A Glistening Winter’s Evening in Baltimore’s Glass Palace

A Glistening Winter’s Evening in Baltimore’s Glass Palace

Friends of the Rawlings Conservatory celebrated its 130th year with a holiday cocktail party that perfectly suited the season with all sorts of sparkle and shine.  

The night’s sights started with the walk up to the historic steel-framed glass building.
Inside, guests were treated with dramatically light rooms that housed the Rawlings collection of various types of flora…
…where they could mingle and enjoy the beauty.
The party’s highlights included a huge holiday poinsettia display to peruse…
…and live jazz, which just added to the magical atmosphere.
Pictured (LtoR) Friends of Rawlings Conservatory colleagues: Peggy Stansbury, founder; Sandy Sparks, founding board member; and Paula Simon, founding board member
Pictured (LtoR) Orbie Shively, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation attorney; Liz Shively, Friends of Rawlings Conservatory founding board member; and Dennis Simon, Baltimore-based illustrator
Pictured (LtoR) Peggy Payne, CoreFactor executive business coach; Ann Hagerty, Baltimore/DC architect; and Suzanne Merryman, retired strategic planner
Pictured (LtoR) Carol Whitman, retired marketing executive; and Teri Perona, Friends of Rawlings Conservatory acting board president
Pictured (LtoR) Jennifer J. Stearman, McGuireWoods partner; and Jeffrey Haskins, Baltimore-based hairstylist
Pictured (LtoR) Eleanor Simonsick, National Institutes of Health scientist; Dave Beaudouin, and Dana Johns, Friends of Rawlings Conservatory board members
Pictured (LtoR) Alice Hubbard, and Teresa Cook, Friends of Rawlings Conservatory board members
Pictured (LtoR) Steve Raskin, telecommunications consultant/musician; and Nancy Raskin, Friends of Rawlings Conservatory board member (December 7, 2018 – Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens)

Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.