Arts + Lifestyle

  1. Beachy Style Sophistication

    by Samantha Iacia | May 28, 2014

    Neutral hues of coconut white and tan, along with a splash of bright turquoise water, are the inspiration for the collection of home and clothing items at Coco Blanca. Situated on the waterfront at National Harbor, the boutique’s Audrey Hepburn-meets-Ernest Hemingway aesthetic blends timeless sophistication with free-spirited bohemian — think white gauzy dresses, freshwater pearl [...]

  2. St. Michaels

    by Samantha Iacia | May 28, 2014

    Location: Talbot County’s Eastern Shore, about 10 miles west of Easton. Kent Island and Chester are to the north, and Cambridge is to the south.
    Average property listing price: $361,000, according to Babette Farrell, a Realtor at Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. in Stevensville. Homes for sale range from $160,000 to $4.5 million.
    Population: 3,521 for [...]

  3. Start Your REVolution

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | May 28, 2014

    By Kit Waskom Pollard
    The lights are low and the bass is thumping, but the cycle room at Rev Cycle Studio in McHenry Row is no dance club. Halfway into the studio’s Rev60 Zen class — a “fusion” of 40 minutes of cycling and 20 of yoga — a dozen cyclists are pedaling (and sweating) hard, [...]

  4. Summer’s Best & Brightest

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | May 28, 2014

    By Kit Waskom Pollard
    At Lib’s Grill in Perry Hall, Chef Daniel Chaustit welcomes the summer months with bright colors and the fresh flavors of seasonal fruits. This salad celebrates a variety of flavors and textures, combining crunchy fennel, meaty pistachios, tangy goat cheese, sweet strawberries and earthy beets.
    On the plate, the riot of color “screams [...]

  5. Creating a Buzz

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | May 28, 2014

    By Julekha Dash
    In search of a sustainable art medium, visual artist Kara Brook bought a beehive six years ago so she could use beeswax to paint.
    She quickly discovered that those same bees could be the source of a sustainable business as well. She started packaging the honey and then expanded into making what she calls [...]

  6. Decorating Doubletake

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | May 28, 2014

    By Marie Marciano Gullard
    Mary Veiga practices the art of deception — but only in the most respectable of ways. Since 1995, she has been plying her skills in decorative painting, which includes murals, faux finishing and trompe l’oeil for homeowners and businesses. With her, every assignment is a custom job and a new challenge that [...]

  7. Custom Cruising

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | May 28, 2014

    By Kit Waskom Pollard
    On the Chesapeake Bay, the summertime months are made for cruising. From the crisp mornings of late spring through the hazy evenings of August, a boat on the bay is the place to be.
    And how better to cruise than in a [...]

  8. A Genteel Meal

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | May 23, 2014

    By Kit Waskom Pollard
    Although it’s only minutes from the busiest parts of Howard County, the Highland Inn feels removed from the hustle and bustle of the area. From the pretty setting to the well-executed, classic food, dinner there is a welcome respite from everyday troubles.
    The Highland Inn’s owner, Brian Boston, made his local reputation at [...]

  9. Divine Diving

    by John-John Williams | May 22, 2014

    You don’t have to drive to the beach — or even own your own pool — to get some use out of your swimwear. The region boosts plenty of pools that will give you the beach experience without the masses of people destined to overtake the oceanfront this summer.
    Here’s a sampling of some of the [...]

  10. Early Azaleas

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | March 25, 2014

    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 [...]