Maryland Avenue Shopping

The Music Never Stopped

Oh, how I’ve missed live music. That has certainly been a side effect of Covid-19 that has left an unanticipated emptiness in its wake. Throughout this pandemic, we have been faced with so much uncertainty and loss. We have had to distance from those we love. Important moments and life events have…

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Engagement Rings and Trends

My husband knows he can always brighten my birthday, our anniversary, or Valentine's Day with a beautiful ring. Rings with colored stones and crystals are my essential accessories 365 days a year. This year's jewelry trends are right up my alley as well: bold color overloads and beautiful…

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Athletes for the Arts, Streaming Live!

It’s not too late to sign up for what promises to be a novel virtual program hosted by the Michael E. Busch Center for the Arts at Maryland Hall, online in Annapolis on Wednesday night, January 27, at 7:00 p.m. Not coincidentally, the center is named after the late Maryland Speaker of the House, a…

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KA-CHUNK!! Records

The music scene in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is a well-established, seemingly low-key but intense amalgam of devoted musicians, music-lovers, and genre adventurers. One store in downtown Annapolis is an example of how deeply this passion is embedded. KA-CHUNK!! Records is for those who…

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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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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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Face Behind the Mask, Katherine Burke

Annapolis Collection Gallery is located at 55 West Street, but all of their artwork is available for purchase online. Image courtesy of Annapolis Collection Gallery. The Annapolis Collection Gallery, run by Katherine Burke, is a unique type of art gallery. For the past 12 years at its present…

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Antiquing in Anne Arundel County

A timely array of political buttons adorns one of the shelves at Silk Road Antiques. Image courtesy of the author. Scouring an antique store is the modern-day version of a treasure hunt. Whether your dream find is nineteenth-century porcelain, an Eames side chair or a 1970s fringed jacket, there…

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