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Ahhhh, our sweet room (and my first foray into Instagram!)

Thanksgiving was great- lots of food and family, but of course sometimes after a holiday vacation, you feel you need a REAL vacation. Andrew and I were lucky enough to get to leave the family homestead on Saturday and spend a night in Kennebunkport, Maine at the newly opened Inn at English Meadows. Run by the LOVELY, welcoming and funny Liz and Eric Brodar, whom after tiring of the rat race of the garment industry in Manhattan, sold their homes in the city and the Hamptons to buy this adorable (but at the time, tired) bed & breakfast and fix it up to be a modern vacation spot (see the before and after pics on their blog)!  I must admit, Andrew and I talk about doing this all the time, so it was so fun to get to hear about the process and lifestyle of renovating and running a B&B! Especially when it’s over delicious wine at the next door Old Vines wine bar (so flipping charming) also owned by a former Manhattanite!

Each room is a little different, some equipped with modern fireplaces and modern furniture while other wax nostalgic with wood burning stoves and beadboard. Frette linens and robes, Malin + Goetz products (my fave) and free wi-fi sweeten the deal too.

After touring Kennebunkport (especially loving Daytrip Society, Fleurant, Scalawags and Anniebell’s) we went for a GREAT meal at 50 Local in Kennebunk where a fantastically spirited group from the tree lighting were celebrating and we got a real feel for life in this small town (plus some amazing gnocchi). I nearly DIED over the huge vintage sign above the bar. Seriously cool.

And the wooden wine box wallcovering and barn exterior of the The Old Vines Wine Bar!

And then yesterday morning after a little stroll to town we were sent off with an AMAZING breakfast courtesy of Liz and Eric that looked almost identical to this! Soooo good we skipped lunch.  Keep the inn (and Kennebunkport) in mind for a weekend away!


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