On a brisk, sunny day in downtown Annapolis, the water in the harbor seems to sparkle. So too does the beautiful jewelry in Blanca Flor, a shop that fronts the harbor. Light filters through the store’s tall ample windows, shining on the tastefully displayed silver jewelry and accessories. As customers ooh and ahh over the beautiful pieces that fill the space, owner Donna De Garcia stands toward the back of the store, presiding unobtrusively over the exquisite brand she has built over the past twenty two years.
It’s a Monday morning and, already, the store is bustling. But Donna carves out some time to share the romantic story of how she fell in love with fine silver and has hand-picked it from various parts of the world ever since, sharing it with customers at Blanca Flor.