Notable Marylanders share what they're giving as holiday gifts [Pictures]
Setting aside the baggage of frantic scheduling and manic shopping, the holidays still provide an opportunity to stop, to celebrate with our closest relations and friends, and to give. This year, the Sun Magazine asked several prominent Marylanders to pause -- for a phone call or an email -- and reveal what they planned to bestow upon those dearest to them. The answers, as you'll see, range from sensual treatments to sentimental treasures.
-- John-John Williams IV
Baltimore Sun classical music and theater critic Tim Smith contributed to this article.
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake( Robert K. Hamilton, Baltimore Sun photo / August 28, 2012 )
Since becoming mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has also emerged as a fashionista. This holiday season, the impeccably dressed politician plans to share some of her savvy when she buys necklaces for her sister and female cousins - "a little something from Sideshow [the gift shop at the American Visionary Art Museum]. Nothing says the holidays like a little sparkle," she said. "Shhh ... it is one of my little jewelry shopping secrets."