From the moment we got on 91 N Dave was anticipating a stop at "The Big Red Barn".
We awoke Friday morning to find the clouds had broken, the fog had buggered off and the sun was shining bright. I felt like a million, other members of the crew not so much(things can get serious after a Bruins win). Never the less, we thanked our hosts, loaded up the Charger and headed into the city with the intention of seeing a few landmarks.
The original 7-11 dates back to 1774....
Even having been to Boston as many times as I have, I still marvel at how cool the old North End is. Home to Boston’s “Little Italy”, the oldest bar in the city and one of my shop destinations for the trip, “Ball & Buck”.
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As far as our experience was concerned, I'm inclined to agree.
For the second year in a row I was lucky enough to be able to make a brief costal switch in October. It’s somewhat of a pilgrimage to restore my sanity and re-charge the batteries if you will. Living in a season-less, sun filled “utopia” can be creatively draining, especially when Fall is your favorite time of year. So I once again laid plans to return to the east coast, only this time I had a list of specific shops to visit in order to spread the word about Nice Life’s new and improved product. In addition to that I would visit a few places I vaguely remembered from my childhood and view them in a whole new light. It’s funny just how much of a difference a few years makes. If you’d told me 4 years ago that I was not only going to make a point to drive up to the L.L. Bean Flagship store in Freeport, ME but be excited to share it with two friends who’d never been to Maine, I would have probably taken offense, as I would have assumed you we’re poking fun at my rural upbringing. Oh what a difference a few years makes.
I swear those pine needles were already on the sign. No art direction needed, nature had it covered.
After waking up bright and early at our lux accomodations in the South Seaport area of Boston, we piled into the Charger(American cars are BACK!) and headed north on I-95.
I've never had my I-Phone double expose an image before.
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It’s a perfect rainy fall day here in Los Angeles and I couldn’t be happier. Perfect day to be inside perusing the interweb. I can only hope where ever you are, you’re experiencing some appropriate weather for the season so The Lundy Jacket from Barbour seems desirable to you, as it does to me. Click the pic to pick yours up via the new and improved Orvis site.
It might be hot as all get out here in LA but Fall and all the great things that go along with it aren’t far off. One of those great things about Fall is getting to throw on your favorite light weight jacket. If you don’t have a favorite jacket(or just want another one) consider this clean collaboration between Apolis & Sierra Designs. Click the pic for more info.
I’ve been in Vermont enjoying amazing weather since Friday. What have you been doing? Whole lot more photos to come at the end of the week when I’m back in Cali.
If you keep up with this blog you already know I’m a big fan of L.L. Bean’s signature line and have been looking forward to seeing the Fall 2010 line very much. Well thanks to my Sunday internet browsing skills I came across Alex Grant’s preview of the catalog. First off let me just say that fall and fall fashion is my favorite. Growing up in Vermont fall is absolutely the best time of year and I’ll be damned if I don’t make it back for some cruises around dirt roads this year. I look forward to making a trip up to L.L. Bean’s HQ in Portland, Maine and checking out all the new stuff in person but for now I guess scanned catalog images will do. Check it all out right here.