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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

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Buying Shaker

On a recent trip to Maine we stopped off at Windsor Chairmakers for a little look-and-see of something so classic New England. What we found was a new modeling stool for the studio and a whole story about how it came to be. Completely handcrafted in an old barn on the property, owner Jim Brown will tell you when you come in you’re buying a piece of the past with function and comfort all in one. Now that’s my cup of tea!

Above: Caroline at Ann Street Studio on our new modeling stool.

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Dogfish Head Asado

Dogfish Head Asado at Salt Water Farm, Lincolnville, Maine. Shot on August 4, 2012, on FUJI 400 ISO Film / Pentax 35mm

As if the end of summer couldn’t be anymore bittersweet… we filled our memories with friends, family and really great beer up in Maine at Dogfish Head’s summer event Asado at Salt Water Farm. On a grassy hill overlooking the bay they roasted lamb, shucked fresh oysters, tapped *a few* kegs and lived a perfect summer night together. Of course being the creative weirdos (I say that in the most endearing way) as they are at Dogfish, we had a special brewed stout just for the event made of 40 Maine Lobsters! Outrageous!

Here’s to a great summer weekend,

Happy Labor Day!

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More of the deep blue

From my Boats & Oceans journey

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