Destination Design: Downtown Frederick (Washington Post, October 23, 2013):
For a special few, Frederick might be a pit stop on the way to Camp David. For many others, this historic town is a day-trip destination for a stroll through dozens of design stores.
This time of year, downtown Frederick exudes seasonal charm: The brick sidewalks are covered with yellow and orange leaves, and pumpkins are lined up on rowhouse steps. This city 45 miles northwest of Washington boasts lots of tempting small shops to poke around. If you go looking for a painted chest or a cozy throw, you’ll find many to choose from. You’ll also pass by a yarn shop, a tea room, a bike place, a craft beer joint, a pawnbroker and a hookah bar.