Shop Talk


Daytrip Society
by Veronique McAree | Photograpyh Sarah Beard Buckley



Jessica Jenkins and Andy West, owners. 

What do you get when two music industry execs (and native Mainers) flee the Big Apple for their home town of Kennebunkport? A pair of delightful shops with gifts, kids stuff, guides, and gear devoted to travel and the great outdoors. Happy trails...

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Soy Good

SHOP TALK - March 2015

By Veronique McAree | Photography by Sarah Beard Buckley

Meet the Gaffneys, founders of Seawicks Candle Company. Better yet, visit their charming Damariscotta shop, Off to the Cottage.

 How about a printed market bag made in Maine? 

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SHOP TALK - February 2015
By Veronique McAree | Photography by Sarah Beard Buckley

An artful arrangement

Melissa Fleurant, typically running from flower markets to gift shows, takes a rare time-out. 

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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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