How often do you got a second to yourself? If you allow it, I bet we have more time to all the things we want, then we realize. It’s an ongoing thing, this thing of ours. No not that kind of thing of ours, but life. Life is good, and going to the places that make you feel good is what this life is all about.
Annapolis makes me feel good. Actually it’s the mood I’m in that decides whether or not a place is going to make you happy. But the setting helps.
I’ve been to 49 West (here is more about them, their menu, live music calendar, and contact information) several times, and wrote about it once, in a different universe. and without going back and rereading it, I’m sure many of the same sentiments will appear.
It’s easy to explain this place but then it’s not. It’s coffee, wine, food, community, live music, and everything in between. I haven’t had the privilege of seeing any bands or solo artists play live, but I look forward to it, and I imagine the setting makes it all the more intimate than it already is.
I also haven’t gotten to appreciate all the food and drink that’s at our disposal.
When the weather gets to be where it is (and I’m not complaining, I’m embracing) the food preferences will change, and the lighter the more necessary. I think that makes sense…
I’m in the mood for hummus and pita bread. I’m always in the mood for that. And the presentation was beautiful. It’s hard to mess up hummus. This was good, and by no means can I compare it to anywhere else. It’s hummus and it’s good, it’s satisfying, and I like to tell myself I’m eating healthy. The carrots and celery told me so.
There was a sign outside saying it’s Rosé time. You may have heard.
I wanted to make this as uncomplicated as possible and I’m thankful the Rosé by the glass is the Famille Perrin Reserve, and it’s about as standard and basic as it gets.
I’ve written highly about their Rhone in the past, and how it’s one help make me love wine the way I do. This however is nothing special. Yes this is a glass that’s just ‘there’.
In many ways that’s all I wanted. I’m sometimes in no place to revel and talk about how amazing a wine is. Sometimes you want average, you want standard, and you want simple. Not that they make the best stories, but sometimes they make the best stories.
It’s the quietest I’ve ever seen the place, but it was mid afternoon, and that’s just how I liked it. A few quick pictures later and then I just sat there. And I was happy. This isn’t just about people watching…
There’s art watching, display watching, and watching nothingness. That’s meant in a good way. I wasn’t bored, I was peaceful. I don’t get that enough.
This town brings me peace that I know I can find within myself. We all have it. These days where I’m exhausted and spiritually drained, I keep coming back here and appreciating all the gems of this town. I don’t know a lot of people, but then I start recognizing everyone. There’s so much comfort in that.
I’m going to enjoy everything I can because this is what Annapolis does for me and so many others. It’s a place of happiness, peace, love, community, and support of local.
I’ll have more to say on 49 West soon.
Bless you Annapolis, thanks for ongoing memories that have brought me peace.