Maine has always been one of those places I longed to visit; but never thought it’d actually happen. I suppose you can make spontaneous things like this a reality; but it’s a whole lot easier when you have a reason to go! Can’t thank Liz and Eric of The Inn at English Meadows for hosting us (you heard about them HERE). It was a trip we’ll never forget!
We flew into Boston, rented a car, and made the quick drive up to Kennebunkport Maine. Apparently Kennebunk is very much how the Hamptons used to be. I can see why. This place was a gem off the beaten bath – amazing restaurants, breathtaking views, clean air, and solidarity.
After checking in, meeting Bailey (the most adorable labradoodle), and grabbing a few fresh cookies, we headed out to explore the town.
We hunted for the perfect lobster roll. The Clam Shack (famous for winning award after award – including “Food Wars” best lobster roll) unfortunately was closed. If you chance to visit… eat one for us! Instead we hit up a hole in the wall, Old Salty’s for homemade clam chowder. Daytrip Society and Daytrip Jr were just a few doors down – the most charming little stores I’ve ever seen (sorry no picture – but you can see the cuteness online). We bought a few gifts for the boys and then took a peak at The White Barn, an old renovated barn turned restaurant and hot spot for dessert later that night.
Farm to table restaurants are my absolute favorite! This place was fantastic! 50 Local is locally renowned for their ever-changing fresh menu, handmade pastas, seasonal ingredients, and funky atmosphere. It was casual yet sophisticated and did NOT disappoint.
Next course? Dessert at The White Barn I told you about earlier. Having no expectations, our socks were literally knocked off (okay maybe not mine because I was in sandals… but still). Imagine dining in a horse’s stall being served by a waiter in a tux. It was the ultimate shabby chic meets Ralph Lauren experience. Absolutely unreal! The ginormous American Flag hanging from the rafters, twinkly lights, and eye-rolling desserts was like something from a movie. We found out later, it’s the only 5 star restaurant North of Manhattan. That would explain the entire wall of awards!
Can’t remember the last time I slept in until 8. As nice as it was; my heart was homesick for my boys. A morning without little boy snuggles is not as happy. Thank you, modern technology for FaceTime.
Liz definitely doesn’t mess around when it comes to breakfast! Our tummies were smiling after a 3 course meal: banana walnut yogurt parfait, homemade croissants with orange butter, eggs benedict over crab cake drizzled with a lemon vinegarette. Divine. And Eric, you’re not too shabby as her fabulous assistant! Some of the nicest people we’ve ever met.
After breakfast we headed to Pier 77. Can you believe those lobster traps? I guess if you’re from the Northeast it’s probably not that cool. But for us, it was completely fascinating! And a’las we found a rave worthy lobster roll (and lobster chowder) from The Landing Store.
After playing at Goose Rocks beach, our quick trip was complete! It’s crazy how beaches all over the country can be so different. I can’t believe we were the only ones there on a Sunday afternoon. Crazy!
Sunshine, friendly people, a slower pace of life, amazing food, and gorgeous scenery? A girl could get used to Maine life!
- Camo: jeans – F21, booties – F21 (old), jacket - Nordstrom, blouse – Nordstrom, sweater – Zara old (similar HERE), necklace – c/o goodhYOUman
- Date Night: sandals – Zara, pants – HM, pocket t – Old Navy, jacket – F21, necklace – F21, ring – sally’s beauty supply (old)
- Pajamas: Micro-Stripe Lace Trim PJ Pants
- Beach: flip flops – AF, zipper jeans – F21, Wildfox sweatshirt – c/o Manhattanite (use code: PNKP30), hoodie – clearance Target (men’s dept)