Category Archives: Features

Can Women Have it All?

By Jessica Shelton | Photography by Heather Crowder


Looking Good Magazine asked Dr. Kelly Sullivan, a highly successful plastic surgeon and founder of Sullivan Surgery and Spa and the non-profit Wellness House, to weigh in on a controversial topic: Can women today have it all? Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer and pioneer of the Lean In movement, observes there is still much work to be.

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The Upside to Down Syndrome

GiGi’s Playhouse Comes to Annapolis

By Jessica Shelton | Photography by Heather Crowder

    [caption id="attachment_2567" align="alignleft" width="300"] Anna Nardone Hayden with Kate, Sean and Grant.[/caption] A popular adage dictates: where there’s a will, there’s a way. But substitute “mom” for “will” and you’ve got a formula for social change. Throughout history, devout and dynamic mothers have led the charge, winning hearts, votes and fundraising dollars for worthy causes with the help.

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Paca Girlfriends Celebrate Women Entrepreneurs

By Mary Ann Treger | Photography by Heather Crowder

  Mary Petersen, Founder and President of CAFÉ (Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education) and Paca Girlfriends Committee Member What’s rule number one for a successful entrepreneur? Find a need and fill it. That’s exactly what Mary Petersen did in the food industry. In 2002 she launched, CAFÉ, an organization that helps professional chefs stay connected. The company links the food.

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Staying Fit the Blue Angels Way

By Mary Ann Treger  |  Photography courtesy of the Blue Angels

  Ever wonder what these extraordinary pilots do to stay in shape mentally and physically? We asked them to share their nutrition and fitness regimes. On Nutrition LCDR Joe Schwartz, Former Blue Angels Flight Surgeon For most of us, our diet would be described as “paleo-light Mediterranean,” avoiding simple carbohydrates, “cheat days” and processed.

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Q&A with Chef Jonathan Seningen, Executive Chef, Blackwall Hitch

Photography by Geoffrey Hodgdon

  A graduate of The French Culinary Institute in New York—now renamed the International Culinary Center (ICC) with its program expansion into Italian, Spanish, and Wine Studies—Chef Jonathan Seningen spent four years in New York City working at renowned restaurants before returning to Washington, D.C. to train under Chef Yannick Cam of Le Paradou. During his time in D.C., Seningen was chef at OYA, Hook, SAX,.

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Secret No More: A Memoir by Lisa Hillman

Review by Laura Oliver

  The first call came while Lisa and her husband, Dick, were relaxing after work in their Annapolis Historic District home. At the time, Lisa was President of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s foundation and Dick, a retired lawyer and former mayor of Annapolis, was involved in a variety of post-retirement activities. When the call came in, sunlight slanting through the library windows burnished the copper-colored.

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By Christine Fillat   Irving Winters and Wendy Glasgow Winters have special gifts. Both have powerful intellects, extraordinary drive, and an attractive bulletproof quality. Inner strength does not begin to describe it. Wendy, a natural leader, used her talents as dean of Smith College during an era where black academics were few and far between. Irving, who graduated from Yale University in three years, has a keen mind. As.

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with Dr. Maria Scott

    By Mary Ann Treger  |  screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-8-19-48-pmPhotography by Heather Crowder When it comes to preparing a joyful Thanksgiving dinner, there are hosts who go by the book and then there are hosts, such as Maria Scott, who tinker with tradition, seamlessly blending her Italian heritage with traditional Thanksgiving fare. On Scott’s holiday table it isn’t unusual for a steaming bowl of gnocchi smothered in red tomato sauce.

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The Right Fluff

Tara Jane Grier Creator of Fluffy Layers

  dsc_2420Chickens are humble, lacking the grace of the swan, the subtlety of the pheasant. To make matters worse, chickens are associated with hysteria and even cowardly behavior. Tara Jane Grier, however, sees things quite differently, as most entrepreneurs do. When gazing upon her first two Rhode Island Reds in 2014, she was blinded by their charm, their beauty and, yes, their fluffy layers. Two.

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Refining Spa Creek

Bret Anderson's Vision For Spa Creek

By Kymberly Taylor | Photography by Jennifer Kolosky Eastman dsc_2793 True artists respond viscerally to a paintings’ lines, proportions, fields of color. Mistakes can actually assault (I have been told) the highly trained eye. Experienced builders are much the same. In a split second, they can assess a structure’s “bones,” pinpoint a flaw in a brick lintel, and perceive a poorly placed joist. This.

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