Outdoor Living

  1. 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, [...]

  2. 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 [...]

  3. 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 [...]

  4. 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 [...]

  5. 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 [...]

  6. Snow-bound fun

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | November 18, 2013

    The first thing you need to know about snow tubing is that it’s exhausting.
    The second thing is that it’s a ton of snow-bound fun, no matter how old you may be.
    The folks at regional ski resorts realized several years ago not everyone is capable of, or enjoys, skiing and snowboarding, and so they came up [...]

  7. Pedaling Past History

    by cmallette | October 4, 2013

    Bike and Roll’s “Capital Sites” tour is a spin through time
    Our tour guide pulled over to the side of the shaded walkway and asked us all to line up our bikes in a row, and we did, placing one Trek hybrid after another to create a wall of white metal. I hopped off my bike, [...]

  8. Viva (encore) Las Vegas

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | September 30, 2013

    There is nothing quite so constant in Las Vegas as change. Quicker than a Penn & Teller sleight-of-hand, the gambling capital has morphed from family-friendly to explicitly naughty, buffet-cheap to fine-dining dear, girly revue to circus ring.
    Despite the persistence of quickie wedding chapels, Elvis impersonators and casino pirate shows, Las Vegas has in the past [...]

  9. Puerto Rico in Cinco Surprises

    by Chesapeake Home Magazine | August 28, 2013

    By Elaine Glusac
    Not since the Cuban exodus precipitated by the rise of Fidel Castro has Puerto Rico been so flush. Then, in the late ’50s and early ’60s, hotels and casinos fled Havana for San Juan, setting up gleaming resorts on capitalist-friendly shores.
    Over time, islands from the Bahamas to Aruba turned travelers’ heads with newer [...]

  10. The Cutting Edge

    by Julianne Peeling | May 27, 2013

    Tyler Diehl is the creative force behind the pruners at Ladew Topiary Gardens.
    Tyler Diehl oversees the design, planting and maintenance of 22 acres of the lush Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton. The property, which is 250 acres in total, includes a nature walk and 15 “garden rooms,” each with its own theme. While most of [...]