Simone Phillips is part of The Baltimore Banner's Creatives in Residence program, which amplifies the work of artists and writers from the Baltimore region. Simone is a Baltimore native and the food blogger behind @charmcitytable. Phillips began Charm City Table in spring of 2017 as a way to combine her love of food and the Baltimore area. Today, her platform has grown into a small business and well-known local brand continuing to promote Baltimore restaurants and other food concepts. Through Charm City Table, Simone works to highlight local food businesses, diversify food conversations in the Baltimore area, and elevate voices in the food scene that are typically excluded from larger media outlets. Simone also enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and online shopping.