Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cupcake Factory Director's Meeting

The latest meeting of the Cupcake Factory Board of Directors was held yesterday and the minutes will be forthcoming. The major decision of the day was that we will be using fresh ingredients, so fresh that we will be providing our own eggs. We will be working with Uncle John to adopt and love baby chicks who will grow quickly to provide us with the freshest eggs possible for our cupcake recipes.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Portland Alive and Well

So happy that we put this Portland property, Inn on Carleton under contract right away after listing. Good for Portland, good for Portland inns (yes I have a bit of an interest here) good for Maine!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Employee Name Tags

:-))))) Lily made employee nametags for everyone working at our Cupcake Factory. Too bad you can't see the beading work. :-)))

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dream House

I forget when I get so busy and can't see our listings how much I love houses and architecture. Check out the spot for this amazing contemporary in Deer Isle. I loved it.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Windjammers in Linekin Bay

I left my camera in Boothbay with Bill yesterday because we were leaving before the windjammers started to arrive. Wish we would have stayed now...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Spent time in East Boothbay today. EVERY TIME I am down there, I want to spend the whole summer there. I miss the cottage we rented for years on Southport. Smugglers is looking fantastic!! Today is the beginning of the Windjammers arrival, we left too early but I have been promised pictures. Started up a new blog for Barbara to keep everyone informed on Smugglers happenings. www.smugglerscovemaine.blogspot.com

Sunday, June 20, 2010

More Pics of a few years ago....

Mom found these old pics of us with Dad, mine in the post below, I love the way Dad is looking at Chris ironing.... LOL.

Happy Father's Day :-))))

Friday, June 18, 2010

I think I have found my calling....

What to do with the seaglass....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Havana with Erica

LOVED LOVED LOVED delicous dinner with Erica at Havana, my birthday week present! what a treat!

Love the current menu, settled on Chile Rellano that was amazing! Of course Mark's mojito was the best ever!

Looking forward to going to one of the friends and family nights at Havana South in Portland before the big opening next week with Candace and a friend of hers. Going to be great!

Pomegranate Parties

Great! shot of Leslie in Mainebiz newspaper and now online! She is preparing dinner for the latest wedding held at Danforth. Nice coverage for the inn along with a beautiful picture :-)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Jason Spooner Listening Party

What a fantastic gathering tonight of a great group of people excited about and supporting Jason Spooner's new record Sea Monster at The Danforth. It is going to be out in a few weeks. Be prepared, it will rock your world!

Sunday, June 13, 2010



Saturday, June 12, 2010

Perfect Bday

First, Ava - sweet, sweet Ava - let Mommy sleep until almost 9 AM. That is wild! That is at least 3 hours longer than usual. But then Ev had a prom dress and shoe crisis so we had to address that. THEN Gam and Grampa made the giant flower delivery, see above Ava checking them out. THEN Gam vacuumed the floors (the only thing left that really hurts my back). THEN got a beautiful flower delivery from my wonderful Maineville biz partner and THEN worked and thanked FB friends for wishes. THEN went to Gam and Grampa's for supper and chased chipmunks and ate watermelon ice cream cake. Couldn't have scripted it any better.

Cowboy Hats are so Flattering :-)

Erica changed her Facebook profile to this picture 'cause she looks so great! :-)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Team Fundraiser

Brianne O'Donnell, Jim Kachmar and Alyssa Bouthot, Ava and I at the fundraiser. Our Committee was so great pulling in sponsorship for the wine and beer and pizza. Alyssa is my summer intern, working primarily on Maineville Music projects. Too fun.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Music at Danforth

I don't ever remember being quite so tired but what a fantastic night last night was at Danforth. Jason Spooner, Mike Abbott and Con Fullam - all treasured new friends of ours were amazing and Con brought along the amazing Joan Kennedy. What a night. So happy but so exhausted... We exceeded our fundraising goal of $1000 for the Nashville Humane Society. Can't wait for Aaron to present them the check.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


The difference in my Bar Harbor life and Portland life is extreme. Portland is constant meetings, discussions, decisions and chaos. There is never enough time to get everything done.

One of the best parts though - dinner out. Catching up with friends over a great cocktail. One of the nights this week is going to be GNO. Girl's Night Out. The facebook and email discussion has been all over the place but I think we might have settled on Walter's. I haven't been since the new location opened so I am psyched!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Summer Ad Campaign Launch - Sneak Peek

Home Stretch....

My sister and brother-in-law and their broker (moi) are in the home stretch of closing on a gorgeous home on one of the stunning lakes outside Augusta. These pics were on a very dreary day this week but are still beautiful, which tells you something about the property.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What happened to NO?

I am actually trying to have a very serious conversation with Ava about why she has to leave the Mommy deer alone for a few minutes so that the Mommy deer can eat a lot of healthy greens so that she has good nutrition to feed her baby fawns so that we don't have to take care of them and she is hardly listening.... I am about to say, NO or STOP. I keep telling her to remember when she was a baby but she just cocks her head and barks louder..... I will say, the Mom looks so regal and very healthy and seems to be so far - so good on the mothering work.