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Sarah Goodwin

Creative, detail infused occasions

Job Designer / DAISIES & PEARLS | MERRYMAKING

Lives In South Portland

Born and raised in the Finger Lakes region of New York, I received a Bachelor of fine srts in interior fesign with a minor in art history from Rochester Institute of Technology. Upon graduating I headed to New England, working as an interior designer on large scale corporate projects in Boston and Connecticut; before settling in Maine to live “the way life should be.” Taking a brief intermission from design, my artistic side consistently screamed to be unleashed. It was not until I coordinated my own wedding in 2010, following which several vendors I worked with asked why I did not design weddings professionally. I thought “good question” and DAISIES & PEARLS was born.

When I am not creating, you can find me spending time with my husband, Chad and our two beloved German short haired pointers, Daisy and Pearl, which the business pays tribute to. I have been described as a “perfectionist and go-getter”; while in the same breathe “the life of the party.” My diversity can be best demonstrated by an obsession with both, Martha Stewart and Rod Stewart.

Why did you choose Portland? Growing up on the Finger Lakes of New York, proximity to water is a necessity. From my very first visit to Maine as a teenager I knew it would be home someday. Portland is truly "the way life should be." I continue to be awed every single day.

Who are Portlanders you admire and why? All those who create regardless the art form

What do you like to do with out-of-towners? Scenic drives along the coast, ferry rides across the bay, walks on the beach, window shopping through the streets.

Where's your "happy place" on the peninsula? Any dog friendly place.

What's the most surprising thing about this city? Not all Mainers like lobster and most pronounce the "r."

What's the most under-appreciated place or thing in town? The trail system.

Describe your perfect night—and the following morning—in Portland. Saturday dinner in the Old Port accompanied by a glass of wine and Sunday brunch in the Old Port accompanied by a bloody Mary.

Do you have a serendipity spot? Where do you always bump into good people? Dog park

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