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Concierge Desk: Doubletree by Hilton Annapolis

If you really want to get people trash-talking around Annapolis streets, just ask them where you can get the best cream of crab soup. That question alone is enough to silence a room, sending people to grab their pitchforks, draw their lines of loyalty and prepare for battle. But somewhere in the…

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Spring 2021- Wardrobe Refresh

Yes! Spring is on the horizon, and I am super excited because I did a complete wardrobe refresh this year. For my new spring wardrobe, it was all about simplicity. I chose soft shades, pastels, lots of pinks and creams, light layers, and the occasional depth of color and pattern. To help get you…

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Vignette, Home Table Garden

Vignette, Home Table Garden was founded by Designer, Laura Cottrill, out of a passion for creating warm and inviting interiors and a love for her family. Her passion runs deeply for both and it shows. Known for her dramatic yet inviting spaces and her love of gathering around the dinner table…

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5 Outdoor Venues for Your Special Event

We are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel! Gathering for special events is within our sightline and, Covid-19 or not, an outdoor venue offers a lovely and unique experience. We are lucky enough to have several outdoor venues in our amazing Annapolis area so let’s explore a few of…

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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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