For the first time ever this year, Baltimore was featured in a TV ad during the Super Bowl.
Tuesday Morning Headlines: Ravens Nation Bugged by Patriots Super Bowl Win; Sen. Cardin, Others Object to Trump’s Travel Order; and More
Refugee Services, Senator Speak Out About Trump’s Order – CBS Baltimore
Light City Introduces New Food Track to Conference Lineup – Baltimore Magazine
If you were upset with the outcome of Super Bowl LI, you may not enjoy Under Armour’s new ad about the villain hero of the game.
Hot Plate: Tacos at Clementine, Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, Super Bowl Parties & the Black Restaurant Challenge
Are you hungry and thirsty, Baltimore? From ice cream for breakfast on Saturday to a Tuesday night filled with fun events, this week is a big one. Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around town this week:
An Anne Arundel County dog is set to make his family proud this Sunday in the second-best national event airing on cable TV. Read More →
The Ravens lose to the Redskins. Head coach John Harbaugh fires an offensive coordinator. And fans pray the deja vu continues. Read More →
Not every viewer was lucky enough to see the Mike Tyson ad during last weekend’s Super Bowl game. 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.
Get Up & Go! Baby, It’s Cold Outside!
Brrrrr. What happened to that nice January thaw we were so enjoying? Oh, right. Tomorrow is February. And with February comes groundhog prognostication, shopping for red foil-wrapped chocolates, and um, a lot more cold weather. But there’s no need for the coming weeks to be a bummer. Plenty of taste-makers around Baltimore have awesome events going on all week– so get out there and make the most of the shortest month of the year.
This Thursday, the Creative Alliance and Wear it Out Baltimore will present their first ever Fashion & Film series. There will be a runway salute to the little black dress, local fashion luminaries galore, and plenty of eye candy for fashionistas and cinephiles.
Speaking of the Creative Alliance, today from 12-3 they’ve got a valentine accordion book making workshop, perfect for parents, children, and Valentine’s Day enthusiasts of all stripes.
Then, after spending the afternoon crafting with the kids, the adults can head out to Serpent Ridge Vineyard this evening (7pm-9pm) for their Wine 101 class. It’s a great way to warm up, while learning everything you ever wanted to know about wine but were afraid to ask.
If you still haven’t solidified your Groundhog Day plans, for shame! We assume you probably don’t have Arbor Day dinner reservations yet either. No problem. You can party with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation at Peabody Heights Brewery from 5:30-7:30 on February 2nd. Really. It’s a Groundhog Day Party.
Oh, right. And then there’s that Super Bowl thing. If you’d rather start your revelry well before kick-off, head to Johnny’s for their “Blowout Brunch.” With all they’re offering, you won’t even need to go near that 7-layer dip come game time.
…and that’s not even counting production costs for a 30-second spot, which can easily cost more than some indie films. How can that kind of money possibly be worth it? According to Haiyang Yang, a marketing professor at Johns Hopkins’ Carey School of Business, sometimes it is–and sometimes it isn’t. Read More →
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