A Map & Menu Weekend: 11.07-11.09

Pine Hanover NH

After the busy few weeks that preceded our wedding, Michael and I were more than happy about our plans for a low-key weekend spent (mostly) at home, but only after we took a little detour to Hanover, NH on our way back from Vermont, to walk around Dartmouth with Orvis. We were immediately charmed with the darling downtown and after a delicious lunch at Pine, we vowed to plan a return trip to Hanover as soon as possible.

Once we returned home, much of our weekend was spent making plans for and working in the kitchen. Two days after we were married, our new marble countertops were installed, which involved quite a bit of prep work the day before and a little more touch-up sanding on the walls after. Thankfully, we’ve now moved on to selecting paint colors for the walls, trim, and upper & lower cabinets  – who would’ve guess that Benjamin Moore offered 150+ variations of white paint?

In between the trips to the paint and hardware stores we made time to swing by More & Co.‘s autumn party, where they were celebrating the final day of their fall collection with Tandem pies, Field Florist flowers, and rosé. We enjoyed catching up with a few More & Co folks, as well as Ariela of ANK Ceramics, and came home with the most lovely vase from her beautiful collection.

Later that evening we met my family, visiting Maine from North Carolina for the weekend, out for their first dim sum experience at Empire. Sadly our two year-old nephew wasn’t nearly as into the tasty duck buns or spinach dumplings as the adults were, but he did enjoy seeing the new Robert Indiana “Seven” sculpture lit up in front of the museum during our post-dinner walk.

By Sunday, we were back to our normal routine with breakfast from Scratch, followed by a day around the house, working in the kitchen, making cozy meals, and catching up on missed shows… a perfect end to a hectic few weeks.

Orvis goes to Dartmouth

More & Co

More & Co Autumn Collection

More and Co ANK Ceramics

Robert Indiana 7 Portland Museum of Art

Farrow and Ball Stiffkey Blue

Emily Carter Floral Designs

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