Need a taste of the islands from time to time? Whether Hawaii or the Caribbean ... a laid back place with palm trees, sandy beaches and the sounds of island music drifting on warm breezes. Smilin' Jake's, on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Rock Hall, Maryland, is the store for you. We can’t wisk you away to the tropics, but for the past 12 years our casual tropical apparel has helped many to relax, live the tropical fantasy and forget about rush hour traffic for a bit ...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
We are back, 2016 is behind us and time for a new year. For those who follow the groundhog, for get it is prediction is just so that he gets the place to himself a little bit longer.
Chart metalworks is the creation of a long time sailor, with a nautical Maine background. One day in 2006, surrounded by scrolls of nautical charts in her home, Charlotte Guptill was inspired to incorporate the medium into her designs. In 2008 CHART metalworks was formally launched. Soon after husband John joined to assist with the growing orders in their studio on Custom House Wharf, Portland, Maine. Now with the help of a talented pack of Main based artisans and an expansive collection including maps and territories beyond the US, they handcraft custom nautical chart and map adornments allowing you to capture your most treasured sports across the globe. CHART metalworks is the original custom nautical chart and map jewelry.
WHAT THEY DO
Create vessels for you to tell your own story - where you grew up, sailed, visited, have moved to or vacation or as a remembrance gift to someone who you know. These one-of-a-kind bracelets allow you to wear your world.
HOW THEY DO IT
With these Made in the USA hand-cast pieces, which are handcrafted in their studio on Portland, Maine's working waterfront. With a quality that can only be achieved by Maine goods, made by Maine people.
For more information about these beautiful bracelets contact "Smilin' Jake's".
Many have been suggesting that we get more in the way of ladies swim so this winter we did some searching at the show and came across this new line "Swim by Chuck Handy". Many of the suits are two, three and four piece sets with great attention to detail, at a great price and bst of all "MADE IN THE USA". Below are a few of the styles that we have in stock as well as some separates and bikini's for the younger at heart.
It's "Cruise Night" time again in Rock Hall, Md. Here is part 1 of the slide show from May's Cruise. Part 2 to follow soon. See you this Friday the 19th for the next Cruise. Til' then "Keep on Cruisin".
Bin a long cold winter and right about now that photo looks darn good to most of us. So as Jimmy would put it. For all you "Fruitcakes" out there I know many of you have been to the "Party at the End of the World" and the day after where wishing you were sitting at a "Beach House on the Moon". However, all you where looking for was "A License to Chill" but instead you ended up on a "Salty Piece of Land" with a "Bama Breeze" rufflin' you feathers on the "Dark Side of the Moon". So, Linda and I would like to remind everyone that we are not "On the Far Side of the World". All that we ask is if you passed "Summerzcool" and then maybe went on to "Domino College" then you are ready for a road trip and some well deserved "Tiki Time". "Don't Stop the Carnival" but instead dig out the paddles, dust off that 1958 VW bus or thumb it if you must, but make your way to Rock Hall. Oh yea, while you're here don't forget to stop by Smilin' Jake's. So, you got the place, make a bit of time and pretend that you're "Off To See The Lizard" at the "Outpost" by the bay. Come "Sit Under the Big Top" (not exactly) there is a roof over your head so if the weather changes we got you covered, re-outfit yourself so that "Come Monday" your not lookin' like "The Captain and the Kid". Til' then, remember "we always have everything you want but nothing you need". Mahalo
Somewhere when they said 2013 was outa' here, I had visions of a great new beginning for 2014.... as in the weather department for starters. We've had enough of the economy, enough of the politics and now we have certainly had enough of this weather. The hammock is frozen in place, the palm tree is covered in snow and I just don't picture shovelin' snow in shorts and an aloha shirt.... somehow it just doesn't seem right. Thought it was supposed to be flip flops and sandy beaches. As Jimmy once said, it's time to hit the reboot key..... so heck with mother nature, the heck with that rodent up north, come on what does a ground hog know about the weather anyway. Remember spring is just 45 days away so it's time to get geared up and be ready for some fun in the sun,
That's right it's 2 degrees and that ain't sand under the palm tree! When we say we're chillin', we mean it.
So hang in there SPRING is just around the corner and we've got lots of new exciting NEW things for this year.