Inspiration with a Heaping of Gratitude

Here it is—autumn. It could be said that September and October are simply precursors to the real star of the show. September may herald autumn with a few falling leaves and tons of weddings; October is flashy-autumn, with its hayrides and bonfires, pumpkins and Halloween—and more weddings; but what we're really longing for is November! November with its last of the falling…

The Perfect Truffle

Chef Randy Olmstead’s tagline is, “Indulge your senses.” Through the years as a chocolatier, he’s made thousands upon thousands of candies that are created for people to do just that.

Corks with Cade Celebrates Overcoming Infertility

At Hidden Hills Farm and Vineyard in Frederick, on a beautiful sunny afternoon, there was a party going on, but this was no ordinary party. Each of the guests, in some way, had been touched by infertility and had come to celebrate at the third annual Corks for Cade fundraiser in support of the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation.

Cultivating Gratitude—One Book at a Time

November is a great time to reflect and be thankful. What better time of year than the one that has a holiday for giving thanks? Cultivating a heart of gratitude takes work and, as they say, practice makes perfect. Choosing to focus on the positive things in our lives, things that bring us joy, and putting away the negatives, takes conscious…

Worth the Trip

Gettysburg is much more than Civil War monuments and preserved battlefields. This historic Pennsylvania town offers fine dining to satisfy foodies, cozy escapes for those in need of restoration and relaxation and is well worth the 45-minute drive from Frederick.

Mad About Plaid

In search of cool and original print this fall? Go for plaid. Hip yet classic, plaid is the ultimate style chameleon. It can be bright, bold and eye-catching, hip and grungy a la 1990 or subtle and understated. Plaid is a perpetual favorite of fashionistas of all ages, and for good reason: it can be dressed up or down, it’s cozy…

Serenity Tearoom

Entering the Serenity Tearoom on West Patrick Street is like stepping into a tranquil haven a world away. Soothing music, elegant tea sets and serene surroundings welcome you as you open the door. Even though "tea room" is in the title and, of course, a wonderful reason to visit, it’s also a restaurant that whips up some authentic low country cuisine…

Hearty Harvest

 Stuffed 8-Ball Zucchinis  Ingredients  4 large round zucchini

Generosity is Always in Style

Giving back has always been stylish in Frederick. How fortunate to be part of a community that values giving time and treasure to assist others, in both big and small ways. Of the many generous organizations here in the county, featuring only three was a daunting task. From construction to singing, to connecting, to funding, the organizations have a wide…

Glam on the Go

Carrying her suitcases full of every possible thing a girl could use, she breezes into the room. One would assume that carrying two suitcases full of glam-inducing products up several flights of stairs would dampen the spirit of this barely 5-foot-tall gal, but she is effervescent. She is not only beautiful; her smile is contagious, and rarely is there a moment it’s…