Friday, December 5, 2008

“Historically Hip Federal Hill” Duo Debuts

Our neighborhood’s catchy slogan took on three dimensions at the “Miracle on Main Streets” kick-off event Wednesday night, thanks to the creative genius of School 33 Artist Rosetta DeBerardinis -- and the good nature of Scarborough Fair Bed & Breakfast co-owner Barry Werner.

Barry represented the “historic” element in the form of a Federal Hill rowhouse, created by Rosetta in her studio. Complete with cornice and marble steps, the costume provided the perfect segue for Barry to discuss his B&B, built in 1801.

The “hip” angle was displayed by yours truly, decked out in a costume featuring a chic hat from Vanessa’s Vintage Treasures adorned with a glittering brooch from Zelda Zen. My prop to highlight the “Best Shopping Neighborhood” in Baltimore was Rosetta’s shopping cart “sculpture” made from bags, stickers, and cards from Federal Hill shops and boutiques.

Needless to say, Barry and I attracted lots of attention as we made our way around the Admiral Fell Inn for the kick-off media event, designed to promote local shopping in Federal Hill and nine other Main Street neighborhoods in Baltimore.

Listen for snippets from Barry’s excellent interview about the shopping delights in Federal Hill on WBAL radio! And, Fox 45 television shot some footage of the Historically Hip Federal Hill duo.

See you at Moonlight Madness on Friday, Dec. 12!


  1. I'd like to see a photo of Historically Hip Jane's outfit. It sounds great!

  2. Dear Main Street Jane:
    What a great title. Where is your photo? Nice looking blog. Keep it up.
    Jim T.