Librarian John Scott: Picks for Young Readers

John Scott, the Lower School librarian at Friends School of Baltimore, is also the father of three. During his 14 years at Friends, John has served on committees for both the Newbery and Caldecott awards—the top honors in children’s literature—and he regularly brings in leading authors to speak with students.

Designer Picks

This spring, liven up your home with pops of color in unexpected places (think kitchen islands and interiors of kitchen cabinets), warm wood, copper and zinc details, bold statement lighting, collectible Simon Pearce glassware and the beauty of fresh flowers. Towson Lifestyle asked Gina Adams, marketing director at Sunnyfields Cabinetry, to share her picks for what is both current and…

Editor’s Pick

If the idea of celebrating Valentine’s Day with chocolates and flowers leaves you cold, plan an experience to remember with your sweetheart instead. Whether the two of you yearn to be daredevils, art aficionados or nature lovers, our local picks are sure to delight—and ignite that spark of romance!

Five Ways to Give Back

1. The Student Support Network helps local students struggling with poverty and homelessness through in-school networks at Loch Raven High School, Parkville High School and Pine Grove Middle School. Donate food, clothing, educational supplies and toiletries, or make a monetary contribution. StudentSupportNetwork.org

Tailgating with Shoptini

Kristi Stevens is a local stylist and lifestyle blogger inspiring others to enjoy all life has to offer by sharing her fashion finds, home and entertaining inspirations, Mom escapades and outdoor adventures. She is married and has a young son.

Publisher’s Picks

 Article and Photography  KRISTEN COOPER IS TOWSON LIFESTYLE’S NEW PUBLISHER. She shared with us some of her favorite things.  1. Saucony running shoes: Charm City Run

Perfect Patios

 Photography Keith J. Schneider  With the summer months upon us, take some time to relax outdoors. These perfect area patios are great for a refreshing drink or catching up with friends or family in the summer sun.  1. Michael's Cafe

Man-Made Manhattan

 Article and Photography    Ingredients

MaryBeth Hyland and Her Mom, Patti

 Article Ashley Stimpson  CoverGirl Spellbound and Maybelline Smoked Sliver and Pure Gold.  Target, $6.85

The Art, Science and Magic of Hex Ferments

The fermented foods and drinks made by Meaghan and Shane Carpenter, owners of Hex Ferments in Belvedere Square, appeal to the eyes as well as the palate. Deep yellow sauerkrauts, brilliant orange kimchis and bottles of kombucha tea that look like liquid jewels—these are just a few of the gorgeous, delicious creations Hex offers.