Less is More

Lately I’ve been using the phrase “less is more” . It applies to so many things from why I put less sugar in my apple pie to why too many chairs in a room make the space look cluttered. It’s the phrase I use to explain why it’s better to leave open space on aContinue reading “Less is More”

Party for a Good Cause and Beat the Heat

Talk about the dog days of summer, they seem to have arrived here in Annapolis, complete with dreary gray skies and steamy temperatures which make you want to head for a cold shower or maybe an exciting event in an air conditioned setting to put your mind in a better place. Tonight is the annualContinue reading “Party for a Good Cause and Beat the Heat”

The Art Form of The Book

In one of my alternate fantasies of a parallel career, I see myself owning a large but cozy bookstore, filled with old, beautiful, and unusual books. I sit at the front desk with my fragrant cup of hot tea (of course we give away free cups of coffee, tea, and hot cocoa to our customers)Continue reading “The Art Form of The Book”

Enjoy Flowers & Art All Month Long

If you get over to City Dock in Annapolis this morning, you can treat yourself to some lovely flowers and herbs to plant in your garden at the annual Four Rivers Garden Club Plant sale today. I took a few photos of the British taxi parked outside Reynold’s Tavern. Fans of the British monarchy wereContinue reading “Enjoy Flowers & Art All Month Long”

Glamorous Hats, Croquet, and May Baskets

It’s a weekend for wearing a hat. If you are a fan of William and Kate, you’ll be awake and seated in front of your TV at 6:00 a.m. in time to watch the royal wedding and if you don’t want to miss any of the festivities, you’ll have turned on your TV at 3:30Continue reading “Glamorous Hats, Croquet, and May Baskets”

Annapolis Mitchell Gallery Inspires Authors and Artists

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) Number 51: Mannen Bridge and the Fukagawa District (1857) Series: Meisho Yedo Hyakkei (One Hundred Famous Views of Edo) Ink on paper Tucked away in the far corner of the St. John’s College campus in Annapolis, sits The Mitchell Gallery. This handsome modern building, built in 1989 provides exhibition space for visitingContinue reading “Annapolis Mitchell Gallery Inspires Authors and Artists”

Annapolis Opera Starts Their New Season

Opera is alive and well, here in the Chesapeake Bay Region. Annapolis Opera kicked off their 2010-2011 season with an impressively well attended gathering, entitled “Celebrate Opera”. Held at Wine Cellars of Annapolis on Forest Drive in Clocktower Place, I could describe the scene as “standing room only” but then again, this was a standingContinue reading “Annapolis Opera Starts Their New Season”

First Sunday Annapolis Festival on West Street

These pictures were taken by my daughter, Alex Crilly, who walked down West Street to check out the monthly first Sunday Festival on West Street in Downtown Annapolis. As you can see, everyone was having a great time with the music, food, dancing, and shopping. Thank you Alex!

Love, Croquet, Books, Fishing

There are so many things going on this weekend in Annapolis, it is hard to know where to begin. The start photo of today’s blog is specific to the subject of croquet as the traditional St. Johnies vs. The Mids from the U.S. Naval Academy willl take place on the lawn of historic St. John’sContinue reading “Love, Croquet, Books, Fishing”