194 Follow the Leader
A championship swimmer tells how to rule at the pool.
By Leah Ariniello
196 Testing the Limits
True or false: Comprehensive screening can help you
live longer. (Hint: The answer may not be what you think.)
By Bara Vaida
Designers are turning things inside out, with
everything from lounge chairs to pillows to rugs
that are readymade for the porch or patio.
By Carolyn Weber
202 What Dreams May Come
Elizabeth Blalack and Jennie Cullen Meyer were two
friends leading parallel lives. But when each discovered
she had a child with cancer, the two women’s paths would converge into a single mission.
By Rita Rubin
158 Second Homes:
209 A Shot at Happiness
Two high school sweethearts who found
each other again late in life are living the
high life—in a West Virginia second home
designed by one of the owners.
By Nigel F. Maynard
Everybody knows that Botox can make you look better. Now, doctors are learning that it can
make you feel better, too.
By Stacey Colino
214 Health & Fitness Calendar
Seminars, running events and support groups.
Compiled by Cindy Murphy-Tofig
162 Second Homes:
On the Waterfront
A Bethesda retiree goes all out for his
guests—even building them their own home
at his weekend retreat on Assawoman Bay.
By Lisa Braun-Kenigsberg
233 Dine Review
It’s a sports bar and it’s a restaurant—but can
Brickside in Bethesda succeed on both fronts?
By Carole Sugarman
166 Second Homes:
World at Bay
For one Bethesda couple, a dream
vacation home meant a historic property in
Leonardtown. But to get to the “dream” part,
it first needed a makeover—and a little TLC
from Bethesda’s Urban Country.
By Scott Sowers
170 By the Numbers
A look at the most expensive houses sold
in the area, as well as home sales trends by
233 DINE 238
236 Table Talk
A Bethesda resident’s recipe for La Madeleine
wins her a trip to Paris; a former Rockville
attorney starts his own brewery; and more.
By Carole Sugarman
STEAK PHOTO BY LAURA-CHASE MCGEHEE
238 Cooking Class
The L’Academie de Cuisine chef tells the right
way to grill a steak.
By Brian Patterson
240 Dining Guide