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Something Blue Some of the Baltimore area’s best wedding planners share their worst wedding-day disasters.

As anyone who’s ever planned a wedding knows, there’s a lot more to the perfect union than a few flowers and a beautiful venue. Sometimes, no matter how many hours of effort have gone into crafting the day of a bride’s dreams, things just fall apart—and spectacularly so. Here, some …

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Be More Festive It’s festival season in Maryland! Whether your idea of fun is cracking crabs, sipping chardonnay or even shearing sheep, there’s a festival for that.

Charm City Comedy Festival Laugh out loud with Charm City Comedy Project at this hilarious two-weekend festival. (The first is dedicated to improv and sketch comedy, and the second to standup.) Acts include musicians, comedy groups of all sizes and stand-up stars from across the nation, all bringing their unique …

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Horse Power Building on her father’s legacy, thoroughbred trainer Elizabeth Voss has established her own reputation for success.

At 10:25 on a clear, brisk, but warming Monday morning in early March, Dream Verse and Al, separated by more than 30 lengths, jog eagerly under their exercise riders around the 1/6th-mile sheltered ring at Atlanta Hall horse farm in Monkton. Standing in an opening on the perimeter of the …

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Taking Flight The $100 million expansion of BWI Marshall’s international wing aims to meet the growing needs of Maryland travelers.

“A road warrior”—that’s what Monyka Berrocosa calls herself. The 46-year-old Hampden resident travels once or twice a month, usually by air. An international strategic consultant and investor and publisher of MyCity4HER.com, a Baltimore- based online resource for women, Berrocosa depends on flying to meet her business’ expanding needs. This month, …

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International Love Destination weddings are more popular than ever—and with these four hotspots just a direct flight from BWI Marshall, they’re easier than ever to reach, too.

“It’s not just one special day—it’s a week,” says Stacey DeSalvo, a Canton resident who was married in Cancún, Mexico, in February 2016. “Having a destination wedding is an absolute blast. It’s like a vacation for everyone.” The sun-soaked wedding of Stacey, a nurse at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, …

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Beauty Boys Who says makeup isn't for men? Meet three of Baltimore’s fiercest faces.

If you’ve turned on the TV recently, you may have noticed a slight deviation in Covergirl’s standard “easy, breezy, beautiful” branding. In a recent company commercial, the new SoLashy! mascara is modeled by … a man. Well, a freckle-faced teenager, really—17-year-old James Charles, the company’s first male representative and aptly …

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Late Bloomer Henry Morgenthau III just published his first book of poetry—at the age of 100.

The fact that Henry Morgenthau III recently published his first book of poetry, A Sunday in Purgatory, would not be particularly noteworthy except for two facts: He comes from the eminent Morgenthau family, and he just celebrated his 100th birthday. Though Morgenthau spent much of his professional life writing—producing documentaries …

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Pregnant Possibility Women and couples struggling with infertility get to experience pregnancy and childbirth, thanks to donated embryos.

  When his wife, Pamela, 41, was pregnant, Travis Bishop, 46, liked to have some fun when people congratulated them. “I would say, very deadpan, ‘It’s not mine,’” he says. Pause. “Then, ‘It’s not hers, either.’” This is the way the Bishops of Rockville, who are both in the Navy, …

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