Gone Shopping

  • Pet protection

    Pet protection

    The only thing worse than you getting accidentally shot during hunting season is your dog getting shot. That’s where blaze orange or hunter orange gear can help. L.L. Bean offers a made-in-Maine hunter orange safety dog vest. “It’s become a very popular item for us, not just for hunters, but for other dog owners who

  • Cashmere for warmth

    Cashmere for warmth

    Much of Mount Desert Island will soon button up for winter. The Kimball Shop in Northeast Harbor can help you button up with cashmere sweaters. Mount Desert Islander Shop Correspondent Taylor Bigler said the classic sweaters can be found at the Main Street shop. Bigler found Two Bees oversized cashmere sweaters in cream and navy

  • Gone Shopping: It’s a wrap

    Gone Shopping: It’s a wrap

    Fall is a good time to start buttoning up and that includes your neckline. A scarf can go a long way to keeping you warm during football games, bonfires and hikes. We found scores of scarves at T.J. Maxx in Ellsworth and we only walked away with one, a champagne pink number for $9.99, which

  • It’s sweater weather

    Fall attire is tricky. There’s frost on the pumpkin in the morning, but afternoons are often sunny and warm. Lightweight sweaters without buttons, which one can easily peel off, are one solution. We found several cardigans at Renys in Ellsworth, including a long-sleeve black cotton blend for $9.99. Those come in small, medium and large.

  • For your senses

    Riverlily, the bastion of all things fabulous for you and your home in Cherryfield, has relocated to downtown Milbridge. P.J. and Jeff Trowell opened in the new location at 14 Main St. on May 1. The Trowells call their shop “A Store for the Senses.” You can find jewelry, socks, scarves, Peeper’s reading glasses, bath

  • Kids’ gifts to take home

    Kids’ gifts to take home

    Some of our favorite gifts from Maine before we grew up and moved here include a giant wool sweater with a sailboat stitched on the front and a beaded necklace with a carved bear pendant. Are you here vacationing and in need of a gift to bring back for children or grandchildren? There are lots

  • Summer made easier

    Summer made easier

    It’s summertime and dressing should be easy, which means it’s a great time to pull out your dresses. Pull a dress over your head and you’re done. No mixing and matching or looking for that top or that skirt. News reporter Taylor Bigler found a number of dresses at Moody Mermaid in Southwest Harbor. She

  • Summer in a hat

    Summer in a hat

    Our most used accessory this summer is a straw hat we found last month at Nice Twice on Route 1A. We love it and wear it in the garden, on the beach and even out walking. It’s casual but stylish. Even better, this hat makes working outside in hot sun so much more comfortable. Nice

  • Floor it!

    Three Wishes is open for the season and chock-full of accessories for your home and self. We were especially taken with the Blue Hill boutique’s vinyl mats — something we never thought we’d say. But, owners Samantha Politte and Kim Williamson have discovered Beija Flor, which produces mats that have the look of decorator tiles.

  • Oh the places you’ll go

    We are nearing 50. Looking back, we remember family road trips, when our entertainment was paper and pencil. There might be a book of Mad Libs for really long trips. If you’d like to wrench the iPhone or tablet from your children’s fingers for a little while, stop at Union River Book & Toy Co.

  • It’s drying time

    It’s drying time

    While the days may have momentarily turned cool and cloudy, beach weather will be upon us before you know it. So, we need beach towels. You don’t want to drag nice bath towels to the shore. You never really get all the sand out of them. Luckily, Marden’s in Ellsworth has a plethora, as in