One of the many reasons I love the blogosphere is when it introduces me to really magical places and really lovely people. Several years ago, someone had recommended Katy Elliott's blog to me, and I remember seeing The Marston House on it. I think I later saw in on another favorite blog, Designtripper. I spoke to the owners at one point, but was unable to visit as they are only open from May to October. Well last year I was able to visit it with Clara, right before the 4th of July. We spent two nights there (it's in Wiscasset), and not only did we love the Marston House, but we fell in love with the owners, Sharon and Paul Mrozinski. They couldn't be kinder, or more interesting, or have better taste. The rooms they let are so tastefully appointed, and the basket of breakfast is perfect. It's just up the street from Red's, the lobster roll place that causes traffic jams and always has a line. There are plenty of great things to do in the area--so this is a good base. We returned later in August, as I wanted Matt to meet Sharon and Paul, and we found even more things we loved in the area. I promise to write about our November stay with Sharon and Paul in their apartment in France, which they rent out. Beautiful.
Solo Bistro after the Saturday farmer's market in Bath.
Maine's First Ship reconstruction project...
The Maine Maritime Museum above...one of our favorite museums ever. It's huge with so much outdoor space to run around...and lots of hands-on stuff for little ones. Plus boats you can walk onto...One ticket lasts for two days because that's what you'll really need to see it all. (Not that we spent two days there--it's just that big so if you feel like doing that--you could!)\
North Creek Farm. Delicious food, sweet owners, and sort of like the best general store you could imagine. It's actually more than anything a nursery that specializes in roses.
Above images are from inside The Marston House...where they sell the antiques they collect all fall/winter long in Europe. The dresses above are amazing--I bought the red one, and I think three people in my office have bought them too. They look good on everyone!
So we drove by Monkey C Monkey Do enough times (it's on the main drag that brings you to Marston House) that I had to bring Clara there. We stayed an hour and she had a blast. Worth doing as long as you can stomach watching.
Friends recommended we stop at the Fat Boy Drive-In in Brunswick. We couldn't have timed it better. It's across from a local airport, and there was a major air show happening. Perfect old school burgers.