We moved to Arnold, MD in 2005 from Venice Beach, California. Lucy, wasn't even 2, and now she's 12. It's true that time flies when you are having fun!
What are some of your favorite things about this area?
That there is water everywhere. That downtown is so picturesque and easy to get around. Love the small town vibe and proximity to DC, Baltimore (+ BWI for ease of travel + having visitors).
How does Annapolis specifically influence you?
The nautical theme has definitely grown on me! We would not have had anything with an anchor on it in our first few pop-ups (early 2013), because, well, I (we) are not your typical, preppy, Aannapolitan gals! We love bringing a boho twist to all we do in this sailing town!
Where are your favorite places to eat, shop?
Vin 909 flatbreads are hands down what I always want to eat. Level + Metropolitan are our go-tos DTA. Breakfast all day @ Iron Rooster. Yes, please. And then Stan & Joe's for a pint and nachos (we've tasted many and theirs are the best). The Point, Mother's and Park Tavern are our favs when we stay on this side of the bridge.
Lilac Bijoux is the best boutique in town - on trend styles, beautiful, fun jewelry and all at great prices. Whimsicality in Cape St. Claire is always so much fun to shop at.
I love to read and am a kick-ass scrabble player.
My family usually buys me a puzzle for Christmas and then I proceed to ignore everyone and everything and hardly sleep until it's done.
I'm a little crafty, but don't have the patience for tedious work.
Love, love, love seeing live music, but my absolute favorite is an outdoor concert.
On that note, does day drinking count as a hobby?
If you could go anywhere where would it be? With who?
To a villa (www.castellaredesernigi.com to be exact!) in Tuscany with all my family and closest friends.
Greece with just Sam and my girls.
Total road trip to California (including Coachella) with Amy!
What book are you currently reading?
Penny Vincenzi's Wicked Pleasures (and yes, the title says it all!) I also recently read
I'll drink to that : a life in fashion, straight, no chaser by Betty Halbreich and totally recommend it!
What is your favorite book ever?
Hmmmm, that's a tough one but I do really like the author Barbara Kingsolver.
Favorite Movies - Almost Famous, Terms of Endearment & Good Will Hunting
The art scene HERE. means everything to me since it is the heart of our business! We probably sell % wise more art than other categories in the shop, and we do believe it's our fun boutique enviornment that puts people at ease when viewing and purchasing art (vs. a gallery setting). When displayed among furniture, home décor, gift items and more, people can get a sense of how it will hang in their home. We also have a variety of price points and offer prints of expensive originals, so there is truly something for everyone.
How many new friends have you made HERE.?
We have met hundreds of people, from our artists, to our new business neighbors every shop, to all the amazing customers. I can't keep track, but let's just say that we text regularly with so many of them - in all 3 categories, as well as have some of them working with us now!
3 items or designs that you love from HERE. artists
1) I dream about owning Kim Hovell's original Peonies painting
2) my good karma bar necklace by Carmen LeFleur is hardly ever taken off
3) I'm obsessed with my feather earring by Gilded Trees