The Details

 [[p. 1-2]]  To say there's a lot to think about when planning your wedding is a vast understatement. From invitations, to music, to flowers, to catering, the "to-do" list can seem overwhelming. But it's important to remember that your big day is supposed to be fun!  If you're feeling a bit paralyzed by what lies ahead, take a deep breath, sit…

Wedding ‘Wows!’

 Weddings are like snowflakes: No two are ever exactly alike.  Fortunately, the Towson area offers a dazzling array of vendors and services that make it easy for couples to plan a special day that's chock-full of personal touches. In the stories and photos that follow, you'll meet three pairs of local newlyweds who each did it their way.  Samantha and…

Smart Start

Many of us start the new year with good intentions, eager to get back in shape and lose those stubborn pounds gained over the holidays.

Five Keys to Investing for Retirement

 1. Don't lose ground to inflation  It's easy to see how inflation affects gas prices, electric bills and the cost of food; over time, your money buys less and less. But what inflation does to your investments isn't always as obvious. Let's say your money is earning 4 percent and inflation is running between 3 percent and 4 percent (its historical average). That…

Shop Small

 At Bead Wear with Laura LeBrun Hatcher  Towson graphic designer Laura LeBrun Hatcher discovered Bead Wear at 29 Allegheny Ave. in Towson about a year ago and was immediately smitten.  “It’s a tiny little jewel box of a place with beautiful handmade jewelry created by shop owner Patti Hall and other really unique pieces by local artisans, including vintage handbags…

First Things First

Many of us begin the new year with a to-do list of well-intentioned resolutions, but there’s no need to jump in feet first. Instead, ease into 2019 (and the “new you”) with a relaxing day at home gathered with friends and family.

Homewood by Candelight

One magical night each year, visitors have the opportunity to step back in time at Homewood Museum on the Johns Hopkins University campus, experiencing the festive holiday spirit of life as it was lived by the affluent Charles Carroll family in the early 1800s.

For the Birds

November can seem like a bleak month as temperatures drop, days shorten and the rich colors of autumn give way to bare branches and stark waterways. But there is an upside to nature’s annual denuding of the Maryland landscape.

Blakehurst Senior Living Community 25th Annivesary

Blakehurst Senior Living Community celebrated its 25th anniversary during two events for residents and their families. Blakehurst held a Family Fun Day on its Rotunda lawn on Aug. 11 and hosted a residents’ cocktail party on Aug. 16 in its new expansion. Celebrations included recognition of staff and residents who have been with Blakehurst since its opening … Continued

Gunpowder Valley Conservancy’s “Evening in the Woods”

A little bit of rain didn't stop Gunpowder Valley Conservancy from holding its annual fundraiser, Evening in the Woods, on Saturday, Sept. 8. More than 200 people attended and enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere at the Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association. The event raises funds to support the Conservancy’s mission to preserve the lands of … Continued