Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Our Annapolis Shoot


Our Beautiful Annapolis Shoot
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A Giveaway!!!


We went to Annapolis last week for a phototshoot with my friend Tia, we spent most of the day schmying around and exploring all the little shops and restaurants, walking the piers and side streets. I had no idea how interesting the capital is. Yup that’s right...Annapolis is the capital of Maryland, a lot of people think it’s D.C. which is a common mistake that I must admit even I made at one time. It was originally called Providence by the Puritans, then later it took on the name of Anne Arundel’s Town, after the wife of Lord Baltimore, the owner of the proprietary colony. Then finally Sir Frances decided to honor Princess Anne, heir to the throne. In 1708 the Queen chartered her colonial namesake as her city. Her crown badge over the entwined thistle of Scotland and Tudor Rose of England are proudly displayed on the Annapolis flag. For over 300 years this beautiful little town has brought in millions of visitors from all over the world. The many small winding streets of Annapolis are home to some pretty amazing shops, restaurants, and bars. 





Of all the great stores there's such a variety of different items, if you want clothes there's a White House Black Market, Hats in the Belfry, Black dog, Chico’s, The Pink Crab, and Diva. Then there are plenty of jewelry and accessory stores, then there's art galleries, craft stores, and even furniture and decor shops. A girl can get lost in all the fabulousness Annapolis offers. Then not far outside of downtown there's Annapolis Mall, another jackpot of amazing shop spots. It’s a great area to spend the day exploring, and just amercing yourself in all that is Annapolis. We met Tia our doll of a photographer at the top of Main Street by the Starbucks, then we (myself, Piper, Rob and Tia) made our way down Main Street towards the docks. We stopped into Kilwin’s Chocolate & Ice Cream…definitely one of my favorite spots. You guys know about my crazy sweet tooth, plus they always have fresh made chocolate, ice cream and everything else you can think of. We got a cone and some chocolate to help us enjoy the 75 degree February day even more. As you can see in the pictures Piper enjoyed that rainbow ice-cream as much as I did, if not more..lol! 

(Just chilling' on Easy Street!)


     (Fun Fact: Did you guys know that Pip is my little nickname for Piper?)

We walked all the way down to the docks as we strolled down the cozy little brick sidewalks and streets. There is such a charm in Annapolis that it puts you in the coolest mood, not to mention all of the history that it encumbers. All within a few blocks of one another you have the State House, the District Court House, and City Hall. This kinda gives you an idea of how small downtown Annapolis is, but what she lacks in size she sure makes up for in charm. If you’ve never visited the Capitol of Maryland you should plan a day trip, you’ll more than love it. It's amazing how overtime I go I enjoy myself to the point that the whole day passes before I know it, giving me the feeling that I didn't see enough, and leaving me wanting to come back for more. One of my favorite spots was the mural below that we found on one of the little backstreets, isn't it the cutest street art you've ever seen? 

    (I'm on a mission now to find more great walls like this in Baltimore MD. If you guys know any plz let me know!)
(Outfit Deets: Top byTorrid, Jeans by American Eagle Outfitters, Shoes by Coach, Handbag by Michael Kors, Sunglasses by Tory Burch)

(Left to Right: Myself, Piper & Rob)

Annapolis has all kinds of museums and fun activities, especially during the summer months. They just had a huge St.Patty's Day Parade this past weekend, I'm really bummed I missed it. I'm hoping I can find something fun to attend here in Baltimore, there's usually a really fun event in Little Italy. Quick heads up...if you go to Annapolis, stop by the Annapolis Visitor’s Center on West Street and get all the good info, along with a map of the area. That way you won't miss any of the good stuff...but then again it's all good stuff. Trust me the day will seem to fly bye in a second, and like me you'll already be looking forward to the return trip. I hope you all had a fab weekend, all of the outfit deets are listed above. All of the pictures were taken by: Tia Bustanoby a great photographer friend of mine, check her out on Instagram! @tjulietephotography
Before I go I want to show you guys a new sweater I got from Chicwish, and tell you all about a HUGE GIVEAWAY i'm running!!

(Outfit Deets: Heart Sweater by Chicwish, Destroyed Denim by American Eagle Outfitters, Handbag by Michaels Kors, Sunglasses by Red Label Eyewear)

Take note to the cute minty green box in the above picture, that's my StatusBox and inside is the cutest smart watch ever. I can wait to charge it up and start wearing it on my am runs to see how well I do each day. I have a feeling it will help me to run harder and smarter and get more benefit out of my exercise. It has so many neat options and abilities, I can't wait to give it a good run and share my thoughts with you guys, in the meantime check out Misfit and StatusBox. 
I ordered the above oh-so-cute pink heart sweater from Chicwish 2 weeks ago, it's a great spot to order clothes, they have really cute stuff at great prices. The only thing that drives me crazy is the shipping takes forever. Either way I'm so over-the-moon about this new sweater, that the long shipping issue has fallen by the waist side. It's so soft, cuddly and thick, plus it looks great with my AEO TomGirl, destroyed denim jeans, and the pink shade matches my nude leather MK bag to perfection. I plan to wear a cotton white top under it...either a spaghetti strap tank or scoop neck long sleeve top, depending on weather it's really chilly or not. I'm always the one saying I'm hot, and as annoying as it is I'm never comfortable. Good thing is the way the sweater is made there is a bit of air that will flow through it due to the tiny holes from the crochet. The only thing that annoys me is there is no closures in the front. Maybe I'll sew on some cute buttons, or clasp hooks? Hey it's an idea, in the meantime I'm absolutely in love with this sweater. Cool thing is they make it in a couple different styles, so I can definitely see myself getting one or two more come fall. So what'cha think..is it as amazing as I think it is?..lol!! 


94 comments:

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  3. How cute is Pip?! And that ice cream looks yummy!

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  4. Looks like y'all had a great time! My hubby was raised in D.C. so our family has been a couple of times but we went when it was cold. We will have to go again since our boys are grown and when it's warmer for sure.

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  5. I love Annapolis! Great place to visit. My college roomies live near there and we often go there when I visit them.

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  10. Annapolis look like an interesting place to visit. And I think I'd be just as excited as Piper is with that ice cream. Haha ��

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  12. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!! Fingers crossed!!

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  13. Your Annopolis trip sounds amazing

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  14. i love the mural that is on the wall in Baltimore! I love art like that, so beautiful!

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  15. your life looks exciting & interesting

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  16. Id love to see Annapolis one day , it looks beatuiful there !

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    1. It’s the coolest little town, of you ever go mess me!!

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  20. I love the Chicwish sweater. The color is so pretty!

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  22. I love your photos. Thanks for sharing, especially for those of us who live in the West.

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  23. My dream trip is to travel East and sample great food, and see the sites. What is the best time of year of to go?

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  24. Your Annapolis trip sounds so great. I have not been there in years but am wanting to go back soon. Thank you for this information

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  25. What a beautiful & looks like lots of fun!

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  26. Is that rainbow sherbet? Your pup seems to love it! :)

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  27. I love your travel blogs. They make me wish I could tag along. Annapolis is a charming city. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. This would be an amazing= trip

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  29. This looks like a really fun trip! I love visiting state capitols; they're always fun.

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  30. Man you do a lot of giveaways!

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  31. Love this blog ����

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  32. Looks like a wonderful place to visit

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  33. Annapolis looks like a really cool place to visit. I have been to Maryland before but not to that particular city. Nice photosoot ! Make sme want to visit! I have dogs and im sure they would love that ice cream as well :)

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  36. cute dog, cute blog! enjoying the read :)

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  37. Big animal lovers at my house. Love your dog

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  38. Never tried Annapolis but think we will definitely put it on the lust

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  39. Nice. Haven't traveled over there yet but we'll see!! Looks tempting though

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  40. You had me at Shandy and waves. Lol

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  41. I haven't been to Maryland since I took my first adult road trip to Rehobeth Beach almost 30 years ago.

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  42. We used to go to ocmd but have never been to Annaopils,also love the ice cream on your dogs chin :) natbelinsky@verizon.net

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  43. Hope I get to travel one day

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  44. The only thing I know about Annapolis is the mall. I need to get out more.

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  45. For some reason my entries aren't going through. I should have at least 10 by now. It's stuck at three. Is there any way you can look into this? Thank you.

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  46. Oooooh your ice cream looks lush, and you have some lovely pics, you and your hubby look so happy together and the dog looks so contented with his mummy and daddy too.

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  47. Pup makes a lovely dinner companion.

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  49. Love your blog! Thanks for the advice!

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  50. I am here to learn and share. Nice photos.Good food.

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  51. I wish I could follow you on LikeToKnowIt, however, the App is not available on my Windows Phone.

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  52. I love your travel blogs, especially when Pip is your side kick.

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  53. Annapolis looks like an awesome place to visit!

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  54. That ice cream looks so good!

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  55. the ice cream looks likes its melting

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  56. I grew up in Maryland, so I always enjoyed our occasional jaunts into Annapolis. Thanks for posting!

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  57. I love how close you are to your dog. Not sure if I would share my ice cream with my dog though...lol

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  58. Nice trip and cute doggie.

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  59. Love the pic of your doggie licking your ice cream!

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  60. I absolutely love that shirt your wearing from Torrid. Torrid is one of my favorite stores.

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  61. That ice cream looks so yummy! I have a sweet tooth as well!

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  62. The smart watch also looks really nice. It seems like it would help with exercise.

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  63. I love Annapolis. I need to spend more time there.

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