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DIY gift idea: Maine iPhone case

DIY gift idea: Maine iPhone case
December 19, 2013

Our state is so darn attractive looking, why not plaster it on everything we possibly can? Here’s an easy DIY gift idea for guys and gals this holiday season.

Holiday gift picks from 2Note Perfumery

Holiday gift picks from 2Note Perfumery
December 18, 2013

There’s a reason why Portland has a reputation for having such a wonderful array of small businesses. Here, you can find things that you’d be hard-pressed to discover in other cities. 2Note Perfumery is one of those gems.

Slam the carols: Portland Carol Slam at Bull Feeney’s Saturday

Slam the carols: Portland Carol Slam at Bull Feeney’s Saturday
December 17, 2013

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” Or maybe, “give it a rest, ye gentlemen.” Sure, some holiday carols are classics. But can’t someone come up with something a little more relevant to today’s Christmas climate? The Portland Carol Slam can. Would-be carol composers write their own holiday songs and the audience choose a new holiday favorite.

A little outfit inspiration for Santacon

A little outfit inspiration for Santacon
December 05, 2013

This Saturday marks the sixth annual Santacon. But Father Christmas isn’t the only holiday character that deserves to be paraded around town.

Hand-forged and upcycled metal jewelry by artisan Chaya Caron

Hand-forged and upcycled metal jewelry by artisan Chaya Caron
December 04, 2013

Chaya Caron makes beautiful jewelry at her studio in South Portland. I caught up with Chaya, who I first met three years ago, to see what she’s been up to and to talk about her upcoming holiday shop that will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Become the “favorite” with these Mother’s Day gift ideas

Become the “favorite” with these Mother’s Day gift ideas
May 07, 2013

Mother’s Day is coming right up! I’ve rounded up some great gift ideas for Mommie dearest so you can stop hemmin’ and hawwin’ over to what to get her. And of course they’re all from local shops because you know how I roll. Check them out!

Fair or Foul: Sitting on Santa’s lap

Fair or Foul: Sitting on Santa’s lap
December 18, 2012

Every kid loves Santa. Except when those kids are confronted with Santa. All the patience and jovial belly-jiggling in the world won’t stop many kids from completely freaking out on Santa’s lap. So why do we do it? For the kids, right? Or do we just like laughing at the pictures of them crying? Take the poll.

BAH, HUMBUG!

BAH, HUMBUG!
December 18, 2012

It’s easy for some of us to get into the Christmas spirit. For others, it takes a visit from a deceased friend draped in chains. Sometimes that doesn’t even do the trick, and the Ghosts of Christmas have to start pulling out headstones. Seeing their own lonely demise has a way of turning a curmudgeon around. It worked for Ebenezer Scrooge.

The Holiday Show

The Holiday Show
December 17, 2012

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – or at least that’s what Andy Williams tells me. That means we get to partake in favorite holiday traditions, like decorating the Christmas tree, making gingerbread cookies…and going to see the annual Holiday Show at Greenhut Galleries! It’s on view right now until January 18, 2013.