Arts + Lifestyle

  1. 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 [...]

  2. Weaving, Nantucket Style

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | March 20, 2014

    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 [...]

  3. Custom Crafting

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | January 31, 2014

    At Harris Rubin, modern furniture starts with classic lines and high-quality materials.
    By Marie Marciano Gullard
    Furniture designer and craftsman Harris “Rick” Rubin works in the style of classic, timeless pieces, fashioned by hand and displayed in his Baltimore showroom, which also serves as his 6,000-square-foot studio.
    Harris Rubin Inc. is open by appointment only and caters to [...]

  4. Art + Accessories

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | January 31, 2014

    Fun and affordable pieces abound in a new gallery-boutique in Ruxton.
    By Kit Waskom Pollard
    The concept behind the new Ruxton gallery and shop, V Fashion Towson/My Town Art Gallery, was born in the most unlikely of places: years ago, on the sidelines of a club lacrosse game.
    Watching her now-grown daughters play lacrosse, Valerie Heneberry was struck [...]

  5. Make it ‘Shine

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | January 31, 2014

    Butternut squash, pumpkin and a dash of moonshine add wintry flair to classic chili.
    At Moonshine Tavern, the ’shine isn’t confined to Mason jars and shot glasses: It also makes it onto the food menu, which puts a sophisticated spin on country cooking. In this great cold-weather dish, butternut squash and pumpkin add sweetness and spice [...]

  6. Shoo-flying High

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | January 31, 2014

    Spike Gjerde goes diner-style in Belvedere Square.
    By Kit Waskom Pollard
    Spike Gjerde, the culinary powerhouse behind Woodberry Kitchen and Artifact Coffee, has a new feather in his cap. This time, he’s gone diner-style.
    Gjerde’s Shoo-Fly Diner and Late Night Bar opened in Belvedere Square in October. Housed in the old Hess Shoes building (the former home of [...]

  7. Jaguar Sharpens its Claws

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | January 31, 2014

    Brutish British F-Type is the cat’s meow.
    By Brian Melton
    On its release in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called the Jaguar E-Type “the most beautiful car ever made.”  Wisely, Jaguar decided that its alphabetic successor, the F-Type, wouldn’t be a replacement for its iconic forebear. Rather, this new, low-slung two-seater is a bold statement of what’s new, modern, [...]

  8. Memphis Remix

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | January 30, 2014

    With a rebuilt downtown, a renovated civil rights museum, a whole lotta Southern fried charm and new flights from Baltimore, it’s time to reconsider this Tennessee city.
    By Elaine Glusac
    Nashville has cast a long shadow over Memphis. But even as the country music capital grabbed headlines for celebrity residents, music awards and its own eponymous TV [...]

  9. Holiday wreath-making

    by cmallette | December 2, 2013

    Pat Sherman’s boxwood wreath-making workshops at Cylburn Arboretum are like a booster shot for holiday spirit. A master gardener with an artist’s eye, Sherman provides clear instruction and lots of encouragement. Soft-touch reusable wreath rings make it easy to attach bunches of fresh greens — and to detach and redo bunches that don’t look quite [...]

  10. Cookie Comfort

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | November 19, 2013

    By Kit Waskom Pollard
    Is anything more festive than the warm smell of holiday baking? We asked chefs to share some of their families’ favorite cookie recipes — including some that have been closely guarded secrets for generations. Gather your family, grab a rolling pin and try them out while making some holiday memories of your [...]