Last weekend, we attended our first of the annual Obscure Holiday Cocktail Party with a number of other food bloggers and friends in town. We had a fantastic time sampling six deliciously creative cocktails, getting to know some of our fellow Portland bloggers, and celebrating the season. Meredith and I created a “Holiday Julep” that we hope to be sharing with you in the next couple of days.
Saturday, we kicked the day off with a Small Axe and Tandem breakfast, and then a little bit of shopping around town. We dropped in to see the well designed and selected gifts at More & Co.‘s shop, followed by the Black Parrot holiday pop-up shop, where a handful of mid-coast vendors gathered to talk about their goods, brands, and inspiration. Meredith picked up a beautiful bag from Farrell & Co. and we found a few new colorful ornaments for our tree from Where Do You Go To (WDYGT). Afterwards, we grabbed our first White Hot Chocolate of the season from Bard and dropped in on our favorite ladies at 2 Note Perfumery for some general merrymaking.
In preparation for Sunday’s big snowstorm, we made our favorite loaded baked potato soup and spent Sunday inside, sipping on eggnog and watching movies. Although we didn’t leave the house on Sunday, we had plenty of fun playing with Orvis in the yard, and are looking forward to some snowshoeing at some point this week!