Big news

Last week, I wrote that I was getting close to making a major decision. I have been practically bursting at the seams keeping this whole thing a secret. So, what's the good news? Jason and I bought a condo this past weekend! We had been talking about buying a place together for awhile now, and we had recently found a neighborhood in Annapolis, MD that we absolutely fell in love with. We went house-hunting a week ago, and found a beautiful 2-bedroom condo and decided to make an offer on Saturday. Within four hours of our offer, we had reached an agreement with the seller and we had a new home! We will be moving sometime in July.

So, yes, I will be trading in the hustle and bustle of DC for the laid back, small town charms of Annapolis. (I'm already imagining balmy summer evenings strolling along the Annapolis City Dock, or exploring the lush gardens and greenery on the campuses of St. John's College and the Naval Academy.) We will be commuting to our jobs in the city (I was able to get on a different work schedule to avoid rush hour traffic), so I'll get my daily dose the lovely Dupont Circle neighborhood, and will still have access to all the things I love about DC.

On Saturday afternoon, we scoped out our new neighborhood a bit more. I cannot believe how amazing our location is! We'll be within minutes of a fabulous new Whole Foods and a Trader Joe's, an Amish market (think incredible baked goods, handmade pasta, and fresh meat, cheese and produce, all from local sources) a yoga studio (sounds promising from the reviews), a FRESHFARM farmers market, Anthropologie, Lululemon, Target, the Rams Head (a great live music venue), the highly acclaimed Joss sushi bar, a fab cupcake shop, Mixed Greens (an eco-boutique with oodles of locally and sustainably made housewares, clothing, etc.) a sweet little wine bar, biking and running trails, not to mention the beautiful Chesapeake Bay (and everything that comes along with living near the water - boating, crabbing, jet-skiing, etc.).

Needless to say, we are insanely excited. I was going to post pictures of the condo itself, but the listing has been taken down because it's not on the market anymore. I will post pictures as soon as I can however. I have the feeling I will be asking for design tips and opinions because I know you guys have excellent taste!

Collage by me, comprised of photos by Flickr user Toshio, Destination 360, SoMdThisisLiving, Flickr user Iso100, and Flickr user RamisLevy.


Carolyn said...

Congrats!!! Your location sounds AWESOME, and i can't wait to see pics of the new place!

AnalieseMarie said...

Thanks Carolyn! Jason will be taking some photos during the home inspection, so hopefully I'll have some photos to share soon!

City Girl said...

Congratulations - Annapolis is lovely. And you found a great location.

Melita said...

wow, congrats!! that is awesome news!! i loooove blue crabs :)

Lauren said...

Very weird...I left a message this morning and now it's not here!

Anyway it said this: Congratulations! That's such exciting news! I can't wait to see the pictures!

Sarah said...

Sounds amazing! Congrats on the awesome location :)

AnalieseMarie said...

Thanks everyone!


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