The High-Heeled Gardener | The Magic of Mass Plantings

By Kymberly Taylor     After interviewing landscape architect Eric Groft for an article in this issue, I thought I would share his wisdom for creating an amazing garden. You know what I mean—the kind you drive by and know

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The State of Luxury Real Estate During a Pandemic

  We asked two prominent real estate experts to give us their perspective on the current luxury residential market. Brad Kappel explains the forces driving the current market, and Katherine Davis identifies home features that buyers most often seek today.

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Straight Up on Dining Out | La Posta Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen

Pizza with Pizazz! By Christine Fillat     After months of home cooking, carry-out meals, and the occasional parking lot tailgate extravaganza, we are happy to be able to visit restaurants again. We can finally go out, be social, but

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Rediscovering Home

By Jeanne Blackburn   Something unusual is happening within the walls we call home. COVID-19 offers us the opportunity to get to know our personal spaces in deeper ways, to spend unstructured time in the kitchen, relax on patios, and

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Blue Ridge Mountain Dreaming

By Renee Houston Zemanski | Photography by Darren Setlow   What good is a breathtaking view if you can’t see it?  That’s the dilemma that faced a couple whose home overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia. Their picturesque

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Reinventing the Home Office

By Kymberly Taylor   The home office—which, for many of us, was once an afterthought—has recently become a necessity: a place to work and a welcome refuge from tension and distractions. Here are some ways to spruce up even small

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Afloat in Davidsonville

By Nora Mathison | Photography by Geoffrey Hodgdon   Before constructing their outdoor living space, Lisa and Randy Pizzi had a simple wooden porch they rarely used: featureless, coverless, and made of wood that had begun to rot. Thanks to

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The High-Heeled Gardener | Basil Bliss

By Kymberly Taylor   The first thing my mom inspects when visiting my garden is the basil. Bypassing my perfect pineapple sage, she goes straight to it, assessing its height and width, and commenting on its genus, location, and how

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Meet Adrienne Jones

By Robert Haywood | Photography by Tony J. Photography   When we were considering distinguished Marylanders for our cover story, Adrienne A. Jones immediately came to mind. Building on strength and intelligence rather than bravado, Jones has broken through to

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Best Day Trips for the Next 12 Months

By Christine Fillat   We have put together a list of memorable day trips you might like to take. The area in which we live is incredibly rich; in this guide, you will find all sorts of ideas for adventures

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