Organic blueberries grown Downeast are hand-picked for and hand-delivered to the Inn every summer. Our guests love their deep wild taste. This morning, it's muffins!
A layer of frosty snow added extra crunch to our end-of-season raking. In reply, we left this note: "Dear Maine Winter, please play with us only sweetly this year! Love, The West End Inn xx"
Simple morning pleasures: a ray of light, tender fresh fruit, contrasting colors. Breakfast beautiful.
What a day and place to be alive! Enjoying the Cliff Walk at Fort Williams Park with friends.
Wow! I'm beyond thrilled to be included in Down East Magazine's September cover article, The New Innkeepers! A huge THANK YOU to all our 2017 guests, for making this new journey such an exciting one. ✨🙏🏽 ✨ http://downeast.com/innkeepers/
Gently-spiced butter brandy apple torte.
When a friend stops by spontaneously, grabs Hafiz from the library shelf, opens the book at random and discovers the perfect poem to read aloud and encourage: that, my dears, is Holy Fallout!
Be grateful for those guests who turn them into delicious jam, and make you a present of it! This luscious blueberry-citron jam was gifted to me tonight by a talented and generous guest. I've already devoured half the jar (local sourdough bread & local blue cheese are perfect accompaniments). Merci, monsieur, merci!
Love the way these blazing sword lilies (aka gladioli) complement our curvaceous vintage lamps!
Fog on Casco Bay completely obscures the view of Portland from Falmouth. The tide is out and the air blows softly, salty.
Full house this weekend. Guests from Cali, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado. Today's fruit course: freshly baked strawberry-blueberry crisp topped with a dollop of Madagascar vanilla creme fraiche and an organic spearmint leaf. Oh, sweet Sunday!
The end of the work week is the beginning of ours. Tonight's fun = peanut butter, dark chocolate chunks and a full house of guests!
Because the rocks, sea, sky and trees continuously change color and shape with the winds and tides. Because Atlantic-salty air smells good.