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One of the best things about living in DC is being so close to some amazing neighbor cities. The future hubs and I are always taking the weekends to explore the area and see what’s right in our backyard.

Recently, some friends of ours from Baltimore invited us to spend the weekend with them for the Super Bowl. It was a FULL couple of days, but the highlights were definitely the glassblowing class we took, and the $10 AYCD Brunch at a local restaurant/bar.

For the glassblowing class, we all chose to make stemless wine glasses. There were 3 couples and we all took turns blowing the glass for each other and catching the finished glass at the end. They turned out amazing!


Adding the colors to the glass.


Heating up the colors.


Filling the glass with air.


Forming the mouth of the glass.


Catching the glass as it's broken away from the rod.


The finished product!

This was one of the most fun and rewarding things I’ve ever done. And, we all now have a conversation piece and something we can use every day (or at least I do since I don’t go a day without mah wines). I can’t wait for my family and Florida friends to come up and do this!

As for the brunch, we had quite possibly the most delicious mimosas and screwdrivers ever made, thanks to our bartender, Corey. Not to mention this gem of a breakfast:

Waterfront Hotel BrunchSo, if you’re ever in the Baltimore area for a fun weekend, here’s where you must go:

McFadden Art Glass Workshop
The prices vary depending on what you choose to make and the size of your group. Tim is an amazing artist and teacher. SO fun!

The Waterfront Hotel Brunch

$10 AYCD Mimosas, Screwdrivers, Bloody Marys, & NattyBoh from 10am-2pm Saturday & Sunday