Saturday, March 31, 2012

More Danforth bathrooms...

Head is spinning doing so many bathrooms at once at Danforth and trying to make them all special and unique.  Think we have found the faucet for Room 4.  Love it.

Friday, March 30, 2012

This week's work...

My new listing in Blue Hill - absolutely exquisite.

Love this ~

We were told our campaign wasn't sufficiently slick. We regard that as a compliment.
Margaret Thatcher

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Facebook Wisdom

Funny, because it is kinda true... :)

Monday, March 26, 2012


Five days in Portland - Ava was such an angel but got very bored at one point and in the middle of meetings and made it clear to us that she was sick of it.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sad Sign....

Ava couldn't even believe they MAKE signs with crosses through the pups.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy Saint Patrick's Day -

PERFECT. NOwhere on earth I would rather be than at our beach - Ava looking for dead things in the stinky seaweed and Mommy looking for sea glass - It was as if a Leprachaun had sprinkled the beach with treasures just for us to find. Not bad for an hour's work - when some of that hour was spent laying on the rocks in the sun.

Friday, March 16, 2012

GM - my dream job.

Job Summary

Boutique Inn and Restaurant
Portland, Me 04101
Hotels and Lodging
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Manager (Manager/​Supervisor of Staff)
Job Reference Code


About the Job

We are looking for the ideal General Manager for an upscale, small, boutique inn and restaurant in Portland, Maine.​

An incredible capacity for attention to detail and love for working with guests are priority traits of the successful candidate.​ Three to five years of fine dining experience and appreciation of food, wine and design is key and a desire to be the face of this dynamic business is paramount.​

This is a live-in, year round position with overall 24/​7 responsibility for the property.​ We will hire the applicant with the most well rounded experience and desire including:

  • Demand for attention to detail.​
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in FOH restaurant management, with knowledge of wine and fine dining service.​
  • Passion for and experience working with guests.​
  • Fastidious demands for cleanliness and organization.​
  • Ability to lead a team --- and be a team player.​
  • Passion for and concierge-level knowledge of Maine.​
  • Basic knowledge of property maintenance.​
  • Full understanding of balancing guests and business needs.​

For more information, please visit: www.​kimberlyswan.​com

TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to Holly Walls.​

Ghost Chairs

I have wanted to do something with these for so long,,, but racking my brain where I can use, perhaps dining room at Danforth.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

From Dog Bless You on FB

Leo and Ellie - Leo, a German Shephard, is guide dog and best friend to nearly blind, Ellie, a cavalier King Charles Spaniel. How do dogs do this? God Bless. Lucky.

So beautiful it brought tears to my eyes.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

On a happy nature kick today -

Time to take a break....


The Law Of The Wild says kill ONLY when you are hungry

Photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures
on safari in Kenya's Masai Mara in October last year,
Said he was astounded by what he saw:

"These three brothers (cheetahs) have been living together since they left
their mother at about 18 months old,' he said. 'On the morning we saw
them, they seemed not to be hungry, walking quickly but stopping
sometimes to play together. 'At one point, they met a group of impala who
ran away. But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers
caught it easily'."

These extraordinary scenes followed..

And then they just walked away without hurting him..........

Life is short... Forgive quickly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably...and never regret
anything that made you smile

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Danforth Herb Garden

We are going to be growing all of our own herbs for Danforth this summer and love, love this installation.

Friday, March 9, 2012


waiting patiently, on the back of the couch for me to PLEASE turn computers off.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


My friend Gail just shared this after a thought inspiring conversation we had this afternoon at the office with another colleague. Love it.

French Women

OK - I am half french, well not THAT french.... but I am still adopting the premise of this book and it is changing my life and I LOVE IT! READ IT and DO IT!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

My pretty girl

Friday, March 2, 2012

Last Minute Blast

Erica and I drove by the Civic Center on errands for First Round at the Danforth party in Portland last night. LOVE seeing all the big 18 wheelers with Eric Church's face all over them, there for the concert. I said I wouldn't rule out heading over after the Danforth party but didn't think I really could because of not wanting to leave Ava. When Rebekah and Zac offered to take Ava for a while, Erica, Alyssa and I headed out. Good time! Love going last minute to see what kind of great seats you can get, these were perfect for a whim. Drink a little drink, smoke a little smoke!