Every once in a while (and often unexpectedly) something happens around the shop that forces us to take a break from our work. For just a bit, we change gears and allow ourselves to look around our wharf and enjoy being in Maine. We're lucky to work and live in Portland and to have one another to share the Sea Bags excitement and craziness.
Last week, Pete and Brandon visited Sea Bags to shoot video for a new project. Soon we learned, one of our national retail partners will feature Sea Bags online as part of their focus on independent brands. We love our city and were thrilled to suggest some great spots to Pete and Brandon -- The Portland Lobster Company; Street & Co.; and our new Commercial Street neighbors, Rosemont Market and Bakery; and Crema Coffee Company.
And now for the unexpected part. A few things came together in the afternoon that resulted in us being able to show off Portland's Casco Bay to Pete and Brandon -- while aboard the Portland Schooner Co.'s historic 88-foot schooner Wendameen. What made the afternoon so special is most of us at Sea Bags were able to take the cruise together -- and it was great fun to share it with some out-of-town guests.