FIND-Tis the Season
FIND- November + December 2009
By Véronique McAree
Photography + Styling by Stephanie Congdon Barnes + Maria Alexandra Vettese
Holiday stumped? Relax, here are a few luxurious gift ideas for everyone on your list—including yourself.
Need a getaway? A whiff of jasmine, cypress, or lavender will take you away—like a passport in beautiful, reusable glass jars. 100-hour burn.
$62 each | Mina & Co. | 425 Fore St. | Portland | minaandco.com
Keep water at arms length with a sculpted glass carafe and cup set by Danish designer Normann.
$69 | Daytrip Society | 4 Dock Sq. | Kennebunkport | daytripsociety.com
Name That Scent
The perfume names—I Am a Dandelion, Under the Arbor, Gathering Apples—are almost as beguiling as the scents themselves. Almost.
$65 | Black Parrot | 131 Middle St. | Portland | 207.221.6991
What Lies Beneath
A little bit demure, a little bit sexy, these organic cotton underpinnings will brighten up any dreary day.
Starting at $62 | Black Parrot | 131 Middle St. | Portland | 207.221.6991
The perfect complement to jeans and tees—made of soft cotton.
$22 | blancheandmimi.com
Add a fine, feathered—and glamorous—touch to your winter wardrobe.
$22 | Helene M. | 435 Fore St. | Portland | helenem.com
You’ll smell beachy and fresh, like the Côte D’Azur. Bubble bath, bath crystals, and soap.
From $15 | Fleurant | 173 Port Rd. | Kennebunkport | 207.967.4242
OK, no matter what you think about Gwen Stefani, her Asian-influenced perfume and bottles are pretty kawaii—Japanese for “cute.”
$25 | Chantal | 195 Middle St. | Portland | shopchantal.com
As lusciously scented and colored as summer’s sweetest fruits and flowers—sized just right for your (or your houseguest’s) palms.
$22 | Mina & Co. | 425 Fore St. | Portland | minaandco.com
Stash and Dash
We love the vintage-inspired, DIY look of these pouches sized just right for makeup (or office supplies).
From $28 | 4 Dock Sq. | Kennebunkport | daytripsociety.com
In packaging almost too beautiful to open, light yet complex aromas to scent your evening soak.
From $12 | Fleurant | 173 Port Rd. | Kennebunkport | 207.967.4242
Handmade by a duet of classical musicians, a line of all-natural body and bath products with fragrant compositions so lovely they deserve a standing ovation.
From $12 | 2 Note | 10 Moulton St. | Portland | 2noteperfumery.com
Shave with classic accessories from the state’s only company dedicated entirely to the art of the shave.
From $5 | maineshave.com
Extra seating that doubles as the perfect perch for meditating, in supersoft leather embellished with silk.
$275 | Spaces | 127 Ocean Ave. | Kennebunkport | spaceskennebunkport.com
Ready, Set, Go
Sporting a faux-leather exterior, a pink nylon lining, and loads of pockets both inside and out this bag is ready to keep pace with, well, you.
$100 | Helene M. | 435 Fore St. | Portland | helenem.com
Keep yourself—and the earth—healthy with a reusable water bottle made from foodgrade stainless steel.
$22 | Blanche and Mimi | 184 Middle St. | Portland | blancheandmimi.com
You can trust that a cotton towel from Marimekko will be ultrasoft and delightful.
From $39 | Black Parrot | 131 Middle St. | Portland | 207.221.6991