7 Things Our Baltimore Editor Is Loving Right Now

A woman with blond hair wearing a stylish white dress stands confidently against an ivy-covered wall, embodying the elegance highlighted in The Scout Guide.

Kate Beck, editor of The Scout Guide Baltimore, is not only an influencer in her city, but an advocate for local businesses as she Scouts and shares the things she’s loving right now. Shop her picks and give these Baltimore small businesses a little love.



An elegant outdoor tea setup featuring fine china with delicate floral patterns, including a teapot, cups, and a plate tied with a satin ribbon as part of The Scout Guide's emphasis on curated lifestyle elegance. The table is adorned with a matching floral-print tablecloth, and the scene is accented by the natural lighting that highlights the array of butter cookies, creating an inviting and sophisticated atmosphere.

“These beautiful goodie boxes are such a special treat that always bring joy to any celebration. I’m especially fond of the locally sourced tea cups, hand-painted by a Baltimore artist.”



Craveable Cookbooks

“Once upon a time (20 years ago), I was a professional chef, so my living room and nightstand are always decorated with cookbooks that I cheerfully read like textbooks. The Lost Kitchen by Erin French & Via Carota by Jody Williams and Rita Sodi are two of my current favorites.”



A skin care product jar with metallic silver and blue labeling from ZO Skin Health by Zein Obagi, MD, featuring a reflective silver lid open at an angle. The product is described as a Growth Factor Serum. The Scout Guide.

Growth Factor Serum & Daily Power Defense by ZO Skin Health

“My must-have products for a happy face are from the ZO Skin Health line at Meg Fox Aesthetics. For those of you who can visit in person, I highly recommend their Hydra Facial–you will thank me!”



Palm Beach

“I was lucky to visit Palm Beach in January, and I can’t wait to go back. Sunny dreams are made at The Colony Hotel. Be sure to catch a ride on their signature Beach Buggy golf cart and dine al fresco at the iconic Swifty’s (order the chilled globe artichoke with house vinaigrette and Aperol spritz).”



A model stands posing in a white floral maxi dress with a high collar and ruffled sleeves, featuring a cinched waist tied with a green and blue patterned sash, in a look that exudes the effortless elegance highlighted by The Scout Guide.

Oliphant Ruffle Collar Button Maxi Dress

“Your closet can’t have enough block print cotton dresses, especially in warmer months when calendars are filled with outdoor events. I love this dress from Monkee’s (that’s sadly sold out), but any of the Oliphant pieces are perfect. For a standout ensemble add a pair of Rachel Mulherin earrings, a Baltimore jewelry designer currently based in NYC, and Monkee’s exclusive.”



The Tortured Poets Department album

“The new Taylor Swift Double Album, of course.”



Red leather crossbody bag with quilted design, showcasing a bold geometric pattern reminiscent of The Scout Guide's preference for curated, stylish accessories. The bag features an adjustable strap and gold-tone hardware detailing.

Clare V. Rouge Midi Sac

“I’ve loved Clare V. for a long time, and BH & Co. always has a fun collection of her designs. Right now this Rouge Midi Sac has my name all over it, with visions of a bonus Shortie Strap to mix it up.”

To keep up with Kate’s current loves and all things local in Baltimore, Maryland, follow The Scout Guide Baltimore on Instagram and visit thescoutguide.com/baltimore/.

Feature photo: photography by Julie Hove Andersen.