Shop Talk

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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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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