saying hello to thirty in portland, me

It’s Friday ya’ll, and I’m in love! Anybody else love that song

Finally feeling *mostly* recovered from last week’s flu episode and celebrating the fact that I’m (hopefully) spending the rest of the month NOT SICK. 

Topshop Boucle Button Front Coat

Speaking of celebrations, I spent last weekend up in Portland, Maine with Max celebrating my 30th birthday. We were both sick and under the weather, but a quick getaway was just what the doctor ordered! (Not really, the doctor told me I should stay home LOL). Regardless, we pushed through with the help of drugs and perseverance and we had a great time!

The last time we had been to Portland was back in 2015. We traveled to the lighthouse that time and explored the snowy grounds. We felt too sick and tired to trek over there this time though. But look how cute we were!

The highlight of this past weekend was staying at The Francis hotel, a cute and stylish inn only minutes from downtown Portland.

The Francis Portland Maine

I spent the first few moments after we arrived just wandering around and taking pictures of the simple yet lovely space.

I finally ended up in the living room area that had a fire going and I was all about that all weekend-long. Gimme a good fire and I’ll sit there for hours!

The Francis Portland Maine

When we weren’t holed up in the hotel, we spent time hopping around little shops and places to eat and drink downtown, doing our very best to spend as little time outside as possible. It was so cold all weekend, much colder than Boston has been so far!

We stopped in for a drink at the Portland Hunt + Alpine Club, a place we had visited during our previous trip. Here is my mezcal cocktail — something very much out of character for me (gimme that bubbly) but I was feeling adventurous! 

Portland Hunt and Alpine Club

Another highlight of the trip was this little bakery across the street from The Francis. Disguised with the façade of the old brake shop that used to be there, Tandem Bakery was so unassuming from the outside that it took us a whole day to realize the bakery we were looking for was right across the street from us!

Tandem Bakery Portland Maine

We popped in Monday morning before driving back to Boston – my #1 recommendation? The biscuit with butter and jam, hands down the best biscuit I’ve ever had.

Topshop Boucle Button Front Coat

Despite being sick, our quick trip to Portland was a great way to celebrate entering the next decade of my life. I’m looking forward to what the next ten years will bring!

BTW, my oversized Topshop coat is still available in multiple sizes and colors. I recommend downsizing by at least one, maybe two, sizes. I’m normally a 6 or 8 and I’m wearing the smallest size available here (2). 

Have you taken a quick getaway trip anywhere lately? Tell me in the comments!