Portland, Maine

There are three things I think about when I think about Portland, Maine: the blue color of the ocean off the side of a sail boat, lobsters, and L.L. Bean. A couple of years ago, this American standard launched L.L. Bean Signature, with a nod to heritage and updated classics. I understand the thrill of a new look but for me, sometimes I just want to put on a simple black turtleneck or a cozy autumn sweater with some classic boots and call it a day (like on THIS day for example). So we paid them a visit at their store in Freeport, Maine, that is unbelievably open 24 hours a day – literally shop till you drop! – and then spent the last remaining sunsets of summer in Portland where the red brick contrasts the blue ocean and those white sails go gliding by like a painting that never changes but is always moving on the horizon.

L.L. Bean Signature’s perfect travel bag! Westport Leather Tote.

Below: Discovered Portland General Store Apothecary which makes simple and natural beauty products inspired by antique recipes. I LOVE the shampoo and conditioner. Kevin loves the whiskey after-shave. Also, this is a great gift for any man in your life. 

Other shopping favorites: 2Note Botanical Perfumery & Folly 101

Fall favorites from L.L. Bean Signature: I can never have enough white button-ups, especially on work days. I get the *most* compliments when I wear this sweater and I’m really looking forward to cooler weather so I can cozy up in this. This dress is such a girlfriend dress and you can never go wrong with a black blazer. For the snow, for the city.  

With circle skirts, with jeans, with pencil skirts, or on the job, this is the most versatile thing in my closet. 

Kevin’s autumn plaid, worn in chinos, and updated moccasins 

The food in Maine is worth going just for that purpose alone. Some of our favorites include Fore Street for dinner and ambiance. Duckfat – one word: fries. Saltwater Grill for lunch. Eventide Oyster Co. as much as possible. The oyster buns are TO DIE FOR. and the oysters. Just everything there. 

      

Playing Kennedy

His: Shirt, tweed sport coat, chinos, shoes

Hers: Sweater, herringbone skirt, flats 

  

More of Maine: When we bought Shaker / one of the best meals of our life