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Brook There's Ethically Made, Organic Lingerie
When Brook DeLorme first launched her line Brook There in 2007 as a spin-off of her and husband's shirting label Seawall, her focus was on creating soft, easy loungewear pieces that would highlight the elegance of handcrafted, no-fuss basics. However...
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Cucumber & Cilantro Glycerine Soap
Portland, Maine-based Wary Meyers makes 100% pure vegetable-base glycerine soaps in small batches. The Cucumber and Cilantro combination creates a Rothko-like green and yellow ombre for a bright, fresh and fragrant accent to the bathroom or kitchen...
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Embossed Leather Clutch
Large enough to fit a 15" MacBook Pro but ornate enough to carry at night, Black Point Mercantile's Embossed Leather Clutch is versatile accessory any modern girl will appreciate. Each clutch is finished with brass hardware and crafted in Scarborough...
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Pastries
In their first cookbook, the cult-followed Portland, ME bakery Standard Baking Co. shares the recipes behind some of their most beloved pastries, including their scrumptious chocolate corks and morning buns. Authored by head chefs Alison Pray and Tara...
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Best of CH 2012: Five Travel Pairings
This year, like many before it, travel played a central role in the stories we found and the people we met. Not to mention the equipment we had the pleasure of traveling with. Knowing very well that the perfect piece of luggage can make or break a...
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The Rolling Owl Stool
When creating a new piece of furniture, Maine craftsman Geoffrey Warner finds inspiration in the beauty and strength of natural forms. A carpenter by trade, Warner is especially drawn to those he finds in the woods that surround his studio to create...
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Sea Bags and Woolrich
Since its start in 2005, Sea Bags has spawned a number of imitations, but unlike its competitors Sea Bags still uses only retired sails for its durable, handmade totes and accessories. Now the Portland, Maine-based brand has partnered with fellow...
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Seawall
A hybrid between a retail and gallery space, Seawall is home to Portland, Maine's first pop-up shop and also its newest clothing line. Founders Daniel Pepice, Sara Lemieux, Thom Rhoads and Brook Delorme opened Seawall this spring with the hope to...
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Word of Mouth: Portland
True to its name, Portland, Maine is first and foremost a bustling port. Inseparable from Portland's character, the harbor is both a blessing and a curse. A kind of tourist attraction in and of itself, the harbor brings literally boatloads of cruise...
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The Ropes
A non-traditional take on a classic, utilitarian material, Shana Aldrich Ready's jewelry line, The Ropes is a colorful ode to her Maine roots. "I always had a farfetched dream of trying to bring my design skills back to Maine," says Ready. "I like...
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Shuck Truck
by Matt Domino Since 2007, Juliet Totten has embraced society's current entrepreneurial spirit as the co-owner and founder of the wedding decoration company Poppies and Posies. Building on the success of that venture, Totten decided to broaden her...
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HoneyMaker Mead
by Jason Reindorp Located in a space resembling both wine shop and chemistry lab, a visit to Portland, ME's Maine Mead Works to taste their handcrafted HoneyMaker wine is equal parts educational and delicious. The HoneyMaker Mead uses 100% Maine...
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Rogues Gallery
Now that we're fully in Fall's grip, it seemed like a fitting time to check out the rugged gear sold at Rogues Gallery's rustic flagship shop in Portland, ME. Tucked away on a cobblestone alley that runs parallel to two of the busiest streets...
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Maine Kayak Source
Now under one roof, Lincoln Canoe & Kayak—the half-century-old outfit based in Freeport, Maine—recently teamed up with the three Canadian paddling brands BoréalDesign, Maelstromkayak and Beluga Outdoor Sports Equipment to create...
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CIFF 2009: Review
We had the chance to visit the fifth annual Camden International Film Festival last weekend, and are pleased to report that the four-day event went off without a hitch, but more importantly, brought a diverse selection of non-fiction cinema to some...
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Camden International Film Festival 2009
The fifth annual Camden International Film Festival begins today and, as sponsors this year, we couldn't be more excited. Held in venues throughout Camden, Rockport and Rockland, Maine, the festival goes through Sunday 4 October 2009 and brings...
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Best Made Co. Axes
by Laura Neilson In May 2009, Peter Buchanan-Smith and Graeme Cameron debuted their marvelously dapper spring collection of Best Made Co. axes. Despite the hirsute woodsman imagery often linked to this simple chopping tool, Best Made's striking...
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Grain Surfboards
While sheer beauty of the sloping wooden forms is enough to sell us on Grain Surfboards, their non-traditional approach—skipping the foam makeup of other boards in favor of a Northern White Cedar and air composite—makes a pretty good case...
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Daytrip Society
by Pamela Liou When homeward-bound couple and former record executives Jessica Jenkins and Andy West set up shop in their native Kennebunkport, Maine, they brought back NYC’s high-end design sensibility and blended it with their...
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Maine Bites
During a recent trip to the greater Portland area of Maine, I started making a list of my favorite food experiences that were less likely to appear in more mainstream magazines. The list got so long that I had to cut it down to the "Maine bites...
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Lenny
On a recent trip to Maine I came a across a full grown moose in his natural habitat. He was not standing in a grove of pine trees where you might expect; instead, he was wading in a pond of white chocolate tinted with blue food coloring at Len Libby...
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Gym Dandies Children's Circus
Where on earth do six-foot unicycles, flying lacrosse balls, intermediate/middle school age students, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade have anything in common? You'll never guess...on the rocky coast of Scarborough, Maine, the home of...