Although, I am back in my hometown of New York City, during my recent vacation to Maine I took such an overwhelmingly large amount of pictures that I feel doing three blog posts was the only way to do the trip justice. No fear, this is the LAST of the Maine posts…. well, for this summer at least :)
vintage Lucite button earrings, $24
When you think of Maine, generally lobsters, beaches, and Bermuda shorts come to mind —nothing very cosmopolitan. But Blanche and Mimi at 184 Middle Street is cosmopolitan indeed. Vintage curiosities like hairclips made from old buttons, European café chairs, and retro clocks are mixed among new pieces like silk-screened silhouette tote bags, aprons printed with bold colors and patterns like bird cages or woodland creatures, and sweet bedding with variations of geometrics and florals. The continuity in the store comes from its modern and playful spin on Parisian-chic that all of the items seem to exude. I ended up buying earrings made from vintage Lucite buttons (they’re the green ones featured in the picture I took above), c'est magnifique!
But what is shopping without dessert? I’ve been noticing that lately all of the tweets splayed across my Twitter account involve food (usually dessert). I confess, I have a serious sweet tooth and my ultimate kryptonite is cupcakes; if you ever need a cupcake recommendation in New York, contact me! Two Fat Cats Bakery (47 India Street, Portland, Maine), naturally named after the owners’ cats that live above the bakery, invites you into a world of sweets made from scratch. In appearance, their pastel colored icings and sprinkles make their baked goods seem simple. But their taste is anything but simple; my pink cupcake and lemon shortbread cookie had just the right blends of salty and sweet.
As I am back in NYC, expect a couple of Fashion’s Night Out posts heading your way!