by Kathy Hudson
Each day, early and late,
I sit on a chipped brick step,
the lichen-covered bench or chair,
surprised to be here
in this house, in this city.
Last Saturday, The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens of Baltimore was, as ever, full of well-maintained plantings inside and out. It was also full of families, two in particular: the Rawlings family and the Silber family. ￼ ￼ ￼
Matthew Stuart Janney, 32, a Baltimore boy, Gilman, Vanderbilt and Columbia Business School grad, travels a lot. He’s lived in China for four years. He splits his time between Hong Kong and New York and, for the life of him, he could not find luggage that fit the bill (should we say, bag?) in the department of style, weight, versatility and water repellency. Ditto his friend Jimmy Lau, whom he met when both worked in Shanghai. So what do enterprising fellas do? They put their creativity and education to use to design, manufacture and market their own line of luggage.
On a recent Sunday, I attended the 100th birthday celebration of a house on Elmwood Road in Roland Park. Although I’d been to the house before, I had not been there during the daytime since childhood.