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The Most Beautiful Gym in Baltimore



Last year, Vanity Fair named Stephanie Rawlings-Blake one of the most fashionable mayors in the world; now the style and society magazine has deemed one of Baltimore’s gyms among the world’s best-looking fitness centers.

Baltimore’s Most Expensive Hotel Opens

Photo via the Garrett Hotel Consultants website.
Photo via the Garrett Hotel Consultants website.

This week marked the grand opening of The Ivy, the exclusive Mt. Vernon hotel with rooms ranging from $495 to $1,400 per night. (Or you can rent the whole place for $14,000!) Curious about what it looks like? Fortunately, we got some sneak peeks of the renovations and the final product.

The Holidays in Baltimore, From a Drone (VIDEO)


Screen Shot 2014-12-22 at 4.15.06 PMWith the crowds and die-ins, it was tough to get a good view at this year’s Monument Lighting. Fortunately, a drone was watching from above.

Lucky Mount Vernon-ites — You’re Getting a Trinacria, Too!



Part of the appeal of Trinacria, the beloved Italian grocery store/cafe in Seton Hall, is its slight out-of-the-way-ness — you went to Paca Street at lunchtime because you wanted a delicious sandwich, not because you just happened to be wandering down the street anyway. But Richard Gorelick has  just let us know that Trinacria owners signed a lease on a new cafe spot in Mt. Vernon, meaning that a whole bunch of hungry Baltimoreans are about to see a large improvement on their lunch break options.

Either George Bluth or His Brother Oscar Spotted in Mount Vernon

Photo via Liam Flynn/Baltimore Sun
Photo via Liam Flynn/Baltimore Sun

No, Arrested Development fans, you were not dreaming when you thought you saw George Bluth (or Jeffrey Tambor, the actor who plays him) buying a sandwich at Eddie’s in Mount Vernon yesterday afternoon.

Grand Central Controversy Alert!



Courtesy City That Breeds — Grand Central experienced some impromptu remodeling on Monday night, when the driver of a stolen car crashed in to its south-side wall. The driver also managed to smash into a truck carrying drums of white paint, splashing it all over the sidewalk and side of the building. Fortunately, no one was injured, but Baltimore did become a little more enlightened about something that the queer community may have already realized: Grand Central is kind of awful.

For those of us who have frequented Grand Central in the past, it’s hard to deny that this is a bar that aims to draw in a certain type of gay crowd. After spending a few weekends exploring the three different areas in this “entertainment complex” – The Pub, the Discotheque, and Sappho’s – you begin to notice a few things:

The Evolution Contemporary Music Series Presents György Kurtá

Image courtesy of evoluntionseries.org
Image courtesy of evoluntionseries.org

All too often, it’s easy to dismiss contemporary music as mind-numbing pop.  I cling to Haydn so that I can forget that “Friday” actually happened.  The Dan Deacon’s of today give me hope for the evolution of music, but how easily we forget that there are modern-day Mozarts among us.  

A Monumental Affair: Washington Monument Holiday Lighting

Image Courtesy of: pintsizepub.com

Little things have happened around Baltimore to signify that the Holidays are here.  The Mayor’s Parade occurred this past Sunday in Medfield and Hampden, the lights are up on 34th, and the nightly light show in the harbor has been in full swing since mid-November.  This Thursday, the Monument in Mount Vernon will be lit up for the holidays and we can all embrace the season – lights, decorations, cheery music and all.

If you find yourself in Mount Vernon around 5:30p on Thursday – stick around.  There will be local choirs and renowned food vendors until the lighting, laser show and fireworks at 7:00p.  First Thursdays at the Monument may just be for the summer months, but this is a first Thursday you can enjoy in a down jacket with some hot cocoa and a Santa hat.

The Washington Monument on Charles Street in Mount Vernon

Thursday, December 6th

To partake in a Baltimore Holiday Tradition that fully kicks off the season.  Fireworks!  Lights!  Carols!  Hot cocoa!