Best Of Baltimore - Page 39 - Lifestyle and Shopping (4)

Best Of Baltimore
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Lifestyle and Shopping (4)

PICK-YOUR-OWN PRODUCE
LARRILAND FARM

 

The sprawling 285-acre farm in Howard County boasts 20 types of fruits and vegetables ripe for the picking from May to November. Strawberries kick things off in spring; apples polish them off in fall. For the less adventurous, there’s a market filled with fresh produce, and hayrides for the kids, come autumn.

 

2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine. 410-442-2605. pickyourown.com

 

RUSH-HOUR BYPASS
SAN MARTIN DRIVE

 

This three-to-five-minute wooded drive through the Johns Hopkins University campus allows motorists to avoid congested Charles Street and is a serene spot that leaves commuters feeling refreshed. There are no stoplights and few stop signs, but the winding road slows traffic. Drivers can focus instead on cloud colors or birds in flight.

 

San Martin Drive between University Parkway and Howard Street

 

THRIFT STORE
SECOND CHANCE INC.

 

The 200,000-square-foot one-stop shop features furniture, art, building supplies and gifts at competitive prices. The second-hand store, opened in 2001, is dedicated to sustainability and also serves a job training center for residents, which should make you feel extra good about your thrifting.

 

1700 Ridgely St. 410-385-1700. secondchanceinc.org

 

WINDOW DISPLAYS
RUTH SHAW INC.

 

The head-turning windows of Ruth Shaw Inc. haven't missed a beat since the business moved from Cross Keys to Kenilworth in fall 2017. The boutique, which specializes in high-end designer women’s wear, has a knack for artistically displaying the latest designs, reminiscent of major department stores in New York City. The sleek mannequins are always draped in the most fashion-forward threads from the latest collections.

 

800 Kenilworth Drive, suite 852, Towson. 410-532-7886. ruthshawinc.com

 

—Mike Klingaman, Mary Carole McCauley and John-John Williams IV