Our hundredth lighthouse! // I remember once reading a piece from a career traveler and photojournalist, who advocated for choosing one thing, anything, to seek out in new places. Whether you travel for street signs, filmgoing, fast food, seashells, or teatime, your interest acts as a door to a finer tuned appreciation of a place. Chasing lighthouses has brought us to the most wonderful assortment of coastal cities and towns, and made us look closer at the real lives lived in small places outside of guidebooks and throughout time. We’ll have to be a bit more creative about where (and how) we look for our next, as we’ve crisscrossed New England pretty well - I’m quite excited about the prospect. #ourlovelycoast
One of the highlights from my day with @skydragonfotomaine 💚 First, I thought for a minute that this guy was gone (which totally would have made me 😭), then we got startled by a giant 🦌, then we ran away when we heard a giant diesel truck coming from the other side of the Posted sign. Good times.
Lakelife or oceanlife?
What’s your guess? 😎
This week was long, like everyone’s-back-from-vaca-and-need-to-catch-up-on-a-week-off type of long. 🤪
But as I was ending work tonight (4 hours later than planned ;)), a friend texted me and we ended up on an amazing sunset cruise in her boat around the bay.
Had her text been 20 minutes later, I would have probably already been collapsed on my couch 😴, but I gratefully agreed and spent some much, much needed time in fresh air and amazingly calm open water. .
Moral of the story: sometimes you just need to say yes and go with what your heart thinks it wants vs your brain saying, “sleep, sleep, sleep!” Sleeping is overrated sometimes. And fresh air is fleeting, especially living the AC office or home life. ;)
Thanks again to @nixonski and @taydawg197 for the invite. Incredibly grateful for the local getaway.
In a land, far, far away... Sometimes I look around me and think I'm part of a fairy tale. This is the world I know, and to me, it's the most beautiful place. I haven't traveled much, but I know that Maine is a part of me, like my arms or legs. Wherever I may go, I'll always compare it to this place.
On a rugged bluff above the ocean, this remarkable home provides panoramic views of Broad Cove and the Atlantic Ocean. The home curves around patio, pool and gardens to create privacy and sanctuary. Nearly two acres include beautifully manicured grounds, lighted gunite heated swimming pool, tennis court, wrap-around decking, and an observation deck. [ 3 Hunts Point Road, Cape Elizabeth is listed for $3,195,000 | MLS 1359782 | www.3huntspoint.com | Listing Brokers: @susanne_lamb & @brenda_lcerino ]
What started out as a random afternoon yesterday, turned into a spontaneous ferry ride to Great Diamond Island to have a drink @crownjewelportland.
Growing up in Portland I loved taking the ferries - one of my favorite memories was on "skip day" in high school my friends and I took the mailboat ferry around which was clearly a much more fun alternative than sitting in class all day 😊⛴️
Outdoor rooftop bar movie night with the best sunset view on the peninsula.. .
There is so much to love about this city in the summer, but free outdoor movie nights is one of my favs. There are three nights to choose from every week, Congress Square (Sundays), Bug Light (Thursdays), and Bayside Bowl (@baysidebowl) - pictured (Wednesdays). Swing on by and check one out!
Keep doing what you’re doing, portland. Summer has just begun! ☀️😎🍻
When we bought our house two winters ago, I photoshopped an image of the house to play with window trim colors, and filled the front yard with echinacea and lavender. Not there yet, but first echinacea in bloom 🏠🌸💕