Monthly Archives: December 2014

24 Hours in L.L. Bean; over and out

I am not going into a war zone, although holiday shopping can be a full-impact sport. For the next 24 hours I will be embedded in Bean: Your eyes and ears in L.L. Bean’s Freeport flagship. Why am I doing this? Because it’s there. The Mount Everest of Maine retail has invited me to camp […]

Two Fat Cats Bakery buys Maine Pie Line

Fear not pie lovers, those savory hand pies you devoured from Kennebunkport to Castine are coming back. On Tuesday the owner of Portland’s Two Fat Cats Bakery, Stacy Begin purchased Maine Pie Line from Briana Warner. The successful East Bayside pie company that closed last month after a brilliant year-long run went out on a high […]

Do beer and yoga mix? Om, yes indeed

It was a chilly Tuesday night as I trudged through the doors of the Pepperell Mill en route to Banded Horn Brewing Co. in Biddeford. Not here for a dunkel, but a downward dog, I joined the latest tasting room craze — Brewasanna. “I’m kind of intimidated,” a 20-something business owner told me as we walked […]