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Washington Avenue | The Food and Drink Capital of Maine

Portland is in the national spotlight for its assortment of restaurants, breweries, and other culinary offerings, but the greatest concentration of creativity and talent is located on a third of-a-mile strip near a highway ramp. Inner Washington Avenue is home … Continue reading

Zane, Portland

Posted on December 18, 2012 By Mara Higgins One of the best perks of my job is getting to stroll around the Old Port popping in and out of my favorite boutiques. Sometimes it’s just window shopping, and the one … Continue reading

Helene M., Portland

Posted on December 11, 2012 By Mara Higgins The holidays—a time of so much joy, giving, and most importantly, holiday parties. For us Maine gals, this couldn’t be a more exciting time of year. Where does one go for the … Continue reading

Maria Antonieta Couture, Portland

Posted on December 3, 2012 By Mara Higgins When one casually mentions the names Balenciaga, Valentino, and Chanel, you know this person is incredibly passionate about fashion. Who knew we had our very own version of Diane von Furstenberg, designing, … Continue reading

Black Parrot, Portland

Posted on November 26, 2012 By Mara Higgins   When you visit an art gallery or museum, you go for the experience. It’s not a rushed process. Rather, it involves studying every item, looking at it from different angles, gazing … Continue reading

Carla’s, Portland

Posted on November 19, 2012 By Mara Higgins Elegant, high-quality women’s clothing and accessories at Carla’s on Fore Street. Mad Men, The Artist, and the new Great Gatsby. Film-inspired fashion continues to bring bygone eras into today’s styles. I couldn’t help by … Continue reading

J.L. Coombs, Portland

Posted on November 13, 2012 By Mara Higgins The best thing about stylish Mainers is their ability to stay fashionable while braving the elements. There’s nothing better than spotting a gal bundled up from head to toe while still managing … Continue reading

Bliss, Portland

Posted on November 6, 2012 By Mara Higgins It seems only fitting to launch the Maine magazine Shop Blog with a shop that so perfectly exemplifies Maine style. Bliss is effortless fashion at its best. It’s refreshingly low-key and on-trend … Continue reading