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Old Fox Books

Copernicus is the mouse who lives inside the front desk. The windows below and to the left of the register give passers-by a small glimpse into his home – his study in particular. He has a leather couch, a lamp, a painting of a sailboat, and of course, being the avid traveler and reader that…

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The WRABYN Girl

She’s elegant. Confident. Whimsical and full of energy. She’s focused. Constantly evolving, yet always true to herself. She’s the friend that turns shopping into an event; the professional that works long hours; the wife and mom that lives down the street. She’s “casual living with a stylish point…

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Nautical North Wooden Charts - A Technical Art

“It’s where art meets technology,” explained Chris Doucette, owner of Nautical North Wooden Charts, Maps & More (110 Dock St., Annapolis, MD 21401) when asked about his intricately-designed wooden clocks, trays, cribbage boards, and tables displayed in a corner building just across the way from Ego…

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The Power of Flowers Returns to Annapolis

Let’s all agree—there's no denying the power of flowers. They can calm us, energize us, and inspire us. Flowers are heaven to pollinators and essential to plant reproduction. For us humans, they’re known to reduce stress, elevate mood, make us smile, and help us heal. And mostly they’re just… well…

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Annapolis Consignment Shops

“Everything old is new again” – it’s an ol’ song that I find myself humming when I walk into a consignment shop. From my recent dive into local pre-owned shopping, there seems to be a big, dare I say renewed, interest in resale items. There are a number of places that sell high quality items at low…

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Midnight Madness in Downtown Annapolis

Lights, garland, action! Downtown Annapolis shops throw open their doors during Midnight Madness in a glorified block party open to all . Enjoy musical performances as well as food and refreshments at stores as you stroll along Main Street, Maryland Avenue, inner West Street, and State Circle in…

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Maritime Gifts from the Heart of the Sea

A gift from the heart is good—but a gift from the heart of the sea is even better. If your loved ones have nautical inclinations, then head to Annapolis Maritime Antiques in Eastport to find the perfect marine-themed gift for the holidays. Nautical Antiques and Treasures Nestled in quirky Eastport…

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Cool Pop-Up Shops Coming Our Way

Chris & Karin Best Last fall, husband and wife, painter Chris Best and silver jeweler Karin Best of Kajs Jewelry, transitioned into full-time art making in their new studio space. “Making that decision freed us up to think more about the type of life we want to live,” said Karin. The couple spent…

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Lil' Lamb Boutique

There’s an Annapolis jewel I truly treasure—the Lil’ Lamb Boutique. Before my son arrived, I fell in love with this store and would buy baby gifts for friends and family expecting or with little ones; they even have some great gifts for the new mom. The shop is a quick walk off State Circle on…

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Girls Day Out

My five-year-old daughter Maggie is in preschool five mornings a week. This leaves me missing my time with her. (As a stay-at-home mom, I never thought I'd lament the day that one of my children was more independent, but I do!) So last Saturday I decided to somewhat remedy the situation by taking…

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