When I first started writing Pigtown*Design, one of the people whose writing influenced me was Dee Hardie. She had written for House & Garden, House Beautiful and the local Style magazine. She wrote simply and beautifully, something I aspired to. She was also a Baltimore local.
As recently as Sunday, I saw a copy of her book at The Book Thing, and as recently as May, I had someone asking me about her on the blog.
News came today that she has died at age 89. She had an interesting life, and was admired by many. You can read about her here.