Talk of the Town
A BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED HOME DOESN'T STOP THE LUTSCHES FROM GETTING OUT TO SEE ALL THE CHARMING CHRISTMAS SPECTACLES MARYLAND HAS TO OFFER. THEIR FAVORITE PLACES (AND TREATS) INCLUDE:
1. Visiting the Hampton Mansion in Lutherville during their candlelight tours with period music and reenactors, and then finishing the outing with cookies and warm cider at the Orangery next door.
2. Walking down the “Miracle on 34th Street” in Hampden. “This is a highly decorated old neighborhood that is sectioned off and toured every Christmas season by many people from all around,” Lisa says. “The night usually ends with hot chocolate and marshmallows.”
3. The Valley View Farm Store in Hunt Valley, which is arrayed with various Christmas trees and ornaments of every sort. “From there, we go off to see the magnificent Train Garden setup in Kenilworth Mall in Towson, where we lick yummy ice cream cones as we sit and gaze,” Lisa says.
Above. Rather than feeling the need to drown her everyday décor in holiday style, Lisa emphasizes already-existing pieces, like these elegant red curtains, with subtle Christmas accents like poinsettias.
Left. As her décor scheme has become—sometimes quite literally—"old hat," Lisa keeps things fresh by continually experimenting with new combinations of items.