Monday April 21st 2014

5 Questions With...

Chrystie Vachon


How did you get here?

I'm pretty sure I was born here. Grew up in Madawaska and moved to the big city of Portland to attend University of Southern Maine. Since then I've lived in Hawaii, Ohio, Rhode Island, Massachusetts & New Hampshire but they never felt quite like home. I returned to Maine in 2007 and have been calling it home ever since.

Describe your Maine in three words...

Crisp. Gorgeous. Home.

If you had just 24 hours left in Maine, what would you do?

If I had only 24 hours left in Maine, I'd hit up all my favorite hot spots: Brunch at Local 188, playtime with the kids at Fort Williams Park, lunch at El Rayo, afternoon stroll down Higgins Beach, dinner at Vignola and then watch the sunset on East End Beach.

Is there anything about Maine you’d change?

Weather. Let's skip Winter shall we? One of the things I missed about Maine when I lived in Hawaii was the change of the 4 seasons. Having been back in Maine for 5 years now, I realized that I only really missed 3 of those seasons. Winter I could do without. I'm not much of a cold weather gal.

What makes a true Mainer?

A true Mainer is a diy-er, frugal, loves a good party & enjoys the simpler things in life