hi, july! (and what I've been up to, in pics).


I turned 42 in April, and after spending the morning at the DMV I treated myself to a delicious brunch at Ocotillo. I'm very glad they are now in the neighborhood.

My mom and I traveled down to Pittsburgh to cheer on my sister during the half marathon (I once again had an injury and had to bail) but we had such a great time and the highlight was dinner at Pusadee's Garden -- I am already counting down until I can go back and have the roti and khao yum again. 

I went to my parents' house Memorial Day Weekend and unofficially kicked off summer with hot dogs, ping pong, and a little sunburn. I also read Anita Monte Laughs Last, and very much enjoyed it. (Dress is Anthro's Somerset, which I have been living in for both work and play).

I grabbed some spray roses for my bedside table, and they made me very happy.

I was finally sworn into the Maine Bar and celebrated with my parents and champagne at Eventide.

My sister came up (for a week!) and we did all of the Portland things, including drinks and caviar at the newly opened Five of Clubs bar at the Longfellow Hotel, bowling at Bayside Bowl, and all of our favorite food and drink stops. After a visit to Massachusetts for golf and more family time we came back up to York Harbor for the weekend before she headed home. 

This picture doesn't do it justice, but I had one of the top 5 dishes of my life at Fore Street. It was their wood oven roasted lasagna that I kind of ordered on a whim but was absolutely insane: artichoke and nettle lasagne with swiss chard, golden raisin and pine nut agrodolce, parm and marsala sauce. It took all of my restraint not to go back for more the following night. 

And the bug has been living her best life, per usual.

So that's a high level view of life lately--I am so excited that is finally summer in Maine, which is, quite frankly, the best. I'm looking forward to Saturday farmers' market perusing and as much beach time as I can squeeze in. Here's to summer. 

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