Shop & Eat

Ellie Boutique’s 12 Days of Christmas Starts Tomorrow


Ellie Boutique is located at 7701 Bellona Avenue in Ruxton.  For more information, visit the store website.

Local Chocolatier Competes on Food Network Show Tomorrow Night


Tune in as Josh Rosen, owner of Charm School Chocolates, a Reisterstown-based chocolate company (and featured at Ma Petite Shoe in Hampden), competes on Food Network’s Sweet Genius on Thursday, December 6th at 10pm. Susannah Siger, owner of Ma Petite Shoe, a shoes and chocolate store in Hampden, was approached earlier in the season by Mr. Rosen to be one of the first stores in Baltimore to carry his line of vegan bars and couture barks.

What Gives? 2013 Calendars by Baltimore’s Greg Otto



For more more than a decade Baltimore artist Greg Otto has signed poster reproductions of his paintings the second Saturday in December at Gundy’s Gifts in Roland Park. He’ll be there again this Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with two new posters among others of New York and Baltimore.

Open House at The Shops at Ruxton


See the Shops at Ruxton Gift Guide to view what you will find at the Shops at Ruxton.

Green Spring Station Shop Crawl Wednesday Night!


You’re invited to Green Spring Station’s and Baltimore magazine’s VIP Shop Crawl – a complimentary event that combines neighborhood shopping, exclusive sales, champagne, gift bags (for the first 100 only),  in-store raffle items, and, of course, you and your fabulous friends! End your evening at Tark’s Grill with food and drink specials!

Green Spring Station

Wednesday, December 5, 6-9 PM

View the Green Spring Station Gift Guide to see what you’ll find at the shop crawl.

A Christmas Perennial: Rutland Beard at Ruxton Station



Okay, this is the year you’re going to be ready for the holidays. You can easily wait to get the tree, but not to start the planning.  A wreath or two? A big statement with greens?  Magnolia branches and fruit, Southern style?  Garlands, ropes of pine, floral centerpieces…whatever it is, Rutland Beard — a family owned florist who’s been at its Ruxton location since 1921 —  has a long history of getting it done, beautifully.

Floral designer Alison Webb. AIFD, who also answers to “Lee,” listens as well as she decorates. “So much of it is understanding what a client wants,” she says. “If they have an idea, we’re happy to collaborate.” And if it happens, as it sometimes does, that a client has really no idea at all? “Never mind,” she laughs, “we have plenty of ideas.”

Sophisticated and Local JG Sassy Keeps “It” in Baltimore

Francis James, Kearny Dietrich and Paul James

It all started with the quest for the perfect pant. And though many of us have been on this quest ourselves, and know how difficult it can be, few of us would go so far as to start our own design company and clothing line in order to make the perfect pant manifest. But this is exactly what Kearny Dietrich did, and it’s how the JG Sassy line was born.

Charm City Cook: Make the Holidays Happier with Graul’s


If you’ve never been to Graul’s (and let’s be honest, who hasn’t been to Graul’s? It’s a Baltimore institution…) you have to stop in over the holidays.  So many fun specialties line the shelves! House-made marinades, flavor-infused vinegars, cheeses, a full deli section (a little nicer than your ordinary deli section — so many pates!), terrific prepared foods (this time of year gets too busy to cook every night)…and we haven’t even mentioned the bakery!

Tonight: Men’s Night at the Shops at Ruxton


Hey Fellas, need help finding the perfect gift for your wife, girlfriend, daughter, mom or smarter female colleague? Tonight, Ellie and Jewels at the shops at Ruxton are keeping the doors open until 8 p.m. to help husbands, boyfriends, sons, dads (I think anyone who is hairy and likes to watch Dirty Jobs will do) find the right gift for the ladies on their list.  Jewels sweetens the shopping with an incredible offer: 50 percent off any single full-priced item in the store!  (There’s nothing like saving $$ to bring out the holiday cheer in a man.) The stores will serve food and drink to add to the merry mood, so don’t wait until Christmas Eve this year to start shopping. Head to the shops at Ruxton tonight and get in the spirit — and in the good graces of the ladies in your life.

Ellie Boutique in Ruxton
Join Ellie Boutique for a men’s night!