Fells Point, Money & Power

Baltimore Labeled One of the ‘Cities to Watch in 2017’ by Condé Nast Traveler

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 4:54pm

Another day, another positive tourism write-up for Baltimore.

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Food & Drink, Harbor East

Rooftop Restaurant Planned for Four Seasons in Harbor East

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 3:45pm

The view from a room in the Four Seasons in Harbor East.

A new luxury dining concept will soon sit atop the 30-floor Four Seasons Baltimore building in Harbor East.

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Featured, Fells Point, Money & Power, Real Estate & Home

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore Hotel Opens in Fells Point – Without Lead Developer Kevin Plank

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 5:00pm

Gov. Larry Hogan, Mayor Catherine Pugh and others cut the ribbon at a ceremony opening the new hotel.

Baltimore’s historic Recreation Pier is officially a luxury hotel.

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Money & Power

Lyft to Begin Offering Luxury Rides in Baltimore

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017 4:06pm

Photo via Lyft press kit

A new option coming to Baltimore: A Lyft ride around town in a Cadillac Escalade.

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Money & Power

Two High-End Magazines Tout Baltimore’s Luxury Appeal

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 1:41pm

The view from a room in the Four Seasons in Harbor East.

For all its low-key charm and rough edges, Baltimore also has some swanky attractions, and the folks over at two high-end publications want the world to know it.

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Mt. Vernon, Real Estate & Home

House of the Day: Mount Vernon Luxury Condo With Parking

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 4:00pm

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Harbor East, Money & Power, Real Estate & Home

USA Today Characterizes Baltimore as “Sexy” (That’s Gotta be a First)

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 4:09pm

Sexy Baltimore’s Four Seasons Infinity Pool

USA Today has a slide show on its website of the Four Seasons and credits the Harbor East hotel as giving Baltimore a new sexy image.

“The opening of the Four Seasons Baltimore hotel in the upscale Harbor East neighborhood gives gritty Baltimore a refreshingly sexy, new look,” the story reads.

The slide show is accompanied by a story on the Four Seasons’ entry into the Baltimore market, including an interview with developer Michael Beatty. Read More →

Real Estate & Home

Lamps to Light Up Your Life

2 Written by: | Friday, Jun 17, 2011 12:00am

We were in search of the perfect lamp. It had to be a showstopper. Don’t ask why–we’re professional decorators. It had to be both inviting and cutting-edge chic, the kind of lamp that can carry the weight of the entrance hall. With an unlimited budget the answer is easy: a lamp by Christopher Spitzmiller, the master ceramic craftsman who creates the most gorgeous array of glazed ceramic lamps, mounted on 24k gilt wood bases or slick black lacquer. His elegant design, extensive color library and custom colors make his lamps the first choice in fine interiors. Chris’s lamps are instantly recognizable and add that essential splash every interior needs. The most interesting houses featured in Elle DécorHouse Beautiful or Lonny always have at least one Spitzmiller lamp. Every fine home needs one. They range from $650 – $2,250 and are sold shops (although none in Maryland) or through interior decorators. Another out-of-this-world alternative: Swank Lighting, a shop specializing in both vintage and new Murano glass lamps, is a go-to. Those guys have cornered the market on brilliantly colored Murano lamps mounted on thick Lucite. 

But we didn’t have an unlimited budget, only the ambition, so finding the perfect lamp was a much more difficult task. Vintage or antique lamps usually require a lot of restoration, which can add up quickly. Online stores like West Elm, Z Gallery, Restoration Hardware, Ikea and CB2 have affordable, great looking lamps, but are they life-changing? Am I being lamp-dramatic? Maybe. I love lamps. Anyway, those aforementioned affordable lamps are totally great for kids’ bedrooms and family rooms. The same goes for William Sonoma Home, Jardin en Fleur, and even Jonathan Adler. All three carry gorgeous lamps that are fairly well-priced (but by no means cheap). But, back to the lamp fetish: Do they leave us breathless? No.

After weeks of searching, it dawned on us: Buy the Spitzmiller lamp, or that perfect Murano glass beauty, and sacrifice something else. The chest of drawers, the console table, even the entrance hall rug can wait. Yes, it’s that important and you won’t be sorry. Er, we won’t be sorry. A high-quality, jaw-dropping stunner of a lamp immediately transforms a space into high-style luxury, even if it’s sitting on an Ikea table. Problem solved! Thanks, Chris–you light up our life.

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