A Kennebunkport Festival Dinner Party

   What’s it like hosting an Art of Dining event in your home? In a word: amazing. Sitting at a big beautiful table surrounded by interesting people, enjoying a meal prepared by a pro chef in your own kitchen is something everyone should experience in a lifetime. When first approached to “host a dinner” during the Kennebunkport Festival by the Maine Magazine folks, I was flattered. Tickets to these grand dinner parties are a premium, so therefore expectations must be high. But then, I thought, I don’t have to cook…so that’s pretty cool. So Greg and I set about setting a table, […]


Admin Kennebunkport / June 8, 2016

What’s new in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk

As summer season arrives on the seacoast, Kennebunkport becomes a buzz of activity. This 2015 season ushers in some exciting new things in KennebunkPort’s Dock Square and Harbor Village, or Lower Village to some. There is a new kid on the block, on the dock actually. Have you seen the Spirit of Massachusetts docked in Kennebunk River harbor? This 125-foot schooner, Spirit of Massachusetts, arrived at her new homeport  this winter, pulled from Portland by the whale watch boat Nick’s Chance. Dwight Raymond and his family, of the Pilot House, First Chance Whale Watch and Lobster Cruises, and Performance Marine, are restoring […]


Admin Kennebunkport / May 22, 2016

Kennebunkport’s Progressive Dinner Tour

Kennebunkport has so many great restaurants – its hard to hit them all – unless you get on board the Progressive Dinner party circuit. Several Sundays each year, you get to enjoying delicious stops at Kennebunk and Kennebunkport’s top restaurants, with a DD for your scenic trip during your 3-hour tour, starting and ending at 95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort. Our Progressive Dinner evening started at The Nonantum Resort where we met our new foodie friends over a glass of Champagne before boarding our private bus. First stop was Jillyanna’s Woodfired Cooking School where Chef Jill welcomed us to […]


Admin Kennebunkport / May 20, 2016

Paint the Town Red with Romance in Kennebunkport

Here’s a romantic little secret… Kennebunkport and Kennebunk  is for lovers in winter. This seaside resort town is perfect for couples in search of a romantic retreat when Kennebunkport “Paints the Town Red” as part of its February is for Lovers. Bring your sweet heart for seaside beach walks, horse-drawn carriage rides, an Ice Bar cocktails party, cocktail classes, boutiques sales, cozy fireplaces, four poster beds at local inns, ocean view hot tubs, and seaside dining for two. The town of Kennebunkport celebrates February in style with a “Paint the Town Red” party atmosphere – with romantic lodging packages, cocktails and chocolate tasting, red lights décor throughout Dock Square and cozy […]


Admin Kennebunkport / January 25, 2016

NYE in KPT! New Year’s Eve happenings…

What are you doing New Year Eve? It’s time to say goodbye to this year in Kennebunkport, which included too many perfect beach days to count, a fine Kennebunkport Festival, a gorgeous foliage season, and now snow just after a warm wonderful most-popular Christmas Prelude. So how do you celebrate the end of a great year, and the start of a promising new calendar? Here are some fun festive events going on around town for NYE! Ports of Italy – Kennebunks’ classic Cucina Italiana will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a 4 course menu, featuring carpaccio, saltimbocca and tiramisu to name a few […]


Admin Kennebunkport / December 30, 2015

Ding Ding Ding goes the Trolley Dinner Bell in Kennebunkport

Progressive Wining & Dining in Kennebunkport  Here’s a fun twist on the Kennebunkport dining scene. An evening of wining and dining – a progressive dinner party on wheels, enjoying delicious stops at Kennebunk and Kennebunkport’s top restaurants. You have a D.D. and your companions are folks from here and away during a 4-hour culinary tour. Our Progressive Dinner evening started at The Nonantum Resort where we met our new foodie friends over a glass of Champagne before boarding our private trolley. First stop was Jillyanna’s Woodfired Cooking School where Chef Jill met us at her woodsy home, with lush gardens and a stone patio surrounding her signature […]


Admin Kennebunkport / October 25, 2015

Fall festivals in the Kennebunks

If you don’t already love The Kennebunks, you will shore-ly fall for our seaside community in fall! See our Fall photos out and about Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Lower Village and Cape Porpoise. First, there’s the perfect temperatures and beautiful foliage. The beach walks are brilliant, and the sales in the Dock Square shops, art galleries and boutiques of Dock Square and downtown Kennebunk are also worth falling for. Then there’s the Kennebunk Farmers Market every Saturday from 8am – 1pm. This fresh outdoor farmers market goes on all summer, spring and fall but its best during harvest time when local farmers have […]


Admin Kennebunkport / October 2, 2015

What to do in a Kennebunkport weekend?

Kennebunkport is my home….I’m proud to say – the place of Presidents and cool people – an address so unique it’s the only place in the world so named. Friends from away ask me, “what I should do in a Kennebunkport weekend?” Here is my perfect weekend in Kennebunkport! First stay on the water. You didn’t come all this way to be inland. Stay at Seaside Inn, right on Kennebunk Beach, Nonantum, Breakwater Inn and Spa and the Boathouse Waterfront Hotel are all on the river. Or Captain Lord Mansion is a super romantic B&B. If you are coming with […]


Admin Kennebunkport / August 26, 2015

Kennebunkport Fashion at The Festival

The Kennebunkport Festival is now a memory – this annual Maine event of fine food, wine, art and music is among the best parties in Maine, certainly Kennebunkport – with Christmas Prelude perhaps being a close rival. As I reflect on the week-long festivities rolled out by Maine Magazine, I keep recalling the fashions. The outfits, the outpouring of bright colors and beautiful people – and not just on the ladies, the men brought their best dress to the fest. All week Kennebunkport’s festival goers dressed in vibrant ensembles – couples were color-coordinated, dinner guests matched their menu themes, everyone […]


Admin Kennebunkport / June 16, 2015