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Ginny Lawhorn

Drink Me: Mirror, Mirror

We all know water is our natural ally for healthy, radiant skin. Less well-known are its valuable contributions to the world of cocktails. Without adding anything unnecessary, water opens up the complex botanicals in spirits where sugar-based mixers can dampen them. Try this light and refreshing recipe for relaxing poolside …

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Long Live Potpie

As its name might suggest, Preserve is all about lasting things. Chef Jeremy Hoffman, who opened the Annapolis restaurant with his wife, Michelle, in April, pays homage to his down-home roots with tricked-out classics like pickled bologna, pork and sauerkraut and, yes, authentic Pennsylvania Dutch potpie. “It’s more like a …

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City Smart

New York City Yoko Ono and Martin Scorsese are sharing the stage (so to speak) at the Museum of Modern Art, which is hosting exhibits honoring both icons this summer. Scorsese Collects celebrates the filmmaker’s commitment to preserving international film culture with 34 works from his poster collection, including “The …

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Ghost Hunter

I grew up in a Long Island tract house— a “high ranch” in real estate parlance— built in 1960. The house has a particularly one-dimensional, mid-century suburban aesthetic: What you see is what you get. There are no gables or transoms, no secret nooks or crannies. It looks and feels …

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Why preschool matters

Finding the perfect preschool can be as much about the parents as it is about their little ones. Officially, of course, this search is all about selecting the institution that will prepare your child for scholastic success in the years to come. But it’s also about finding the place where …

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College prep counts

While the requirements and the competition to get into college continue to ramp up, stress levels can be tamped down thanks to some old-fashioned time management. Encouraging students to focus on the entire high school experience—from the first day of freshman year until the day they graduate—can help make the …

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One night only: Summer soirees

The Tersiguel family’s restaurant has long been a favorite—not only for those in search of authentic French cuisine for four decades. Founded by Odette and Fernand Tersiguel as Chez Fernand in 1975, Tersiguel’s also has served as training ground for many a local chef. You’ll find the restaurant listed as …

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Savvy Shopper: July/August 2015

Eco Chic: Upcycler Extraordinaire Michelle Barnes dreads tossing anything into a landfill. So she opened ReUP Home in Mount Vernon. That cool 1950s Raleigh bike with the wire panniers on the back? It’s now a glass-topped table. You could pair it with the hippie-reminiscent swivel chair reupholstered in faded denim …

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Beach Babe Beauty

Hot, humid weather is the perfect time to tone down your beauty routine, taking a break from daily makeup and streamlining your skin care regimen. K.I.S.S. stands for “Keep It Summer Simple”—an acronym I developed to describe easy, low-maintenance trade secrets I’ve shared with my clients over the years. Here …

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His & Hers

I’m so excited for the surgery,” the beaming blond teen tells Baltimore plastic surgeon Dr. Michele Shermak as they wrap up consultation for the girl’s upcoming breast reduction procedure that will, in theory, enable her to play a meaner game of high school field hockey as well as improve any …

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