How To Make A London Mojito!

  If you’re looking for a fresh cocktail to serve at your next garden party, a London Mojito is a fun twist on a classic drink that screams summertime (or anytime, as far as I’m concerned)! A classic mojito is a simple blend of rum, club soda, fresh mint leaves, limes, and sugar. They are delicious. And they’re also refreshing, which can be dangerous if you have a generous bartender, or a friend who’s intent on keeping your cup full. (This is not necessarily a bad thing.) A London Mojito, however, is made with gin instead of rum. I happen to…

  Welcome to Girl Crush, our way of spotlighting some of the most amazing women in and around the community. These ladies have something special. They enlighten us, inspire us and (we admit) give us cause for envy.   The first gal we’re crushing on is Michelle Kershner. She’s sassy, spunky and works to promote Frederick in the City of Frederick’s Department of Economic Development. (So fancy!) Okay, girl. Give our readers a snapshot of your life… I am a Frederick County native and grew up in Walkersville. I attended McDaniel College and earned a degree in history. However, all of my practical experience was…

Brooklyn Cheap Eats Getaway!

  One of the fabulous things about living smack dab in the middle of the East Coast is that we have several major cities within a few hours’ drive: Philly, Baltimore, Charlottesville, and Washington D.C.,  to name a few. Whether it’s signing up for a White House tour, catching a Broadway show, shopping endlessly, visiting the National Aquarium, or a host of other experiences, you’ve got options. Tons of them. And, if you’re a foodie like me, those regional destinations become even more amazing, especially when THE foodie mecca is a mere three-and-a-half hour drive away! A Brooklyn cheap eats getaway? Yes, you must. I’ll show…

Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that gets a lot of hype for not a lot of reason. I’m a mom so I get why celebrating mom is important. After all, we love you when you’re at your worst and spend all of our days keeping you alive. Plus, I am all for being celebrated. But, when it comes right down to it, no family seems to really be able to pull off a spectacular, entirely relaxing, all inclusive Mother’s Day. Take my kids for example. Every year, they vow to be really well behaved as a treat for…

Happy Hour at JoJo's in Frederick, MD

  Once a month on Tuesdays I leave work and head to JoJo’s Restaurant & Tap House on Patrick Street for our AAF-Greater Frederick board meeting. It’s the perfect location to meld happy hour and creative productivity, because nestled discreetly in the back is a space that’s big enough to hold a small private party. And because they serve wine. And beer. And hard cider. And liquor. Happy Hour at JoJo’s is buzzing over in the bar area on Tuesdays! Our board of directors seats 14 at one long table in the private room, with plenty of space to spare for additional tables…