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Scarborough, Maine

Just a 10-minute drive from Portland, the seaside town of Scarborough is one of Maine's best-kept secrets — and a picturesque front of inspiration for our founder and creative director.

Guide by Shanan Campanaro

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I discovered Scarborough because one of my best friends, Amanda, lives here in a beautiful house right on the beach. We go at least once a year to spend time with her, surf the open waves, and eat our weight in just-caught seafood. It may be a small town, but it's got everything nearby, including the insane views that inspired our Lily's View collection. Take it from me, it's worth the trip — here are just a few of my favorite spots if you need to be convinced.

— Shanan

A view of the beach from an open door


The Press Hotel

119 Exchange Street, Portland, Maine 04101

If you're not renting a beachside cottage, stay at this boutique hotel located in what was the headquarters of the Portland Press herald, Maine's largest newspaper — hence its name. It's right in the heart of Portland so you can walk everywhere from the waterfront to the city's shops and restaurants, or just dine in at the hotel's delicious spot.


  • Nonesuch Oysters

    96 King Street, Scarborough, Maine, 04074

    I highly recommend this oyster farm tour - it's a lot of fun. You get to learn all about how oysters came to be, then eat fresh ones right on the boat.

  • The Cliff Walk

    Scarborough Town, Scarborough, Maine 04074

    This picturesque walk guides you around the ocean perimeter of Prouts Neck, a cool little peninsula with real historic charm: It's where the artist Winslow Homer lived, and you can still see the jutting rocks he painted.

  • Higgins Beach

    Nestled between Prouts Neck to the north and Crescent State Bach Park to the south, Higgins Beach is the place to surf in Scarborough. It also has cute Airbnb options if you want to stay in town.

Local's Tip

For summer serenity, check out Scarborough Beach. this lovely strip of sand showcases untouched waves and has only a few houses on it.


There is a surprising variety of dining options in Nosara, spanning low-key locales and more upscale offerings — with hotel restaurants adding to the mix. Depending upon our mood and how long we stay, we frequent them all.

  • Standard Baking Co.

    75, Commercial Street, Portland, Maine 04101

    This family-owned-and-operated bakery has been around since 1995 and has the best baked good around. Stock up on everything, especially the yummy, yummy cinnamon rolls.

  • Eventide Oyster co.

    88 Middle Street, Portland, Maine 04101

    I don't usually like lobster rolls, but the Eventide Brown Butter Lobster Roll is to die for. Then I eat oysters for the rest of the meal, because there oysters are the best in the world — you can't go wrong with the Pemaquid, John's river, or Norumbega oysters.

  • The Danforth

    211 Danforth Street, Portland, Maine 04102

    This new neighborhood restaurant is officially on my annual Maine rotation because it's fresh, locally inspired, seafood-heavy menu and cocktails are divine.



  • Portland Dry Goods

    235 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine 04101

    This wonderful, cozy shop has wellmade wardrobe staples - clothes, acessories, and shoes - for men and women. It's focused on small brands from the USA and around the globe that deeply care about construction and materials.

  • Maine Surfers Union

    One Monumnet Way, 15 Free St Suite 250, Portland, Maine 04101

    Come here to rent a surfboard!!


Inspired by Maine

Our Lily's View rug, mural wallpaper, fabric and pillow feature artworks Shanan painted while in Scarborough. Inspired by the silhouettes and palettes of its dawn and dusk landscapes.