@Hagerstown Outlets

We went shopping today at the Hagerstown Outlets.

Two things struck me:

1) The deals on beautiful brand name clothing was unbelievable!

2) So many stores have closed during Covid; what a darn shame what’s happened to our small businesses. 

Anyway, it’s an adventure to go to the outlets, and hard not to spend when the deals are all around you. 

The best is to get gifts for the people you love!  πŸ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal, Not Hagerstown)

Awesome Vase 4 Shabbat Shalom

Awesome purple vase for Shabbat Shalom!

Love the cool designs on it and all the colors and shapes. 

Tops off a week of hard work and creativity and eases us into the day of rest and spirituality. 

All it needs is some beautiful flowers to go into the vase and voila!  πŸ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Geometric Shapes Inspire

I like these geometric shapes sort of just hanging out there. 

They’re interesting in that they speak to a person, but it’s left up to your imagination what they are actually saying. 

Feels a little futuristic and from alien space. 

Words may mean nothing, but shapes can be a universal language. 

Go figure!  πŸ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Seeing It Through Glass

This was a nice glass display at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Somehow they make everything look so cool.

The designer clothing from floor to ceiling doesn’t hurt. 

But seeing it through the lens of these glass balls only adds to the pricey out-of-world experience. πŸ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Magical Blue Pendant

Thought this blue pendant was just magical!

Beautiful blue color and love the inlaid design over it. 

Middle eastern style and it’s a standout!

There is mystery, eloquence, and even some unapologetic sexiness to it.  πŸ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Beautiful Japanese Pagoda

Japanese pagoda signifying the elements of earth, air/sky, fire and water.

Beautiful integration of stone into natural surroundings. 

Centered, self-reflection, mindfulness, enlightenment, peace. 

You can see this at Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden in Delray Beach, Florida. 

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Lock Head Design

Cool padlock!

I’m surprised they don’t make more locks like this with interesting dodads for the base of the lock. 

Aside from all sort of faces, you could have places and things. 

A lock that looks like Groucho Marx, a Turtle, the Eiffel Tower, or a Heart.  

Why not (as long as it keeps things safe)?Β πŸ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Nice Country Hats

Men and women of many religions cover their hair for modesty.


On display were some nice, colorful, country-style hats for women.   


Head coverings in church, mosque or synagogue, are a way to express modesty and humbleness before G-d. 


Also, we cover our hair/head, more generally, to remember that G-d is above us, watching and guiding us always. 


Modest, humble, and G-d fearing–a hat is a potent symbol of faith.Β  πŸ˜‰


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)