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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Posted: December 16, 2013

Holiday gift picks from Portland Trading Co.

Have you met “the best dressed” people of Portland? Well, they all seem to work at one place. Portland Trading Co. is owned by the always dapper Kazeem Lawal and alongside him are some of the best dressed in the biz. PTCo. is that place that I always end up talking about in a conversation. I was at a concert at Port City recently and the band’s frontman even waxed poetic about the shop on stage. It’s hard not to.

Kate and Kazeem gave us their picks for great gifts to give this season. “While striving to stay true to our mission of accessibility, community and love, we believe we’ve covered a great selection of gift items to pick from this holiday season. From stocking stuffers to memorable presents for loved ones, a shopper will find something for anyone, and everyone at PTCo,” they say. And it’s true. There really isn’t a shop in town that carries the selection that PTC does. You can find housewares, international magazines, Maine-made goods and their own line Kofi. And Kazeem is always looking for new talent to showcase in his shop. If you’ve already finished your holiday shopping, stop in for some killer stocking stuffers. They’ve also put together gift baskets so the work is already done for you.

See something you like? Visit Kazeem and Kate at 157 Middle Street or give them a call!

Photos by Erin Little / A Love Supreme Photography 

More Local holiday gift picks

From Portland Trading Company and Black Parrot to the handmade and unusual at
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gift ideas that can all be purchased locally. And there’s more to come this week!
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