House & HomeJune 11, 2012

A Kennebunkport Weekend

This past weekend we got to cruise up to Kennebunkport, Maine for a little R&R and to attend some events at the Kennebunkport Festival hosted by Maine Magazine. We stayed at the adorable English Meadows Inn and were greeted by a new friend- BAILEY the Goldendoodle!

Don’t you love those lamps from our room? And the peaceful rocking chairs on the porch?

Friday night was a fantastic dinner hosted by Maine Home + Design at the inn.

The chef came up from New York’s Bar Italia (and previously was the chef at the famed Cipriani) to whip up some seriously amazing food.

The menu and some bolognese (each course paired with absolutely delicious wine…)

Which lead to a really tough next morning (” Honey, I drank ALL the wine. Ever made, I think”)

But the best cure for the over-served? Bailey’s irresistible little face and some insanely good breakfast (cardamom french toast anyone?) The inn’s breakfasts are some of the best I’ve ever had!

Looking up at the perfect blue Maine sky.

We strolled through some of Kennebunkport’s galleries and shops (how cute!)

We swung by one of the most magical places I’ve been in Maine- Snug Harbor Farm.  My mom had told me about it, but as a non-gardener I thought that I wouldn’t be as into it as she of the Green Thumb. I was wrong. It’s GORGEOUS!

These fabric and nailhead lanterns were amazing! I can only imagine the glow they would give off with a candle inside!

Awesome little terrariums (and cute little price tags!)

The barn is also chock full of goodies, but the majority of gorgeousness sis outside!

THEY HAVE MINIATURE HORSES!!!!! It was like Christmas morning!

I was seriously obsessed. They were not as impressed with me, but I could not stop petting them.

I mean, just look at this place!

We were amazed by this huge hydrangea in one of the greenhouses.

ADORABLE!

I bought a pair of topiaries for my mantle. I hope I don’t kill them.

Then we made our way over to the festival’s Grand Tasting and Art Show. I had no idea what to expect but was blown away by this massive and awesome grouping of tons of local food and wine vendors serving up tastings of their goods. One could get seriously wastey-face at this thing but I was still feeling a bit under the weather- hence my empty glass.

Andrew manned up and participated though. I was more into sitting in the sun at the lovely Colony Hotel.

The art show was really cool- as a designer I of course loved the play of modern works on top of the historical wallpapers of the hotel!

How awesome is this wallpaper??

I squealed when I went into this room- pink moulding?!? And that cow painting made me smile.

Later that evening we drove over to Goose Rocks Beach to check out the Tides Beach Club for drinks and dinner. It was a gorgeous night and an equally lovely and cool place!

We sipped and chatted here on the porch looking at the ocean.

Some awesome corn and clam chowder and just LOOK at the lucite barstools and tufted bar with nailhead trim. There has never been a bar more “me”!

Such great design int he lobby/bar/restaurant! Awesome.

And how about this breathtaking beach? We walked and watched dogs swim int he ocean and swore we’d come back soon.

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