Keep on giving, Baltimore!
Picture this: You, tired, trudging through a jam-packed mall. Children. Lots of screaming children. Harried people, pushing into your way at the clothing rack. Christmas music.
Now picture this: None of it happening. With this year's b gift guide, none of it has to. Everything is local. No malls, so ditch that scary idea. Yes, it can be done.
We've got some suggestions for pretty much everyone on your list: fashionistas, foodies, techies -- even parents who say they don't want anything (don't believe them).
So breathe a deep sigh of relief. Consider this our gift to you -- and your sanity. -- By Jordan Bartel, Wesley Case, Sam Sessa and John-John Williams IV (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun /November 19, 2012)
On Wednesday night, you can shop and eat the Manor Tavern. The Monkton restaurant is bringing in some two dozen vendors and offering complimentary gift-wrapping.
Vendors include the Point at Pintail, Claudia Brookes, Farmstead Goat Cheeses, Maria Ciarpella Classic Works of Art, Silpada Designs, The Pampered Chef, Jack Christopher Custom Clothing and Jewelry, Third Mind Arts, Radcliffe Jewelry and Main Street Cigars.
Reliable Churchill is providing liquor and cocktail sampling, and there will be live classical guitar and flute music
Author Michael Rybak ("Transitions") and Patrick Smithwick ("Racing My Father" and "Flying Change: A Year of Racing" will sign copies of their books.
The $25 dinner special includes an entree of either lobster scampi or steak and shrimp and dessert.
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