k + colette

It wasn't the sunniest start to summer on the East Coast but you gotta make something out of it. A day trip to Portland Maine turned out to be the perfect answer. I've been to Portland a handful of times but this past weekend there seemed to be even more stores that caught my eye. My favorite was k colette on Commercial Street, a curated shop of art, home goods, books, textiles, and jewelry.

It's right on the main street so you can't miss it. 

It's all perfectly curated by theme. At the entry is a table featuring gifts for Dads. (Thank you for the making my shopping even easier.) In the background, shelves of candles, pillows, and books with art on every wall.

The kids corner - the Noah's Ark is amazing in person! 
(Sorry for the dark photos, like I said it was raining. Unfortunately Photoshop can only take you so far.) 

For the kitchen, servers, glasses, dishes, flatware, napkins, cookbooks, they have it all and it all has a beautiful artisan touch. 

Even a gardening section that has this amazing soap stone sink. We're using this image for inspiration for our outdoor garden area, which we'll probably be able to work on in ten years but we'll get there.  

k colette
100 Commercial Street 
Portland, Maine
Mon - Sat 10-6
Sun 12-4

After you've loaded up the car walk across the street to The Old Portland Sea Grill where their take on New England clam chowder, with chunks of bacon, can't be missed. I had it with oysters and their fresh lobster roll which is perfectly made with just a dash of lemon juice and a side of perfectly crispy thin french fries. Oh and a chocolate chip cookie from The Standard Baking Company down the block!