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

Midnight Madness in Downtown Annapolis

By: Alexandra Cannady

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

Maritime Gifts from the Heart of the Sea

By: Ann Powell

A gift from the heart is good—but a gift from the heart of the sea is even better. If your loved ones have nautical inclinations, then head to Annapolis Maritime Antiques in Eastport to find the perfect marine-themed gift for the holidays. Nautical Antiques and Treasures Nestled in quirky Eastport, Annapolis Maritime Antiques delivers an […]

November 21, 2016

Cool Pop-Up Shops Coming Our Way

By: Darin Gilliam

Chris & Karin Best Last fall, husband and wife, painter Chris Best and silver jeweler Karin Best of Kajs Jewelry, transitioned into full-time art making in their new studio space. “Making that decision freed us up to think more about the type of life we want to live,” said Karin. The couple spent part of […]

October 19, 2016

Back-to-School Shopping in Annapolis

By: Beasley Becca

My daughter is starting kindergarten this year and my eldest son is starting preschool, so this is our first real year doing back-to-school shopping! As a child, back-to-school shopping was one of my absolute favorite activities. There is a line in the movie “You’ve Got Mail” about loving the smell of “bouquets of sharpened pencils” […]

August 24, 2016

Sparrow: Annapolis’ Newest Designer Jewelry Store

By: Jazmine Turner Petty

As a former boutique manager, I’ve always dressed to impress. My “formula” for building an outfit starts with a base. Then I add multiple layers; killer shoes; and, of course, accessories like scarves and the perfect handbag. But to me, jewelry is the cherry on top. It adds that final touch to pull the outfit […]

August 05, 2016

Lil’ Lamb Boutique

By: Alexandra Cannady

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

Classics at Consignment Store Navette

By: Jazmine Turner Petty

As a self-proclaimed shopaholic, I love to explore all types of shops in Annapolis to find the most fashionable, high-quality, classic pieces available. These durable classics will last in your closet for years. They’re staples that must be had! And while I fully understand that the price tags of ‘fast fashion’ retailers can seem too […]

June 02, 2016