It’s been two years since the death of famous author and Marylander Tom Clancy, and now there is word that his penthouse at the Ritz Carlton Residences in Federal Hill is on the market through Sotherby’s. A prolific writer, Mr. Clancy wrote 17 bestselling novels including The Hunt for Red October. For $ 12 million, one gets 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, six terraces and a beautiful view of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The 12,000 square foot home also features a theater room (fun!) and 2 master suites. The building has a doorman, valet parking, a concierge and a spa. This sale would set a record for real estate in the city.
There is so much beauty and charm in November. The weather is crisp and bright, it rarely snows, and it is the month that contains the best holiday of the year. So, given all that, it surprises me that it’s not a top wedding month. People in general are gearing up for a holiday season and ready to celebrate. Venues have more open availability, and wedding professionals aren’t crazed with a plethora of events like in June and September. There aren’t a lot of city wide activities to contend with and it’s a great month for future wedding anniversaries. Speaking of that, more couples should think about future anniversaries when planning their wedding date. Chances are you won’t want your wedding anniversary to fall on a holiday weekend every year. If and when you have children, will you be able to slip away for a romantic anniversary weekend if the date falls on a summer holiday weekend or a date that traditionally coincides with the beginning (or the end) of the school year? Just something to consider. Anyway, back to November, it really is a wonderful time of year and all of us at EBW hope you have a November 2015 that exceeds your expectations. Make time to jump in some leaves and take a walk in the crisp air.