Outdoor Living

  1. 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 [...]

  2. 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 [...]

  3. 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, [...]

  4. 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 [...]

  5. 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 [...]

  6. 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, [...]

  7. Trailblazers

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | April 10, 2014

    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 [...]

  8. Poolside Paradise

    by Julianne Peeling | March 24, 2014

    An award-winning landscape designer brings a touch of the Caribbean to a Kingsville couple.
    Recently back from a trip to the Caribbean, Jeannie Schwartz and John Macci still had the exotic scent of orchids and plumeria lingering in their imaginations when they stepped out their back door to take in the familiar sight of their own [...]

  9. In the Land of the Landscape Architects

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | March 24, 2014

    These three create as much beauty for themselves as they do for others.
    By Kathy Hudson
    When it comes to landscape architects’ own gardens, some are like shoemakers’ shoes — untended. Their owners are too busy making other spaces beautiful. Not so with Catherine Mahan, founding partner of Mahan Rykiel; Stuart Ortel, principal and founder of Stone [...]

  10. Off-the-radar Ireland

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | November 18, 2013

    By Patricia Rodriguez Terrell
    Mount Anglesby, Clogheen, County Tipperary, Ireland: The courses just kept coming, beautifully presented and each with an Irish pedigree.
    Smoked salmon from coastal Connemara; a demitasse cup of creamy green-pea veloute spiked with mint oil; a salad of greens, roasted baby beets, candied walnuts and Ireland’s famous Cashel Blue cheese. And that was [...]