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Tame that Stress and Anxiety

It’s a workday morning and your mind races with thoughts of chauffeuring the kids around, managing a new project at work, renovating the basement — or maybe all of the above. You try to keep your worrisome thoughts at bay — after all, it’s not even 8 a.m. yet — …

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Home Field Advantage

Sometimes it takes a little reconfiguration to make a new house feel like home. That was the case for one Lutherville family and their new house, so they looked to project manager Andy McGrath and design team associate Merritt Miller with Smithouse Construction to help open up and bring life …

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Horse Play

Fresh air, lush grass and majestic horses await when 13 farms across central Maryland open their gates on May 11 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association in true winning style — with a horse farm tour. Willowdale, owned by Dr. Michael Harrison, the association’s president, …

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Behind the Scenes with Miguel Castro

We had a lot of fun photographing Orioles relief pitcher Miguel Castro for the cover of our April issue. Here are some of great photos from that day that didn’t make it into the magazine. Click on the image for a closer look. Model: Miguel Castro; Photographer: David Stuck; Art …

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The Relax Factor

My relaxed weekend in Virginia starts with a monsoon and I arrive at the comfortable luxury of Tides Inn amidst a downpour, driving past new corn that looks like it’s growing in a creek and creeks that have turned into roiling chutes of water. A bit damp and still a …

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Staycation? Who Me?

Somewhere deep in the suburbs, I am lying face down with a warm stone in each hand — and it’s one of the most calming sensations I’ve ever experienced. When stressed, I am normally one to head into nature — to go for a hike or, if time permits, to …

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5 Questions with Mimi Washington

WHO: Mimi Washington, founder and CEO of SEYA CrossFits & Wellness Center and HÁBITAT Event Space   Q: Tell us about your day job. It’s not at SEYA or HÁBITAT, is it? A: My day job is providing business development, proposal writing and other management consulting services to firms that …

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High-Low Holiday

The internet is full of travel deals. But what if you want to jet somewhere that has been a tourist destination for generations, such as Rome? Even as one of the world’s premiere travel spots, the Eternal City is easy to navigate on a budget while still hitting the must-see …

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Monstrous Minds

Headless figures, distorted bodies and half-man, half-beasts … these are just a few of the shocking yet thought-provoking artistic scenes that await you at the Baltimore Museum of Art’s newest exhibition, “Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930’s and 1940’s.” This riveting exhibit showcases nearly 90 Surrealist works …

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Nailed It!

It’s not often that I leave the house without my fingernails painted. From classic French manicures to foiled metallic gels, I thought I had experimented with everything — until I discovered long- lasting, chip-free dip powder manicures. A manicure that lasts a full three weeks seems like a beauty miracle. …

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Center Stage Receives NEA Grant for Mobile Unit

Baltimore Center Stage was awarded a $40,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for its mobile unit, which brings theater to the community. For the past month, actors have staged “Antigone” at locations throughout the Baltimore area. “My focus has been homeless shelters, elderly centers, under …

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Two-Day Dream Trip: Beach & Brews

Dogfish Head has taken crisp, clean, cleverly named beers, a truly unique company ethos, three towns in Delaware and in all has created much more than a company: It has created a culture. One sunny, off-season morning, I set out to spend two days immersed in this culture while staying …

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Weekend Plans: March 14-17

Thursday ‘Dinner with Friends’ A casual dinner with friends is not always what we expect it to be. This prize-winning play is celebrating its 20th anniversary and it is bound to be deliciously dramatic. Everyman Theatre, through April 7. Tickets start at $25. everymantheatre.org Taste and Tour Make happy hour …

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The Beat: Rockin’ with Le Butcherettes

Le Butcherettes brought their unbridled punk sounds to a sold-out DC9 show in Washington’s U Street neighborhood earlier this month. After an opening set from DC-based garage rock duo Venray and a high-energy set from tour mates Stars at Night, an all-female L.A.-based punk band, Le Butcherettes took the stage …

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