Biggest Wedding Planning Mistake

As a floral preservation artist, some of the biggest mistakes I notice when meeting couples at wedding expos are: The key advice is to budget for floral preservation upfront, book the service well in advance (as it takes least 5-7 months to preserve the flowers after the wedding). Also have realistic expectations about the final

august Drifts Away & September slips Away

Summer just went way to fast in August. Island Arts Association only has one event in August in Southwest Harbor. We had beautiful weather for the event. One of my best friends Tabitha, Owner of Luxury Picnics Acadia & the woman behind the amazing blog Downeast Famous, swung by with her youngest kid. It was

July in SWH

Two weekends in a row artists took over downtown Southwest Harbor. First was the Flamingo Festival. The weather was uncertain leading into that weekend. I was not sure if it was going to rain like June did. Luckily, the fog and haze were there but the rain held off for Saturday which was great. The

Bangor Summer Art Walk 2023

Saturday was a beautiful hot sunny day in Bangor Maine. Downtown Bangor had various roads blocked off for the summer Art Walk. Large crowds of people came out to see the art, hear the various buskers. Even a massage therapist was there to help people relax on the spot. I participated in the Fall Art

Independence Day 2023

July 4th was a busy day in Bar Harbor this year. Two years ago, the Fourth of July Craft Fair got canceled due to rain. I didn’t write about Southwest Harbor last month because it was just so wet, I didn’t have much to report except the people who showed up and braved the weather

Leary’s Landing Bar Harbor   

Recently after work with a friend I made a trip to Leary’s Landing in Downtown Bar Harbor. Growing up in the Boston area I am familiar with Irish Pubs. This Pub had me feeling at home. The ambiance was great. The décor also made me like this Irish Pub was authentic. Check out all the

Tourist Season is Here

Memorial Day weekend tends to kick off the start of Tourist Season on Mount Desert Island, especially in Bar Harbor next to Acadia National Park. Last Year I wrote one of my first blog posts about Memorial Day weekend. I was in Bar Harbor when my Pink Tent blew over, you can read about it

Spring has Sprung in Maine

It’s been a while since I have made a blog post. Lots of things are going on in my life these days. In February my stepdad, the man that raised me, passed away. It was so hard to deal with for sure. However, I am feeling some closure from his passing creating beautiful Memorial Flower

Holiday Shop OPEN!!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. How did the year go by so fast? I feel like only months ago I was starting the Craft Fair in Bar Harbor and posting my first blog post. Here we are ready for my first Holiday Drop in my online shop. I have loaded the shop with over 150 items. From