Jul 28, 2014
This weekend, we spent an amazing day at a class hosted by the good people of the Baltimore Print Studios!
I took print classes in college but it’s a pretty intense process with some big pieces needed, so it had kind of fallen off my radar. Then, Tom found this awesome gem right here in town!
The studio hosts workshops every month, which are great for beginners to those who just need to run through the motions again. Kind of like riding a bike, but with film emulsion and screens.
At the workshop we went to, they had all the materials for you and walked you through the entire process, showing you the steps then letting you do it yourself!
One of the best parts was that the owners had a dog that hung out around the studio! She (Eleanor) walked around a little when we first arrived, then just kind of hung out. I wish Mahoney would do that. Let her hear a hose (to clean off the screens) and she would never calm down! haha
We printed a few different things – some single color, some double, some blended. It was brilliant.
Seriously, it was such a great time! It’s amazing how much you forget that you like something when you aren’t able to do it for so long. They do hourly rentals, so Tom and I are going to plan some project and go print stuff! Anyone want to join??
Jul 26, 2014
I love green. Like…a lot. Hence, my bridesmaids all wore a beautiful green for our wedding!
We purchased them at Bella Bridesmaids here in Baltimore. They have locations all over the country though! The owner of our local shop, Whitney, was super sweet and helped us with everything!
We spent an afternoon trying on different brands and styles, and landed on the amazing designer Lula Kate! The AWESOME thing about Lula Kate dresses is that you can pick your top, waistline and skirt and match, mix and match, etc. It’s like your own personal Destiny’s Child maker! WOOOOO!
We chose one color (green), all the same skirts and waist, then three different style tops! The different styles really worked for my girls’ different personalities and body shapes. It’s honestly one of the smarter ideas I’ve come across – part of me wishes all clothes could be like this! haha
The ladies looked STUNNING on the big day! I wouldn’t have wanted to be surrounded by more amazing, gorgeous ladies (in hot dresses)!
Definitely check out Lula Kate and Bella Bridesmaids if you’re a bride looking for great looks!!
Jul 22, 2014
It’s the LAST WEEK for M. Power’s free Saturday rooftop yoga Summer Salutations series!
You have to come join me, ok? Ok.
I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy a full two months of awesome classes from the M. Power squad up on the roof of their soon-to-be building, the Natty Boh Tower. It really does have such an incredible view…you’ve never done yoga with this view before! (unless you’ve come to class haha)
Another cool thing is that two of the three fantastic owners make up the band, The Herd Brothers, and they actually accompany some of the yoga sessions – including this week’s! They have a really great ambient/post rock sound…perfect for yoga. Plus, with live music, they have the ability to play to the flow and tone of the movements. If you haven’t practiced with live music, it’s definitely worth a try!
It’s been so great to practice in this beautiful space with friends and with this awesome crew!
Hope you can join this weekend!
If not, definitely stay tuned to the M. Power website and M. Power Facebook page to find out about some of their upcoming opening and fun events!
(Maybe like this beer/yoga Bend & Brews event! Booze and fitness? Yep. Sold.)