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


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

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