Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Annapolis Was Like a Dream


Who knew there was this little, quaint, classy and all things preppy town right smack dab in the middle of Maryland? Not me! I wish I could say I'm all things pink and green, but that would be a lie. On the other hand, I grew up in the 90's where I was all thing penny loafers, button down Polo's and head bands, so prep runs in my veins... When Jamie and I got out of our cars on the brick paved street in down town Annapolis, I thought I'd finally been reunited with my long lost preppy family. I was in heaven.

I won't bore you with a zillion details, so here are some bullet points:

Friday:
  • First things first, we got pedicures and manicures in the most luxurious of salons... aahhh for girl weekends
  • We ate a quick lunch and headed to one of the largest malls I've ever been in... we shopped for about 4 hours, I got a small makeover and then headed down town
  • We walked around for quite a while just admiring the sailboats, Navy Cadets and preppy shops
  • We ate at a fantastic restaurant feasting on bread and exotic cheeses with fig spread, Mahi Mahi Salad and amazing wine
Who knows where the Maxi Dress is for the 5'4" girl? :)


Saturday:
  • Raining/54 degrees... ugh
  • Went to the. most. amazing. SBUX ever and had a glorious Venti Soy, No Foam Latte with a Cinnamon Scone -- heaven.
  • Went through almost every single store on three streets in the rain... thank God for umbrellas and a great pair of closed toed shoes that was on sale in the first store we went in
  • Ate at a Famous Annapolis Diner and had the most greasy Rubin I've ever tasted. Yum.
  • Bought a new hand bad, lip glosses, shoes, shot glass, some pottery, rain gauge for D and a few other odds and ends
  • Went back to the mall for a couple things, went to a whole foods store (Trader Joe's to be exact... best. grocery. store. ever.) and bought more bread, cheeses, salami, fruit and desert and went back to the hotel and had a picnic on the bed whilst we watched "Marley and Me" (thanks for the warning, btw, that it ended so CRAPPY!)

Sunday:
  • Breakfast down by the water and said our goodbyes...
So fantastic to see a life-long friend and just be able to get our shopping on -- She is one of my only friends who doesn't have a baby and has gone through the grueling school process to attain her career and we really connect on those levels... Love you, Jamie!


27 comments:

Cole said...

Aww! Looks like you had an amazing time and got some great shopping done too. :-)

Amstel said...

So glad you had a great time in Annapolis! Anytime you're visiting your sister-in-law in Raleigh I'd be more than happy to meet up. Thanks for the wonderful comments on Amstel Life too!

Amy :)

Allison said...

how fun! My husband and I will be stationed at Ft. Meade in August...now I have one more place to look forward to visitin :)

and yeah..Marley and Me - SO SAD. Oh my goodness...I can't remember the last time I cried that much at a movie.

Erin said...

Sounds like so much fun! I love life-long friends...they are the best!

Milltini said...

LOVE Annapolis. My Dad went to the Naval Academy, which makes Annapolis such a special place for our family. Too bad you didn't go when it was a little warmer. Sitting on the porch at Candlers eating some crab legs is, by far, one of my most favorite memories!

Mrs. Stilettos said...

Ohhh home sweet home!! :)

Prep-E Girl said...

Please come "home" and hang out with me!!! Looks like you had some much fun!

-E

The Pink Chick said...

Oh it looks and sounds like you had so much fun!! I am so glad you had such a wonderful trip! Love the pictures!!!

Krystyn said...

Looks and sounds like a fabulous and wonderful trip!

Why, oh why am I the last person to (not) know what a Maxi dress is.

Do I need one?

Kaitlin said...

looks like you had a fabulous time. I just discovered that maxi dresses fit a short person too this weekend, so awesome!

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

Sounds like fun!! I love small towns!

*kimmie* said...

Oh I'm so jealous! I loved Annapolis!

I found a maxi dress from the Limited that fits me and I'm only 5'2", talk about huge shock!

Mrs. Smith said...

Great photos! Annapolis is the perfect little town, isn't it? I miss it so much!

Mrs. Nurse said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures! Glad you had a wonderful trip. I am 5'1", so I gave up on the Maxi dress. It is either too long or makes me look preggers, ha!

Lindsey said...

Sounds like it was a blast! Love the pics!

rCl said...

sounds like you did enjoy yourself! :)
yea the end to marley and me was disappointing. glad you had a good time. loved the pics!

Jackie said...

How fun! I didn't know Annapolis was so fabulous. I may have to make a day trip this summer!

Sara said...

I'm glad you enjoyed visiting my home! It's hard not to fall in love with Annapolis! :)

zentmrs said...

What a wonderful trip! It's great to have friends who share your life experience too!

Sarah said...

You were pretty much in my back yard. alot of pics that get posted on my blog are from annapolis and I work at the hospital there!

Brittany Ann said...

So fun! I love Annapolis! My brother is one of those Cadets you were talking about, so my ears always perk up when I hear Navy and Annapolis now!

Love your blog:)

Miss Adventure said...

I L.O.V.E Trader Joe's! Best store ever I swear! Mmm!

2PreppyGirls.com said...

I live outside of DC on the Virginia side now but I spent about 5 years in Annapolis before moving to The City (Baltimore). Loooved Annapolis! And the restaurants there can't be beat!! Hope you get to go back sometime in the spring or summer and really see what that town is all about!!

So glad I found your blog!

Jenny.Lee said...

I'm so glad you had a good time!

Saskia said...

It looks like you had a blast! I love life-long friends who you can just 'pick up where you left off' with! Love the photos!

x

Ms. Salti said...

Looks like you two had a blast. And Anapolis looks beautiful!

Ashley said...

Looks like so much fun - I need a girls weekend like this but I probably won't have time for that til after the wedding! haha