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Good Times: Autumn in Maine

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Notes of Tobacco, Apple, and Teakwood

October’s pick is a fine fall fragrance, Tobacco, with sweet, woody, and smoky notes that balance out to get you in the mood for leaf peeping and crushing seasonal pies.

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Our Tobacco Fragrance has a special place in my heart.  It reminds me of our trip to Maine after we got married.  It was a fragrance we had given to all our guests and our rental car was drenched in it.  A few days after our wedding we headed up to Kennebunkport. Our Maine goal? To eat as many lobsters as was possible in three days and try to blend in with the locals with a trip to LL Bean.  

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After buying all the sweaters they had in stock, we started our lobster quest with a short bike ride on a scenic Maine trail up to Cape Elizabeth and the Lobster Shack at Two Lights (its a lobster shack in between two lighthouses! AYFKM?)  The air was perfectly crisp and the trees were alive with an explosion of color. Total lobster count after three days? Ten between the two of us. Cozy sweaters? Well that was mainly me.

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So check out our Tobacco fragrance and let us know what you think.  Hopefully you’ll create some cozy memories. It’s available in Travel, 1/2lb and 1lb sizes, so take it on the road, gift it to a friend or burn for your own personal cozy reasons.

Good Excursion: An Evening Ride to the Shore

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Notes of Sea Air, Cold Beer, and Funnel Cake

Difficulty: Medium (a bit long, but flat)

There’s nothing better than a slightly off season trip to the Coney Island Boardwalk; not too hot, nice breeze, and not crowded.  Cruise down the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Once you hit the boardwalk catch those evening sea breezes and grab a beer at the never crowded Paul’s Daughter.  It’s a great spot to people watch and check out the boardwalk nightlife. Hop on the train back or ride back up Ocean Parkway.

What to do: After you ride that whole way you’ll want some sustenance . Check out Paul’s Daughter on the Boardwalk for some beer, funnel cake or hot dogs. Dangle your feet over the water out on the Steeplechase Pier. Catch a minor league baseball game over at MCU Park with the Brooklyn Cyclones. Try some brews at Coney Island Brewery or post up on the boardwalk and people watch. (Worth it)

How to get there: Pick up the bike lane on 5th Avenue in Brooklyn going south.  After passing scenic Greenwood Cemetary, take a right on 30th Street. Passing through Industry City take a left on 2nd Ave.  Pass the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal and take a right after the highway to pick up the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Take the waterfront route under the Verrazano Bridge.  Follow Shore Parkway, then a right onto Cropsey Ave. You’ll dead end into MCU Park where you can catch a Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball game. Hop up on the boardwalk and head for the nearest beer.  Catch the subway back or follow the Ocean Parkway Bike Path (one of the oldest bike lanes in the country!)

Let us know how it went!

Cheers.