Home Is Where the Heart Is

 The concept of home is different for everyone.
  For some, home is where the family is. It’s the place where weekends were—or still are—filled with baby snuggles, bedtime stories and Saturday morning cartoons. The place where the smell of bacon and pancakes fills the air on Sunday mornings, "do your homework before you go outside" is a daily mantra and…

Steinway Series at Silo Hill Holiday Event

On December 21, the Steinway Series at Silo Hill hosted a holiday event for members and their guests, who enjoyed food, drink and seasonal music. A portion of the proceeds were donated to Parkinson’s research and Parkinsonics. Photography by Jeffrey F. Higdon.

March 2018 Around Town

The Towson Chamber of Commerce recently announced a new award series dedicated to honoring those who make significant contributions to the Towson community. This year’s event, which will be hosted April 14 at the Towson headquarters of Stanley Black and Decker, will present awards in six categories: build, lead, serve, inspire, innovate and host.

The Hampton Mansion and the Ridgely Estate

Judging by the endless river of cars flowing around Towson Circle and the sounds of construction now present on Practically every street corner, Towson feels as modern a town center as its charming city neighbor to the south. As ever, looks can be deceiving. Jump off the Towson Circle, and the trappings of 21st-century development can quickly melt away, especially…

Shelfie Showcase

Towson Lifestyle asked Camille Quillen, co-owner of high-end consignment store Great Finds & Design in Lutherville, to combine items from her store to demonstrate how seemingly random objects can be displayed in combination to produce a dramatic effect. Her advice?

Simply Beautiful Flowers & Gifts

Rennie and Brian Friedlander had been running Simply Beautiful Flowers & Gifts out of a quaint shop in Pikesville for more than 20 years when, in 2014, they partnered with Debra Carey and Courtney James, and began planning a move to a larger space. Over the years, they had established a solid reputation as a leading purveyor of beautiful high-end…

Updating a 
Modern Classic

When Towson-based architect Peter Twohy of 2e Architects was approached by clients Andrea and Ken Burkom to do a complete update of a rambling 1960’s house they had recently bought, he jumped enthusiastically at the opportunity. The Burkoms were downsizing from a larger house in Reisterstown where they had lived for 11 years and wanted a home located closer to the…

Seafood Athena

Carl Gray was born and raised in Baltimore. From an early age he helped his mother in the kitchen, which instilled in him a love of cooking, and later on led him to a career as a chef. Over the years, he has worked in the kitchens of some of the best-known restaurants in the area. 
“I started cooking at…