Posts from the “Personal” Category

Bridal Shower

Posted on April 26, 2014

Last weekend, we road tripped from Portland, Maine to Connecticut for a sweet bridal shower in honor of my dear friend Kennesaw. Before making the trip down to Connecticut, everyone decided to try on necklaces to match their outfits (it might have had something to do with me…) but I loved how great the necklaces worked with everyones different styles! Necklaces, from left to right: Flamingo Necklace / Hanoi Necklace / Sea Lavender Necklace

Virginia Spring

Posted on April 26, 2014

I traveled back home to Virginia for a family wedding a couple weeks ago. While it rained most of the time, I did get to experience all the springtime blooms and even some 70+ degree temperatures! Hard to beat Springtime in Virginia. Maine – I’m waiting…

Weekend Escape: Montreal

Posted on February 24, 2014

This was the perfect winter weekend escape. We lucked out and didn’t have to experience Montreals normal Siberia-like winter temperatures. We walked, sampled delicious food and I was too paralyzed to speak one word of French. EXCEPT when we searched for non-alcoholic beer in the convenience store and that…was a disaster. Back to Rosetta Stone I go. As every single person mentioned to us while we were there “you should come back in the summer when it’s warm!” Way to sell your city.  

Weekend Escape: Life on the Farm

Posted on October 10, 2013

A little over three years ago, I spent three wonderful months working on an organic farm in Tuscany. It was a life changing experience, and I’m sure there will be a future blog post about it. Today, I want to focus on the recent adventures of my fellow farm interns and dear friends, Diane and Eric. ¬†They are currently working on Four Seasons Farm, in Cape Rosier on the Blue Hill peninsula. I visited them in mid-September for a lovely weekend filled with fresh vegetables, wine, pickled and fermented goodness and general farm loveliness.  

Apple Season

Posted on October 3, 2013

One of my favorite activities of fall is picking apples. It always brings back childhood memories of heading up to the orchard searching for the perfect apples and always indulging in their freshly baked apple cider donuts. Since I’ve made the move North, my childhood apple orchard is far away, but Maine is not without many new options to choose from. We decided to make delicious apple butter from our fresh apples. It really turned out like applesauce, but I still love it. It was the first time we made apple butter so I didn’t get any photos of the process. I did snap some photos of the laborious chopping and peeling process, which we enjoyed by sipping Farnum Hill¬†cider from New Hampshire, dry…