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Spring Fling at the Cylburn Arboretum

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catch of the day fish (2)It seems that as soon as the snow melts and the sun starts shining, we’re all itching to see those bulbs and buds start popping out of hibernation. And over at the Cylburn Arboretum, they don’t even think we’re being unreasonable! Locally grown flowers in March? The arboretum’s answer: “Of course!” Want to get the skinny on where and how to find local blooms this early in the season? You can learn all about it at their Spring Fling on March 29th. They’ll discuss everything you’ve ever wanted to know about¬† locally grown flowers and some of the farmers that grow them.

The Shops – a New Series by Pigtown Design’s Meg Fielding

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Our friend at Pigtown Design, Meg Fielding, is a design and shopping expert.  She is generously sharing with us her new series “The Shops” — about local shopping — which we will run throughout the holiday season.  Look for another posting of The Shops next Friday on the BFB. Read the interview we conducted with Meg this summer, here. – The Eds.

My friend, Jax works at Hobo International, the home of Hobo Bags. Every year, right about this time, meaning just in time to do your holiday shopping, they have a massive warehouse sale. And by massive, I mean 50% to 70% off the retail prices. They have sample, prototype, and other wallets, handbags, clutches, wristlets, totes, shoulder bags and more! And they come in leathers, skins and prints.

 

 

I have a Hobo wallet that I’ve been using for more than a year now, and I love it! Black patent with a fabulous black and white print inside. It’s a fabulous wallet… and it came from last year’s sale. I am looking for my winter handbag now – gotta get rid of the current Kate Spade, which is looking a bit summery. So I am scouting their website to get some ideas of what I want. And one of the things I really like about Hobo, besides their great designs, is that they’re a woman-owned, local business. Always a good thing!

 

 

Jax is offering one winner, who must be local to the Baltimore/Washington DC area (unless you want to fly in for this event) an additional 25% off their total purchase. You could eliminate your entire holiday shopping at this one event!  Just leave a comment below and Connor-the-Wonder-Dog will pick a winner on Thursday, November 17th. The winner will receive a special e-mail coupon to use when shopping at the warehouse sale (just the sale, not stores or on-line, sorry!).

 

 

I will see you there!

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