Not everyone has the dedication to complete 500 hours of instruction in a field, demonstrate a mastery of the skills they've learned, and pass a standardized exam. But that's precisely the challenge that James Montgomery undertook to earn a soothing stamp of approval from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. Today, his extensive knowledge helps him pursue his personal mission to improve each client?s well being. He employs deep-tissue, Swedish, prenatal, and myofascial massage, among other styles, to impart a range of health benefits. While James works out of Catonsville Wellness Center, he can also bring his services to his clients? homes or to the fallout shelters they haven?t left since that false alarm.
The creative director of Flying Colors Apparel couldn't have known that taking a pair of scissors to an oversized basketball jersey would lead him to rub elbows with celebrities while promoting his apparel at the Sundance Film Festival. But that's exactly what happened. According to a 2010 article on Thrillist.com, the idea for Flying Colors' business began when the designer "cut up a Heat jersey, patched elements of it onto a polo shirt, and was bombarded by fans who wanted one." Growing tired of the same-old, ill-fitting sports attire, and was seeking something more original and stylish, the designer decided to fuse his eye for fashion with his zealous team spirit, and Flying Colors a division of Global Fashion Works, LLC was created.
Flying Colors Apparel creations—which were featured in a shopping blog on NBC 6 in 2010—include a signature "fade out" fashion tee and a "collar scholar" polo, whose collar conceals phrases such as "Terrapins," or "GO NAVY". In addition to Canes-themed threads, the company has expanded to include officially licensed collegiate apparel for more than 50 schools such as Virginia Tech, Florida State, the University of Florida, and Baylor.
Forge order out of chaos with today’s side deal: $85 gets you two hours of home organization by an organizing specialist from Clutterbusters!!, a pioneer in the organizing-service industry (a $166 value). A breed different from cleaning services, these organizational samurais wield labels, containers, and an eye for order, putting a system in place that helps you keep your space clean into perpetuity.
The cleaning service professionals at MaidPro take extensive measures to ensure their clients receive quality cleaning—including following a rigorous 49-point checklist and offering a 24-hour re-clean guarantee. Each point on the checklist serves a unique purpose, such as taking out trash, removing fingerprints from woodwork, scrubbing showers and baths, cleaning mirrors, dusting picture frames, and hosing down the hyena pit. MaidPro can schedule weekly, biweekly, and monthly sessions, and they trust their clients enough not to require any signed contracts.
Each suite at the Brookshire Suites contains a bedroom and a separate living room furnished with a sofa and oversized desk, providing you with all the amenities that come with the territory and none of the tigers that guard it. Along with fresh bathrobes, you can use a complimentary pass to work out in the nearby MAC Wellness Center, a world-class health club with more than 60 cardio stations, five pools (not stacked unvertically), four squash courts, a sauna, and a variety of yoga, Pilates, and spinning classes in six studios. Type-A guests who like to multi-task will enjoy full access to Brookshire Suites' business center, high-speed Internet, long-distance calling, and complimentary Bible and phonebook (don't mix them up). You'll also be steps away from Harborplace, home to many of Baltimore's finest waterfront restaurants, attractions, and hotspots. Come the dawn, you can load up at the Cloud Club's full breakfast buffet before heading home.
In order to replicate Low country-inspired cuisine, a chef should first stock up on fresh locally-sourced ingredients. The Low country, a geographical area along the coastal plain of South Carolina, stretching from Charleston to Savannah, Georgia, is known for its comforting and alluring tastes. Luckily for Neal Langermann, he's good pals with Hoppin' John, a supplier of heirloom grits from the Georgia mountains who only distributes his naturally pollinated, stone-ground kernels to chefs whom he trusts to do them justice. Neal has yet to disappoint his friend, preparing Hoppin’ John’s grits with a velvety clam broth, andouille sausage, and shrimp for a signature dish that won Baltimore magazine's award for Best Shrimp and Grits in 2012.
Langermann’s Charleston shrimp 'n' grits is one of the many reinvented Low Country classics on the restaurant’s menu. Basking in the sunlit dining room or perched at the upstairs loft bar, diners can savor fried green tomatoes, carolina gumbo, and bog country roasted chicken in a spicy Cajun sauce, before ending meals on a sweet note with a slice of housemade sweet-potato pie and a hug from the resident teddy bear. Langermann’s Low country-inspired fixings "surpass their humble origins," according to Baltimore magazine's 2011 list of its Best Restaurants. The article also notes the restaurant staff’s charming Southern hospitality, assuring visitors will “feel nurtured and at home" when presented with a helping of honey-glazed cornbread.