August 22, 2013


so maine and i have an eight day courtship beginning tomorrow.

i have never been to maine.

i haven’t planned a thing other than our house, which is an exhale away from the ocean.

do you have any suggestions or tips to make our trip unforgettable?


fair warning: hunkiest and i don’t make the most adventurous of wonder twin power heroes. 

when we were in costa rica we left our hotel once, and that was to go back to the airport on our way home. the only zip-line i rode was the elevator to the spa, and the only rainforest i saw was an unfortunate gentleman in dire need of a wax, sunning himself and his “forest” at the pool….i ended drinking A LOT that afternoon. #myeyes

therefore, while i appreciate any suggestions for sightseeing please keep in mind that our version of kayaking is taking a photo of the kayak in front of the pretty lake….maybe wearing a cute kayak outfit….but don’t actually expect either of us tools to get in the actual watercraft.


for example, i may not actually ride the boat, but damn it, i’ll wear the boat shoes…if they flatter my japanese legs.


just like there are trans-gendered {hello chelsea!} souls, i believe there are also people who are trans-coastal.

although i was born and raised in southern california, and i do love her so, i am convinced i am an east coaster trapped in the body, house and life of a west coast girl.

i dream in seersucker and shingle.

instead of hormone replacement therapy i’m ingesting the madras cocktail and cod.

DCF 1.0

one thing i do not eat is lobster.

apparently this little monster is like prom king in maine.

 i’m hoping to find some sugary substitutions.


my intent is to go forehead to forehead with miss atlantic ocean; her no-nonsense, salty, sea, air– a strong detox to the hippy-dippy california la-la living of the last few months, will hopefully help me clear out some excess luggage, and maybe even ditch a trailer or two…


so ready or not here i come. head first, into a week of ocean-side, northeast living.

my happy can’t be contained.

thursday lovely to you.

  • have SO much fun! I was in Kennebunkport a few years back and just fell head over heels with all of it (lobster included, sorry!). Definitely try to find yourself some homemade blueberry ice cream. That was a treat I had about 3 times while I was there. Blueberry something — you must! Happy trip!

    • goodniteirene

      seriously!? blueberry ice cream? i may NEVER come back…i'm so excited..i think i can live on blueberry ice cream for a week…now we are definitely making the kennebunkport trek…thanks mamma.

  • I was in Maine a couple years ago. I know you said nothing adventurously outdoorsy, but Acadia National Park was lovely. I sat in the car the whole time. No hiking. No nothing. I did get out to lounge on one of their beaches though. OH! And the Thunder Hole. Lol how can you not want to get out of your car and experience something called The Thunder Hole? Aside from that, it was just a lot of seafood, sea shell collecting, ice cream and quaint little town browsing. Bar Harbor was cute. Also, bring a cozy knit layer of some sort. It gets cold (not chilly but cold) at night!

    • goodniteirene

      LOVE all of these…thank you….yes i definitely think we must go to acadia…i don't need to scale a mountain, but at least "see" the mountain. no?
      and now i'm getting off the computer and hunting down directions to "thunder hole"…oh my….

      we're staying on bailey island? i have no idea where it is…but i "do" know the closest whole foods is 48 minutes away..

  • Jen Landry

    Where in Maine are you headed??? I have family back there and I’ve made several + trips back there! Kennebunkport, Ogunquit Beach, Wells Beach are great little towns for window shopping, eating, drinking and hanging out in your boating shoes and east coast attire! Definitely check out the homemade ice creams, salt water taffy and fudge!! Have a blast!

    Xo,jen Landry

    • goodniteirene

      how did i not know about this homemade ice cream experience…you're the second person to mention this too me….in my opinion homemade ice cream is head's and shoulders above any silly lobster…seriously, i may never come back…

      we're staying on bailey island…i'm not sure where it is. but we have a car and will drive…

      thanks love….see you in an hour….{gulp}

  • I hope you have a wonderful time! One of my friend's sister is a chef in NYC who goes every summer to Maine to cook–it's a coveted job for nyc chefs because it's so gorgeous there, so I have a feeling you're going to have some good food 🙂

    xo Mary Jo

    • goodniteirene

      we're having such a great time….we actually have been doing our own cooking for the most part…save for all of the homemade ice cream…..i'm in heaven.

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