Shop Talk


SHOP TALK - January 2015

By Veronique McAree l Photography by Amanda Kowalski

A visit to Portland Flea-for-All, a treasure trove of cool finds

 Take a trip to the second floor, where you’ll find vintage pieces galore such as this artist-signed sailboat model displayed with ironstone terrines atop a 1930s oak pedestal table. 

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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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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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