Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunny Monday Heading Into Fall

Thinking happy thoughts this Monday and have some fun photos from fellow bloggers.


and this one by Robert Frank taken in Miami in 1955. Missing Florida, but loving Maine!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Final Days in Florida

Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island, Fort Myers, Pine Island, and Punta Gorda. Shopping districts, beaches, and waterfront dining.

Tampa, St Pete, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Safety Harbor, Lakeland, and Orlando. Vibrant downtown areas with historic buildings, gardens, sandwich shops, and some surprisingly reasonable hotels.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Day Five Florida

Still in Florida.

Yesterday we went to a real hip shopping district Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale. Our favorite for jewelry, gifts and artwork so faris the Gallery Seldom Seen at 915 Las Olas.

Las Olas District

From there we headed to the the beach, which is reminiscent of some Californian Beach scene or how they try to portray California anyways in the movies and Bay Watch. For those who surf we recommend the Maui Nix Surf Shop, they seem to have everything a surfer could need. There are also two great resorts the Bahia Mar Resort and Marina and the Lago Mar Resort.

From there we headed to 17th St. where everything nautical happens, yacht dealers to chart manufacturers , marinas, docks, you name it. If you own a boat/are a boating enthusiast head to Charlie’s Locker at 1865 Cordova Rd.

Back in Miami Beach for a nighttime stroll along an outdoor pedestrian shopping mall in South Beach with great options for dining outdoors. Nooks and crannies where you can relax under the shade of a palm tree and read a book. Worth a stop if in South Beach.

We stayed at the Blue Moon Hotel, 944 Collins Ave in South Beach. Great quality for $100 a night in South Beach, great location, I would definitely recommend to anyone, it’s also named after one of my favorite beers.

Blue Moon Hotel

We checked out the Collins Ave Shopping District, this is great for your upper end chain stores, Puma, Urban Outfitters, Guess, Armani Exchange....

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Florida Day Four

Gorgeous yachts in Ft. Lauderdale, had fresh fish and crab legs on the beach last night. Hot here today.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Florida Days Two, Three and Four WOW

Some quintessential Florida pics here. Feeling very Sonny & Crockett (the originals not the Michael Mann version). Good possibilities for new accounts. Miles and miles logged of palm trees between Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Jupiter, Juno Beach, Palm Beach (North, West...), Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach (LOT of sand here), and Boca Raton.

Patriots fever in Ft. Lauderdale!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Florida Day One

200 miles, Cocoa Beach to Ormond Beach, to Daytona, Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach, South on Rt. 1 to Cocoa Village and back to Cocoa Beach.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Computer Glitches and Back to Friends

After a bit of a set back with a laptop we are back in action posting. We are also shortly en route to the airport for sunny Florida. Palm trees and new accounts await!

To round out the week and put a bit of a shine on a cloudy day here are a few more pics of friends who we appreciate and who are also fans of our wears! Looking forward to seeing you all upon our return.

Eric, owner of Morgan Realty, specializes in selling foreclosed properties.

Belle Anne is the lovely voice on the other end of the line when you dial John Hatcher of Keller Williams. A top real estate agency, we also covet their office space in a historic building off Congress.
Dan is the owner of Portland's floral favorite Harmon's & Barton's and Sawyer & Co.
Colleen is a hair stylist who can get any gal red carpet or beauty pageant ready. She learned hands on under expert colorist/stylist Jennifer Leigh, owner of O2 Salon. We love what she does for our locks.

Monday, September 7, 2009


Kicking off a week of posts today about some of the folks we call friends and neighbors. Dan is a good-looking, unfussy familiar face about town for the past two decades. He is also one of three owners of Brian Boru, a popular Irish watering hole in Portland, ME. People gather there at day's end to enjoy live music, Irish whiskey, great beers on tap, and a full menu.

Pictures Dan (top), Brian Boru bartender (middle), ext. Brian Boru (bottom)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Our Studio in Portland's Working Waterfront

Snapshots from our studio in Portland, Maine's working waterfront. Our door is open, but we recommend you phone ahead if possible. Would love to have you visit!

We got a little carried away with our friend's macro lens.
Pieces on order.
Popsicle sticks, good for lots of stuff.

One of our maps.
Our dog Riley, aka CHART metalworks mascot.
Working Waterfront.
Our neighbors and friends at Sea Bags are across the street. We enjoy the atmosphere there and love the beautiful display they made up for us in their entry/shop.
Off to grab a bite before getting back to work.