An expanding culinary scene, hundreds of acres of city-owned forest near downtown, and an outdoor concert venue drawing big-name acts during the summer months make the Queen City a worthwhile weekend excursion.
Everything seems bigger and brighter on this summer night. On the drive into Bangor, we pass the ever-smiling, 31-foot-tall Paul Bunyan statue, and now we’re standing in a row of folding chairs set so close to the massive, open-air stage of … Continue reading
Nothing beats the comfort of a good book, or good Maine bookstores. Indie booksellers across the state craft creatively rich environments, curating books, author events, and knowledgeable staff to help us escape reality and get lost in someone else’s story. Here … Continue reading
My boyfriend Adam and I travel north towards Bangor. I went to school at the University of Maine, so I am excited to be heading back to the area I spent so much time in—this time as an adult.
Good live music has an energy and intimacy that can’t be captured through recordings. Thankfully, there are plenty of venues all across Maine to experience those special performances—from restored opera houses to riverfront pavilions to snowmobiling pit stops.
In the months that Maine is covered in white and landscapes are quiet and frozen, hillsides come to lifebusy with colorful sleds and kids bundled up in snowsuits. Sledding has been a winter cabin-fever cure for generations. From organized hills … Continue reading
The Fiddlehead Restaurant is comfortable and casual like your best friend’s home would be. The expression “we’re just like family here” doesn’t have much meaning anymore, but if you’re a regular at the Fiddlehead, it seems to actually be true. … Continue reading
Photographs + stories by Maine + Maine Home+Design magazine staff Growing up, my family took off to Prince Edward Island, Canada, every summer for our one-week, back-to-the-land camping trip. We would pack up the van the night before, not sleep a … Continue reading
Choose a ball, step up to the line, gaze at the pins down the lane, and send the ball rolling. What you hear nexteither the crashing of numerous pins against the wood floor or perhaps the clunk from a … Continue reading
November 2014 Heidi Kirn, Art Director, Maine Home + Design I sweep my kids, Lily and Charlie, swiftly off the school bus and we hit the highway. We have never spent time in Bangor before, so we are … Continue reading