A little over a year ago, Peter and Orenda Hale opened a wine shop in the burgeoning Washington Avenue neighborhood in Portland. They called it Maine & Loire, a play on the names of two French rivers and the state, … Continue reading
I was lucky to catch Local 188 owner Jay Villani just before he left on a much-anticipated trip to Barcelona, Spain. Joining him are his family and several of his staff, including partner Matt Purington. “I’m looking forward to eating … Continue reading
If houses are measured in square feet, then homes ought to be measured in heart. At 850 square feet, Rhonda and Ben Birkbeck’s Yarmouth house is relatively small, but the size of the home they’ve created there? Encompassing. Abundant. Full. … Continue reading
When Grace first opened its tall red doors in 2009 it was the hottest spot in town. The opening of the dramatically renovated Gothic Revival-style church on Chestnut Street had been eagerly anticipated and did not disappoint. There was nothing … Continue reading
As I was walking into Henry and Marty, I noticed a pickup truck with the license plate “BBIMBOP.” It made me smile and I snapped a photo. Bibimbop is a traditional Korean dish of white rice topped with vegetables, sometimes … Continue reading
Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth is just a seven-and-a-half–mile trip from our offices here at 75 Market in downtown Portland. I am looking forward to this luxurious winter weekend getaway on the oceanfront.
My husband, Byron, picks me up at the offices of Maine Media Collective and we take off for our weekend in Brunswick and Bath. This short escapade is just what the doctor ordered.