April 2016

Local 188

I was lucky to catch Local 188 owner Jay Villani just before he left on a much-anticipated trip to Barcelona, Spain. Joining him are his family and several of his staff, including partner Matt Purington. “I’m looking forward to eating … Continue reading

Masters of Ceremony

If houses are measured in square feet, then homes ought to be measured in heart. At 850 square feet, Rhonda and Ben Birkbeck’s Yarmouth house is relatively small, but the size of the home they’ve created there? Encompassing. Abundant. Full. … Continue reading

Grace

When Grace first opened its tall red doors in 2009 it was the hottest spot in town. The opening of the dramatically renovated Gothic Revival-style church on Chestnut Street had been eagerly anticipated and did not disappoint. There was nothing … Continue reading

Henry and Marty

As I was walking into Henry and Marty, I noticed a pickup truck with the license plate “BBIMBOP.” It made me smile and I snapped a photo. Bibimbop is a traditional Korean dish of white rice topped with vegetables, sometimes … Continue reading

Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough + SoPo

Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth is just a seven-and-a-half–mile trip from our offices here at 75 Market in downtown Portland. I am looking forward to this luxurious winter weekend getaway on the oceanfront.

Brunswick + Bath

My husband, Byron, picks me up at the offices of Maine Media Collective and we take off for our weekend in Brunswick and Bath. This short escapade is just what the doctor ordered.