Nestled in the woods of Southwest Harbor, Maine, lies the perfect retreat for the creative soul, or for some folks looking to just escape into the woods. Simple, serene. I had the good fortune of spending several days at the Poet’s Cottage, even finding myself snowed in for one magical morning that can’t be found anywhere other than at the Poet’s Cottage.
Surrounded in a thick forest of spruce trees and moss, the Howling Woods stands as one of the most unique destinations I have ever visited. As a farm stay experience in Seal Cove, Maine, I found myself enjoying simple pleasures like waking up to the sound of the rooster in the morning, and cooking an omelette of farm-fresh eggs on the wood stove. At night, the coyotes will howl and sing in the woods in the distance, creating a feeling as if you’re a rugged individualist living in Maine in a simpler time, long ago. I found myself leaving the Howling Woods with a new appreciation for the woods, a new friendship with the hosts; Candace and Brendan, and ultimately a desire to come back as often as I could.
From boots to boat shoes, Sperry has been crafting high-quality apparel and footwear for decades. I had the pleasure of working alongside Sperry to produce an album of photos for their Gold Cup line at the beautiful setting of a modern home in the mountains of Vermont.
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Lost somewhere in the heart of Franconia Notch, New Hampshire , is the quiet little Architect’s Cabin. Below it’s big arched roof runs a creek, with big windows and balconies out back to appreciate the sound of the water on the rocks. As I stayed at the Architect’s Cabin during an autumn storm, I was captivated by the sounds of the falling leaves and breeze in the trees…it motivated me to take on any number of the nearby hikes high into the White Mountains.
Sturdy, reliable, and drop-dead gorgeous. Bradley Mountain makes some of the finest outdoor gear around, perfect for your Huckleberry Finn adventures down into the creeks and up the mountainsides. We took the Wilder Backpack out for a test drive on the coasts of Maine and on a canoe trip in Western Mass and were well…wildly impressed.
Smith’s Leather balm is a homegrown Maine product straight from a guy who knows leather better than I know some of my best friends. Their organic formula consisting of 3 simple ingredients brings new life into your worn leather goods, and offers a layer of protection from the elements. Take care of your cherished leather goods.