Kit Pollard

Kit Waskom Pollard is a Baltimore Fishbowl contributing writer. She writes Hot Plate every Friday in the Baltimore Fishbowl.

Shopping Report: Spring Happenings



Celebrate spring all month long with fashion shows, sales and fun in-store events taking place all over Baltimore. From terrarium-building to photo sessions to – of course – great sales, Baltimore’s shops will help you ring in spring in style.

Shopping Report: Hopping & Shopping



With Passover, Easter and Orioles’ Opening Day all happening this week, it seems that Spring has finally taken hold. In between the matzah and the bunny and the baseball, there’s plenty of time to shop. And the stores of Baltimore have you covered, with events and sales galore.

Shopping Report: Holding Out for Sunny Weather



Though March may or may not go out like a lamb, Baltimore’s shops – and shoppers – are ready for springtime. This week, new warm weather clothes and accessories pop up all over the city, along with sales, events and trunk shows and even a few calls for models and fashion professionals.

Here’s a look at some of what’s happening around town this week:

Shopping Report: Think Spring



There may be snow on the ground, but let’s all agree to forget about that and pay attention to the calendar. This weekend brings the first day of Spring, which means it’s truly time to break out the florals and brights.

This week, the Baltimore fashion world hosts sales and events, and introduces new lines for spring. Here’s a taste of what’s happening around town this week:

Say #FarewellWinter at the Harbor East Sidewalk Sale


EAST_sidewalk_sale_1200x1200_v10After a brutal wintry slog, including late-season snowstorms and record cold temperatures, we are more than ready for the warmer days ahead. But first, it’s time to take advantage of great end-of-season sales to restock for next year (and maybe pick up a Spring thing or two while you’re at it)!

This weekend, the Harbor East shops have you covered. On Sunday, March 22nd, Harbor East will celebrate the end of the chilly season with a #FarewellWinter Sidewalk Sale.

The sale takes place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will include music, a photobooth from Baltimore Photo Social and complimentary treats from local favorites Kinderhook Snacks, compliments of Harbor East!

The sale will feature plenty of prizes, too. Social media-loving shoppers can enter to win a gift card prize pack by posting sidewalk sale photos using the hashtags #FarewellWinter and #HarborEast. Plus, the first 100 shoppers with shopping bags will receive complimentary Harbor East beanie hats.

Participating merchants include:

Get ready to say goodbye to Winter for good and welcome Spring once and for all, with a day of shopping, music, snacks and fun in Harbor East!

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Shopping Report: Feeling Lucky?

Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Baltimore celebrates St. Patrick this week but there’s more happening around town than green beer and leprechauns. Shops all over the city are hosting sales and events and adding new Spring merchandise every day.

In between the parade and pub crawls, check out the shopping scene around Baltimore this week, including:

It’s Lights, Camera, Action This Month at the 2015 Annapolis Film Festival



A day at the movies sounds nice, doesn’t it? How about a long weekend?

Local film lovers can indulge in just that later this month, when the Annapolis Film Festival (AFF) returns for its third year in the state capital. From Thursday, March 26th through Sunday the 29th, more than seventy independent films, from documentaries and shorts to full-length features, will be shown in venues around Annapolis.

Shopping Report: The Countdown is On



The official arrival of spring is two weeks away, which means now is the time to fill in any gaps left in your warm weather wardrobe. Shop new arrivals all over town and take advantage of deep, deep discounts on last season’s clothes to snatch up items to pack away for next winter.

Proprietor: Debbie Schultz of Fit for You



Though she spent almost two decades as a CPA, healthy living has always been Debbie Schultz’s true passion. For decades, she has embraced exercise as a way to reduce stress and clear her mind.

Shopping Report: In Like A Lion


Lions Family Portrait

The calendar is changing – even if the weather hasn’t! While we wait, not so patiently, for spring weather to arrive, at least we can take solace in this week’s sales and events. Here’s what’s happening this week in Baltimore’s shops: