Shop Talk

Hit The Trail

SHOP TALK - November 2014
By Veronique Mcaree l Photography by Amanda Kowalski

Boots, boards, and great advice at Sunday River Sports 

 

The L.L.Bean Outerwear shop-within-a-shop. 

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COMING HOME

SHOP TALK- October 2014 

by Veronique McAree
Photography Amanda Kowalski

A look inside Nicola Manganello's lovely home furnishings store and design center

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Motifs: Treasure Hunting

SHOP TALK - September 2014
by Veronique McAree | Photography  Amanda Kowalski

The products in Motifs tell a story, and they’re grouped together in inventive ways…equaling a lovely flow of inspiration while you shop. And if you’re just in need a little style direction, friendly experts await.

Smitten with florals? So are we, and you’ll find plenty of them on everything from dresses to accessories.

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K Colette: Style Equation

SHOP TALK - August 2014
by Veronique McAree | Photography  Amanda Kowalski

A former math teacher offers the perfect formula to bring style and comfort home: eclectic offerings from around the globe as well as a wide selection of goods by Maine artists. 

Bed linens, decorative pillows, and other offerings for the bedroom, including block-print textiles from John Robshaw, woven blankets from Brahms Mount, and quilts and soft sheets from Taylor Linens

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EcoHome Studio: Eco Style

SHOP TALK - July 2014
by Veronique McAree | Photography  Amanda Kowalski

Living an eco-friendly lifestyle is a little easier—and a lot more stylish--thanks to Portland’s EcoHome Studio.

This eco-friendly upholstery is made in the USA and features soy-based cushions that are pleasingly formaldehyde- and flame-retardant-free. The recycled-glass lamps also are domestically made.

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Old Port Specialty Tile: Fit to be Tiled

SHOP TALK - June 2014
by Veronique McAree | Photography  Amanda Kowalski

Located on Middle Street, minutes from the heart of Portland’s shopping district, is Old Port Specialty Tile, home to one of the finest collections of unique ceramic, glass, and stone tile in Maine. It’s become a go-to destination for interior designers, homeowners, and DIYers looking to transform surfaces, kitchens, bathrooms, and more one tile at a time. 

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Cellardoor Winery’s At Home Collection: Perfect Pairing

SHOP TALK - May 2014
by Veronique McAree | Photography  Amanda Kowalski

Bettina Doulton didn’t write a formal business plan on how to become a Maine vintner. But this former investment banker has happily found herself smack dab in the middle of the midcoast growing grapes, making wine, and most recently introducing her Cellardoor At Home line of delectable vinegars, olive oils, jams, and more. Here’s the delicious scoop. 

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