Maryland, one of the smallest states in the country, packs a diverse punch. Bordering our nation’s capital, Maryland offers a trove of history with landmarks like Fort McHenry, the Babe Ruth House, Mount Vernon and it’s even the birthplace of our national anthem. The mountains in the west provide a great skiing destination in the winter and awesome white water rafting adventures in the summer. On the shores on the East Coast, the once sleepy fishing town of Ocean City is now a family vacation hot spot. We visited our friends at Vernon Powell Shoe store, just west from Ocean City to experience Maryland and the quaint town of Salisbury.
Family owned and operated, Vernon Powell was established in Salisbury, MD 80 years ago. VP offers a wide selection of athletic, casual, comfort and dress footwear, along with beautiful accessories, jewelry, adorable children’s items and a lovely selection of gifts, but it’s not about the product’s offered at Vernon Powell, it’s about the people! The staff prides themselves in customer service, and building lasting relationships. It’s an effort that hasn’t gone unnoticed by the consumer. Shoe shopping is so much more than finding a stylish pair and Ann, a Pedorthist who has been with Vernon Powell for 17 years, knows the importance of finding the right shoe fit. Ann, along with 3 other Pedorthist’s on staff, have studied anatomy, biomechanics and realignment, ensuring you walk out of Vernon Powell with the perfect shoes for any foot, joint or lower limb ailment. The staff at Vernon Powell knows you won’t walk away disappointed. They take time and make sure your needs are met and will send you off with a smile and a dinner recommendation!
When you’re finished shipping at Vernon Powell, there is plenty to do in Salisbury and the surrounding areas. Fratelli’s Italian restaurant whips up an authentic Maryland crabcake, one of the best by local standards, winning best crab cake in Salisbury 10 years in a row! The nearby island of Assateague is a whimsical beach where wild horses roam. It’s safe to visit, camp and swim, just don’t feed the ponies! In Ocean City, Trasher’s Frech Fries and Dumser’s Ice Cream are a staple for any visitor. And of course, you can’t leave Maryland without a fresh squeezed Orange Crush found at bars like Brew River Dock Bar, Seacrets, Fager’s Island or Harborside Bar & Grill.
Sometimes in life the universe is on your side and through a lot of hard work and a little luck, things will fall into place beautifully.
That’s what happened when we ventured to the north and south points of the Massachusetts coast to shoot our Fall 2016 collection. We started out the week in Cape Cod. Every Bostonian’s favorite summer haven was relaxed and quiet during the off season, but it’s charm was still present. We then ventured up to the quaint town of Rockport on the North Shore. The rocky shoreline and picturesque town was an ideal location. Our incomparable team, including world class photographer Sara Forrest came together to tell a story of our Earth and Earthies girl. Sara is photographer and director who specializes in visual lifestyle projects. She has this laid back quality about her, but don’t be fooled by her cool demeanor, Sara’s ability to take charge and direct is inspiring. She has a clear vision of what she want’s, knows how to achieve it, but is always conscious of whats necessary for the Earth Brand. Our team included fashion stylist, Lauren Divolio & Janine Maggiore, hair and makeup artists, Mariolga Pantazopoulos & Kacie Corbelle, Videographer’s, Meg Elkinton & Shane Godfrey, Assistants Leonard Mazzone, Dan Orlow & Andrew Umbrianna, Creative lead, Darrin Bult, Assistant Art Director, Sara Bamber, Production Assistant Christina DeVaughn and our fearless leader, Earth Brands Marketing Direction Katie Dobbs.