maine lifestyle

I'm Back!

Hello! It has been far too long since I have updated my blog. I took time away from updating any of my social media while I focused on my personal life and career. I am finally at a place where I am making regular work again and thought it would be a good time to update my blog.

I spent the last few years working in college admissions (something I never really discussed on social media, mostly to avoid students finding me). Over the last year I’ve been taking on a lot more freelance work and in the Fall I started working with Brook There. I have always dreamt of working in a full time creative environment, and while making regular work for Brook There I felt inspired to do more. In March I left my full time admissions job to continue freelance and also work as a part-time Art Director for Quince and Co. I am regularly reminding myself that teenage me would be screaming right now if she knew what I’ve been up to, so I’m happy to say that I feel that I am right where I am supposed to be. Here are some images I’ve made lately:

Commercial work for Twig and Horn

Collaborations with Google Pixelbook, Moet and Chandon and Narragansett Beer

Recent work for Brook There


My Instagram feed has also become more personal as I step away from over-curation and post more about what I’ve been up to. If you didn’t get here via Instagram, you can follow me @aabbyylou !

If you’ve been a reader of my blog over the years, thanks for coming back. I hope you’ve been doing well and making progress of your own! xx

Midcoast Maine Getaway at 250 Main Hotel

Some of you may know that I've been traveling for the last six weeks. I wrapped up my travel season in Rockland, Maine last week and stayed at the most unique hotel. Jared came along and we stayed in Room 502, a cozy, mid-century modern space with a panoramic view of the ocean. The hotel features an art gallery on all floors and is full of art and design inspiration. Each night guests are invited to a complimentary "wine social" - which was one of my favorites - and a simple continental breakfast each morning. The hotel is centered in downtown Rockland and walking distance to great restaurants, the Vinalhaven ferry terminal and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. I absolutely fell in love with Rockland and I look forward to returning! We took a look around the hotel and visited some of the other rooms:

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If you have the chance to visit Rockland, I absolutely recommend 250 Main Hotel. Their staff are friendly and kind and have great local recommendations. In fact, I received a message via Instagram on my last day in Rockland from a friend who decided to book a reservation based on my posts from this hotel! Shoutout to Carla and her husband Matt for having their own little getaway during Halloween!

Special thanks to 250 Main Hotel for their hospitality. Book yourself a little getaway: www.250mainhotel.com

Photographs commissioned by 250 Main Hotel. All experiences and opinions are my own.