Arts + Lifestyle

  1. New Again

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | July 29, 2014

    By Marie Marciano Gullard
    With shabby-chic design back in high demand, there’s no shortage of mass-produced decor disguised as antiques. But the genuine article — the old form reclaimed with a new function — is much harder to come by.
    With a nod to the Depression-era adage, “Waste not, want not,” these are the stories of three [...]

  2. ART Reincarnated

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | July 25, 2014

    Hampden’s Mud and Metal turns old items into new art
    By Marie Marciano Gullard
    It’s full of used goods, but “second-hand shop” is the last thing you’d ever call Mud and Metal fine craft gallery. As the song goes, at Mud and Metal, “everything old is new again.”
    Gallery owner Carol Breining, who set up shop on the [...]

  3. A Nose for Natural

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | July 25, 2014

    Bark! unleashes eco-friendly pet products with its new Catonsville location
    By Samantha Iacia
    Nutritional studies and an increase in consumer knowledge have put the benefits of organic and all-natural foods in the national spotlight. If simpler ingredients are proven to be healthier for humans, should we consider the same standards for our pets? Bark! Pawsitive Pet Food [...]

  4. Mount Up

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | July 25, 2014

    Riding lessons exercise body and mind
    By Kit Waskom Pollard
    Anyone who’s watched the final leg of the Preakness recognizes that both horses and the people who ride them are impressive athletes. But horse and rider don’t have to be Triple Crown contenders to get a good workout — even an introductory lesson works muscles all over [...]

  5. Duck Into The Garden

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | July 25, 2014

    Late summer watermelon gets a jump-start from crispy duck and fresh herbs
    By Kit Waskom Pollard
    Corner Pantry chef and co-owner Neill Howell is known for his way with British specialties and his fresh, easy take on casual meals. Here, he combines some of late summer’s best ingredients, from bright yellow watermelon to herbs clipped from the [...]

  6. Destination Dining in Station North

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | July 25, 2014

    Bottega is a tiny BYOB with big flavors
    By Kit Waskom Pollard
    In the 12 years since it was designated an Arts & Entertainment District by the state government, Baltimore’s Station North has blossomed. The amalgam of neighborhoods just north of Pennsylvania Station has become a destination for all things artsy and one of the city’s hottest [...]

  7. 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 [...]

  8. 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 [...]

  9. 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, [...]

  10. 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 [...]