The Kennebunks

Almost everywhere you look in the Kennebunks there’s another Instagram-worthy scene: wide beaches bordered by wild roses, winding streets lined with classic New England homes, hand-painted signs pointing the way to galleries, shops, and restaurants. Separated by the tidal Kennebunk … Continue reading

Easy Summer Camp

“Would You Rather” is the game we’re playing with the people we just met. It’s the kind of thing you do around a campfire, and that’s where we are tonight, at Sandy Pines Campground near Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport. It’s … Continue reading


I moved to Kennebunk from New York City just a year ago. My girlfriend, Jackie, and I had visited many times, and we fell in love with the town, including its friendly people and photogenic natural beauty. Ever since our … Continue reading

The English Meadows Supper Club

Like all good dinner parties, this one starts in the kitchen. Innkeeper Kate Parisi is seated at the island while chef Cecelia Bye brushes melted butter on goat cheese tartlets decorated with thin slices of turnip to look like lotus … Continue reading

Academe at the Kennebunk Inn

By the time Brian and Shanna O’Hea moved to Maine 15 years ago, they’d already had some exceptional and interesting cooking and hospitality experiences. There was Shanna’s stint as estate manager for a well-known and wealthy family in New York, … Continue reading

Special Surfers

We can feel the buzz of excitement before we see the surf. Despite the light drizzle, dozens of cars line Beach Avenue in Kennebunk. Volunteers in bright shirts mill about on the sidewalk, directing people to the pop-up tents and registration tables nearby. Down in the  gently … Continue reading