Portland Press Herald Love

What a nice Easter morning surprise to see myself & the husband in the Portland Press Herald Society Notebook at the Toast on the Coast charity event benefiting Easter Seals a few weeks ago. You may recall the OOTD post here.

We enjoyed chatting with the writer, Margaret (go figure) Logan, who I was happy to find had quite a bit in common with me. We are both Maine locals, lovers of fashion and have a professional background in Marketing & Advertising. I look forward to seeing her at more events here in Portland over the summer.

Best part was this fabulous photo that she took - I must say it's a new favorite & captured how much fun we had that evening.

*Photo credit to Margaret Logan with the Portland Press Herald. 

Happy Easter Sunday - I hope you enjoyed time with your loved ones.

xo - margaret

Maine Made Loves & Lusts

One of the things I love most about Maine is how important the local businesses are - it's all about locally sourced, locally made and keeping it local when shopping. Thankfully there are some great products here that I have come to love & lust for. Here are just a few of my current favorites (I am sure I am just hitting the tip of the iceberg here).

 

These come in many different colors & styles and are made from the ropes that the local fishermen & boaters use here in Maine. I personally love the navy with the pop of pink or white - and there is a little something for everyone. Best of all is that they are one of a kind & affordable!

These tees are on my list for the husband for his next gift, I picked one with the state of Maine on the front, but they have many more styles that you can sport including some pretty clever & funny sayings.

After seeing, and fighting for, this clutch at a local charity event I have fallen head over heels. They are handmade here in Maine and come in all different colors and prints, I have even seen some plaid ones on some fashion blogs which I died over. Best part is the size, although they are thin they are taller than a lot of my clutches allowing me to fit more goodies inside. Plus they can easily dress up or dress down depending on our style for the day.

Image of Navy & Yellow Bait Bag Clutch

I have to chuckle as I list these, because as a kid I never thought of my Beans Boots as a fashion frenzied item, I mean they were a necessity growing up here in Maine. Better yet, a household staple. But after NYFW this year they have become a top pick of Vogue editors and have all of a sudden spread across the country. Good thing they did - because they are amazing! Especially for the wet spring season.

 

Although I haven't tried this brand yet - I am dying to because I have read so many wonderful reviews. Locally made and eco-friendly, this line is supposed to be incredibly soft & cozy. Definitely on my must have list for this summer when the last thing you want to fuss with is undergarments.

Last but not least are these totes. I was introduced to them after drooling over my cousin's tote bag - and after I hunted them down I found that they not only have totes but bags of all sizes and prices. I love that they are made out of actual sails and carry (every pun intended) over the nautical theme throughout most of their designs.

 

Happy Friday! I hope you have a weekend full of shopping & fun planned.

 

xo - margaret

Season Opener

The best part about Spring on the East Coast is enjoying the warm sunny afternoons after months of chilly temperatures, and what better place to do so than at the season opener for your local baseball team. 

Here in Portland we have the SeaDogs, who for a minor league team are pretty darn good. The stadium is located just outside of our downtown area adjacent to one of the city's most beautiful parks which we took some extra time walking thru on our way to the game. I can't get enough of this sunshine!

Although it got a bit chilly as the sun went down, with some mitties & a scarf it was perfect weather for sipping a few brews from our local Shipyard Brewery - and their steak & cheese grinders? Nothing short of amazing!

Cheers to Spring!

xo - margaret

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