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”


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  1. 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!

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  2. Anonymous wrote:

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

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  3. 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? 🙂

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  4. Kelly wrote:

    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 🙂

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  5. jeweliette wrote:

    You know the couple shots look like engagement photos. 😉 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.

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  6. -C wrote:

    Awesome pictures! 🙂 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.

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  7. Vicky wrote:

    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!

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  8. JS wrote:

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

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  9. Nicole wrote:

    The food looks incredible! Adorable couple shots too! 😉

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  10. Ping wrote:

    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.

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  11. Stephie wrote:

    Looks like such a fun time! You two make a beautiful couple 🙂

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

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  12. projectroe wrote:

    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!

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  13. Khatu wrote:

    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!

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  14. the food looks amazing. and you guys are soo cute

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  15. SugarNikita wrote:

    Mmmm, now I'm hungry…

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

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  16. Lydia wrote:

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

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  17. Nelah wrote:

    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.

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  18. I am jealous of how you always look so put together and so gorgeous Jean..any secrets?!! 😀

    food looks sooooooo good!

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  19. Tina wrote:

    Beautiful pictures! 🙂

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  20. Cadrommy wrote:

    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! 🙂

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  21. Jenn wrote:

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

    Complex Cardigans

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  22. Tara wrote:

    This looks like so much fun! You two are such a gorgeous couple 🙂

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

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  24. Beautiful photos! Your lobster is so big!

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  25. Chloe wrote:

    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. 😉

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


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

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  28. 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:-)

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  29. zhi wrote:

    Hi Jean, may I know what camera you using?

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  30. Anonymous wrote:

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

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  31. a rose wrote:

    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.

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  32. 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! 🙂

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  33. a rose wrote:

    Yum yum! I love lobsters!

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  34. newpetite wrote:

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

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  35. Michelle wrote:

    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!

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  36. mai wrote:

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

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  37. Deborah wrote:

    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!!! ; )

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  38. 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!

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  39. DSK Steph wrote:

    Your trip looks amazing! Love the photos of you and the bf! 🙂 Super cute!!!!

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  40. Stephanie wrote:

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

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

    steak tacos look bomb!

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  42. Swan wrote:

    Long time reader, first time commenter.

    You guys look adorable together! Love your new shoes!

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  43. Mindy♥ wrote:

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

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  44. 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!!

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

    Xx Vivian @

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

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  47. Anna wrote:

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

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  48. April wrote:

    You and Nick are soo cuuute!

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  49. 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? 😛

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  50. Eve wrote:

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

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