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‘Come on Feel the Noise’ at the Baltimore School of Rock



School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.

3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 115
Baltimore, Maryland  21211
(443) 529-8200

Crane Stationery & Wedding Sale at The Pleasure of Your Company


Don’t miss this annual sale on beautiful stationery cards, invitations and holiday cards.  The Pleasure of Your Company carries all of your stationery and print needs for the season, so wear comfortable shoes when you go, because you’re sure to stay a while to shop.Holiday2013-02

Sprezzatura – The Perfect Wedding Gift and Accessory Selection


Shopping for  a unique wedding gift is getting harder and harder to do.  Some couples are getting married later, and already have everything they need to start off on their married journey.  For some, you just really want to get that special something that speaks directly to them, and will be remembered over the years as the coolest gift they got.  Enter Sprezzatura, where taste, quality whimsy and elegance all converge under the eye of owners Pamela and Brent Berwager.


Pam and Brent have painstakingly traveled Europe,  bringing back beautiful pieces of home decor, jewelry and the finest skin care and fragrance for men and women.  Sprezzatura will undoubtedly become a go-to for all your gifting needs, and will become a weekly habit for those who love to be pampered.


Whether you’re a bride, shopping for yourself or your bridal party, or shopping for the couple of honor, you’re sure to find something special.


Simple but elegant jewelry for  bridesmaids make a lovely gift.  Ask about special packaging to make it even more memorable.



Travel bags, including a matching shoe bag, are perfect for the wedding day and honeymoon.


Decorative perfume bottles and lacy metal boxes make perfect gifts — filled or not — to be presented by the bride to her bridesmaids.


Highly prized skin care products from Rodin, a celebrity favorite, does amazing things for the skin. This should be included in any bride to be’s daily skin care regimen.


Rodin skincare can be beautifully packaged in a handsome travel box. An Ikat night shirt both silky and luxurious.


Before the wedding, or during the honeymoon, everything the bride would need to pamper herself- Cashmere robe, cashmere eye mask, cashmere travel pillow and throw, even cashmere slippers.  Think soft.


Vrai products from France complete the perfect pamper kit, with sugar scrub, bath gel, argon oil and shea butter.


No matter what the theme of the wedding may be, Sprezzatura has a wealth of decor and accessories to compliment it.  And if you don’t see it in the shop, ask.  A little known secret:  Pam Berwager is in the process of opening a bridal accessory shop to custom make accessories from ring pillows, table decor to body decor.  Just ask.



A fine selection of teas and accessories make or add to a lovely gift basket.


From bags to bracelets, necklaces and earrings, a full line of beautiful accessories will impress.



An amazing gift!  This is actually a custom piece from an Italian artist that will take the couple’s initials and fashion a customized painting of an elegant pewter plate.  There are four  designs to choose from, and the painting is so detailed, there’s even a little ‘stamp’ providing an authentic look to the plate.  The painting comes with a beautiful authentication letter which would also look nice as a framed accompaniment.


These decorative document holders make a great gift.  Fashioned with old parchments, official looking ribbons and wax seals, they hold the promise of something kingly…even if they’re just decorating a corner or fireplace.  These are great for someone who collects maps, old writings, or is a Game of Thrones enthusiast.



Table accessories including sterling ice tongs and little salt bowls.  Did you know salt was historically a prized gift, and with today’s array of gourmet salts, it high time these little dishes were back in fashion. Also in times past, small spoons were traditionally given to guests as favors.


Don’t forget the groom!  Custom cuff links fashioned out of everything from baseball bats to court floors from memorable sporting events.  Artful shaving supplies, the finest cologne and more.




Sprezzatura is located in Stevenson Village, in Stevenson, Maryland nestled among the farms and rolling hills of Greenspring Valley, just a short drive north of Baltimore.

Shop 410 415 5311
Cell 410 598 8616

10429 Stevenson Road
Stevenson, MD 21153

Tuesday Talks With the Principal at St. Francis of Assisi School




Have you checked them out lately?  You’re going to be surprised by what you find!  from the SFA website:


Great Properties in Prime Locations Go Up for Auction Oct. 1

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Have you driven by this Roland Park Victorian? It’s up for auction Oct. 1.

catch of the day fish (2)How many times have you driven through any of Baltimore’s particularly beautiful neighborhoods, gawking at house after house, trimmed hedge after trimmed hedge—ogling dormer windows, widow’s walks, wrap-around porches—thinking, “maybe that house was affordable fifty years ago, but these days…” But who says pieces of property like that need to be a pipe dream? Baltimore is full of amazing architecture, and unlike in some larger cities, here it’s totally possible to become the owner of a fabulous home in a great neighborhood. And while there are a variety of ways to go about doing that, auctions can be the savvy buyer’s ticket to truly unique and hard-to-come-by properties. On October 1st, Tranzon Fox will be offering a couple of properties at a special one-day-only auction—one in Roland Park and the other along the ever-expanding Falls Road corridor. If you’ve ever considered purchasing something that could serve as an income-providing rental property, this auction may be just what you’ve been looking for.

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The Roland Park property that will be on auction on October 1st contains three sunny apartments that work fabulously well as rental properties, given the amazing location.


The property on Falls Road contains .65 acres over two lots, including a duplex.

If all this sounds a bit daunting—for example, if you’ve never participated in a real estate auction before, or if you’re not sure you’re ready to take on a multi-family property—never fear. Rachel Rabinowitz, Tranzon Fox’s auction specialist is just that—a specialist when it comes to helping lay people (that’s most of us) understand the process of buying at auction. And she’s more than happy to help. In fact, most inquiries that Rachel receives about properties for auction come from people new to the process, regular folks looking to make a smart purchase. And one of her first pieces of advice for those new to the game is to get informed—ask questions and find out just how the auction will work. But once you’ve got all the info you need? Have fun, suggests Rachel. After all, “no one can predict with certainty what’s going to happen,” she says, but finding the perfect property can be a real rush—and with special opportunities like a one-day auction, how could there not be at least a little thrill in the air?

For more information about Tranzon Fox’s relocation auctions, or these particular properties, visit www.tranzon.com.

Fall in to Fashion at Liza Byrd Boutique in Stevenson Village



A unique collection of wonderful clothing and accessories with a twist for ladies, teens and girls. Cute items from the beach to the cocktail party and everything in between.  Also including adorable coordinating outfits for girls and their dolls. Visit www.lizabyrd.com to preview.