About the Author

Alexandra Cannady is a television production executive who has worked for Discovery, Disney, and Nickelodeon—leading special projects with NASA, ASPCA, Smithsonian Institution, Vice President Gore, and others. Originally from Long Island, she now lives with her husband and young son in the beautiful Annapolis area because of their genetic predisposition toward water, appreciation for its rich history and family atmosphere. For more than twenty years, Alexandra has volunteered with children’s organizations and is proudly a kid at heart herself.

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Annapolis Consignment Shops

“Everything old is new again” – it’s an ol’ song that I find myself humming when I walk into a consignment shop. From my recent dive into local pre-owned shopping, there seems to be a big, dare I say renewed, interest in resale items. There are a number of places that sell high quality items […]

February 27, 2017

Midnight Madness in Downtown Annapolis

Lights, garland, action! Downtown Annapolis shops throw open their doors during Midnight Madness in a glorified block party open to all . Enjoy musical performances as well as food and refreshments at stores as you stroll along Main Street, Maryland Avenue, inner West Street, and State Circle in search of that perfect gift. Explore the […]

December 08, 2016

Family of Fore! Where to Golf With Your Family

I can count on one hand, ah, maybe two, the number of times I’ve played 18 holes since my son was born. And that’s even taking into consideration that my son fell in love with golf when he was just 18 months old. But while I don’t get out on the course often enough, we […]

October 10, 2016

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Ever wonder what life was like in 16th-century England? Now in its 40th season, the Maryland Renaissance Festival (1821 Crownsville Road in Annapolis) is one of fall’s most anticipated events in Anne Arundel County, offering visitors the chance to visit a recreated English village from the 1500s. Packed with music, dance, food, drinks, jousting, and even […]

September 20, 2016

The Sailing Academy at Herrington Harbour North

I’ve always been a ‘try anything once, twice if you like it’ type person.  I’ve been skydiving, bungee-jumping, have had the opportunity to fly a Cessna, fly an airship.  Though my extreme adventure days may be over, I look for every opportunity to explore with my son and give him as many different experiences as […]

August 08, 2016

Lil’ Lamb Boutique

There’s an Annapolis jewel I truly treasure—the Lil’ Lamb Boutique. Before my son arrived, I fell in love with this store and would buy baby gifts for friends and family expecting or with little ones; they even have some great gifts for the new mom. The shop is a quick walk off State Circle on […]

July 27, 2016

Over the Bridges

Annapolis sits where the Severn River meets the Chesapeake Bay. When people talk about going over the bridge, they’re usually talking about the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (official name: the Governor William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge). But in Annapolis, there are many bridges to cross and with the advent of spring, scores of travelers and […]

April 23, 2016

Annapolis is Going to the Dogs

Are you one of the many humans who travel with their dogs? If your pet is well-behaved, good with people and easygoing in new places, know that he or she is most welcome here in Annapolis. And with the dog days of summer approaching, it’s the perfect time to plan a few days in Maryland’s […]

April 21, 2016

Bring the Kids to Annapolis or Play Tourist in Your Own Backyard

I grew up in New York and was fortunate that my parents liked to play tourist year-round. Throughout the year we would visit places like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. Memories of our holiday visits to the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular still make me smile. When I moved to Annapolis about five years ago, I realized this is one of those great American towns to which people flock every year. But in the hustle and bustle of every day, those of us who live here can lose sight of the great adventures to be had here in our own backyard.

February 15, 2016