News & Community My Top Ten With Violet Apple The CEO of Girls Scouts of Central Maryland shares her favorite things. By Lauren Bell | June 2018 Christopher Myers Fresh flowers. A perfect way to adorn a room with beauty and fragrance. Girl Scout pin. It reminds me of my purpose to do what I can every day to empower young girls with courage, confidence, and character. Jewelry Kit. Jewelry making is a favorite pastime of mine. I can get lost in a craft store for hours! Bare Minerals makeup. I love how natural products make my skin feel. Diet Coke. My daily liquid energy boost—preferably a fountain drink. Extra shoes. I always have shoes in my car so that I have options for what the day will bring. The beach. Everything is better at the beach. The atmosphere is perfect for relaxing, reading, and catching up with friends and family. A good recipe. I buy and read cookbooks like others read novels. A shawl. Whether to keep me warm in the cooler months or add panache to my outfit, my shawls are essential wardrobe pieces. My phones. Believe it or not, I carry two. I like to be able to snap photos and selfies of friends and Girl Scouts. I also use them for relaxation when I play Crazy Cube or Sudoku.