View from Federal Hill Park

View from Federal Hill Park
The fantastic skyline as seen from just down the street.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Summer is here...

and after several days of searing heat and high humidity, today cooled down a bit and was actually very comfortable. The Summer heat gave my assistant Claudette, and I a chance to experiment with some different teas and lemonades. We made are almost famous Strawberry Basil Lemonade for our guests one afternoon. Another day she made a combination of Fresh nectarines, ginger, rosemary and iced tea that was so refreshing that we ended up serving what seemed like gallons of it. Today we have cranberry peach iced tea.

I decided to use these flavorful summer time drinks as inspiration for the my article for the SoBo Voice Magazine. If any of you would like a copy of the article, which includes a recipe for the Strawberry Basil Lemonade, please let me know and I will email it to you.
I don't know if you noticed, but we have a brand new website! We launched it a few days ago and we already have people cooing about how nice it is. I myself love the colors, graphics and content. I hope you will as well. Go to right now and check it out. And then come back here and let me know what you think!

I am getting very excited about our Business Owners Book Club that will meet for the first time in only 12 days. We will be discussing the book, Guerrilla Marketing, 4th Edition. As part of the discussion we are going to be swapping marketing ideas and plans for our own businesses and ways to better market all of Federal Hill.

It looks like the Vintage Warehouse Clothing Store will be opening for business any day now. I peaked in their windows the other day id the selection of clothing for both men and women looks fund and fashionable.

Federal Hill Main Street held their Jazz and Blues Festival last Sunday and it went very well. Turn out was a bit down due to the oppressive heat, but everyone seemed to be having a great time and the music was terrific. Jane Seebold, Federal Hill Main Street's new Executive Director, is doing an excellent job. This was her first major festival to help organize and you would have sworn she had been doing this job all of her life!

The businesses of Federal Hill and myself are gearing up for the 4th of July weekend. Not only will there be our annual neighborhood parade with fie and drum corps and children on their decorated bicycles and wagons, but fireworks from the Inner Harbor and Fort McHenry. Saturday, July 5th from 10 AM to 5 PM is also our Neighborhood Sidewalk Sale. This year should be even better than last year with many more businesses participation and tons of Jane put it..."Summer time and the shopping is easy!" I hope you will come by and show our boutiques, pubs, restaurants, and other businesses some love on that day, and the through out the rest of the year too.
Write more soon! Hope you are having a great week!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sorry I missed the Jazz fest this year.
I will have to mark the date on my calendar for next year's events. I don't want to miss out plus all the great food at the Harbor what a day!!

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