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


Girls Day Out

By: Beasley Becca

My five-year-old daughter Maggie is in preschool five mornings a week. This leaves me missing my time with her. (As a stay-at-home mom, I never thought I’d lament the day that one of my children was more independent, but I do!) So last Saturday I decided to somewhat remedy the situation by taking her out, […]

April 29, 2016


Bring on Spring—Come to the Annapolis Flower Mart

By: Ann Powell

It’s only natural. There’s something about this time of year that makes us want to get out in our gardens. You can get a jump-start on your spring garden projects on Friday, April 29th, 8:00am to 12:30pm, at the Annapolis Flower Mart hosted by the Four Rivers Garden Club. This annual event is anticipated by […]

April 15, 2016


One-Stop Spring Shopping in Annapolis

By: Jazmine Turner Petty

In spring, a girl’s fancy turns to… shopping, of course. And when I want to head to a single spot in Annapolis where I can do loads of spring shopping—from finding fashionable clothes to picking up essential home accessories perfect for seasonal entertaining—I know just where to go. Oh, and did I mention that this one-stop outdoor shopping center also boasts great places to eat and fun, family-friendly events?

March 29, 2016


Shop for Valentine’s Day in Downtown Annapolis

By: Jazmine Turner Petty

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Whether you’ve got plans for a candlelit dinner with that special someone or a night out with girlfriends, you’ll want your outfit to be fabulous, your look to be flawless, and your gifts to be meaningful. Look no further than Downtown Annapolis. The many exclusive shops and services located in our city make prepping for Valentine’s Day simple. Take a look at some of my favorite local hot spots that will help prepare you for your big night out.

February 10, 2016


Fab Fall Shopping Downtown

By: SymmetryAgency

Last week, my old friend Pat and I snuck out from work to meet in downtown Annapolis for lunch. Since we needed to return to work after eating, we skipped the Sangria at Preserve (sigh); but, loved sharing the local and sustainable fermented menu items. The great service also meant we were out early enough to do a little shopping. (Score!)

November 27, 2015


Holiday Shopping with Kids in Tow—Really!

By: Beasley Becca

Holiday shopping season is upon us. Whether you’re shopping for a beautiful bird to be your main dish on Thanksgiving Day or looking for gifts that will make little eyes light up on Christmas morning, I’m going to take you on a marathon holiday shopping trip through Annapolis. Come along, and bring your kids! (Really, you can do it!)

November 16, 2015