The holiday season may look a little different this year, but we can still share the joy. Head to Federal Hill for a little cheer this weekend. On Friday, 12/4, enjoy Moonlight Madness – Covid style – and on Saturday, 12/5, hit the shops during Shopping Stroll. Local businesses will continue the shopping stroll to bring their best specials, discounts, giveaways and more. Check off that list, shop, dine end enjoy the holiday magic in Federal Hill.
Small business weekend is coming. What better gift to give than the gift of wellness this holiday season – we could all use some after 2020! Spa Adagio will be celebrating Small Business Weekend. On Saturday, 11/28, from 3pm – 6pm, enjoy specials on membership promotions, gift certificates and take a tour of the spa, taking in the old charm of the former rectory of St. Patrick’s Church.
Thank you for your support for small businesses like Spa Adagio.
The Charm City Cook shares her go-to carry-out restaurants
Since March, like most people, I have been hunkering down at home. A lot. Very thankfully, I like where I live, and as luck would have it, I rescued a wonderful senior dog in January. My girl Magnolia is an 11-year-old terrier mix, spry for her age, a little nutty, and definitely attached to me now that we’ve been together almost all the time for about nine months. She has been great company for me during confinement. What lucky timing, huh?
I’ve dined inside four times since March. Once was at Petit Louis in June, True Chesapeake in July, Dylan’s in September and Ananda in October. All of these experiences felt very, very safe, but I would have preferred to be outside now that I think about it. Hindsight, yeah. Petit Louis has done an incredible job with their outdoor set up. I will try to go there for as long as I possibly can. I just ordered hats and gloves on Etsy, and as I walked my dog last night, I thought…wow, it’s already cold. November 24.
I’ve ordered takeout from about 15 places with varying degrees of success. Since I live in Hampden, most of these are close to home. Here are a few favorites:
This season, shop small and give big with The Shops at Kenilworth. On Small Business Saturday, November 28, from 11am – 2pm, shop online or in person at The Shops at Kenilworth. For each purchase at the local retailers*, $5 will be donated to the Kennedy Krieger Institute – up to $3, 000!
Check off your holiday list while shopping small – and for a good cause! Check in with individual businesses for hours and curbside pickup policy. Joining in-person? Stop by Ashley’s Sweet Beginnings and grab a free small coffee as a gift. After you check off your list, kick back and relax with the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Virtual Festival of Trees. This year, Festival of Trees is virtual and FREE for everyone. Visit https://festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org/ for details.
Capital News Service – “Answer the call” and “download the COVID Alert app” have joined the growing list of pandemic precautions, such as wearing a mask and social distancing, as the Maryland Health Department battles a pandemic surge during this holiday season.
“Of course everyone wants to be with family and loved ones, but we are in the midst of a pandemic and cases are skyrocketing,” Dr. Katherine Feldman, director of the Maryland Department of Health’s contact tracing unit, told Capital News Service on Thursday.
Small Business Saturday has turned into
Small Business Weekend at Green Spring Station.
Amazon and Target are doing just fine! If there is any year to support small businesses it’s this one and what better place to do so than Baltimore’s largest hub of locally owned boutiques, restaurants, and cafés located at Green Spring Station.
With COVID protocols in place for safe and sanitized browsing, Green Spring Station offers something for everyone on your list–from the trendsetter to the home chef to the tiny tyke.
And, we are offering our shoppers a $25 gift certificate all weekend long!
Shoppers who spend $250 or more in same day receipts on Friday, November 27-Sunday, November 29, 2020 will receive a $25 gift certificate to the GSS shop or restaurant of their choice for a future visit.
Star Bright Farm is offering a unique opportunity for private booking to shop in our store. Call it “Pod Shopping!” Inquire to book your time.
Pod shopping will be available on Thursdays and Fridays for the duration of the holiday season. Reservations are available for 5-10 shoppers, your close “Pod” that you are comfortable with. So gather a group of close friends and take the time to enjoy this season together with peace of mind. Your group will have the Barn Market to yourselves for just over an hour; a time to shop, relax and maybe sip a little champagne or herbal tea with a snack. Complimentary Champagne, tea and snack are included. This will be a stress free and safe way to enjoy your holiday shopping during unprecedented times!!
The big food news this week is, of course, Thanksgiving. In Baltimore, the holiday will look different than usual for many families, as Marylanders adjust their plans to accommodate for COVID concerns.
Even with evolving plans, there’s plenty to be thankful for this year, starting with dozens of options for excellent take-home Thanksgiving meals. Here’s a look at what Baltimore restaurants have cooking for the next week: