AND WE HAVE A GREAT SELECTION OF UNIQUE GIFTS FOR THE NEWLYWEDS!
Here is a list of our favorite items in the shop that will make perfect wedding gifts.
OCEANOLOGY TRINKET TABLEWARE
The Oceanology collection is inspired by the relationship between humans and nature, and originates from our life near the sea. These naturalistic ceramic pieces were created in the image of the ocean. Shapes, textures and colours evoke shells, salt and sand. Each piece is hand crafted from natural clays by artisans in their Bangkok based studio.
OYSTER PLATTERS BY OYSTER RIVER JOINERY
Paul Sampson of Oyster River Joinery is a Maine artisan with decades of woodworking experience. He handcrafts his oyster wooden platters one at a time. Paul handpicks each board based on unique characteristics and details. He shapes and carves to accentuate the natural beauty inherent in the wood. Every platter is born from a single piece of wood and will vary in color and carving. The platters’ shape echoes that of an oyster shell. Carved indentations hold each oyster securely.
THE ESSENTIAL OYSTER BY ROWAN JACOBSEN
With lavish four-color photos throughout by renowned photographer David Malosh, The Essential Oyster is the definitive book for oyster-lovers everywhere, featuring stunning portraits, tasting notes, and backstories of all the top oysters, as well as recipes from America’s top oyster chefs and a guide to the best oyster bars. Spotlighting more than a hundred of
North America’s greatest oysters–the unique, the historically significant, the flat-out yummiest–The Essential Oyster introduces the oyster culture and history of every region of North America, as well as overseas.
An update on an old favorite. Indochine is where seagrass meets glass. Natural wrapping on pitchers and matching glassware make festive entertaining pieces for indoor & outdoor drinking and dining.
DON’T FORGET, HAPTIC LAB IS HERE
The Haptic Lab Maine Coastal Quilts can be quite a memorable gift for a summer wedding in Maine.
THIS WEEKEND IN PORTLAND
STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM TEA
1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, $16
Tate House Museum invites you to its fifth annual Colonial Tea held in its lovely gardens overlooking the Stroudwater River. They’re teaming up with Nellie’s Tea, which will be serving a variety of hot and cold teas. This year’s theme is strawberries and cream (yum!), so expect sweet and savory treats made by the Tate House’s Colonial Sunshine Caterers. This all sounds entirely perfect to us, and if you agree, hop online or call 774-6177 to make a reservation. Staff photo by Whitney Hayward
MAKE MINE FROM MAINE COCKTAIL BASH
6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Brick South, 8 Thompson’s Point, Portland, $45, 21-plus.
Sixteen Maine Distiller’s Guild members will be gathering in one place for a fabulous night of cocktails along with food and live entertainment at Thompson’s Point. Food highlights include caprese bruschetta with fresh basil leaves and muffuletta on crostini, and the live music is from swing band Hadacol Bouncers. Every attendee will walk away with a free copy of the new Make Mine from Maine, a distiller bio and recipe booklet, which will surely help you up your cocktailing game at home. Here’s a bonus fun fact, Stroudwater Distillery, also at Thompson’s Point, is hosting an after-party with live music immediately following the Make Mine event.
6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Downtown Portland locations, free.
Another reason to make Portland your source for Friday night fun is Portland Downtown’s Square Hop event. You’ll hit four downtown parks and at each one find something wonderful happening. Post Office Park will have the Maine Marimba Ensemble, Monument Square hosts the Casco Bay Movers, Congress Square Park will have student bands from the Maine Academy of Modern Music, and Longfellow Square is where you’ll find performances from the PortFringe Theater Festival. Hit them in whatever order strikes your fancy as the entertainment will be continuous.
Source: Maine Today