September 14, 2009

Tour de Baltimore Details

In August, I floated the idea of a Tour de Baltimore and many of my favourite places here. Because of logistical concerns, mainly the Baltimore Marathon, I will be hosting the tour on Saturday, October 17, 2009. 5-21 058

We will meet at Housewerks at 10:00 a.m. for coffee and a tour. From there, it’s a short 20-minute drive up-town to Deborah Dean’s fabulous shop, Gore-Dean. Deborah is such fun and has really fantastic things at the shop, which is located in an old mill building.gore dean 008

We will head back down the Falls Road to the village of Hampden, a kitschy funky neighbourhood filled with small shops. We will have lunch at Cafe Hon, where you can get a taste of the “real” Baltimore. We can spend some time checking out the shops, especially Red Tree, a terrific place to find one-of-a-kind furnishings for your home and garden.hampden Finally, we will head over to the one and only BOOK THING! Of course, there are no guarantees that you’ll find a first edition of I Married Adventure or the June 1978 House & Garden magazine that you need to complete your collection. But with 6,000 square feet, and gawd only knows how many linear feet of free books, you’re sure to find something you can take with you. Adventure

Please either send me an e-mail or make a comment below if you’re interested in joining the group. Once I get a number, further logistics will follow.

Anyone in?


  1. I am interested. Looks like I might not be able to attend a particular work convention thing after all. Will know more as the month unfolds. Think it is a great idea Meg!

  2. I would love to come but I am going to be in Baltimore the week before!

  3. A... are you coming to run the Marathon??? Seriously, let me know if you've got time and we'll do a little tour.

  4. We'll probably be up in the mountains mid-October, but it sounds like lots of fun. I'll make note of the places you go and check them out another time.

  5. A great idea. I cannot make this trip, but hopefully I can hop on board for v. 2.0 or later.

  6. Sounds like it will be quite an excursion. Wish I lived closer. Let us know how it goes so we can join in virtually.

  7. What a wonderful idea!
    Let me do a little thinking and
    checking kids, hubbie's and my calendar and maybe I am in for this treat!
    I'll let you know asap.
    Coming from up here I have to make sure I'll make it back and forth in one day!

  8. Dear Divine M: Ah, the places you haven't taken me to in Baltimore. (As usual, you're holding out....) This is the time to take advantage of the opportunity!

    Sign me up as a "tentative," giving me time to figure out what to do with G.

    Sounds like a great trip.

    -- Miss M.A.

  9. Hi,

    I am a fellow Pigtown resident who follows your blog. I would love to join your tour of Baltimore on the 17th. Count me in!

    Celina (1178 Cleveland)

  10. Hello,
    I recently started following your blog and enjoy it very much. I would love to join you on October 17th.

  11. If only Atlanta were a little closer... I wish I could attend.

  12. Cool! Never saw the script font before.


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