Photo of our fall meal at Sea Glass at the Inn by the Sea!
One of these classic sangria recipes from Smitten Kitchen might be the perfect thing to serve at your next summer cookout, no? Although, this simple Pink Gin I spotted on A Crimson Kiss looks just as tasty. You choose!
After seeing a photo of Le Domaine aux Quat Saisons on Habitually Chic this morning, I promptly googled the hotel and ended up at photographer, Polly Alexandre’s blog. It looks like the most charming place to stay in Rieux Minervois… especially with three dachshunds running around the property.
Have you seen this list of summer rental properties from New York Magazine yet? The lakeside hideaway in CT isn’t quite in the travel budget, but the Balinese House in the Hudson Valley or The William Brown Cabin in Hankins, NY might be!
Designer/photographer, Jennifer Chong spent a quick 36 hours in New York City recently and managed to squeeze in so many sites, shops, and good food while she was there. I’m keeping her list in mind for our trip down next month!
The Boston Globe released this list of 19 of the best places for summertime food in New England. More than a few Maine restaurants made the cut, including one of our favorites, Sea Glass at the Inn by the Sea!
We hope you all have a lovely long weekend!1 Comment
This past weekend was certainly one of my favorites of 2013 thus far! Michael celebrated his 27th birthday yesterday, so we extended the celebration a bit and made a weekend of it. After running in our friend’s 5K, we visited the farmer’s market for the first time this year and bought some vegetables for our raised bed. Later we treated ourselves to lunch at Bonobo and sampled what has now become my favorite gluten free pizza crust in Portland! Our friends, Cory & Robyn, came over for a birthday dinner Saturday evening and we sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Michael as he made a wish while blowing out the candles on his coconut cream cake from Scratch!
We began Michael’s actual birthday with a tasty brunch from Pai Men Miyake and spent most of the afternoon in the yard with Orvis. Our delicious weekend concluded with birthday drinks & oysters at Eventide – one of Michael’s favorites!
Hopefully you all had a chance to enjoy some good food over the weekend as well.
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A photo of a Two Fat Cats cake in honor of Michael’s birthday weekend!
Sarah from A House in the Hills shared her guide, accompanied by many beautiful photographs, to Tulum, Mexico this week. (While you’re on her blog, be sure to check out some of her latest recipes. We’ve been snacking on these granola bars all week.)
Whenever we begin planning a trip, I always check the Design*Sponge city guides for ideas on where to eat and what to do. This week the team at D*S featured their Best of East Coast City Guides, complete with a nod to our beloved Portland, Maine.
Carin of Paris in Four Months, whose photos are always a daily favorite of mine, recapped her recent trip to Corsica in three parts: I, II, III. You’ll want to start planning your trip by the time you’re finished with the first post!
I was downright giddy when, as I was scrolling through the blogs in my blog reader, I saw a feature on our dear neighborhood bakery, Scratch Baking Company! Camille Styles shared a fantastic piece on the bakery we partially credit for loving our neighborhood as much as we do. It makes us so happy to see other people recognize the talent behind this gem of a bakery.
Sweet Thing has quickly become one of my very favorite blogs, primarily because of Jesse Webster’s beautiful imagery. I bookmarked this post of her weekend trip to her hometown of Ojai, CA a few weeks ago and keep coming back to see the wonderfully rich photographs. Since discovering her blog earlier this year, I’ve added Ojai to my list of must-visit places!
The latest issue of Travel + Leisure includes a wonderful feature on Cornish coast in England. Hotel Tresanton in St. Mawes, highlighted in the article, is now officially on our Hopeful Reservations list. My interest in Cornwall was initially sparked when I saw these photos by London-based photographer, Kate Murphy. Who’s up for a trip across the pond?
We hope you all have a great weekend planned! We’re running in a 5K tomorrow morning and having some friends over for dinner in the evening. Our Sunday will be spent celebrating Michael’s birthday – one of my favorite days of the year! Enjoy the next few days, everyone!2 Comments
“To make a pitcher of Bloody Marys (any smaller amount is worthless)…” -Ernest Hemingway
This image we took of a friend’s Bacon Bloody Mary at Vignola caught our eye the other day and led us down a path of the storied drink’s history.2 Comments
Having lived in Maine for five years now, we’ve started to get accustomed to pretty long winters. Whenever the calendar turns to April, we start to get a pretty intense case of homesickness for the lovely North Carolina springs we experienced each year in our youth. Thankfully, we usually have the chance to make at least one trip down south during the spring to take in the blossoms, the warm weather, and the green grass.
Chapel Hill, where Michael & I went to school, is always one of the best examples of a southern spring. We took these photos while enjoying a walk around campus, reminiscing about our time as students, on a recent trip.
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Michael & I made another whirlwind trip down to North Carolina this weekend for the wedding of a dear friend in my hometown! We didn’t have too much free time between shooting the various wedding festivities throughout the weekend, but we did manage to grab lunch at my favorite cafe in the area, feast on some delicious fresh strawberries, and play with four of our favorite dogs – Rocky, Abby, Mason, and Charlie!
We hope you all had a very happy Mother’s Day weekend!2 Comments
On our recent trip to North Carolina, Meredith and I spent her birthday in Chapel Hill and Durham, taking in as much of the great food that everyone’s been talking about as possible. As a James Beard semi-finalist for best new restaurant and with a recent shout out in Food & Wine, Durham’s Mateo Tapas was easily at the top of our list of places to try and made for the perfect birthday lunch.
With a bustling atmosphere, fantastic space, and an extremely tasty selection of tapas, it was easy to see what all the fuss has been about. There were quite a few people filling the seats along the walls, but we were able to quickly grab a seat, and by the time our waitress came to take our orders, we were giddy with anticipation. There were so many great things from which to choose, but the huevo diablo spanish deviled egg was simply amazing, and I’d take a plate of the patatas bravas to accompany just about any meal, any day of the week. Meredith only put up a small fight when I offered her part of my portion of the gambas, and ultimately we spent a delightful meal and drinks discussing which dishes were the best, then changing our minds with the next bite.
Durham, North Carolina 27701