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
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 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
This holiday season as you search for fun, creative gifts for everyone on your list, be sure to stop by Annapolis’ only traveling pop-up shop, cleverly named HERE. a pop-up shop. Inside, you’ll find an array of goods perfect for gift-giving and made primarily by Annapolis artisans, designers, and craftsmen.
October 30, 2015
Some of the biggest names in fashion have come from small towns. Consider fashion icons supermodel Cindy Crawford and creative director of American Vogue Grace Coddington. They didn’t grow up in the glitzy lights of fashion capitals; nonetheless, they have become huge style icons in the fashion community. Our small of Annapolis can claim its own fair share of extremely stylish women and chic shopping boutiques.
August 07, 2015
Step into the special world of The Annapolis Bookstore, at 35 Maryland Avenue, where owners Mary E. Adams and Janice Holmes are eager to welcome old, young and in-between visitors. I bet my bank account you have never experienced such a rare encounter with a booklover’s wildest imaginings – if, that is, this vision includes thousands of used, new, and rare books as well as literary artifacts and greeting cards. Add to this the bookstore’s whimsically designed outdoor garden and cozy café and the picture is complete.
June 12, 2015
With temperatures reaching the 80’s and the end of the school year fast approaching, it only means one thing: It is officially swimwear season! Whether you are working on your tan at Sandy Point or paddle boarding on the bay, a great swimsuit is a fashion-must to enjoy all of the water surrounding our town. Just ask Annapolitan Krista Mills, former fashion model and producer of fun, flirty swimwear collection KAE Swimwear.
June 04, 2015