Local Baltimore Wine Experts Suggest Their Top Picks for Affordable Wines to Celebrate the Holiday Season

by Erica Starr 24. December 2012
There is no doubt about it - When it comes to the holidays, there is bound to be food, family, friends, cookies, and a bottle or two of good wine. Even if you and your family aren’t planning on partaking in the consumption of said bottles of wine, a good bottle wine is always perfect for a last minute gift or even just an easy grab-and-go contribution to your neighbor’s holiday party. That being said, we went around to some of Baltimore’s well-known wine and spirits experts to ... [More]

8 Creative Ways to Reuse Wrapping Paper

by Stacy Tharp 11. December 2012
The 8 crazy nights of Hanukkah have begun, and with it comes 8 nights of presents! Unfortunately, that can also mean 8 nights of wrapping paper going in the garbage. According to Earth911.com, wrapping paper and shopping bags account for about 4 million tons of trash per year in the United States. Since local authorities do not always allow you to throw your used wrapping paper in your recycling bin, you may need to think creatively in order to avoid waste. To help you out, we’ve come up w... [More]

How to Stay Cool when Temperatures are Hot

by Wade Barnes 16. July 2012
Summer is officially upon us, and with it comes the heat and humidity we know all too well here in Baltimore.  Staying cool when the temperatures are hot can be a costly proposition, but there are a few tips we’d like to share so you don’t have to break the bank.   The basics...  º Blow hot air: By having a fan simply move the air around the house, you’ll actually feel cooler.  Running ceiling fans counter-clockwise, especially in elevated le... [More]


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