Finding Glamour in Maine: Part 3

Check out Finding Glamour in Maine Part 1 and Part 2.

If there’s one thing everyone goes to see at York Beach is the Nubble Lighthouse. It’s a big thing here and not visiting this monument is as sinful as not having any lobster rolls.

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According to its official website:

In colonial days mariner traffic was important to the commerce of the area. Knowing that Maine’s rocky coast was very dangerous to those mariners and their livelihood, the Citizens petitioned the United States Government for a lighthouse.

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In 1874 President Rutherford B. Hayes appropriated the sum of $15,000 to build a lighthouse on this “Nub” of land. On July 1, 1879 construction was completed on what, at the time, was known as the Knubble Lighthouse with a 4th order light began to protect our men and women on the sea. The men and women serving in the Lighthouse Service were the first guardians who provided great care for the light and its surrounding buildings.

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My initial reaction? It’s smaller than what I thought it would be.

Photo by Jordan Race
Photo by Jordan Race

Hey, what did you expect? I’m surrounded by skyscrapers in NYC, so I’m not sure what I was expecting. And being surrounded by rocks and water was a little too “Scare Tactics” for me. What if I somehow slipped, fell, and landed in the ocean, never to be found? My mother said I’ve always had a vivid imagination.

Trying not to fall to my death. Photo by Jordan Race
Trying not to fall to my death.
Photo by Jordan Race

For my visit to the quaint, picturesque Nubble Lighthouse, I wore a watercolor painting-inspired silk dress that I purchased during one of my thrifting adventures. It was quite fitting, don’t you think?

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Photo by Jordan Race

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And did I talk about the lobster rolls? They’re everywhere, including right by the Nubble Lighthouse. I definitely wasn’t complaining.

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And ice cream. It was also everywhere. Like this vanilla soft serve cone dipped in chocolate fudge. Oh baby.

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Oh, and let’s not forget minty mojitos and beers by the beach. The mojito was mine, of course.

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Later in the evening, Jordan and I decided to have a date night at cozy Mimmo’s Italian Restaurant. It’s your town mom and pop eatery where locals go to satisfy their pasta cravings along with bottles of wine from home (it’s BYOB). Mimmo himself walks to every table to greet his guests. The portions are ridiculously HUGE. Bring your appetite. My pasta was drenched in white wine sauce and the shrimp was merely a handful. But, I ate it happily. Jordan’s lasagna was saucy and loaded on the cheese. He cleaned his plate, too.

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For the evening, I decided to channel Josephine Baker in my own way, spit curl and all.

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I wore a silk fuchsia dress, also from the same thrifting adventure from Manhattan.

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Photo by Jordan Race

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I felt like a 1920s silent screen star!

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Finding Glamour in Maine: Part 2

Check out Finding Glamour in Maine: Part 1

One thing I loved about my visit to Maine? The food.

Jordan ready to stuffed his face (even though he doesn't like seafood like moi).
Jordan ready to stuffed his face (even though he doesn’t like seafood like moi).

Buttery lobster, crispy halibut, pounds of steamy mussels drizzled with freshly squeezed lemon juice – it’s a seafood lover’s paradise.

One of my many lobster rolls with a pasta salad.
One of my many lobster rolls with a pasta salad.
Jordan's veggie stir fry.
Jordan’s veggie stir fry.

But it’s not just fresh seafood this petite state has to offer. Wild berries, thirst-quenching cocktails, and mountain-sized ice cream cones covered with “jimmies” are just some of the many treats to be found here.

Wild Maine blueberries.
Wild Maine blueberries.
Maine sangria with local blueberries.
Maine sangria with local blueberries.
Night ice cream.
Night ice cream.
Day ice cream.
Day ice cream.

I’m pretty sure I gained a few pounds – just in time to keep me warm during the chilly winter months to come.

Anyway.

While staying at The Lighthouse Inn & Carriage House, I decided to go nautical with a navy dress featuring white stripes (Jack White not included – I’ll be here all night, folks).

Photo by Jordan Race
Photo by Jordan Race

My dress, which was thrifted, features a wrap-around piece, which i chose to ignore. I like to break rules.

Posing with sand-covered slippers. Photo by Jordan Race
Posing with sand-covered slippers.
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For days when I felt like lounging around, I decided to add comfort to my wardrobe with a touch of glamour, all thanks to Hollywood bombshell Eva Mendes and her New York & Company collection.

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Photo by Jordan Race

I ADORE Eva’s dresses because the fit is super comfortable, they’re designed to enhance your natural curves, and they have a vintage look/feel with modern fabric and tailoring. It’s the best of both worlds.

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Photo by Jordan Race

This dress is from a previous season, but you can get some (or all) of Eva’s current designs at a New York & Company near you.

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Photo by Jordan Race

The view wasn’t too shabby, right?

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Don’t forget to come back next week and find out how I made it in Maine!

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