The Maine Story
This past weekend, Freddie and I celebrated his 41st birthday among the golden lights and the classic New England coastal mansions of Kennebunkport. It proved to be just what I imagined: relaxing and beautiful. I'm back home now but my head is still full of all the imagery and poetry Maine has.
We keep talking about when we will come back - a sure sign that your getaway was a success.
Our second day started with the amazing breakfast at Captain Lord Mansion. The personable cook Lisa was full of amazing food and stories. Freddie and I sat with two other couples. We had a fruit bowl that reminded me of summer days, croissants that were warm and savory and flaked just the right amount, scrambled eggs and that essential morning coffee. I had such a good time getting to know the other couples we sat with. Everyone was friendly and shared parts of their life and what brought them to this charming bed and breakfast in the beautiful beating heart of Kennebunkport.
After our breakfast, we planned to head out to take pictures and wander about. We did the tourist-y thing - seeing the Wedding Cake House and strolling through the iconic port and all the whimsical shops. The weather was in the 50's and sunny. I wore a floral dress from H&M, leggings, my TOMS boots, a cardigan and a houndstooth coat. I loved the cool sunshine on my head as we ventured to the shining, coastal corners and pockets of Maine.
I had coffee at Dock Square Coffee House, a tiny space that would be a writer's dream to sip the fresh brewed coffee and watch people pass by. After hours of wandering and taking photographs, we headed to Berwick to see Freddie's friend Meredith. I was in awe of her beautiful house and endless backyard. She showed me her studio where she runs her amazing clothing line SoulShine Maine from. I could see where she would get so much creativity and passion living among nature.
Everything in Maine was covered in a sparking sheet of snow, which made everything look more pure and magical.
Freddie and I went back to Kennebunkport and had an amazing dinner at David's KPT. We overlooked the water and all the lights through the port were golden. I don't think I'll ever forget that moment, overlooking all the majestic ships, seeing all those lights while I sat with with the love of my life. It was a moment stories are based on.
We came back to the Mansion for rest and relaxation. It was too early to fall asleep but I was tired from exploring so I asked Freddie if he wanted to play chess. I've never played before, so in the quiet of a Maine evening, I learned how to play chess sipping on tea.
The next morning we had another amazing breakfast: yogurt with granolac colorful fruit, petite waffles and bacon. I sipped on coffee and took in the last couple hours we had at Maine, and more importantly the bed and breakfast we were staying in. I grew quite fond of Captain Lord Mansion.
While we headed out, Freddie and I talked about coming back. I can't wait to explore more of Maine in Summer and Fall. For now though, I'm home with all the memories and stories of our Maine adventure in my head.