Maryland Avenue Shopping

The Beauty of May Day

May Day in Annapolis is really one of the most wonderful days of the year. It is a tradition that has been a part of our lovely town, hosted by The Garden Club of Old Annapolis Towne now for 66 years! I, myself, growing up in downtown Annapolis have been participating in the event for many of…

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Evergreen Antiques, History of the Find

Evergreen Antiques and True Vintage has been a Maryland Avenue mainstay since 2001. Owner, Joanna Young offers a curated sampling of unique and vintage clothing as well as antique books, art, jewelry and home furnishings. You simply cannot leave her store without feeling the pull of the…

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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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Brown Mustache Coffee

Find them at the back of Old Fox Books on Maryland Ave. Photo courtesy of Brown Mustache Coffee. Just off the beaten path on Maryland Avenue- down an alley and behind Old Fox Books- you'll find one of Annapolis' best kept secrets, Brown Mustache Coffee! This quaint coffee shop was founded in 2016…

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Shopping Local for Home Decor

A view down Maryland Avenue in Annapolis, a perfect street to shop for home decor during your visit to Annapolis. Photo courtesy of Visit Annapolis. Earlier this year when quarantine first began, I felt fairly content because I’d spent many years cultivating a home that I love. Fast forward six…

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Hearth and Home at Hammond-Harwood House

A glimpse of the rear entrance to Hammond-Harwood House and it's gardens. Photo courtesy of Hammond-Harwood House. To be sure, early Americans in previous centuries weren’t shopping online or pinning their favorite interiors and furnishings to their Pinterest boards. And of course, back in the time…

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AR Workshop Moves to Edgewater

Attention fans of DIY projects! AR Workshop Annapolis is celebrating its move to a brand new location - 15 Lee Airpark Drive, Edgewater - with a Grand Opening party slated for Thursday, May 23 from 5-8pm. If you are not familiar with this fun and creative company, this is the perfect time to learn…

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A Brief History of May Day

Annapolis knows how to make a lasting impression, but combine the quaint beauty of the town with vibrant flowers and you have an unforgettable memory. The first time I ever visited Annapolis was on May Day, and I was immediately sold. I could not believe the camaraderie between home and business…

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Earth Day on Maryland Avenue

Image courtesy of shopmarylandavenue.com Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 28th 10am-5pm to save the date for the annual Earth Day & Spring Festival in one of the most quaint streets in Annapolis. Festivities will be located between State Circle and the Naval Academy gate, taking place primarily…

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Annapolis' Artful Dining Experience

My friends and family visiting from out of town know that my choices for eating out are almost always bound to be more than just about the food. I look for an artful dining experience – the atmosphere is key, and why not combine the culinary arts with visual arts, and when possible, live music for…

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