The zen of Christmas shopping in downtown Bel Air

I did some boutique shopping in downtown Bel Air today and found it remarkably zen-like after an obligatory round of bumper carts at Toys R Us in the Tollgate Mall Shopping Center on Marketplace...

Harford Mall Santa Hours

(Update: December 10, 2007:I noticed a lot of folks searching this blog for the hours that Santa is available for photos at the Harford Mall. BANV & family went yesterday for our Santa pictures....

Braving Harford Mall on Black Friday

I took eej's advice and decided to brave Harford Mall on Black Friday (mostly because I felt like jumping into the holiday fray). She was right. It's been quite made over. If you can...

Just hours after Thanksgiving dinner, Black Friday shoppers are already lining up

As of 8:30 p.m. Thanksgiving night, a line of about 20 shoppers had already formed outside the doors of the Bel Air Best Buy in the Harford Mall Annex. They were likely hoping to...

TMX Elmo spotted in Bel Air today

Still looking for TMX Elmo? My husband spied at least four of the Tickle Me X-treme dolls at the Bel Air Toys R Us this morning (9:30 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 22). Word of caution...

What’s happening to the Harford Mall?

With only a few days to go before the biggest shopping season of the year officially arrives, the Harford Mall is looking like the hostess whose guests arrived while she was still in her...

It’s not even Black Friday and my Christmas shopping panic has already hit

Christmas is five weeks away and all my son wants is the incredibly over-priced Lego Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer. I thought I had time to talk him out of it ("There's too many...

Who’s afraid of Sony PlayStation 3? Apparently, we are. But doesn’t our police chief...

The bloggers have been buzzing with the news that Bel Air's Best Buy store decided at the last minute not to sell PlayStation 3 on its Friday release date or Nintendo Wii, which was...