Who doesn’t want to swan over the jewelry collections of American icons? Put this event on your calendar now: Hillwood Estate. Museum & Gardens presents “The Frederick J. Fisher Lecture: 20th Century Jewelry and Icons of Style, by Stephano Papi and Alexandra Rhodes,” Thurs. Nov. 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. The authors of the [...]
If you live in an historic home, why not enter The Baltimore Sun’s inaugural historic home contest?
All kinds of historic homes are eligible, including those that have been adapted for use as living space, such as converted churches, barns and carriage houses. However, homes must be owner-occupied and at least 50 years old. Entries will [...]
Try a palette that makes an unexpected statement in your outdoor space. Touches of this old-world style create a vibe that’s elegant, refined and relaxed.
1 Hawaiian inspired
The floria damask pillow in Maui blue is decorated with a floral medallion pattern and trimmed with neutral jute fringe. 17 inches by 17 inches. $25, Pier 1, [...]
By Buzz McClain
Things are thawing out, and not a moment too soon. The long winter — remember all that snow? The subfreezing temperatures? The kids home from school? — has taken a toll, and we need to get active and outdoors while we can still fit through the door.
But we won’t [...]
Cunningham’s adds splash to Towson Circle.
By Kit Waskom Pollard
Some restaurants serve meals; others create dining experiences. Cunningham’s, the newest addition to the Towson dining scene, is the latter.
Bagby Group — which also owns Harbor East favorites Ten Ten and Fleet Street Kitchen — knows a thing or two about running a successful restaurant. That knowledge [...]
When I first moved to Baltimore from the Midwest, I couldn’t get over the azaleas. The 5-foot shrubs completely covered in fuchsia, purple, red, white and orange blooms are unavailable to residents of the more frigid parts of the United States.
Winterthur, the estate and gardens in Delaware once owned by the collector and horticulturist Henry [...]
S550 proves rightful heir to Mercedes’ luxury standard.
By Brian Melton
With each generation, the Mercedes Benz S class redefines the luxury sedan standard. The all-new 2014 S550 continues that.
Start with the look: It captures the dignity of the previous generation but with a nicely tucked tush that adds sizzle to the big car’s swagger. An exterior [...]
Crabmeat and asparagus add a bright touch of spring to pasta in mustard-cream sauce.
By Kit Waskom Pollard
At The Arthouse in Hampden, Chef Jordi Miller uses simple ingredients to create pizzas and pastas that are fresh, creative and delicious. Here, she makes the most of Maryland crabmeat and asparagus, combining them with fresh pappardelle and a [...]
Enjoy the tide from your own backyard with this spacious house in Annapolis.
From the pier that sprawls across the edge of the backyard, watch the sea of sailboats that have become a staple of life on Weems Creek, then launch your own. The spacious Annapolis house boasts an open plan and six bedrooms (two are [...]
Historic tract blossoms under Olmsted plan.
Location: North-central Baltimore City, partially bounded by Charles Village to the south, Loyola/Notre Dame to the north and York Road to the east.
Average home listing price: $610,000 in 2013, says Tom Hobbs, president of the Guilford Association.
Population: About 3,000, says Lynda Riley, secretary of the Guilford Association.
The history: Named in [...]
Fans such as Leslie Goldsmith preserve the craft of the lightship basket.
By Marie Marciano Gullard
The rigor required to create a Nantucket lightship basket puts the lie to any cheap jokes about learning the craft.
“If these baskets are made perfectly,” says Leslie Goldsmith, “they should be able to hold water.”
Consumers today associate the baskets “with the [...]
New Greenspring Station spa devises natural skin-care blends
Since 2010, patrons have flocked to Canton’s Bare on the Square waxing center for one thing: a Brazilian wax that’s done in half the time of those at most salons.
The $65, 10-minute Bare Down There Brazilian wax is a claim to fame for co-owners Melissa Jacobson and Stephanie [...]