Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Classic Purdie Scarf in Iona Cream - Made in Scotland

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 Purdies of Scotland was kind enough to send me one of their beautiful scarves.  The incredibly soft and lightweight Classic Purdie in Iona Cream, a 100% Scottish Product, is made of 50% Alpaca and 50% recycled rose bush fibre.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Reader Question: A Playlist


A Reader Question: 
One of my favorite TDP/SWNE posts was the Christmas playlist.  I am hosting an open house for family and friends in early May.  What music do readers think captures the feel of this blog (I visit every day!) for a Spring playlist that I could use in the background?

Quoddy Boat Shoes $50 Off

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$50 off Classic Boat Shoes and Runabouts until Friday. Use code SEA50.

Reader Question: Handsome Daily Calendar


A Reader Question:
Do you have any recommendations for a handsome daily calendar, like the vintage Filofax personal planners?

Sunday, April 14, 2019

A Fine Mid-April Day

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 Spring arrived so quickly that the bugs hadn't even found it yet.

Assisting With the Transplanting

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Naming Your Boat (Repost)

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I am a long time reader, but first time emailer.  We are in the process of choosing a name for our new boat and I was curious if you've ever thought of compiling a list of TDP/preppy boat names.  Some are certainly better than others and I was interested in your thoughts.    
Thank you and keep up the great work. 
Best wishes.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Bright Skies, Cold Water, Barbours, and Boat Shoes

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Wicker by the Sea

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A Reader Question for the Community: What is the Shoe Equivalent of an Oxford Shirt?


A reader question:
Is there an equivalent to an OCBD in shoes? I mean a pair of shoes that could be said to be essential, multi-functional, capable of being dressed up or dressed down. I ask because it is not clear to me that any such shoes exist.
I suppose an easy answer would be to say loafers or moccasins, but these seem too lightweight. Can a person really walk all day, comfortably, on camp soles? Boots, on the other hand, seem too heavy. Then there are sneakers; and I confess to having worn sneakers for most of my life. But white-soled sneakers show dirt all too easily; not to mention that the bizarre designs of modern sneakers are, shall we say, difficult to integrate into traditional style.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mid-Coast Spring

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Out of Gas...

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Question: Eliminating Technology?

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The backlash against the big technology companies continues, and increasingly, a vision of a good life minimizes "screen time."  Given that, what technologies, including apps and streams, have you recently eliminated or are planning to eliminate in the near future?  And new products such as Light Phone  <link>  also beg the questions, once you have cleared away the clutter, what few recent technology features and affordances do you most want part of your life?

Sunday, April 7, 2019

The Pink Campbell Belt by York River Traders - Made in the US

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One way to add a shot of pink to an outfit is the Campbell Belt by York River Traders.

Thank you to our kind farmer friends who left this raw milk for us...

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20% off Sailor Rose Online Orders, New Portland, Maine Store - Made in the US

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To celebrate the opening of their Portland, Maine Store, Sailor Rose is offering 20% off online orders until April 14th.  Use code INSTASTORE

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Bad diets killing more people globally than tobacco...


"But the biggest problem is not the junk we eat but the nutritious food we don’t eat..."
One way to get nutritious food is a local CSA/Food Share, where food is often grown in more sustainable environments:

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Ducklings

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Tripp II from Lotuff Leather - Made in New England

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Lofuff Leather offers their clean and sleek Tripp II, made of sumptuous vegetable tanned leather, in a lovely shade of bright navy, Indigo.  A streamlined and efficient handbag, credit card pockets are built in, eliminating the need for a wallet.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Lambswool Crewneck Jumper from Cordings of Piccadilly - Made in Scotland

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The design, comfort, and versatility of the Lambswool Crewneck Jumper has made it a core item of many wardrobes, and Cording's - beautifully made in Scotland - exemplifies why.
This is also the last week of the Cordings Shirt Sale <https://www.cordings.co.uk/menswear/shirts>

Sunday, March 31, 2019

At the Boat Yard

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Maine Harbor, Late Spring

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