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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 7, 2012

Where you need to be shopping this weekend: meca, joseph's, the flea and more

My holiday list is ready. Now all I need to do is strap on my shopping shoes for a weekend of way-too-many-good-shopping-options-it-hurts. Here’s how I plan on hitting all the must-do shopping destinations this. Feel free to use this as a guide – or as a way to follow me around town.


Record Sale at Portland Flea-for-All: I am so ready to stock up on some vinyl from some of the biggest and baddest record sellers in New England. I also hear there will be egg nog. Bonus!

First Friday Art Walk: I love the December art walk. It is a MUST. Start at Merchant Trading on Congress and make your way down to Pinecone + Chickadee. Check out this guide for more on where to walk the walk.


Meca Holiday Sale: I also like to refer to this sale as the-people-that-are-young-and-way-more-talented-than-me sale. Last year I picked up some beautiful jewelry and ceramic mugs. My favorite bowtie guy will also be there, so be sure to say hello to him. Sale starts on Friday evening during the art walk and goes until 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Eastland Shoe Trunk Show at Joseph’s: If you consider yourself a shoe aficionado, then you already know about Maine-based Eastland. They will be at Joseph’s on Saturday from 9:30 to 5:30 to reveal new additions to their line. Customers that stop in can also enter to win a pair from their popular 1955 Edition Collection!


Picnic Music + Arts Festival: The event I wait for year-round. This is your one-stop shopping destination for holiday gifts. I’m so excited about it that I probably won’t sleep the night before. See the full list of who will be selling on their facebook page.

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