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Camden’s castle by the sea, Norumbega Inn, reopens its historic doors. Photo by Hannah Hoggatt.

August 12 | Auctions and National Parks

Under a fairy-light-dotted tent at the magical Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor, the Friends of Acadia Benefit will return for its 34th year. Get your ticket to the Live & Silent Auction, whose proceeds will support Acadia National Park.

August 19 | Art by the Sea

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is celebrating its 70th birthday in stellar style with the annual Art by the Sea Auction & Gala. Purchase tickets now for an evening of bidding, food, drinks, cake, and art!


The highly anticipated opening of the newly renovated Norumbega Inn is causing quite a stir on the midcoast. Enjoy a weekend-long getaway at this reimagined inn by the sea for a dreamy escape to Camden.

Sweet Dreams

Lauren Guptill’s popular ice cream spot, Rococo, stands out for international, bold flavors. We can’t wait to get a taste of her newest endeavor: a dessert lounge in Kennebunk (ice cream cocktails, anyone?) Paired with sweet architecture by Woodhull and fabulous design by Christy Reid and Krista Stokes, we’ll never want to leave.

High Performance

In sustainable news, the University of Southern Maine will be opening Portland Commons. The new building is projected to use less than 50 percent of the energy of a standard modern building, while providing residents with year-round comfort. And the air quality in the building will meet some of the highest standards in the industry!

Get the Bread

What’s life without a little sugar? This summer, we’re celebrating the sweet arrival of three new bakeries in Portland: Ugly Duckling, Zu Bakery, and Bread & Friends. If you visit, be sure to tag @decormaine on Instagram!

August 12 | The Regenerative Real Estate Gathering

Coming this summer, River Bend Farm is hosting The Gathering—an opportunity for culture creators and change makers invested in regenerative real estate to meet one another and collaborate. River Bend Farm, located in Saco, embodies the art of regenerative living thanks to its unique design.

July 30-August 19 | The Designer Showhouse Opens for Tours

Decor Maine is sponsoring Bar Harbor’s 2023 Designer Showhouse, with tours taking place through August 19. Discover how a team of designers—including internationally renowned Nina Campbell—has transformed this mysterious mansion into a design haven like you’ve never experienced before.

Rolling in the Deep Cravings

Who isn’t craving fresh, light sushi come summertime? Kennebunk’s newest restaurant is the answer to our cravings. Enter Rosella and its menu of creative and sustainable sushi rolls and hot dishes.

September 23 | A Visual Feast

After a five-year hiatus, the Cape Elizabeth Kitchen Tour returns on September 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for a day of exploring beautiful locations inside and out. Your ticket will support the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation and the Friends of Fort Williams Park.

Rosella serves up fresh, sustainable sushi in Kennebunk, using local ingredients when possible. End your meal with a slice of their miso carrot cake! Photo by Heidi Kirn.

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