“King John” at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory

Thanks to the R.E.M. obsession during your teen and young adult years, you have an abiding fondness for mandolins. So hopefully, when you say the pre-show and intermission musical performances are among your favorite things about going to the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, the company players won’t be offended. ‘Cause there is a mandolin. And a…

Instant Gratification: Fast Summer Beauty Fixes

The sun arrived unexpectedly, as did the heat. And thus, two things had to be resolved immediately: Your hair off gotten your neck and the sweat removed off your face. Good thing you were near In Watermelon Sugar, where beside the usual temptations, bottles of Herbivore’s Rose Hibiscus coconut water facial mist and packets of…

Eat, Shop and Be Merry

It’s Restaurant Week in Baltimore, and you are contemplating where to go. And while you’re at it, decide which summer sales to hit. Shopping is hungry work.

Cypriana: Undivided attention to food and guests

It’s 11pm, and restaurant is not quite open, not quite closed. A party of ten lingers at a back table. while the staff cleans up the bar. One of the owners spies a neighbor, just home from the movies, and pulls her inside. . The chef comes over and asks the bartender to pour her…

Dig into it: Plant-based workshops at B.Willow

There’s always a lot of desparation around finding activities to entertain small children. Just try finding some that enable bonding with a nearly adult one home from college for the summer. Enter B. Willow and their wonderful evening workshops. For $35 per person, you get unlimited supplies to make a terrarium, succulant garden, air plant…

Summer Movies

Outdoor movie screenings are one of summer’s joys. So, head’s up:  Casablanca is playing at the American Visionary Arts Museum’s Flicks on the Hill series tomorrow, July 19. (And yes, the “Fit Before Flicks” yoga session has its appeal, too.) Why does does this sepatagarian film hold onto our collective imagination so tightly? Yeah, there are…