October 2017

Little Giant

Sitting with Briana Volk at a booth in Little Giant, I am distracted. She’s holding Rocky, her handsome and happy five-month old baby. It’s hard not to look at him, trying to make him laugh, but Little Giant commands attention … Continue reading

The Shop from Island Creek Oysters

Oysters, caviar, and rosé on a sunny Wednesday afternoon—nothing has felt this indulgent in a long time. I’m happy to report that this marvelous experience was affordable (well, the caviar is a bit of a splurge) and available to anyone … Continue reading

Noble Barbecue

The aroma hits you first. That primal scent of cooking meat, of smoke, fat, and salt, has an almost dizzying effect. As you make your way to the counter, metal trays of sandwiches and fries are hurried past, headed for … Continue reading

The Cape Neddick Inn

Justin and Danielle Walker have their work cut out for them. The chef and his wife, both most recently at Earth at Hidden Pond, are the new owners of the Cape Neddick Inn. The restaurant has been a fixture on … Continue reading

Pick-Your-Own Apple Orchards

I have heard it said that summer in Maine is for tourists, but fall is for the locals. Although saying goodbye to summer in Maine can be bittersweet, the close of summer brings the beginning of many Mainers’ favorite season, … Continue reading

Jenni & Josh

Jenni grew up in Cape Elizabeth on the ocean. She first met Josh as a sophomore in high school. He was a senior and picked her up for their first date at her parents’ house. Although the couple now live in New … Continue reading

Meredith & Aaron

Meredith and Aaron met as kids growing up in Maine, and over the years their families became intertwined. “His family became my family, and he became my best friend,” says Meredith. After years of dating, they drove out to Point Lookout Resort in … Continue reading

Jen & Andrew

Seven years ago, Jen was working as a development executive at Oxygen in Los Angeles, which hired Andrew’s video content company, SpinTheVerb Productions, for a special project. On the morning that Jen and Andrew had planned on meeting in New York … Continue reading

Callie & Harrison

Callie and Harrison met on their first day of college and began dating a couple of months later, remaining together as both attended graduate school. After Callie received her master’s degree, she celebrated with her family on a trip to … Continue reading