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Experience quintessential New England with a visit to one or more of these quaint towns and beaches.
Here are recommendations for a long weekend in Kennebunkport, Maine, from our Vice President of the Andrew Harper Alliance Group.
Grace Hotels showed up in my peripheral vision about five or six years ago. Part of the Libra Group, a conglomerate comprising the business interests of the Logothetis Greek shipping family, Grace Hotels debuted in 2007 with a boutique property in Mykonos
With the arrival of spring, our thoughts invariably turn to the dune-fringed coastline, wooded hills and idyllic villages of New England.
The delightful enclave of Hidden Pond is located 10 minutes northeast of Kennebunkport. With 36 cottages and bungalows set in 60 acres of seaside forest, it is a captivating world unto itself. When it opened in 2008, the lack of dining facilities dimmed its appeal.
Hidden Pond is a captivating world unto itself. Sixteen two-bedroom cottages are arrayed around the Adirondack-style main lodge, decorated with themes ranging from farmhouse modern to elegant contemporary.
Given Maine's deserved reputation for seafood and varied produce, one might expect the restaurants to be good, but only in the last few years have they begun to do the ingredients full justice. Here are the highspots from our journey.
Mid-coastal wags used to say, "See Camden, smell Rockland," a pointed commentary on the latter's rough fishing-industrial port. No more. Rockland's streets are now lined with galleries, shops and restaurants, and at the center of this vibrant revival is the Farnsworth Art Museum, one of the finest regional museums I have had the pleasure to visit.
Maine has long attracted industrious Yankee artists who have managed to couple their aesthetic impulses with mercantile practicality. On my most recent trip, I visited several artisanal enterprises, all located within a half-hour of one another along U.S. Route 1 north of Camden. This pleasant drive is an ideal diversion for those not-infrequent days when the fog rolls in.
The May 2012 Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report profiles a remarkable new palace hotel in India, the Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad. M
Cellardoor Winery, Copyright Bangor Daily News / Bridget Brown My recent trip to Maine, as detailed in this month's Hideaway Report, certainly reward
Set in the new Setai hotel on Fifth Avenue, this is the latest offering from chef Michael White. *Ai Fiori* means “among the flowers,” and lavish floral arrangements here add an air of romance and celebration. Look for dishes such as *trofie nero*, Ligurian-style squid’s ink pasta, and outstanding main courses including veal chop with a garnish of sweetbread-stuffed cabbage.