Maine, Europe with one bag, my packing list, MLB uniforms, Cruden Bay and the modern farmhouse plague.
1. A friendly place in Maine. My friend Mike, who happens to be the co-founder of Taylor Stitch, has just put his lovely Wild Forever Farm farmhouse in Maine on AirBNB. If you thought every good summer place is already booked — then this is your chance to get 10 friends together in Harpswell. I love the simplicity of the design of this house and have already made some plans for next year. Nothing beats Maine in the summer.
2. The ACL GOLF newsletter has moved here to a new section. I’ve consolidate things a bit so if you want to read my golf editorial then you can do so here in Substack. The new section is opt-in only so there’s no worries about crossover if you don’t want golf stories. I kicked things off about one of my top 5 golf courses in the world in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. What makes golf fun and falling in love with Cruden Bay.
3. Coggins would be proud. I went super light to Europe. Also, after all of that complaining I did end up wearing a tuxedo to the party in Italy. I also made the trip with just one simple bag. Here’s everything I brought and how I do Europe without wheels.
Some of what I packed. Clockwise:
Rumpl stuffable pillow case with Ghiaia Cashmere sweater. If you need a pillow this is the best thing to bring because you can fill it with clothes you are already packing so it doesn’t take up much space. I don’t count on getting a pillow and really like to have one for a redeye. Obviously, a Ghiaia cashmere sweater is the most luxurious way to get a decent sleep on the plane.