December 2016

Where in Maine

Our Favorite Letter

Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from the December photo of Bass Harbor.

Room With a View

The images of Christmas that came to us fused and confused geographies, histories, and iconographies: the stony, semi-arid, goat- and sheep-herding Holy Land with its jumbled, inhospitable terrain; the deep-forested European north, where the dire winter cold and darkness threaten to engulf the world forever.

Go Deep

Go Deep

A few hard-charging ski heroes want to take Maine’s nascent backcountry ski scene to the next level. You ready to gear up?

All Aglow

All Aglow

In this darkest month of the year, we offer a visual tribute to all things luminous.

Toroso

Toroso

Toroso, Bard’s new Kennebunk restaurant, wears its Spanish inspiration proudly, from the legendary jamón ibérico on the Charcuteria y Queso portion of the menu to the bacalao and fideos — among the entrées.

Gift Guide

Fifty Under $50

This year, our love for Maine makers and artisans met our ingrained Yankee frugality. The result? Dozens of brilliant and stylish
Maine-made gifts for your sweetheart, your kids, your friends, your coworkers, even your dog — and none of them will break the bank.