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Kick off the Season with a Holiday Hoopla at The Village of Cross Keys on 11/30


On Saturday, November 30, deck the halls at The Village of Cross Keys at their Holiday Hoopla. Enjoy strolling carolers while you start your holiday shopping. Check out the season’s arts and crafts while you sip hot cocoa. Santa will be there for pictures, checking his list twice, so make sure you are on your best behavior. The Village of the Cross Keys’ Holiday Hoopla is the perfect way to kick off the season.

Save the Date! St. Paul’s School for Girls Holiday Bazaar Friday, Dec. 1


Join St. Paul’s School for Girls for the annual Holiday Bazaar on Friday, 12/1/17 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. 

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 – Gifts For Indoors

Gifts for the Indoors

Welcome to the Baltimore Fishbowl Local Gift Guide series. We’ll be featuring ten themed items each week through the holidays. Let us help you find that special something for everyone on your list, while supporting local businesses, and getting out to shop in different parts of this diverse and thriving city.

Unique Home Decor and Fall Gift Ideas from Sprezzatura


Fall is in full fashion and the perfect time to freshen up your home decor, in addition to your wardrobe.  Sprezzatura has a beautiful collection of personal, home and gift items to liven up your home or present the perfect gift.  Take a look at some of their beautiful new collection.81I75lw1oXL

Just Released! Sprezzatura presents Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table, a stunning visual and written account that enters the world of famed fashion designer Valentino Garavani.   Introduction by Andre Leon Talley.


Foo Dogs are traditional guardians of Chinese homes and gardens.  They are normally found in pairs.  Our fine porcelain foo dogs are of the highest  quality, hand painted and crafted by masters in their art.


Boca Bowl Chiller measures 13 1/2″ x 7 1/2″, made of polished stainless steel and leather handles.  Bowl features double wall stainless steel walls.


A classic figure of a fish, this very fine tureen comes from one of the finest studios in China.


Made of the finest polished stainless steel, Sprezzatura’s picture frames are from Germany, and are of the highest quality and design.


Sprezzatura’s festive fall candles are made of hand-poured soy blend wax and come in a mini box with bow and Jack-O-Lantern.  The scent is an autumnal blend of ground ginger, cinnamon and brown sugar.


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Happy Tails from the Humane Society


Humane Society

catch of the day fish (2)Throughout the holiday season, we all have those friends and family members who say, “don’t get me anything. I have too much stuff already. No, really. REALLY.” Really? Hmm. It’s always hard to honor such requests, because of course, it feels good to pick out and give a great gift. Not that that’s what the whole season is about, of course. But it certainly is a big part of things. Well, this year, why not turn toward unique, and thoughtful gifts like those offered by the Baltimore Humane Society.

Aquadopting…Yes, it’s what it sounds like.


Aqaudopting at the Baltimore Aquarium

Adopting an animal can bring so many joys into a home. There’s the constant companionship, the soft fur you can run your hands along, the days spent strolling through the park chatting up other parents of mutts. Sure, those things are alright. But what if you want a pet that can excrete a totally unique toxin from its scales when it senses danger or feels just a little stressed out? You’d have to track down the  mother of a longhorn cowfish. And then convince it that your covetous self wasn’t worthy of her toxic spray. Unlikely. Especially if you don’t speak Cowfish. But luckily, the folks at the National Aquarium have anticipated this debacle and are offering Aquadopting—the opportunity to “adopt” (yeah, okay, you don’t get to take the cowfish home with you) an animal at the aquarium.

The Aquarium has more than 16,000 hungry mouths to feed and they are committed to providing all of them with the best care. Aquadopting helps offset the high costs of veterinary care and food. Aquadopting makes a great holiday gift as well—it’s not only fun, but also educational. When you find yourself wondering what you can get for the person who has everything, think “cowfish.” Adoption packages vary based on the level you choose, but can include a personalized adoption certificate, fun facts about the animal, a cuddly plush version of your adopted animal, and even tickets to the aquarium.

To find out more about Aquadopting, visit www.aqua.org.