A lot of planning has to happen before you get to say, “I do.” From the engagement rings to the dress (and tux!) to the perfect venue, a sometimes intimidating amount of prep goes into making the Big Day exactly what you want. Thankfully, the experts at the stores, venues …Read More »
Buying a home is a major financial decision for most of us, and an alien process as well—thank goodness, careful planning packs a lasting and life-changing payoff. It’s so helpful to understand the steps in the buying process at the outset and also to anticipate some level of uncertainty. Many …Read More »
It’s official. The Internet of Things is here to stay, and everything from your stereo to your refrigerator to your home security system can be integrated, automated and controlled from your phone or your Apple Watch. It’s a brave new tech world, where better gadgets mean better living. Homes featuring …Read More »
It’s that time again—time for twinkling lights, for music and dancing, for togetherness. Time to break out the cashmere and velvet dinner jackets. A vintage wool beret. A stunning fur cape. In short, it’s that time of year when we dress to feel like the most glamorous versions of ourselves, …Read More »
After a blistering summer—and plenty of lovely, citrusy wheat beers and pale ales to keep us cool—fall is finally here, and with it comes a raft of new brews that suit the season. Of course, that includes some pumpkin flavors—pumpkin beers are the best-selling seasonal beers in the U.S.—but the …Read More »
Arts Plus STEM Equals STEAM Art is the season’s must-have accessory for classes in science, technology, engineering and math—it’s STEM meets STEAM.
Are you left-brained or right-brained? A creative thinker or a logical thinker? Mathematical or artistic? Are you in Box A or Box B? More and more, contemporary educators are rejecting outdated notions about the way we think and embracing instruction models that span multiple disciplines—particularly curricula that involve the arts. …Read More »
The Art of Selling Your Home Readying your house for the real estate market doesn’t have to be overwhelming if you follow these expert tips.
How do you know when you’ve found “the one?” And, more importantly, when you finally find it—your dream home—how do you break up with your old place? The ins and outs of prepping a home for sale can overwhelm even the most motivated sellers. That’s where the support of the …Read More »
In the market for a new home? You should know that there’s been gradual changes over the years in lending and mortgaging, and if you haven’t kept up, the experience might well be unlike any home purchase you’ve made before. Among the biggest changes of late is the entry of …Read More »
Maybe most kids don’t look at school as a gift, but a private school education is just that. As children grow into adults, their environment shapes their character quite profoundly. And an enormous part of a child’s environment is his or her long-term school setting, in all its idiosyncratic variety. …Read More »
Carroll County offers the best of both worlds—it’s conveniently located to both Baltimore and D.C. while successfully retaining its rural charms. The county’s rolling hills and picturesque farmland still offer a quick escape from the nearby urban and suburban areas. Building on its rural history and heritage, the county’s thriving …Read More »