Outdoor Living

  1. Grow it Yourself

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | July 30, 2014

    Tools to get a natural garden in fighting shape
    By Buzz McClain
    Getting the farm-fresh taste of homegrown produce just got a little easier. Organic farmers use sophisticated growing methods, so why should your backyard garden be any different? With a little effort and mindfulness, you, too, can raise beautiful fruits and vegetables that benefit the environment [...]

  2. Live Like Thoreau

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | July 29, 2014

    By Donna M. Owens
    More than 150 years ago, famed philosopher Henry David Thoreau published his iconic book “Walden,” which chronicled his two years living as one with nature in a cabin set on Walden Pond in Massachusetts.
    Today, some travelers who seek a Walden-esque experience still want 21st-century amenities and perks. At Blue Moon Rising, a [...]

  3. Garbage to Garden

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | July 29, 2014

    By Susan Reimer
    The challenge was to design a garden that evoked the familiar phrase “Color my world.” It sounds simple — gardens are nothing if not colorful.
    Carroll Landscaping owner Robert Jones and his designer, Beth Burnham, of Baltimore County chose the color green. Then they turned the challenge inside out.
    “We [...]

  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. Summer Soirée

    by Samantha Iacia | May 28, 2014

    Whether you’re hosting a Fourth of July party, a birthday celebration or just a Saturday night dinner with friends, these cookout-meets-chic options are perfect for creating a setting that is quintessentially summer.

    Shake it Up
    Shaker: The Mason Shaker, created by Brooklyn, N.Y.-based duo Eric Prum and Josh Williams, features a 32-ounce glass Ball jar and stainless [...]

  6. 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 [...]

  7. Embracing The Oyster

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | May 28, 2014

    By Kit Waskom Pollard
    One of the world’s most diverse and intriguing foods, the oyster is heavily influenced in its development and flavor by where it is grown. As the location of a vineyard can change the taste and texture of a grape — a concept known as terroir — oyster flavor is driven by merroir, [...]

  8. Splendor in the Waves

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | May 28, 2014

    By Buzz McClain
    Perhaps it’s time to get your feet wet with a new hobby. Or, if you already have a water-based favorite sport, it might be time to freshen the gear in the garage. Either way, we’ve done a deep dive into new-to-market equipment that will improve your time on the bank, in the boat [...]

  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. Brit, not bright

    by Samantha Iacia | April 10, 2014

    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, [...]