Saturday, August 10, 2013

Portland, ME

Feeling cleansed after spending some time in Portland, Maine, and points south. Seriously relaxing times spent with lobsters, blue skies, fine white beach sand and that salty sea air. Our favorite place was probably this small crescent beach off of Cape Elizabeth.

It was so nice to meet and visit with Maria and Christopher at More & Co. in Portland. Such an inspiring space, and it really couldn't be run by nicer people. We left with a beautiful smock designed by Fanja Ralison of Le Train Fantôme. It was funny because it kind of felt like the North American meeting of the Le Train Fantôme fan club!

Christopher, who records under the name Symbolized, directed me to Portland's many fine record stores. Easily the best record shopping on the east coast outside of NYC. I found some goodies on vinyl and magnetic gold, which I'll be sharing in the next few days. Thanks Maria and Christopher!

12 comments:

  1. How kind! Thank you! So great to meet you both. xo MAV

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    1. Ahhh smallest world! I've been a Toys and Techniques fan for a long time, and am friends with MAV and CDR, but had now idea you knew each other!! How did you meet?

      -Emily

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    2. Hi Emily. We didn't know each other at all, but last week my wife and I just rolled into the shop and we started chatting. Super nice people!

      Woah, your pies look awesome!

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    3. Wow! Smallest (internet) world!!! And thanks so much!

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  2. Sounds like you had a lovely time, good combination of nature and shopping, I love Fanja's stuff, I am glad there was an impromptu fan club meeting on your holiday!

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    1. So nice to see her stuff in person.

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  3. hi Ben, you made it to Maine! sounds like you had a great time, how fun to meet Maria & Christopher. thank you for your words above, made me smile and blush. i'm glad you left with a smock too xx

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  4. hi fanja! my wife loves the shirt, she's wearing it right now.

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  5. I like your shoes. Are those just Vans with different laces?

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  6. yes, vans with leather laces. cheers!

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  7. I got my wife the tote bag with Fanja's crescent design. She loves it!

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