October 2012

Old Vines Wine Bar & Tapas, Kennebunk

There is something rather calming about the flicker of candlelight against a wall lined with old wine casks. The last remnants of daylight illuminate the rest of the dining room as I slide into position at the bar. Outside, the … Continue reading

Gather, Yarmouth

It’s a dreary, Wednesday night, but as soon as I enter the yellow house on Main Street, the chill is gone and warmth envelops me. Although it’s only been open a few weeks, Gather already feels cozy, lived-in, and familiar. … Continue reading

Andy Shepard

Q+A-November 2012 By Sophie Nelson NAME: Andy Shepard AGE: 55 OCCUPATION: President/CEO of the Maine Winter Sports Center You grew up in Maine? My dad was in the military or working for the government, so I was all over the place—Cuba, Japan, Alaska. … Continue reading


From pre-dinner cocktails to the most incredible beignets you will ever taste, every last detail of the dining experience is executed with painstaking precision. While it may seem sacrilegious to some, each time I visit the Camden Harbour Inn I … Continue reading


SEE-November 2012 Philly/Kondor8’s It Just Happened Like That 2010, multimedia collage, 20″ x 16″ “The piece is multidimensional. It groups and it regroups. It comes together differently every time you look at it.” —Philly/Kondor8 The Kymara Gallery | 2 Main … Continue reading

In with the Old, In with the New

WELLNESS-November 2012 By Sophie Nelson Photographs by Sean Alonzo Harris Catherine Cloudman and Apothecary by Design’s healthy approach to pharmacy. It is a bright Friday morning in Perx-U-Up Cafe on Portland’s Marginal Way, the seamless extension of the independent pharmacy … Continue reading

Bangor, Brewer, + Orono

48 HOURS-November 2012 Photographs + stories by Maine magazine staff: Sophie Nelson, Susan Grisanti + Joe Hebert Joe Hebert, Online Editor   Friday 4:00 p.m. @ Portland Transportation Center I hurry out of work to pick up my friend Alex—a … Continue reading