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Michael Vyskocil

Tapas for At-Home Entertaining

If the tapas featured in our “Tapas for the Holidays” article in the Winter 2021 issue whetted your appetite for these small-plate specialties, Chef Ben Lefenfeld and pastry chef Carrie Goltra of La Cuchara in Baltimore have more tapas creations you can prepare at home this holiday season. Pintxo of …

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Chef Sean Tener: Cooking with Gratification The Columbia, Maryland, dishes about camaraderie and cooking at Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove

A graduate of the former L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Chef Sean Tener began his culinary career at Bibiana, a Washingtonian Top 100 restaurant. He transferred to Michelin-starred Italian restaurant Masseria in Washington, D.C., where he served as the chef de cuisine under Chef Nicholas Stefanelli. After his approximately two-year …

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Savvy: The RELLIM Collection

The RELLIM Collection | Photo: Grayson Weidel

  Art elevates your living spaces. For Jill Miller, quality art at any price can transform one’s surroundings and create the aesthetic you desire. Miller’s distinctive personal art consultancy service, The RELLIM Collection, serves those who appreciate art but don’t want to invest large portions of their budget to acquire …

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Women of Strength: Dr. Leana Wen

COVID-19 is one of the largest public health crises of our lifetime. Since the pandemic began last year, scores of public health professionals have responded by contributing their expertise and insights. Dr. Leana Wen is among these public health professionals who have stepped up to provide information and resources as …

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Women of Strength: Alicia Wilson

Alicia Wilson’s enthusiasm is electric. Her leadership journey was sparked as a young woman from East Baltimore attending Mergenthaler Vocational- Technical High School with its motto “Engage! Empower! Excel!” Wilson has embodied these words through every level of her academic and professional career, beginning with stellar (and awarded) years at …

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Unusual Pumpkins for Carving

Pumpkins and squashes in shades of misty blue and gray, like those shown here, are delightfully eerie sitting on a porch on Halloween night. Carved pumpkins are as much as part of Halloween as ghosts and goblins; no haunted house is complete without their glow. To create a unique look …

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Cozy Up to Fall Cocktails

The end of summer doesn’t mean you have to put away your cocktail shakers. Discover some fall cocktail creations and learn about the women leaders fostering innovation for three spirits brands. Master Blender Lorena Vásquez brings together virgin sugar cane, a fermentation process using a strain of yeast derived from …

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Women of Strength: Shelonda Stokes

For Shelonda Stokes, President of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, a passion to serve the Baltimore area comes naturally. As a city native, Stokes graduated high school from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. This experience offered insight into not only her future career and problem-solving abilities, but also “the diversity … when …

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Baltimore Medical System Launches ‘Return to Screening’ Initiative Public Awareness Campaign Encourages Women to Get Breast Cancer Screenings

Three women with pink breast cancer awareness ribbon

  Baltimore Medical System (BMS) is on a mission to get women the breast cancer screenings they need. It’s not surprise that the American Cancer Society reports breast cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. But not every woman experiences it the same. Minority populations may encounter more …

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