Located right on the main drag, just steps from L.L. Bean, we stopped at the Azure Café in Freeport, Maine, to refuel between a busy day of shopping and geocaching! Here’s the last installment of our Maine Getaway…
Day two of our ME-cation would be spent in Freeport, Maine. A quick 30-minute drive from Portland (read about that here) we arrived and checked into The Harraseeket Inn. An award-winning luxury country inn; it’s just two blocks from the L.L.Bean campus, an entire village of over 110 outlets, and many cool boutiques. With fireplaces, antiques, jacuzzis, an indoor pool, and 2 awesome restaurants to choose from, it’s THE place to stay in Freeport. We were very happy bloggers! Here are our steps to a perfect day in Freeport, Maine.
To spend a day in Freeport, Maine, one really must be dressed appropriately. There is nothing more befitting than to be decked out in L.L. Bean, or “the Bean,” as they say, when in Freeport. Clothes that are practical in design, high in quality, and made for the active outdoorsy types – or for those that like to look the part 😉
Follow these exact instructions and we can almost guarantee that you’ll have an exceptional 2-day getaway to Maine. We’ll henceforth call this one our #ME-cation. Our last getaway was named #NYcation, in case you’re not up-to-date on your Unlocking Litchfield reading.
Ahhh, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars (not to be confused with Stags’ Leap Winery). For Cabernet lovers like me, you know this one’s a winner. If you’ve seen the movie Bottleshock, you know the Judgment of Paris. And if you don’t, Stag’s Leap’s 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon, the vineyard’s first commercial crop, shocked the wine world when it won first place among ten top French and California red wines in a blind taste test by leading French wine experts in the Paris tasting.
Confession: I used to wear glasses with non-prescription lenses before I needed them for real! I love glasses! Totally just another accessory to have fun with, right? Life is too short to commit to one pair for years on end, but they’re also not the cheapest of accessory – cue party streamers and ticker tape when Warby Parker came on the scene in 2010.
After a busy morning shopping in the city, and for the finale of our NYC Getaway feature, we decided to treat ourselves to lunch at Le Colonial (149 East 57th Street, New York b/t Lexington Ave & 3rd Ave). Besides wanting to eat some French-Vietnamese food, we also wanted to check out this colonial-themed restaurant we’d heard about (oh you know, certain people are known to hang out there, cough, Paul McCartney, cough, the King of Spain…).
If you read about our walk here (in our Library Hotel post), you’ll know we were more than ready to sit down, relax, and enjoy some dinner and drinks. Bread and Tulips, located at 365 Park Avenue South @ 26th Street was our restaurant of choice for the evening, chosen for the name (we like bread, we like tulips) but mainly because our friends at the Library Hotel recommended them.
For Lora’s experience at Opus One, please see the text at the bottom of the article. We were honored to have chatted with David Pearson, appointed as CEO in 2004, the first person singly responsible for Opus One…
Hello. Welcome to our brand new category – Getaways. As much as we love our rolling hills of Litchfield County, the nature and country living, sometimes we get ants in our pants and itchy feet and have to just…Getaway. We’re going to pack our bags, hit the road, and have ourselves some adventures away from home. We’ll tell you where we stay, where we eat and what we do, in an enjoyable fun way; not in a snore-fest-please-stop-talking-about-your-vacation way (promise!). Maybe we’ll give you some ideas for some getaway time of your own.