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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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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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Meal Plan An ever-expanding menu of delivery options means there’s always food on the table.

I remember my mother, an avid subscriber to Woman’s Day, planning our family’s meals each week. The magazine’s suggestions for entrees and sides—spaghetti with green salad, baked chicken with potatoes and peas, beef goulash and broccoli—were accompanied by detailed shopping lists. I am a poor planner when it comes to …

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Full Bloom On the Upperco land of her childhood, Carol Warner has become an iris and peony expert.

For Carol Warner, owner of Draycott Gardens, the adage “bloom where you’re planted” literally rings true. On 10 acres given to her by her parents—part of the Upperco farm where she was raised—Warner has developed a series of outstanding gardens featuring irises, multiple varieties of which she sells via her …

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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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CeWEBrity Status Baltimore native Ann Hirsch makes her name(s) as a digital performance artist.

Maybe Ann Hirsch’s art should come with an NSFW (not safe for work) warning. I speak from experience—watching her video performance piece “Semiotics of the Camwhore” in my office cubicle made me feel a bit self-conscious. But to Hirsch’s credit, I couldn’t look away from the video’s comedic/brainy bedroom scene, …

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