Looking for LOVE? Old Ellicott City has oodles of LOVE-LY ways to find it and celebrate it this month!
In search of the classic bouquet of flowers and chocolate – look no further. How about a one-of a kind work of art, a vintage treasure or a ‘wish it was Spring’ new fashion piece? Your options abound. Perhaps what you really long for is a treat for yourself – a new ‘do, an escape back into history, or just a stroll along the river?
Grab your favorite someone, your mom, your dog and/or BFF and head to OEC this month where you will be welcomed by shop owners, artists, stylists and barkeeps that will make you feel loved.
While you’re here, visit our HEART OF OEC SELFIE SPOT coming soon to the B&O Plaza at Main Street and Maryland Avenue. (Big thanks to our friends at Flower Barn for donating their craft and time) It’s the perfect place to strike a pose, snap a pic, and think about why you love OEC. Tell us about it on Fb or IG with #LoveOEC and be entered to win a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the OEC business of your choice! Photos in your other favorite OEC shops and spots encouraged too – all #LoveOEC posts, all month long, get you a chance at gift certificates! We’ll pick two winners every week.
Here’s a little OEC LOVE inspiration and where to find it…
Sweet Love – Sweet Cascades, Unusual Company, Crazy Mason Milkshakes, EC Pops and Southwest Connection & Silver Arrow Fudge Shop
Lovely Flowers – Flower Barn, Gott Folk, Blush Republic and Old Town Flowers
Love Yourself – K Alexander & Co, Gloss Hair Studio, Ooh La Lal Salon, Nirvana Hair Loft, Erin Devlin Wellness, Happy Feet, Pam Long Photography, Brittany Dunbar Photography, Transformative Travel, Village Counseling and Deep Roots Movement
Lunch Love – Little Market Cafe, Georgia Grace Cafe, Old Mill Cafe, Syriana Cafe & Gallery, Cozy Bakery & Cafe, Matcha Time Cafe and Trolley Stop
Supper Love – Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant, Manor Hill Tavern, Umi Sushi, Phoenix Upper Main, Revel & Main and La Palapa Grill & Cantina
Love your Man – Sunflower Trading Co., Smoke Capital, Cavern Apparel and OEC Barbers on Main
Love your Lady – Arnold Acres, Hi Ho Silver Co., Sweet Elizabeth Jane, Primitive Beginnings & Lotus, Poppy & Stella, Pink Sky EC and Simply the Best Boutique
Love to Play – AxGard, Clipper’s Canine Cafe, Gamers Corp, Time Warp, Backwater Books, Precious Gifts, RoaTech, Archive Music & Games, Doc Taylor’s Toy Emporium, Matcha Time Gift Shop, Forget-Me-Not Factory and the Ellicott Mills Children’s Museum
Love the Arts – Artists’ Gallery, Made on Main, Divine Planet Studio, Bohemian House Art & Soul, Clayground Studio & Gallery, Discoveries, Arcade Art Studio, Oriental Art Gallery, Ghost Town Odditorium and Living Lore Tattoo Studio
Love your Home – Su Casa, Classic Interiors, Main Street Oriental Rugs, Shoemaker Country, A Journey From Junk, Park Ridge Trading Co., Main Street Oriental Rugs and ASH Interiors
Vintage Love – Archive Music & Games, Antique Depot, Attic Antiques ‘N Things, Gramp’s Attic Books, Maxine’s Antiques & Collectibles, Stone House Collective and Wagon Wheel Antiques
Libations Love – Judge’s Bench, Wine Bin and Ellicott Distilling Co.
Love of History – B&O Ellicott City Museum, Firehouse Museum, Museum of Howard County History, Ellicott City Colored Schoolhouse Restored and Thomas Isaac Log Cabin
Nature Love – Transformative Travel, Trolley Trail #9 and Patapsco Female Institute