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Horse Power Building on her father’s legacy, thoroughbred traine Elizabeth Voss has established her own reputation for success, and now takes aim at finally winning the Maryland Hunt Cup.

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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Human Nature As the seasons change, four local poets reflect on the (meta)physical world.

Why I Don’t Write Nature Poems Because I’m always wearing the wrong shoes, I rarely stray from the path. There’s recollect, there’s tranquility and the way the trains punctuate each hour, shrill the shaken fields.  Let’s bide a bit here, thinking why we love them—the tracks, the transit, a train’s …

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Shrinking Waistlines Though gastric bypass is still a mainstay for dramatic weight loss, new, less-invasive procedures are gaining a place at the table.

Susan Hess struggled with excess weight her entire adult life, and six years ago her endocrinologist gave her an ultimatum she couldn’t ignore. “You will never be able to lose a significant amount of weight without doing something drastic,” she told her. “You might be able to lose 10 pounds …

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In Bloom Burst onto the spring fashion scene.

Saturated colors. Oversized proportions. Bold, exuberant prints. Too much is never enough for this year’s spring fashion. Photography by Dean Alexander Styling by Pascale Lemaire / T.H.E. Artist Agency Model: Katrina/Q New York. Hair: Andrea Mitchell, L’Oréal Professionnel Artist. Makeup:Brandon Russell. Wardrobe Assistance: Tony Greene/T.H.E Artist Agency. Shot on Location: …

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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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Small Wonder Civic Works’ energy-efficient tiny house—an exemplar of sustainable, affordable, portable living—undergoes an extreme makeover.

When interior designer Adrianne Kotula first laid eyes on the stripped-bare inside of the 200-square-foot tiny house, she thought, “It was pretty drab—a lot of earth tones with no pops of color. It almost looked like a dorm room. Of course, it’s a tiny space; I’m thinking, ‘What can I …

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