Geof and went on a mini-getaway to Annapolis, Maryland for a long weekend. Neither of us had been there before and we were looking forward to it. We left on Thursday to get out before another storm hit at home. It only took about two hours to get to the hotel. We checked in, got settled and headed across the way to the Westfield Mall. It was really nice and we ended up having lunch at Red Robin. It was my first time there and I thought my burger was delicious. We did some window shopping and then had a relaxing night at the hotel. I also got to watch the long program for ladies figure skating at the Olympics. I’ve never seen better skating before in my entire life.
Friday, we headed to downtown Annapolis to explore. I got some great suggestions from Nat on where to go and what to see (thanks, Nat!). We started on Main Street and worked our way down to the bay. I couldn’t believe how quaint, charming and clean everything was. It was so cold and windy, but we still made the best of it. The sailboats were beautiful and I can only imagine what the bay looks like in the summertime. I would love to come back once it gets warmer out. For lunch, we went to McGarvey’s Saloon. We ordered crab balls for an appetizer and they were so good. Lots of crab and just the right seasonings. For lunch, I had a bowl of chili and a mug of Bud Light for $5. It was so good and you can’t beat that price. Geof had seafood gumbo and kept saying how tasty it was.
Such a cute little town
Down by the bay
Cute little seagull
Crab balls at McGarvey's
Geof and I at McGarvey's
After lunch, we headed to The Pink Crab (a Lilly Pulitzer store) and it was adorable. I’m more a fan of the accessories than anything else, but it was so fun to look around at everything. One of the ladies that worked there had her dog, Wally in the store and while I shopping he and Geof became good friends. The ladies in this store were as sweet as can be. When I go to the King of Prussia Lilly store, I always feel like an outsider, so this was a good experience. I’m obsessed with scarves and the Murfee is a favorite of mine. I got one in Lilly’s Pink Grandscale Access and also got a plain pink tank top on sale.
The Pink Crab
I love this photo...Geof and Wally
We headed to a few other shops and boutiques. Everyone was so friendly and some people even said “y’all”. I love that and it just makes me want to live in the south. One of our last stops was Nostalgia Cupcakes and this place did not disappoint. The “Pink Lady” cupcake was so good. We walked around some more and then headed back to the hotel for a nap.
Paradigm boutique...I loved this display
The Pink Lady cupcake
I loved all of the buildings, shops and restaurants
Top of the Maryland State Capital Building
Later, we headed down to Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole. This shopping center is gorgeous and looked brand new. They had a 3-story Target! We went to Anthropologie and looked around and the place I wanted to go, Poppy and Stella was closed. Their tagline is “everything but the clothes” and since I love accessories, this place looked right up my alley. We did go to Brio for dinner and it was tasty (I’ve eaten way too much this weekend thank god our hotel has a gym). We came back to the hotel and relaxed in the hot tub for a bit and then called it a night.