Style Tricks That Make Small Rooms Look Larger

Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean your space should feel cramped! You can make your home feel spacious, despite the square footage, if you use a few of these tips and tricks from design pros. Choose like colors (preferably neutral ones). Fight the temptation to go for dark, bold colors and big prints. […]

Bite Into a Turkey Leg at the Maryland Renaissance Festival

King Henry VIII has set out to win the affections of Anne Boleyn after sending away his first wife, and the Village of Revel Grove is where his plan will unfold. It’s also the make-believe site of the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Step right into the medieval storyline and experience everything that goes along with living […]

How to Add Dimension to a Rental With Area Rugs

If you want to spruce up your space without doing a total home makeover, you might only need to add a single accent: an area rug. The huge variety of shapes, styles, and hues mean that there’s an area rug out there for everyone, regardless of your taste. Here’s how to bring some extra dimension […]

Laurel’s Annual Riverfest! Returns on Sept. 29

It’ll be a few weeks before it really feels like fall, and you can soak up some of the warm weather that remains at Laurel’s annual Riverfest! Held at Riverfront Park on Avondale Street, the festival invites the public to come out and celebrate everything that Laurel’s community has to offer. Invite a few friends […]

Roommate Drama? Here’s How to Keep the Peace

Living with other people can be fun and rewarding, but it also comes with certain challenges. It takes a while to learn how others operate on a daily basis, and there can be bumps along the way. If you find yourself butting heads with one of your roommates, follow these tips to bring everything back […]

Bring a Big Appetite to the Crackin’ Crab Feast This Weekend

Fresh seafood and live entertainment collide at the Crackin’ Crab Feast at Laurel Park. The all-you-can-eat feast is slated to be held under the Apron Tent at Laurel Park Grandstand, with front-row views of the park’s thoroughbred racetrack, on Saturday, September 7th from 1 to 5 p.m. If you want to be part of the […]

Working From Home? Here’s How to Be More Productive

Working from home comes with countless perks—the zero-minute commute, the flexible hours, the option to stay in your PJs all day. But there’s also one major drawback: It can be hard to focus outside of a traditional office space. Follow these tips to boost your working-from-home productivity. Set the stage. Before you even open your email, […]

Don’t Miss Free Summer Lakefront Yoga in Columbia

Can you think of a better way to start your Saturday morning than a leisurely drive and a yoga class in the fresh air? If the answer is no, don’t miss the August installment of summer lakefront yoga in nearby Columbia. It shouldn’t take you very long to get to the lakefront on downtown Columbia, […]

Quick and Easy Updates for a Rental Kitchen

Just because you don’t technically own your kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t make any upgrades. As long as it’s temporary and won’t cause damage upon removal, you’re welcome to add as much flair to your rental kitchen as you like! Here are a few ways to do it. Dress up your cabinets. You don’t have […]

Celebrate Pups and Pints at the Old Town Beer, Wine and Dog Festival

Craft beer and puppy cuddles await you at the Old Town Beer, Wine and Dog Festival on Saturday, August 17th. It’s taking place at Alexandria’s Waterfront Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and admission is a mere $5 when you buy a ticket online. That’s a steal, given the lineup of entertainment on tap […]