i've always wanted to spend some time in portland, maine. for years i've been hearing great things about it—the food, the shops, the people. it just seems to enchant everyone that goes there. it's even been declared the "official vacation spot" for some dear friends who are experts in food, art and good times. so i applied for this particular show in hopes of not only getting accepted but using this as a reason to go to portland. this way i have to go and make a weekend adventure out of it. clever me.