Review: I can’t believe I’ve never told you about Uber and Lyft

How have I been blogging for months now but haven't reviewed Uber and Lyft, two of my very favorite services?? If you're living under a rock (or outside of a city), Uber and Lyft are ride-sharing services. Both have been in Baltimore for about 6 months (Lyft) to over a year (Uber). Here's a little …

5 things Friday: Baltimore crime, Australian Day, Tone It Up, half marathons, and hair clips

Baltimore has seen 10 murders in the first nine days of 2014. Sorry to kick off with such a downer, but WTF is wrong with people?? At this rate, we'll hit 400 murder this year. That is ridiculous. Are people annoyed because it's cold? January 26 is Australia Day at the National Aquarium. In good news, …

This Saturday, shop for the quintessential gentleman in your life—and be pampered!

The Quintessential Gentleman, Baltimore's answer to, "Where can dapper guys shop?" is hosting a ladies' day this Saturday. Complimentary spa treatments are available while shopping for the guy in your life. Plus, my co-worker. Chris, did a photo shoot with them and is featured on their website! (Check him out under 'The Office,' smokin' a …

4 tips for acting like a socialite* while maintaining your sanity

I consider myself someone who loves to be social but also appreciates a good night on the couch. Most weeks, I have 2-3 things going on after work/on the weeks, but I try to balance it with plenty of nights in. Last week, though, I was a crazy busy socialite* with back-to-back events. On Tuesday, …

5 things Friday

uberX has arrived in Baltimore! I'm obsessed with Uber, the car service where you get a fancy-schmancy car/SUV sent to pick you up wherever you are. I take it to the airport, train station, dinner, etc, It is a little pricier, though, so uberX provides a more cost-effective option. If you have the app, just slide …

5 things Friday

It's been a busy week! I'm pretty much exhausted, but from really fun, important things. Here are five things that I'm reading/loving/wanting this Friday: Homemade, natural pet repellent: We have a new couch and two new rugs—and our one cat, Jack, loves them. Love to scratch them, that is, and the store-bought sprays work well, but they're …

Adventures in House Hunting: The first heartbreak

After finding a realtor and making our needs/wants/perks list, Steve and started the house hunt. We quickly realized that we would have to be a little more flexible with our list. It seemed like if there was parking, there was no basement. If we got an open kitchen, the living room was closed off or the bedrooms were …

Like the Color Run? What about a Tomato Run?

Have you ever heard of the Spanish food fight, La Tomatina? Yes, people willingly have tomatoes thrown and smashed all over themselves. RSP Live (the same crew who puts on Run for your Lives, the zombie race) decided to bring the concept to Baltimore, and the first Tomato Run will combine a 3.1 mile run at Ripken …

Adventures in House Hunting: 5 tips for starting the house search

Now that we are about to close on our house (Spoiler alert: We bought one!), I figured I should move on to the next post in my adventures in house hunting series. I talked about the importance of finding a great realtor, and now I want to share our wish list. When we got serious about house hunting, Steve …

Healing with therapy dogs at Kennedy Krieger

If you know anything about me, you know how much I love animals, especially dogs. When I read about Kennedy Krieger Institute's (KKI) dog therapy program, I contacted its PR team for more info. I loved the story of Stephanie Cooper Greenberg, who brings her Dalmatian therapy dog, Mattilda, to KKI's inpatient unit. Cooper Greenberg saw …

WIN tickets to the Maryland State Fair!

Caption this! Really, just caption this photo and you could win tickets to the Maryland State Fair. I have four (4) tickets and two (2) wristbands to give away! Tickets grant you entrance to the fair and the wristbands give you unlimited rides. Tickets are worth $8 each and wristbands worth $23 each. So yes, just …

Blacktip Reef opens at the National Aquarium in Baltimore

We're so lucky to have a world-class aquarium here in Baltimore, right on the water. Today, the National Aquarium is opening a bad-ass new addition, the Blacktip Reef. Don't know what a blacktip shark is? Wikipedia says that they're more "timid" than most sharks. Happy Shark Week. (Sorry this intro is littered with links. So …

Currently loving …

B'More Organic drinks. The very kind Andrew at B'More Organic reached out to me about reviewing B'More Organic's line of products*, and I excitedly agreed. Who wouldn't want to drink something with tons of protein and very little sugar? As a runner, the products were really intriguing to me. Each product is packed with 15-23 g …

Currently loving …

  The Foreman Wolf duo. Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf are restaurant powerhouses in Baltimore. They're making plans to open their sixth restaurant—the first outside of Baltimore City. Situated on Columbia’s Lakefront, the restaurant will occupy almost 7K-sq-ft. Can't wait to hear about the concept and try the food! Elnett hairspray. Oh, this hairspray is magical. I never …

Fan of “The Bachelorette” and Bond Street Social? This event is for you!

On Monday, Bond Street Social will play host to former contestant, Chris Bukowski (Emily's season) during a live screening of "The Bachelorette." There is no cover and there will be light apps and two drinks at no cost. Be sure to RSVP! I'll be there and hope to see you there, too. Related articles "The …