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Say it with Flowers

Clara L Balfour once asked, "Are not flowers the stars of the earth?" Indeed they are, is my response. Flowers bloom, ushering in seasons like constellations we can smell. They beautify and energize just about any space they enter and often captivate us with their delicate and striking varieties…

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Concierge Desk: The Maritime Conference Center

In 1974, a sweet little mutt wandered onto the lush 80 acres of the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies, (MITAGS) campus in Linthicum Heights, Maryland and never left. She quickly endeared herself to the residents of the school staying at the Maritime Conference Center, (MCC)…

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A Wedding Story at Arundel Preserve

Winter is the most popular time for engagements and with Valentine’s Day just behind us, many newly engaged couples are just getting started on wedding plans. In 2020, COVID-19 launched an unexpected trend of micro weddings. Micro weddings are small intimate wedding celebrations designed around…

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Romantic Staycations for Valentine's Day

Let’s face it—sometimes you and your number one just need to get away from it all. There’s no better reason than Valentine’s Day, the one holiday where social distancing is a plus. These hotels around Anne Arundel county offer an easy escape from home life, with enhanced cleaning protocols for…

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Getting Hitched in Annapolis

If I told you that I hired a wedding planner before my husband actually proposed to me, I wouldn't be lying. Granted, I knew he had the ring somewhere in the house and we had already decided where and when we would be married. However, once engaged, I knew there was simply no way I could handle…

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The Concierge Desk: The Graduate Hotel

Nestled in the heart of the Annapolis Arts District, halfway down West Street, inside the front doors of The Graduate Annapolis hotel, and behind the wall of the lobby lies a six-story hotel atrium so spectacular, that I audibly gasped upon crossing the door’s threshold into the room. The…

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Discover Outdoor Annapolis in Winter

Annapolis is as much of a go-to place in winter as it is in the warmer seasons. Year-round residents especially love Annapolis in winter because parking is plentiful, lots of different types of birds migrate to the bay, and it’s easy to get a table at a favorite restaurant. This year…

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New Year, New Ways to Feel Good

Rutabaga Juicery & Eats will set you on the right path for the New Year with delicious smoothies and avocado toast. Image courtesy of the author. The concept of a “New Year” feels especially prescient in 2021. We are all ready to find hope in a New Year and leave 2020 behind (but not our masks and…

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