Gone With The Tide

If I were to take a guess at the beautiful tapestries to adorn the homes of mermaids and mermen, I would imagine that the artwork of Fiona Willis would splash the walls. Having collected sea treasures for over a decade now, Gone With The Tide has found a unique and beautiful way to incorporate this collection within […]

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Wicked Ginger Soap

Summer in Maine is just around the corner, and with it brings: Salty sun-kissed skin, fresh grass, fine sand, and rich soil, amongst other things. And while playing outside on a beautiful summer day in vacationland is invigorating for the soul, the repercussions can be a bit dirty. What better way to clean up after […]

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Cape Porpoise Trading Company

Maine culture is one that is unique and timeless. The value of nostalgia found throughout many of our Maine made products is something that is highly sought after, and appreciated. When I first stumbled upon Cape Porpoise Trading Company, I was drawn in by the marvelous array of colors woven within these doormats, perfectly intwined, creating […]

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Everlasting Escape

Maine (Definition): noun Vacationland The way life should be Whether born and raised, a transplant, visitor, or perhaps one who hasn’t yet had a chance to stop by, Maine remains tried and true to the aforementioned definition. Detailing all of nature’s pristine beauty, from rocky coastlines that add bold and artistic definition to our state’s shape, […]

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The Beauty of a Season Earned

As I settle into the evening, I am accompanied by the soothing sound of rain greeting the window pane. It is a sound that many find discouraging mid April, but one that I hold dear. [Pluviophile: A lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.] We reside in a state that is ever changing, […]

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Maine Veterans’ Homes

Let’s all take a moment to thank our veterans. Whether that means thanking: Yourself, a spouse, family member, dear friend, or a random passerby that you encounter in the days/weeks to come as you go about life here in Maine and New England. It is my humble opinion, that we owe so much to those […]

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Bella Boo’s Blues

If you have a four legged friend wandering around your home, Bella Boo’s Blues should become a household name. What began as a small idea between mother-daughter duo Cheryl & Angela (With some assistance from Bella Boo the Italian Greyhound) in 2006, has flourished into a business with a big campaign. Operating out of Birch Harbor, Maine […]

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Maine Validation – 11 Gentle Reminders

It’s that time of year again ladies and gentlemen. That period of limbo that sets in once the spirit of Christmas has been lost and entangled within the icicle lights that you’ve been meaning to take down, and the sparkle of fabulous New Year celebrations have slowly dimmed. It’s the time of year that we […]

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Amato’s – From Dock to Shop

In titling this piece, it frustrates me right off the bat that the name, “Amato’s” has that intrusive squiggly red line underneath it, as if it is an imperfect word that needs correcting. Why would this small and uncomplicated line bother me so much one might ask? Whether it’s my Italian heritage, or just authentic […]

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Lobstering – A generational tale

Today my mother turns 50 years old, Happy Birthday Mom. My mother is a generational Mainer, her ancestors resided on Long Island, Maine. In fact, Fowler beach is named after my family, some of the first settlers. There is such a fathomless love for the North Atlantic within this family, that I wouldn’t be surprised if salt […]

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