio series 37 years ago, now recorded at the Library of Congress for public radio. Ms. Cavalieri also writes for theater and has seen 26 plays produced, her newest work being Anna Nicole: Blonde Glory, inspired by her book of poems on Anna Nicole Smith.

Clarinda Harriss, a longtime supporter of Loch Raven Review and the Baltimore literary scene, teaches poetry, poetic forms and editing at Towson University. She has worked for many years with writers in prisons. Her latest collections of poems are Dirty Blue Voice and Mortmain. She edits and directs BrickHouse Books, Inc., Maryland’s oldest continuously publishing literary press.

D.R. Belz, fiction editor at the Loch Raven Review, is a Baltimore satirist and fiction writer. He is contributor to NPR’s The Signal, and his poetry, fiction and humor have appeared in the Southern Literary Messenger, Oregon Review, Antietam Review, Mcguffin and other literary journals. He is the author of the collection White Asparagus.

Carol Bindel is a poet who lives quietly in rural Maryland where she wriites often and publishes occasionally. Her works have appeared in numerous places, including Buddhist Poetry Review, Time of Singing, Manorborn and The Gunpowder Reivew. Her first book is Inherited Estate: A Song Cycle.

Loch Raven Review editor Dan Cuddy has had poems published in numerous magazines and anthologies. Two of his poems are featured on the CD anthology Words on War. He is the author of a book of poems, Handprint on the Window.

David Eberhardt was incarcerated at Lewisburg Federal Prison in 1970 for 21 months for pouring blood on draft files with Father Philip Berrigan and two others to protest the Vietnam War. He has published three books of poetry: The Tree CalendarBlue Running Lights and Poems from the Website, Poetry in Baltimore. He is at work on a memoir, For All the Saints, influenced by Thoreau, Nabokov, Mailer, Agee, Thomas and Cousteau.

Loch Raven Review editor Christopher T. George is editor at the Desert Moon Review poetry workshop. He is co-author ofFirst, the Dream and, as a historian, author of Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay.

Sid Gold’s second book of poetry, The Year of the Dog Throwers, was published in 2010. A third book of poetry is forthcoming this year. His prose poem, “10 More,” is in the current issue of Poet Lore. He is also a two-time recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for Poetry. A native New Yorker, he lives in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Eric D. Goodman is the author of Tracks: A Novel in StoriesFlightless Goose and the forthcoming Womb andSetting the Family Free. His fiction, travel stories and articles about writing have been widely published in literary journals, magazines, newspapers and online. Tracks won the Gold Medal for Best Fiction in the Mid-Atlantic Region from the Independent Publishers Book Awards.

Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, translations editor of Loch Raven Review, writes and translates poetry and prose in English and Polish. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Between Here and There and On the Verge of Light and Shadow. Her work has appeared in the USA, Ireland, UK, Sweden and Poland in numerous literary journals and anthologies. Her translations of poems by Lucille Clifton, Josephine Jacobsen and Linda Pastan have been published in Poland. She is the translator for two bilingual books of poems by Lidia Kosk,niedosyt/reshapings and Slodka woda, slona woda/Sweet Water, Salt Water.

The late Constantine Pantazonis is the author of the poem “elas” in the Spring issue of Loch Raven Review. Dino was a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati. Dino took pride in being a poet and satirist whose work focused on the human experience – the interplay between memory, dream and fantasy that constitutes our sense of reality. In 1994, Dino published the chapbook Alley Entrances.

Charles Rammelkamp‘s latest book, Fusen Bakudan(“Balloon Bombs,” in Japanese), was published in 2012. It’s a collection of monologues involving missionaries in a leper colony in Vietnam during the war. A chapbook, Mixed Signals, is forthcoming. Charles edits an online literary journal, The Potomac.

Katherine E. Young‘s translations of Russian poet Inna Kabysh were awarded a share of the 2011 Joseph Brodsky-Stephen Spender Prize and commended by the judges of the 2012 Brodsky-Spender Prize. Young’s translations of Vladimir Kornilov appear in the forthcoming anthology Russian Poetry from Pushkin to BrodskyDay of the Border Guards, a book of original poems, was published in 2014 by the University of Arkansas Miller Williams Award Series.



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Mark Your Calendars for the Harbor East Summer Sidewalk Sale

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 3:00pm

Sidewalk Sale

The  juiciest sale of the summer – Harbor East’s Summer Sidewalk Sale on Sunday, August 10, 12-5PM.

Savor the last slice of summer with savings from Amaryllis Handcrafted Jewelry, City Sports, Handbags in the City, Loafers & Laces, Sassanova, South Moon Under, Urban Chic, and White House/Black Market. Plus take advantage of Maryland Tax Free Week – kicking off today and running through Saturday, August 16!

As a thanks for stopping by, we’re serving up complimentary snowballs to help keep you cool!

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Book Club Picks from The Ivy Bookshop – Salinger’s Girls Book Club

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 1:00pm

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 Salinger’s Girls:


The Tide King (Paperback)



The story of a bewitched Polish herb that makes immortal those who are lucky (or unlucky) enough to take it.


Jen Michalski is the author of a collection of novellas from Dzanc Books, two collections of fiction, Close Encounters(So New, 2007) and From Here(Aqueous Books, 2013), and the editor of the anthology City Sages: Baltimore (CityLit Press 2010), which won a 2010 “Best of Baltimore” award from Baltimore Magazine. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is the founding editor of the literary quarterly jmww, a co-host of the monthly reading series The 510 Readings and the biannual Lit Show in Baltimore, and interviews writers at The Nervous Breakdown.


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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Infinity Chevron Scarves in Summer Brights at Liza Byrd Boutique

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 3:00pm


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The Best Happy Hour in Baltimore – No Kidding- Mt. Washington Tavern

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 1:00pm


HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS at Mt. Washington Tavern

Monday – Friday | 4-7pm
$3.30 drafts
$4 glasses of select wine
$5 16oz. margaritas (Mondays and Wednesdays only)

Complimentary food too…
Mondays – BYOT Night (Build Your Own Tacos)
Tuesdays – Buffalo Wings
Wednesdays – Made To Order Quesadillas
Thursdays – Fresh Shuck Oyster Bar Featuring Diggs “The Shucker”
Fridays – Steamed Shrimp

Thursday nights in the SkyBar | 9pm – close
Enjoy $2 Natural Light Grenades and $4 Rail Drink Pints

1/2 price burgers and 50 cent wings at any of our three bars.  Starts at 7pm.

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Hello Cannon and Hamachi – Baltimore Humane Society’s Pets of the Week

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 3:00pm

Photo via Baltimore Humane Society

Photo via Baltimore Humane Society

Cannon is my name and once we meet, you will fall in love with me. I am a four month old purebred, non-shedding Coton de Tulear. I am an extremely playful, lovable fluffball and I thrive on getting attention. I love playing with small stuffed animals or squeaky toys, laying on people and running around a lot so I can get out my puppy energy! If you are looking to add a bundle of joy to your home then please stop by BHS soon. **Cannon’s adoption fee has been sponsored by a generous donor.**

Photo via Baltimore Humane Society

Photo via Baltimore Humane Society

Hello! My name is Hamachi and I am a sweet little 2 month old boy kitten available for adoption. My siblings and I are looking to find our forever homes so we can run and play and nap all day! Doesn’t that sound like fun? I did live with cats in my previous
home. If you are looking for a cuddly little cutie look no further!

July Special! Take a Chance on Us.
Draw Straws For a Discount of 25%, 50%, or 75%!
Cannon’s adoption fee is waived. The pre-discount adoption fee for Hamachi is $85.
For more information visit


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0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 1:00pm

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Hampdenfest is Cancelled, but the Hampden Farmer’s Market is ON!

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 4:38pm

Hampdenfest is cancelled, but the Hampden Farmer’s Market is ON!


from Lou Catelli of Genco Pura, LTD:

Chef Bernard of The Corner BYOB, and Lou Catelli of Genco Pura LTD, are proud to sponsor and announce the first ever Hampden Farmers’ Market. Beginning Saturday May 17th, and running every Saturday until Thanksgiving, local farmers and vendors will be set up on Elm Avenue at 36th Street in the heart of glorious Hampden. The Hampden Farmers’ market will have an amazing selection of locally grown produce, meats and cheeses, eggs and dairy, breads and baked goods, and locally brewed coffee drinks. The hours of operation will be 9am until 1pm.

Additionally, The Corner BYOB will be offering a special brunch for shoppers of the Hampden Farmers’ Market. Bring anything that you buy from any of the vendors, and Chef Bernard will use those ingredients in the dishes prepared for you.

Remember while you are in Hampden, make sure to check out our perfect selection of shops, services, bars, and restaurants, all locally owned and operated.

Hampden Farmers’ Market TENTATIVE list of vendors:

Two Boots Farm
Stoney Ridge Farm
Sheep Hill Farm

Pluma Feliz Farms
Purple Sol Farm

The Corner Spore, aka The Mushroom Guy

Mobtown Meat snacks
Tanner’s Pickles
The Charmery
Spro Coffee
The Modest Florist
Cafe Hon
Stone Mill Bakery

with more vendors added weekly

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