January 2016

Custom Deluxe

Custom Deluxe is immediately welcoming and homey. It has the slightly cobbled together, casual look of Craigslist finds and hand-me-downs, which actually happens to be the case. The benches that line the exposed brick wall are old church pews. Mismatched, … Continue reading

Room to Write

In a shed in her backyard, an author makes space to create.


When Kit Paschal was looking for space to open his new restaurant, the real estate broker gave him a tour of the eastern end of Washington Avenue, pointing out new businesses and describing the future of the area. The neighborhood … Continue reading

Lil’s Cafe

Michael Landgarten has a sweet tooth. The owner of Lil’s Café in Kittery readily admits this to me, as we talk over chai lattes and the café’s signature cruller. I feel like I’ve found a kindred spirit as we chat … Continue reading

Great Lost Bear

Decades before Portland became the culinary hotspot it is now, Dave Evans, his wife Weslie, and his cousin Chip MacConnell bought a rock club called Bottoms Up on Forest Avenue. Before the purchase, they had been enjoying life in Mount … Continue reading


I couldn’t wait to go on my first-ever 48HRS assignment to Bethel and Newry, just a small road trip from Portland. My boyfriend, Adam, and I love exploring Maine, so we knew this would be a perfect little getaway. Friday … Continue reading

Dr. Lincoln Avery

Dr. F. Lincoln Avery is an orthopedic surgeon and the division leader of sports medicine at Maine Medical Partners Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. A former collegiate ski racer, he is a physician for the U.S. Ski Team and has traveled … Continue reading


Traditional Japanese cuisine is the starting point for a culinary adventure. Chef Masa Miyake is a man of few words. At first, it’’s hard to understand why. He has two locally popular, nationally recognized restaurants in Portland. He has a farm … Continue reading

Midcoast Wellness

To me, wellness is about getting outside and being active, learning from intelligent health professionals, indulging in local wholesome meals, and enjoying the scenery along the way. I am heading to the midcoast, a destination that is becoming a hub … Continue reading