Maine Photo Diary


Fresh, no-frills lobster on the dock at Three Sons, plus corn & steamed clams (best meal of the trip).

Scrumptious breakfast made right in front of you by Monica & Rock of White Cedar Inn. This was my first time staying at a bed & breakfast and it was quite different from chain hotels. Our room was cozy and clean, but the best part was the food. Clockwise from top: Tuscan scrambled eggs w/ bacon and biscuits, chocolate cheesecake bites, blueberry rhubarb cobbler, apple pie pancakes with sausage.

Portland has tons of craft breweries. We did some tours & tastings but I was relegated to tasting strawberry pop because I forgot my ID. Sigh! For dinner we went to Gritty McDuffs, a brew pub. Clockwise from top: Steak tacos, pulled-pork over sweet potato fries and maple sour cream (I give this points for creativity), lobster mac n’ cheese (fantastic), fried Maine shrimp.

Purchases over the holiday weekend: $5 hat from Gap outlet, and canary yellow slingbacks from the Cole Haan outlet. They had quite the selection of sz 5 clearance shoes! These were $40 down from $280.maine7
$12 for 13 oysters at J’s Oyster in Portland (quite the deal, but quite the long wait!). Sea scallops w/ lemon & dill.


Our friend helped us take these “couple” shots. She’s not a photographer, so I was very impressed by these shots!


Nick: “You have lobster in your teef”



62 thoughts on “Maine Photo Diary

  • Eve July 6, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    wow look at the food!
    i never stayed at a bed and breakfast before!
    looks like u had an awesome trip!:D

  • Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) July 6, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Gah everything is so yum!!

    Ummm….Cole Haan shoes for $40 and in YELLOW too???? Jealous!

    Great shots of you and Nick, I love seeing you guys together. Hey did Nick's "style blog" ever take off? πŸ˜›

  • April July 6, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    You and Nick are soo cuuute!

  • Anna July 6, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Love the shoes! 40 dollars is an incredible price. The lobster looks delicious!

  • ilene @ muchloveilly July 6, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    these pictures are so fun and cute! love 'em!!

  • DiamondsandTulle July 6, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Gorgeous couple! the food pics look amazing and what a score on the yellow heels!

    Xx Vivian @

  • ShinyPrettyThings July 6, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    looks like a great getaway!! wow had no idea b&bs; had such great food!!! that hat looks lovely on you, great buy for $5!!

  • Mindyβ™₯ July 6, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    You guys are too cute together! Loving all the photos and those yellow shoes are to die for! <3

  • Swan July 6, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Long time reader, first time commenter.

    You guys look adorable together! Love your new shoes!

  • AubreyOhDang! July 6, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    out of curiosity, are those the shorts that nick bought w/you guys' bloomies shopping spree? haha, jk.

    steak tacos look bomb!

  • Stephanie July 6, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Omg the food! Also I just bought a hat like that at gap out of desperation on my trip at full price. Ack!

  • DSK Steph July 6, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Your trip looks amazing! Love the photos of you and the bf! πŸ™‚ Super cute!!!!

  • Bravoe Runway July 6, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    It looks like you had an amazing time and the food…THE FOOD! How do manage to stay so thin! Love your new Cole Haans!

  • Deborah July 6, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Love the food pics…how can you eat all that and stay so slim? : ) Also love the necklace in the pics…where is it from? You both are so photogenic!!! ; )

  • mai July 7, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Your trip looks like it was awesome.
    Love the "couple" pics!

  • Michelle July 7, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Ah!! I just ate dinner and dessert, but I totally want more food now that I saw all that! Lobster mac and cheese please!!

    I love the new sling backs!! Nick's shoes are super cute, too!

    Your friend did a great job with the pics!

  • newpetite July 7, 2011 at 12:05 am

    what fun pics! you guys look lovely together. $40 for Cole Haan?!? Im waiting to hear what Kelly has to say about this πŸ˜‰

  • a rose July 7, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Yum yum! I love lobsters!

  • Michelleesque July 7, 2011 at 12:08 am

    I was going to comment about the food until I saw the photos of you and Nick. You two are absolutely ADORABLE! I love the steal that you got with those heels! πŸ™‚

  • a rose July 7, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Jean, I think you got a "yellow fever" haha. But I have to say yellow does compliment well your skin tone, and it's perfect for the summer. I have been looking for a low-end yellow pump but still haven't been able to find the lemon yellow that I want.

  • Anonymous July 7, 2011 at 12:28 am

    i love the yellow shoes and the pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  • zhi July 7, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Hi Jean, may I know what camera you using?

  • Really Petite July 7, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Omg I'm drooling over the food! I love seafood!! And omg- are those CH aurora's? I have the green in sz 5 and the yellow in 5.5 (big but do-able). I lucked out at mine first time ever!

    You and Nick are so precious! I hope you guys get married and have kids…hehhee you guys would make beautiful kids:-)

  • Rainy Days and Lattes July 7, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Awww πŸ™‚ I love seeing these pics. Your friend is a skilled photographer, that is for sure πŸ™‚
    All the food looks delicious. I was milling over all the fried foods πŸ™‚

  • gold N turquoise July 7, 2011 at 2:27 am

    wow! thanx for sharing these great photos of food & fun. the 'couple shots' are indeed very professional! such a cute couple.


  • Chloe July 7, 2011 at 2:40 am

    Those shots are SO fun- can't help but smile at that last shot. Your friend did great!

    And I love a good pair of yellow shoes, mmmmhm. I'd wear mine 24/7 if I could. πŸ˜‰

  • The Girlie Blog July 7, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Beautiful photos! Your lobster is so big!

  • SippingGreenTea July 7, 2011 at 7:24 am

    These photos are gorgeous, I love the last one especially and you two are such a cute couple :)! I want some lobster now!!xx

  • Tara July 7, 2011 at 7:25 am

    This looks like so much fun! You two are such a gorgeous couple πŸ™‚

  • Jenn July 7, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Wow, all that food amazing and its making me hungry! The last few pictures are beautiful.

    Complex Cardigans

  • Cadrommy July 7, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Booking a trip to Maine immediately! Wow! Great pics Jean, I'm drooling over here! LOBSTER mac n cheese? That is right up my alley. Actually, everything you ate was right up my alley. Thanks for sharing your trip with us! πŸ™‚

  • Tina July 7, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Beautiful pictures! πŸ™‚

  • simplyvonne July 7, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I am jealous of how you always look so put together and so gorgeous Jean..any secrets?!! πŸ˜€

    food looks sooooooo good!

  • Nelah July 7, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Wow your friend has a hidden talent, these photos are like taken by a professional, seriously!! Food photos are to die for. Those yellow shoes are really..really pretty. They look great pairing with your dark purple dress.

  • Lydia July 7, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Looks like you had a great vacay. The necklace, the shoes, and the food make my mouth watering! πŸ™‚

  • SugarNikita July 7, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Mmmm, now I'm hungry…

    Looks like a fabulous trip! (And great bargains to boot!)

  • San Jose Love July 7, 2011 at 11:34 am

    the food looks amazing. and you guys are soo cute

  • Khatu July 7, 2011 at 11:34 am

    After I saw your tweet on the shoes I went straight to Cole Hann except they didn't have anything good! Love the last picture of you and Nick!

  • projectroe July 7, 2011 at 11:54 am

    The pictures are great! (food and couples!) Makes me want to travel to the East Coast so bad. Glad you had a great little vacation!

  • Stephie July 7, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Looks like such a fun time! You two make a beautiful couple πŸ™‚

    I bookmarked the lobster restaurant so that when Mike and I visit NE, we'll be able to try it!

  • Ping July 7, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    omg such amazing food!! everything i love to eat.
    your friend did an amazing job with the photos. you and nick are so cute…i love the pic where you guys are sitting in the field.

  • Nicole July 7, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    The food looks incredible! Adorable couple shots too! πŸ˜‰

  • JS July 7, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    you guys always seem to eat at great places! very jealous.

  • Vicky July 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Jean! I love these pictures, especially the couple-shots! hehe, cute! Looks like you had tons of fun. I'm still in Quebec enjoying the Quebec city now. Beautiful city and beautiful weather today. Can't wait to share pictures. ttyl!

  • -C July 7, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Awesome pictures! πŸ™‚ Now I am craving some lob-stahh! You two should check out some bars in Portland next time you visit. The crowd is eclectic to say the least…I took pictures once with a bunch of long bearded, burly sea fishermen decked out in their fishing gear.

  • jeweliette July 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    You know the couple shots look like engagement photos. πŸ˜‰ So cute! Anyway all your food looks scrumptious. I emailed this post to my bf, we may take a trip up to Maine sometime though we can't make lobsterfest this yr, boo.

  • Kelly July 7, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Love B&B;'s! Quite often they're even cheaper than hotels (not to mention, the rooms are more home-like).

    Looks like a great time – food looks SO good.

    Do you research local outlets whenever you travel, cause you seem to luck out and find them all the time πŸ™‚

  • mirigoround July 7, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Loved the food pr0n! New England B&B;'s must be very charming. Nice score on the hat. And I can't help myself– where is the belt from? πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous July 7, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    you guys are such a cute couple! how tall is your boyfriend?

  • Cat in Calico July 7, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    That looks like the perfect getaway trip! Definitely going to visit Maine someday, and a bed and breakfast definitely sounds cozy and romantic. Your friend may have a gift with the camera…I'm very impressed, too!

  • *elvi* July 7, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Wow great pictures on the food and great purchase on those shoes. I never been to a bed & breakfast…I will one day. oh and you guys make an adorable couple! πŸ™‚

  • Petite-ish July 8, 2011 at 11:57 am

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  • Petite-ish July 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    You and Nick are a gorgeous couple!

    Also, on an unrelated note, you totally would have rocked this nytimes style feature:

  • Aubrey July 8, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    The most GORGEOUS geezers in Maine ;)). The last picture is my favorite… looks like you guys had a blast!

    I know you'll prob both hate me for saying this… BUT YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE THE CUUUUTEST BABIES!!

  • Anonymous July 8, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    BTW, if you call the Freeport factory outlet in Maine you can get the shoes sent to you for $10.95, which I did. πŸ™‚

  • The Little Dust Princess July 9, 2011 at 12:29 am

    I love all the food and your pics with bf! Especially the last one <3

  • Margaret July 9, 2011 at 11:06 am

    The food looks…so scrumptious…I would love to eat authentic Maine lobster and crab cakes, not the Red Lobster kind. The couple photos are so beautiful!

  • PetiteAsianGirl July 9, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    @Bravoe Runway @Deborah We do a lot of walking here in Boston and very little driving. It's a good pre- and post- meal workout! Deborah – the necklace is from Forever21.

    @newpetite Speaking of Kelly, I think she has these adorable yellow woven peeptoes also from the Cole Haan outlet : )

    @a rose Lol! Yes I am guilty. I have an awful lot of yellow in my closet. Finding the perfect shade of yellow is worth the wait! To be honest I don't love how bright yellow these are…much prefer a muted mustard yellow.

    @zhi Hi Zhi – I'm using a Canon T2i.

    @Cadrommy After eating lobster all day, we thought the lobster mac would be overkill but it ended up being our favorite dish at dinner! A must-try if you like both lobster and mac n' cheese.

    @-C Burly fishermen, oh boy! Sounds like we missed out ; )

    @jeweliette Lobsterfest?? Must look this up!

    @Kelly I agree, I had a great first B&B; experience. Not cheaper though! It was actually quite a bit more than regular hotels, but we figured it'd be worth it for the "total experience" lol. And the outlets were a complete surprise to me. My friend warned me of an LL bean outlet, but I had no idea we'd be staying in a town where the main attraction is the outlet center!

    @mirigoround Thank you! It's from Forever 21, taken from a pair of not-so-cute shorts : )

    @Anonymous Thanks! He's 5'9."

  • PetiteAsianGirl July 9, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    @Cat in Calico Make sure it's not in winter! I hear winters are bitter cold there, plus you can't eat lobster outdoors on the bench : )

    @Petite-ish Oh how neat! I like how they have a "theme" every week. Thanks for sharing : ) Btw, did you make it out for the Ann Taylor sale? I heard that Harvard Square has the best sale selection…tempting!

    @Anonymous Oo, what did you order? Freeport is where we stayed, and they had these yellow ones, plus a very similar style in snakeskin which I liked as well!

    @Margaret You know, I used to looove red lobster! I'm afraid to go back and eat it now that I'm spoiled by Maine lobbys : /

  • Samantha July 11, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Love the picture of y'all with the lobster! Your friend took some really great "couples" shots too!
    xo, sam

  • Anonymous July 13, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Hi Jean! Your Chanel shades, is there a place online I can order those? I've been searching for those for so long and I found one on eBay for an auction, but I'm not sure it's authentic, seems like it from the pictures but I'm not sure if it really is… Please help! (=

    – Vivian

  • Monica July 19, 2011 at 11:13 am

    OMG! After about 6000 hits on our website from here, I backtracked and found you. Thank you, Jean, for showcasing our food so well!

    Love your blog and I'm going to send the link to my 2 petite daughters.


    Monica & Rock
    White Cedar Inn

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