Category Archives: Local Color

Wanderlust expressed in dress

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Many of us aspire to be wanders. How romantic, the idea of traveling aimlessly, road tripping around the world driven only by our lust for adventure. With this image in mind,  Jessi Sader created her clothing line – FXDressed. Jessi began her fashion career in her teens, sewing her way to Grateful Dead concerts around […]

At the vineyard and in the orchard

Savage Oaks Wines

Our fall foliage series closes with scenes from Savage Oaks Winery and Schoolhouse Farm orchards. We stopped by Savage Oaks Winery in Union for a tasting. Holly Savage was a gracious hostess. So many wonderful varieties to choose from. Our favorites: Sterlingtown – a fresh, just picked off the vine flavor, strong grape taste that’s […]

Best fall foliage route in Midcoast Maine

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Here is a fall foliage route you will love! The route starts out in Thomaston, winds through Warren and Hope, ends in Rockland. Pick a day with clear blue skies and crisp air, hop in the car before you’ve had your second cup of coffee. Start out in Thomaston, Maine at Highland Cafe. Grab a […]

Scenes from Pitcher Pond

Almost sunset, Pitcher Pond

There are so many incredibly beautiful lakes in Maine. What we would call a ‘lake’ in Connecticut is called a ‘pond’ here. Far from the packed out in summer small bodies of water in my former stomping grounds you can find sparsely populated retreats. New to me this year is Pitcher Pond in Northport. This […]

6.5 Ways to reverse the effects of burnout

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I don’t know how we got from the laid back, peace out,  flower child ways of the 60’s and 70’s to the highly productive, multitasking mania of the 80’s, 90’s, and on to today.  But one thing is for sure, we are all suffering the effects of the environment we created for ourselves. Multitasking was […]