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Our Favorite Fall Activities in Baltimore

Autumn in Baltimore offers some of the nation’s best scenery, outdoor adventures and cultural ambiance one could imagine. Crisp leaves falling and decorating the sidewalks as a warm cup of joe cuddles you like that new flannel you’ve been waiting to unveil. In a place as picturesque as Baltimore that showcases a balance between a bustling urban hotspot and comforting Southern charm, we want to ensure that you see the best of both worlds. To help plan your fall getaway, we’ve decided to put together a list of our most cherished seasonal activities.

Woman in blue and green striped dress walking outside on a stone path toward a conservatory. Woman in blue and green striped dress walking outside on a stone path toward a conservatory. Woman in blue and green striped dress walking outside on a stone path toward a conservatory.
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Our Favorite Fall Activities in Baltimore

Autumn in Baltimore offers some of the nation’s best scenery, outdoor adventures and cultural ambiance one could imagine. Crisp leaves falling and decorating the sidewalks as a warm cup of joe cuddles you like that new flannel you’ve been waiting to unveil. In a place as picturesque as Baltimore that showcases a balance between a bustling urban hotspot and comforting Southern charm, we want to ensure that you see the best of both worlds. To help plan your fall getaway, we’ve decided to put together a list of our most cherished seasonal activities.

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Ivy at Home: Summer Ceviche

As we prepare for the opening of our newly conceptualized restaurant, Magdalena—A Maryland Bistro, we can’t help but dream of one of our favorite menu items that will be making a return — Chef Mark’s Seasonal Ceviche. This summer take on the year round crowd pleaser is sure to impress at your next outdoor gathering.

Summer Ceviche at Magdalena Restaurant with white wine. Summer Ceviche at Magdalena Restaurant with white wine. Summer Ceviche at Magdalena Restaurant with white wine.
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Ivy at Home: Summer Ceviche

As we prepare for the opening of our newly conceptualized restaurant, Magdalena—A Maryland Bistro, we can’t help but dream of one of our favorite menu items that will be making a return — Chef Mark’s Seasonal Ceviche. This summer take on the year round crowd pleaser is sure to impress at your next outdoor gathering.

A Message From Our Owners

As owners of Baltimore’s The Ivy Hotel and Magdalena, we proudly affirm that  Black Lives Matter. We stand with the multi-racial and multi-generational voices  speaking out against a system wrought with racial injustices so deeply etched into our history and society. 

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A Message From Our Owners

As owners of Baltimore’s The Ivy Hotel and Magdalena, we proudly affirm that  Black Lives Matter. We stand with the multi-racial and multi-generational voices  speaking out against a system wrought with racial injustices so deeply etched into our history and society. 

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Ivy at Home: Recommended Reads From The Ivy Bookshelves

This week on #IvyAtHome, we invite you to join us as we dive into a few of our favorite reads from our very own Ivy bookshelves along with the inside scoop on what our staff is reading now.

Woman reading a book at The Ivy Hotel. Woman reading a book at The Ivy Hotel. Woman reading a book at The Ivy Hotel.
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Ivy at Home: Recommended Reads From The Ivy Bookshelves

This week on #IvyAtHome, we invite you to join us as we dive into a few of our favorite reads from our very own Ivy bookshelves along with the inside scoop on what our staff is reading now.

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Ivy at Home: Preakness Traditions

In honor of Preakness, one of Maryland’s most loved traditions, we put our spin on two classic cocktails to sip on while celebrating the weekend at home. The Ivy’s treasured tradition of tea is the perfect compliment for a classic yet contemporary take on race-day libations — The Min-Tea Black Eyed Susan & Mint Meritage Tea Julep.

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Ivy at Home: Preakness Traditions

In honor of Preakness, one of Maryland’s most loved traditions, we put our spin on two classic cocktails to sip on while celebrating the weekend at home. The Ivy’s treasured tradition of tea is the perfect compliment for a classic yet contemporary take on race-day libations — The Min-Tea Black Eyed Susan & Mint Meritage Tea Julep.

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Ivy at Home: A Five Star Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10. We’ve rounded up our best Ivy At Home tips to recreate a five star hotel experience for mom without leaving the house.

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Ivy at Home: A Five Star Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10. We’ve rounded up our best Ivy At Home tips to recreate a five star hotel experience for mom without leaving the house.

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Ivy At Home: Afternoon Tea

The Ivy’s afternoon tea is a signature part of our highly inclusive experience. Inspired by the time-honored English tradition, we’re sharing our classic tea scone recipe for your enjoyment at home. We suggest pairing your scones with a spoonful of jam & a cup of your favorite tea for an afternoon break to look forward to while working from home.

Woman in white dress preparing tea party. Woman in white dress preparing tea party. Woman in white dress preparing tea party.
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Ivy At Home: Afternoon Tea

The Ivy’s afternoon tea is a signature part of our highly inclusive experience. Inspired by the time-honored English tradition, we’re sharing our classic tea scone recipe for your enjoyment at home. We suggest pairing your scones with a spoonful of jam & a cup of your favorite tea for an afternoon break to look forward to while working from home.

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Ivy at Home: Magdalena Cocktails

We’re releasing the recipes for two of our favorite Magdalena cocktails (alcohol optional), with ingredients simple enough to shake up for Happy Hour at home.

Two cocktails toasting in front of window. Two cocktails toasting in front of window. Two cocktails toasting in front of window.
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Ivy at Home: Magdalena Cocktails

We’re releasing the recipes for two of our favorite Magdalena cocktails (alcohol optional), with ingredients simple enough to shake up for Happy Hour at home.

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Ivy at Home: DIY Facials for Glowing Skin

Our Spa Director is sharing her favorite at home recipes for glowing skin, all using ingredients found in your pantry. Choose your recipe for an Exfoliation Treatment, Mask, Eye Poultice, Toner, and Moisturizer based on your skin type. Then follow the directions below to DIY your own spa worthy facial.

Guest receiving facial at The Ivy Spa. Guest receiving facial at The Ivy Spa. Guest receiving facial at The Ivy Spa.
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Ivy at Home: DIY Facials for Glowing Skin

Our Spa Director is sharing her favorite at home recipes for glowing skin, all using ingredients found in your pantry. Choose your recipe for an Exfoliation Treatment, Mask, Eye Poultice, Toner, and Moisturizer based on your skin type. Then follow the directions below to DIY your own spa worthy facial.

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Ivy at Home: A Mindful Meditation Practice from our Spa Director

Wellness begins with the mind. Meditation is a beautiful way to provide your mind with support it needs and deserves. It can help reduce the effects of stress and anxiety while also assisting with the cultivation of mental clarity as you bring order and space to the deepest parts of your mind.

 

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Ivy at Home: A Mindful Meditation Practice from our Spa Director

Wellness begins with the mind. Meditation is a beautiful way to provide your mind with support it needs and deserves. It can help reduce the effects of stress and anxiety while also assisting with the cultivation of mental clarity as you bring order and space to the deepest parts of your mind.

 

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Ivy at Home: Chef's Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

From our kitchen to yours, we’re sharing the recipe for a beloved Ivy favorite — perfect for an Easter morning brunch at home.

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Ivy at Home: Chef's Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

From our kitchen to yours, we’re sharing the recipe for a beloved Ivy favorite — perfect for an Easter morning brunch at home.

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How to Spend a Winter Weekend in Baltimore

Accompanied by a hot pot of tea and a roaring fireplace, we too find it difficult to venture out for activities when the temps drop low. However, a touch of cold weather will never deter us from sharing all that our historic city has to offer visiting guests. Mere minutes away from the front steps of The Ivy, there are countless indoor activities for those of us looking to explore this winter. No matter your tastes or preferences, Baltimore offers cultural experiences for everyone. Let our complimentary house car service whisk you away — you might just discover how we earned the nickname “Charm City.”

Cozy window seat overlooking Baltimore. Cozy window seat overlooking Baltimore. Cozy window seat overlooking Baltimore.
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How to Spend a Winter Weekend in Baltimore

Accompanied by a hot pot of tea and a roaring fireplace, we too find it difficult to venture out for activities when the temps drop low. However, a touch of cold weather will never deter us from sharing all that our historic city has to offer visiting guests. Mere minutes away from the front steps of The Ivy, there are countless indoor activities for those of us looking to explore this winter. No matter your tastes or preferences, Baltimore offers cultural experiences for everyone. Let our complimentary house car service whisk you away — you might just discover how we earned the nickname “Charm City.”

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Gingerbread Traditions

One of our favorite Ivy Hotel holiday traditions is the annual gingerbread house. Each year, our talented Pastry Chef imagines a whimsical gingerbread display to be enjoyed by guests all throughout the season.

Gingerbread display of Baltimore's Penn Station and The Ivy Hotel on a table. Gingerbread display of Baltimore's Penn Station and The Ivy Hotel on a table. Gingerbread display of Baltimore's Penn Station and The Ivy Hotel on a table.
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Gingerbread Traditions

One of our favorite Ivy Hotel holiday traditions is the annual gingerbread house. Each year, our talented Pastry Chef imagines a whimsical gingerbread display to be enjoyed by guests all throughout the season.

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Recipe: Sticky Toffee Carrot Cake

Just in time for baking season, our Pastry Chef, Lauren Petri, is sharing the recipe for her Sticky Toffee Carrot Cake, as seen on Magdalena’s Fall Menu.

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Recipe: Sticky Toffee Carrot Cake

Just in time for baking season, our Pastry Chef, Lauren Petri, is sharing the recipe for her Sticky Toffee Carrot Cake, as seen on Magdalena’s Fall Menu.

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5 Factors to Consider When Planning a Private Event in Baltimore

Baltimore is steep with history, culture and unique event spaces offering seemingly endless options and possibilities when planning a private event. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you navigate the important details in bringing your dream event to life – in Baltimore and beyond.

Elegant dining room with white rose bouquet at The Ivy Hotel. Elegant dining room with white rose bouquet at The Ivy Hotel. Elegant dining room with white rose bouquet at The Ivy Hotel.
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5 Factors to Consider When Planning a Private Event in Baltimore

Baltimore is steep with history, culture and unique event spaces offering seemingly endless options and possibilities when planning a private event. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you navigate the important details in bringing your dream event to life – in Baltimore and beyond.

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Chef Levy's Inspirations Behind the New Fall Menu

The cooling temperatures of fall drive us towards the comforting flavors and ingredients that so many enjoy. Read about Chef’s inspirations behind our new seasonal menu.

Magdalena Baltimore's Chef Mark Levy choosing garden herbs Magdalena Baltimore's Chef Mark Levy choosing garden herbs Magdalena Baltimore's Chef Mark Levy choosing garden herbs
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Chef Levy's Inspirations Behind the New Fall Menu

The cooling temperatures of fall drive us towards the comforting flavors and ingredients that so many enjoy. Read about Chef’s inspirations behind our new seasonal menu.

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A Look Inside the Exclusive Robert Parker Wine Cellar

As the rustic barn doors slide open, an oenophile’s dream is revealed: hundreds of some of the finest and most rare bottles of wine line the walls of the exclusive Robert Parker Wine Cellar. Nestled in the back of The Ivy Hotel’s Magdalena restaurant, the vaulted, brick floored Wine Cellar is the only in the world that is adorned with the iconic Robert Parker name.

Wine on display under the Robert Parker Wine Cellar sign in Magdalena Restaurant. Wine on display under the Robert Parker Wine Cellar sign in Magdalena Restaurant. Wine on display under the Robert Parker Wine Cellar sign in Magdalena Restaurant.
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A Look Inside the Exclusive Robert Parker Wine Cellar

As the rustic barn doors slide open, an oenophile’s dream is revealed: hundreds of some of the finest and most rare bottles of wine line the walls of the exclusive Robert Parker Wine Cellar. Nestled in the back of The Ivy Hotel’s Magdalena restaurant, the vaulted, brick floored Wine Cellar is the only in the world that is adorned with the iconic Robert Parker name.

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A Celebration of Champagne's Glorious Beginnings

The House of Ruinart is unlike any other. It was the first established House of Champagne in 1729, inspired by the intuition of a monk well ahead of his time. We’ve partnered with Ruinart to bring you a luxurious evening spent with winemaker, Louise Bryden.

Two glasses of Ruinart Champagne next to bottle of Blanc de Blanc. Two glasses of Ruinart Champagne next to bottle of Blanc de Blanc. Two glasses of Ruinart Champagne next to bottle of Blanc de Blanc.
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A Celebration of Champagne's Glorious Beginnings

The House of Ruinart is unlike any other. It was the first established House of Champagne in 1729, inspired by the intuition of a monk well ahead of his time. We’ve partnered with Ruinart to bring you a luxurious evening spent with winemaker, Louise Bryden.

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