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Happy Monday friends! I feel like we packed a week's worth of fun into 48 hours and it all started with a trip to Portland, Maine! Getting right into the picture heavy recap - just warning now, you might get hungry!! Saturday morning, Gary & I made the two hour drive to Portland, ME for a day of exploring with some of his college friends. The agenda was packed with breweries & distilleries - really something for everyone's palette. It also may have been a mini food tour of the city as well! 
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Started with a trip to the famous Holy Donut. These donuts are made out of potatoes - yes you read that correctly potatoes. The idea behind the donut is wanting that delicious treat, but not wanting to carb or sugar load on them - thus the potato donut was born! I'll be 100% honest, it's not for everyone - like myself, doesn't mean it didn't taste good - just not something I would crave. Gary on the other hand loved them! 
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We met up with the group at the Portland Pie Company - known as the best pizza in Portland! They have 4 different dough flavors that you can choose from and our garlic buffalo chicken pizza didn't disappoint! After the carb loading we headed to our first stop - Maine Craft Distilling
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This may have been my favorite stop because you get to sample everything for free!! My favorite was the Blueberry Moonshine - they then created a cocktail for you ($8 cost) and the "Lemonshione" was so tasty it went down a little too quickly!! 
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After Maine Craft we headed over to Urban Farm Fermentory which had such a fun atmosphere. Gary and I split a flight  which was only $7 - he enjoyed the beer options while I stuck to the cider. What I loved about Urban Farm was that you didn't just have to sit around the tasting bar, you could actually do other stuff - like play corn hole!! Most fun stop of the day for sure! 

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I was most looking forward to Maine Mead Works - learned that mead is actually the oldest form of fermenting beverages. This was the best bang for your buck as far as tours go - for $7 you were able to try 7 of their most popular meads! We also went to Shipyard Brewery but as I mentioned I don't drink beer, so I skipped out on the tasting and played Cards Against Humanity instead!! 
I really wanted to go to Eventide for dinner for their amazing lobster rolls, but their wait was way too long & I also learned they were opening a location in Boston so we opted for Boone's Fish House with a section dedicated to lobster alone - you know I was in heaven!! We called it a day after dinner because the weather wasn't what we had really hoped for, but we'll be heading back to Portland sometime soon to explore some of the cute stores and more of the restaurants!! I think a quick weekend getaway is in our future!! 
Sunnies FreePeople ($20!) || Francesca's Blouse (on sale!!) || 
White Denim Jeans Loft || H&M jacket (similar
 Grilled grapefruit perfectly sweetened!
Sunday was spent exploring MarketStreet at Lynnfield with some amazing bloggers!! We were treated to an incredible morning and afternoon getting to know some of the stores, both local and international as well as a lot of hand's on tutorials!! Some of the highlights for me included a brunch at Davio's Restaurant, exploring the new Amazon Bookstore, checking out one of the first FatFace stores in America & learning how to make pizza at California Pizza Kitchen - throwing dough in the air and everything!! Also, DAVIDsTEA spring / summer collection is so pretty - I wanted all the tea! 
It was such a jam packed weekend that by the time Sunday at 6:00 pm rolled around I was exhausted!! Thankfully being tired from having too much fun is never a bad thing!! Here's hoping for a less eventful week & getting lots of things off the to do list!! How was your weekend? Link up below to share!! 
I was treated to a complimentary afternoon at MarketStreet in exchange for a blog post. All opinions are my own. 

74 comments

  1. Tierd from so much fun is the best tierd for sure! Maine looks incredible and yummy, lol. And you looked incredible too! Love your outfits!!

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  2. You are right, so much good food! Looks like you had an exciting and busy weekend. I have never heard of donuts made out of potatoes?! What a fun concept! They look so delicious and I could go for one for breakfast right now haha! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  3. What a fun weekend - those donuts look so yummy!
    Xo, Elizabeth
    http://stripesandsolitaires.com

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  4. Looks like such a nice weekend away and yum to all that food and good drinks!

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  5. The Amazon bookstore looked so neat with all of the books facing forward! I could browse in there forever! And those potato donuts are so intriguing! Are they still fluffy like normal donuts?
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  6. What a fun weekend trip! Thanks for all the tips. We are headed to Boston and Maine this summer for our vacation. I have never been up to that area, so I can't wait! Have a wonderful week!

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  7. You're right... now i'm starving after all those yummy food pictures!! What a fun weekend trip !

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  8. Maine sounds like it was so much fun!!! That food does look so delicious - all of it! And what a fun outing on Sunday - sounds like you were able to explore a really neat place!

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  9. Wow. You certainly did sneak a lot into a trip! It sounds like so much fun. I'm pretty sure my husband would go wild for those potato donuts!

    By Lauren M

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  10. What a fun weekend!! Those donuts sound interesting and that pizza looks amazing!!

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  11. I've heard such awesome things about Portland and it looks like it was gorgeous there! All the food looks SO yummy and you look fab with your new LV!!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  12. Is it weird that I wanted to jump in your picture and try the flight of beer/cider at 7am?! haha What an awesome weekend, Marketstreet sounds fun!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  13. What a fun weekend!! So cool that is only a 2 hour drive for you!! I love doing tastings at distilleries and breweries and trying new restaurants. All of your food looks so good! And what a fun blogger event back home!!! Have a great week!

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  14. Holy cow, you were not kidding about packing it in!! Everything sounds like so much fun, though!

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  15. Your weekend looked amazing! We need to start doing more road trips in our future... those donuts OMG! I would never leave lol Happy Monday!

    Brittany;)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  16. What a fun-filled weekend! I've never heard of potato donuts, but they look good! And we did Mead tasting when we were in Charleston and I was pleasantly surprised!

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  17. I'm so jealous of your weekend trip up to Maine! Portland is such a fun city to visit (I've been a few times to visit friends), especially their restaurant and breweries!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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  18. I am so jealous that Portland is only a 2 hr drive from you! Sounds like y'all hit up some amazing spots. That pizza looks so good!

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  19. omg what a fun weekend! and you weren't lying - i now want to eat all the things haha. especially that pizza! i just love portland and it's been a min since i've been there and i need to go back. all of it looks fun, right down to the amazon bookstore (which you showed on insta stories i believe - super cool!) and that tea - how pretty is that :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  20. Sounds like the perfect little getaway! I had no idea Portland was that close to Boston, crazy! And that pizza... OMG! I want it right now! Portland has so much good food! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  21. Sounds like such an awesome weekend! That place is adorable!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  22. What a wonderful weekend :) That pizza looks amazing.. I can't wait to be able to eat pizza again

    Chelsea http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

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  23. So cute! I could go for a piece of that pizza right now... and potato donuts sound interesting! I can't decide if that's something I would like or not! Glad you had a great weekend :)

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  24. I've heard SO much about Portland's food scene that it's really the only reason I want to visit, haha. I've never heard of the Holy Donut though, that's so interesting that they make it with potatoes. Does it taste heavy?! I'd assume it wouldn't be as light and airy as regular donuts, the photos you've shared look intriguing though and I'd definitely want to try just for the experience. You know, having grown up in NYC, I've never been to a pizza place that has flavored dough, ever!!! That sounds so good!!! Oh, I had lobster mac & cheese on Saturday night and I thought of you, haha. I'm sure you were in pure heaven with that lobster section! Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you have a great week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  25. What a fun weekend. I'm not a beer drinker either so I love when there are other options. Loving your outfits both days too!

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  26. What an amazing weekend! I don't like beer either but lately I've found I can ask for something sweet and I will find something I like at least a little!

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  27. That's so interesting about those donuts! That pizza looks AMAZING!

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  28. I seriously don't know how y'all managed to pack so much into one weekend, especially with your trip to Portland! We've been dying to make it to Portland since it's one of the places that Southwest flies to, and your post definitely made it move higher up on the list!

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  29. I love your outfits in this post! You look so beautiful! Where did you get those peep toe booties? I have also never been to Maine. I remember when my parents dropped me off at Salve that they were going to head up there. Sounds like a great little trip though!! Love David's Tea too. :-) Have a great Monday girl!! :-)

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  30. What a fun weekend! Portland looks like the cutest little city - ryan would be in heaven with all the beer!

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  31. Usually when I think of Portland, I think of Oregon, so it was cool to see the east coast Portland. I love your pictures - visiting unique local spots is one of the best parts of traveling. I would love to become part of a blogging community and attend blogger events

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  32. What a fun weekend! I'm totally drooling over here. The food looks amazing!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  33. So many great photos! Looks like you had a lovely weekend :-)
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  34. I am from Maine and I haven't done these things yet! Definitely adding Holy Donut to my list to places to visit next time I go home!

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  35. So much fun packed into one weekend! All that food looks amazing, and grilled grapefruit? Who knew! I'll definitely have to try that <3
    Green Fashionista

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  36. I was drooling over all of your stories this weekend! You guys did it up and everything looked SO fun!

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  37. You guys just have the most fun and eat the best food! I love living vicariously through you!!

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  38. Ok I'm definitely hungry. Your pics and all of this food look amazing! I've always wanted to go to Maine. One of these days. A potato donut?...hmmm, I'm not sure if I would be into that either but it would definitely be something I would need to try. Glad you had a great weekend! Beautifully Candid

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  39. This looks like such a great time! I'm trying to plan a weekend trip to Portland this summer and the Urban Farm Fermentory looks so cool!

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  40. Looks like it was a great weekend in Portland. It's such a fun place. I wasn't crazy about Holy Donuts, but donuts aren't really my thing. Lol.

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  41. I have to tell you, I had been up for 3 hours and hadn't eaten breakfast yet. As soon as I pulled up your post and read that there would be tons of food, I got up and got breakfast to eat while I was reading this. (Thank God! lol). OMG those donuts look awfully interesting to ME! lol. Can't believe they are made out of potatoes! That pizza looked INCREDIBLE! As always you and Gary look adorable, you make the BEST looking couple and you enjoy so many things together! This was the perfect post for Monday morning....food, lots of "happy" and a darling couple! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  42. Holy smokes that pizza looks incredible!! Yesterday also looked amazing and had total FOMO from all the photos!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  43. You guys always have the best weekends. Those pizzas look so yummy.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  44. You always have such eventful weekends. I loved following yours along on Insta stories. So much food and fun drinks were had. And potato donuts - never heard of such a thing. I am not a donut fan in general. Love both outfits you wore, especially the second one. ;-) Come by and link it with me this Thursday, B!

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  45. Oh my gosh, all this food - is it lunch time yet?! You guys fit in the best things on the weekends, it's fantastic!

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  46. I'm so intrigued. I know I love potato candy - but its also like 2 POUNDS of powdered sugar in it... yikes. I'm going to have to try & find a potato donut around here.

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  47. SO fun oh my goodness! Loved your outfits, the food (and that LV!) Happy Monday friend!

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  48. What a fun weekend! I am intrigued by the potato donuts. Don't you love David's Tea? It's one of my favorite places. Jess at Just Jess

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  49. I need to get back to Portland. We only spent a few hours there on our fall trip two years ago and I want to head there this summer. It's a little further away for us though. Those donuts... they look worth the drive :)

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  50. Great weekend.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  51. Looks like such a fun weekend getaway! Loving your outfits, Biana!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  52. What an AMAZING weekend, girl! And you are so right... this post just made me want to eat! All of that food is making the salad that I'm eating right now look pitiful. Lol.

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  53. What an amazing weekend full of amazing food. Seriously drooling over all the goodness in your post.

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  54. what a fun trip and holy yum on the food! You look adorable and perfect for traveling!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  55. I would love to spend more time in Portland! I loved our short time there. That pizza looks amazing, and I'm with you on being excited about lobster anything!

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  56. Well I'm officially hungry after that mac n' cheese photo ;) Looks like a fun weekend and that picture of you is stunning!!

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  57. what a fun adventure! all this food looks so tasty!

    kelseybang.com

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  58. those pies look amazing..
    a potato donuts.. interesting.

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  59. You weren't kidding when you said this post would make us hungry! The food looks delectable and my hubs would love the brewery and beer tastings. You really packed in tons of fun and adventure into the weekend and how I adore your outfit with the mirrored sunglasses and white jeans. So Spring and so fashionable!

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  60. I'm SO intrigued by the potato donuts!

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  61. Omg what a fun and yummy weekend! Those donuts look to die for and the blueberry moonshine sounds amazing!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  62. I think donuts are one of those things where, if you're going to eat it, you need to eat the real thing!

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  63. What a fun trip!! "oh my goodness that pizza" actually came out of my mouth out loud lol. It all looks so good!

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  64. You had me at donut. I want to come with you. All of this food looks so amazing. I swear I travel because of the food. Yum!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  65. What a fun weekend! Those donuts look so good, and Portland has so much to offer! I love how much you're exploring New England :)

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  66. What a whirlwind- and yummy- weekend! Love reading about your travel adventures. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  67. So many delicious food and drink pics!! Those donuts definitely sound interesting... not sure I could do that!

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  68. I love Portland Pie. We have 1 in Manchester & Nashua. We've been to Market Street in Lynnfield too. We went to Wahlburgers.
    http://therantingsofadramaqueensmum.blogspot.com

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  69. the donuts look SO good! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  70. Wow you are right now I'm hungry!! I've never been to Portland and I lived in Maine for six years. What is wrong with my life! Now I know all the good eats!

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  71. LOL when I saw this on IG, I was thinking, "B went to Oregon for the weekend?! So intense!" Portland, Maine. DUH. All the food looks delicious, especially that pizza!! Maine is definitely on my list of places to visit.... which reminds me, I have an application to fill out for a work trip to Maine.

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  72. I should not have read this before lunch. Everything looks amazing.

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  73. What a fun weekend! Those potato donuts sound interesting and the pizza looks amazing!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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