Tag: Shop Local

Baltimore Business Offers Local Flowers with a Conscience for Valentine’s Day

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Local Color Flowers

Buying flowers is a Valentine’s Day standard, and few gifts make someone feel as admired as a big, vibrant bouquet. A study by Rutgers University researchers in 2005 concluded that flowers have both an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on mood. People who are regularly around flowers demonstrate a higher sense of life enjoyment and satisfaction. They are a fail-safe gift that everyone loves. But have you ever considered the environmental impact of buying flowers?

Winter Sales Make Way For The Clothing Of Spring

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Cloud 9 Clothing

Retailers are reminding us to keep our chins up. Spring is on its way, with warmer weather, sunnier days and new spring wardrobes. While we wait patiently, there are deals to be had on winter fashions, in order to make way for spring!

Surface Project Gives Baltimore Residents the Skills to Work With Reclaimed Wood

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Surface Project Baltimore

Ever wondered where local establishments like Red Emma’s Cafe, and Cosima Restaurant got their beautiful table tops? Would it surprise you to find out Baltimore residents with little to no prior woodworking skills crafted them using reclaimed wood?

Mishoe Neckwear Nods to Baltimore’s Tie-Making History

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Need something to wear for New Year’s Eve? There’s still time to shop locally. Order a tie from this great new local company.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Shopper’s Helper

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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.

This Week’s theme is something along the lines of: “Christmas is when now?”

Family Chocolate Makers Tell Sweet Stories at Belvedere Square

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Jinji Chocolate – Belvedere Square

Looking for something sweet to bring to a Christmas get together? Look no further than Belvedere Square for some of the most interesting (and heart healthy) chocolates in the city.

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 – Gifts For the Outdoor Enthusiast

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outdoor

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.

Shop Local this Holiday Season at Ruxton Station and Wyndhurst Station

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Giclee Christmas Canvas from My Town Art
Giclee Christmas Canvas from My Town Art

 

The best gifts are those that are special, delightful and unique. This holiday season, when hunting for those perfect gifts, why not skip the mall in favor of local businesses right in your backyard? At Ruxton Station and Wyndhurst Station, you’ll find two small, well-curated shopping centers filled with fabulous items that won’t be under every other tree in Baltimore.

Taken Pop-Up Shop at Green Spring Station and the Strand

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Taken
Taken features vintage and handmade treasures. The pop-up shop appears at Green Spring Station Maker’s Market this Saturday

This weekend, Makers and shoppers alike will descend on Green Spring Station for the first annual Green Spring Station Maker’s Market. From 10am-5pm on Saturday, some of Baltimore’s best artists and crafters will ‘set up shop’ around the center of Green Spring Station. The day will host DIY workshops, cocktails, and snacks for reasonable ticket prices (the craft show itself is free). In addition to the individual crafters, a unique pop-up shop, called Taken, will feature a curated mix of vintage finds and handmade goods by local makers. Taken is “popping up” in multiple city locations this holiday season (they are also taking over the new Strand Theatre on Harford Rd every weekend through the holidays). 

Holiday Artisan Market Tonight at Village Learning Place

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Village Learning Place hosts their annual Holiday Artisan Market tonight, 7-9.
Village Learning Place hosts their annual Holiday Artisan Market tonight, 7-9pm

You’re invited to join neighbors in Charles Village at the Village Learning Place tonight as they jumpstart the holiday season with their annual Artisan Market. Crafters from all over the city will descend on the free, neighborhood run, library for a nighttime celebration of community, craft, and fundraising (20% of all sales go to the VLP itself). Jewelers, Sculpture Artists, Painters, Home goods makers and more will be selling their own wares. Snacks, refreshments and lots of community spirit on hand, free of charge, to cheer everyone up on this rainy fall day.

Village Learning Place is an independent non-profit library that houses educational programs, enrichment opportunities, and informational resources for Baltimore City. Their mission is to serve as a repository for books, and a community center for personal and professional growth of patrons. The library, originally part of the original 6-branch Enoch Pratt Library system in Baltimore, was dropped by the city in 1997, and re-opened by Baltimore residents in the community the same year. Since its grassroots inception, the VLP has worked to keep up with diverse needs of the community, and now houses both a library and computer lab as well as new classroom space across the street from its main location for kids programs, a reading resource room and staff offices.

Village Learning Place’s Holiday Artisan Market is open tonight, 7pm-9pm. 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21218. The event is free and open to the public. More info at www.villagelearningplace.org

 

Rachel Bone’s column – The Rack, is proudly sponsored by The Village of Cross Keys, celebrating 50 years of featuring some of Baltimore’s best shopping, dining and lodging in a courtyard setting.  Click to See What’s Happening at the Keys this Season.

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