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Circle Creatives: The Gateway to the Arts District

Circle Creatives stands as the gateway to the Annapolis Arts District. Image courtesy of the author. As you make your way around Westgate Circle in Annapolis, a distinct building may catch your eye, with its colorful angles and large charcoal circle that defines the exterior. You are looking at the…

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Erin Holland of Grandmeres Touch Inc.

Erin Holland (standing) is the founder of Grandmeres Touch Inc. Image courtesy of Erin Holland. As the pandemic hunkers down for Winter across the United States and the financial crisis settles in every city and suburb, hope can be hard to find these days. For Annapolis; nonprofits like Grandmeres…

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North County Diners

Willy’s Kitchen serves up homestyle favorites like chicken-n-waffles. Image courtesy of Visit Annapolis. Diners are among my favorite places to eat. Food with a home-cooked flair without messing up your kitchen is, let us be frank, almost always a win. That is why I love North County diners. The…

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Chinese Food for the Holidays

Luk Fu is located at Maryland Live! Casino in Arundel Mills. Image courtesy of USA Restaurants. Anne Arundel County is rich with ethnic food, but for the winter holiday season, Chinese restaurants are the go-to option for an excellent, reasonably priced meal. Whether you carry out or eat-in, you…

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Miss Shirley’s Cafe

Edward ‘Eddie’ ‘Dopkin introduced his upscale breakfast and brunch restaurant, Miss Shirley’s, with its first location in Roland Park in 2005. Named after a loyal employee who was part of the family’s catering business for years, Miss Shirley’s is synonymous with southern hospitality and delicious…

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The Art of Gifting Beauty

Sadona Salon & Spa offers a full range of beauty and wellness services. Image courtesy of Sadona Salon & Spa. The art of gifting health, wellness and beauty seems apropos in a year in which both have been so challenging. When trying to figure out the perfect gift for a loved one, a spa package or…

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Shop Outdoors this Holiday Season

Annapolis Town Center offers a walkable outdoor shopping experience with a mix of local and national retail stores. Image courtesy of Annapolis Town Center. During this holiday season, you may be interested in shopping in wide-open spaces with easy parking for holiday gifts and special purchases…

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Holiday Cards: Bringing Comfort & Joy

Reach out to those in need of some extra holiday cheer with an assortment of holiday cards from Nancy Hammond Editions. Photo courtesy of Nancy Hammond Editions. With uncertainty too often the order of the day, there is comfort knowing December 2020 will still deliver one of the most treasured…

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Historic Annapolis Pub Crawl

Whether past or in the making, Annapolis is a showcase of history. From its prominent placement along the Eastern Barbary Coast of North America to its rich colonial history and beautiful curation of colorful homes and cobblestone streets. Annapolis is abundant with historical landmarks and no…

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