Third Eye Faithful

By: Melissa Kuhta

Community can be defined as fellowship; a sharing of common interests and goals with others. It can also be described as a group of people playing Dice Masters… or Heroclix… or any other tabletop game on a given day at Third Eye Games & Hobbies (209 Chinquapin Round Rd. Suite 400, Annapolis). I walked into […]

July 12, 2018


Local by Design: A Shared Space Concept

By: Melissa Kuhta

In a virtual world where items are readily available with the tap of a button, tangible and visual elements have become all the more essential to creating personal shopping experiences in the real world. Local by Design, located on 109 Main Street, and recently at a second location in the Westfield Annapolis Mall, provides exactly […]

April 24, 2018


Spring Flower Show at Homestead Gardens

By: Kat Spitzer

Spring is right around the corner, so what better way to welcome the coming warmer months than a beautiful Spring Flower Show at Homestead Gardens? I first met with Brian Riddle, President & CEO of Homestead Gardens (743 Central Ave, Davidsonville, MD 21035), to learn about the history of this family owned business. Starting out […]

March 15, 2018


Sweet Hearts Patisserie – A Small Bite of Something Heavenly

By: Melissa Kuhta

Imagine a quaint shop decorated with white drapes and lavender walls, lined with pastry-filled counters and ample seating, accented with soft-colored flowers and pillows. The atmosphere is inviting, tranquil, and incites an appetite for whatever baked good the fresh scent in the air may bring. Kristen Rowell has been baking for several years now, something […]

February 16, 2018


Midnight Madness Recap

By: Melissa Kuhta

It’s that time of year when hats and coats are essential, colorful lights outline houses and trees, familiar holiday classics abound on the radio, and a few extra chocolate chip cookies or hot chocolate drinks make their way into the daily hustle and bustle. There’s an accentuated feeling of joy and celebration in the air, […]

January 03, 2018


Old Fox Books

By: Melissa Kuhta

Copernicus is the mouse who lives inside the front desk. The windows below and to the left of the register give passers-by a small glimpse into his home – his study in particular. He has a leather couch, a lamp, a painting of a sailboat, and of course, being the avid traveler and reader that […]

November 09, 2017


The WRABYN Girl

By: Melissa Kuhta

She’s elegant. Confident. Whimsical and full of energy. She’s focused. Constantly evolving, yet always true to herself. She’s the friend that turns shopping into an event; the professional that works long hours; the wife and mom that lives down the street. She’s “casual living with a stylish point of view.” She, is a WRABYN girl. […]

October 11, 2017


Nautical North Wooden Charts – A Technical Art

By: Melissa Kuhta

“It’s where art meets technology,” explained Chris Doucette, owner of Nautical North Wooden Charts, Maps & More (110 Dock St., Annapolis, MD 21401) when asked about his intricately-designed wooden clocks, trays, cribbage boards, and tables displayed in a corner building just across the way from Ego Alley at the City Dock in downtown Annapolis. The gallery […]

September 13, 2017


Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom – Come In, Taste, and Learn

By: Melissa Kuhta

Fresh. Fruity. Grassy. Spicy. Perhaps not words usually associated with olive oil, but certainly descriptive of the varieties one can taste at Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom. “Fustis” (stainless steel containers) filled with olive oils and balsamic vinegars line the walls of the quaint shop located on Main Street in downtown Annapolis. During my […]

August 09, 2017


Annapolis Consignment Shops

By: Alexandra Cannady

“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