Table of Contents

December 2015

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53 Party, Party
It’s that time of year. “Throw the Perfect Party,” a sparkling showcase of delicious Maine ingredients, from hip and thrifty to the ultimate decadence, with money no object.
By Claire Z. Cramer

62 Dining Guide

63 Restaurant Review
Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro is a gift that Freeport shoppers can’t wait to unwrap.

Maine Life
13 Maine Classics
14 Experience
21 Chowder

23 Portland After Dark: What R U Doing New Year’s Eve?
By Karen Hofreiter

35 Icicles & Bicycles
Meet some year-round, two-wheel commuters.
By Jeanee Dudley

Shelter&Design

46 A Tale of 2 Colonies
Elegant sister hotels, one with palm trees and one with pines.
By Colin W. Sargent

89 House of the Month
A stately brick Saco colonial pairs timeless style with urban grace.
By Colin W. Sargent

90 New England Homes & Living

Art&Style


39 Old School, New School
Imagine a Beaux-Arts residence earmarked exclusively for Portland artists to thrive, paint, and show their work.
Story & Photos
by Diane Hudson

65 Books Are Back
Curl up, turn the pages.
By Claire Z. Cramer

66 Retail Details
Our Holiday Gifts & Events Guide’s dazzling crescendo.

93 Words
“Shelf Life”
By Lewis Turco

Perspectives

8 From the Editor
10 Letters

27 Money Makeover
See what Maine’s banks are doing next year to entice you.
From Staff & Wire Reports

61 L’Esprit de l’Escalier
“Voyages de Vacances”
By Rhea Côté Robbins

Personalities

96 Flash