Baltimore is Beautiful

April 29, 2015

I have kept my political and personal feelings about the recent racially fueled conversations around the death of Freddie Gray to myself. I would first like to preface this post by sharing my condolences to the Gray family that lost their child, cousin and loved one. As I have heard it is very hard to lose a child and I imagine only harder in such a media driven environment.

baltimore_inner_harbor_black_fashion_blogger_riots_bitemyfashionPolitics and race discussions really seem to show you peoples perspectives and everyone is a Facebook news correspondent. This post is not to argue the information and misinformation that has taken over international news but to remind you that Baltimore is not hateful place. I was born in Baltimore, Maryland and went back to the city about a week before the death of Freddie Gray to show my fiancé what I considered the “real” Baltimore . Until then he had the same HBO fueled The Wire background that most people align with the city. I will tell you it is still one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited. It saddens me that the media has stricken so much fear into the public’s eye. Affectionately known as Charm City, the people of Baltimore City exude that charisma; of course the city has it’s own issues but also it’s own identity that is very different from the rest of Maryland. I definitely grew up knowing more about DC than Baltimore but I still have ties to the community and the people.

My grandma retired as a Special Education Teacher in Baltimore City public schools after more than 20 years, my father is from Baltimore and my brother was born and raised. I grew up rooting for Morgan State football and I still feel perplexed every Battle of the Beltway (Baltimore Ravens VS. Washington Redskins). My ties are personal and I am far from an expert but one reason I love traveling so much is that it shows you first hand what a place is like, without bias and judgement.

I ask that you give Charm City a chance, do not discredit the beauty and integrity of all the hard working men and women of Baltimore City based on the current climate. I will always have a great time when I go to Baltimore.

Please note, I did not only stay in the Inner Harbour, I went out to different areas but I had so much fun one night at Club 347 on 347 N. Calvert Street unfortunately, I didn’t have any nice photos to use…so you will have to go see for yourself!

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faidley_seafood_Crabcake_lexington_marketWe love Old Bay and we could eat crab cakes- or crab anything breakfast, lunch and dinner! I stopped by Faidley’s in Lexington Market for the best crab cakes in the WORLD! (as seen above)baltimore_old+bay_maryland_no_riot

 

eggs_benedict_crab_cake_baltimore_mdI will leave you with this by Edgar Allan Poe “Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.” So go see Baltimore for yourself…

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7 responses to “Baltimore is Beautiful”

  1. zarrah says:

    Lovely baltimore.
    You look great too
    XO

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  2. Cool!

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  3. Hi sweetie,
    I love Baltimore.
    You look wonderful and beautiful photos.
    Kisses
    MaggieD
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  4. Dear Falasha! You represent your city very well, dear! Baltimore seems to be really charming! Would love to visit! Great post, beauty!! Thanks a lot for your comment on my blog! So nice of you!

    xxx
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  5. Melanie says:

    Really lovely pictures. I love the picture of the city by the water!!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  6. I truly believe camel is the new black! Gorgeous coat! You look lovely! I always enjoy myself when I visit Baltimore, especially by the water. Have a great weekend!

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  7. […] too hot for jeans and most of my clothes were packed up. You may remember this dress I wore in the Baltimore is Beautiful post… I really liked the dress so I bought it in 2 different pattern. I don’t do that […]

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