Mosaic Magic

From her home studio in Cedarcroft, mosaic artist Yulia Hanansen creates beautifully intricate works for both private and public spaces. Her installations for kitchen, bathroom and outdoor spaces adorn homes locally and throughout the United States. She also creates large-scale works—most recently an 8-by-16-foot installation at the public library in Elkridge, Maryland, which depicts an underwater diver who discovers a fanciful…

Recycle, Reuse and Go Native

Laurie Taylor-Mitchell is president of the Student Support Network, a nonprofit organization assisting students in need in Baltimore County Public Schools. She also coordinates the Weed Warriors Program at Cromwell Valley Park and in her limited spare time loves to garden with native plants and dream about changing how we live—one plastic bag less at a time.

Haute for the Holidays

Planning for the holiday season is more than seeking out that perfect recipe or the ideal gift for your favorite mother-in-law. Every time we turn around, it seems like there’s another day to celebrate. It’s no wonder we’re all stressed out deliberating over life’s most minor decisions.

Express Yourself

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Hot Summer Fashions

Wisdom tells us we never have to go far to find adventure. All it takes to find adventure is being adventurous. It’s an attitude of being open to possibilities. A state of mind we can inhabit—or at least visit from time to time. And to get there, we can begin by dressing the part, with tassels, colors, stripes and textures…