All You Need is Love: A Mexicali Blues Wedding!

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Love bloomed between Neal and Richelle when they met at our Bangor store, so they decided to make their bond official at Mexicali Blues! This sweet couple, their closest family and friends, and their adorable two-week-old son, gathered yesterday at our Newcastle store to exchange vows and rings, and to celebrate their love amidst prayer flags, tie dyes, and good Mexicali vibes. The bride cleverly wore blue Mexicali jewelry for both her something new–a sea glass bracelet, and something old–a lapis ring. The couple read their beautiful vows under an intricately carved Balinese archway. Tibetan sculptures stood by offering their blessings and protection for a loving and happy future, and we wish them brilliantly bright beams of more of the same! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Ross! Thank you for inviting us to be a part of your special day!

September 13th, 2015 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Virgo + Solar Eclipse


Happy New Moon in Virgo!  There was also a solar eclipse this morning at 2:41 EST, and the energy from that will be felt for the next six months.  In the sign of Virgo, this eclipse signals new beginnings in the areas of work and health.  It’s a great time to start a new exercise program, commit to a healthy habit, or set up routines that will help us manage our time in mindful ways.  Flaws in a present system may become apparent around the time of the eclipse, and we are asked now to consider how we deal with issues of organization and efficiency, and to plant the seeds of positive change if needed.  As we deal with what comes up, be aware of the tendency to be led by the biases of our personal stories.  We all have an idea of who we think we are or who we want to be in the world, and that may make us likely to discriminate against new opportunities, new information, and new connections when they don’t seem to fit with what we think we know about ourselves and the world.  This lunation encourages a shift in perception and offers a powerful opportunity for transformation; be mindful to not be closed off to something valuable because you don’t like the way it looks!

ALSO, pay special attention to the part of your astrological chart that contains Virgo, as these are the areas of your life that could use some tending and exploration.  Something there needs to be cultivated, and Saturn is aligned just right to help you make ideas you have for growth in this realm a reality!  If you haven’t had your chart done, there is a great tool for creating a free one at  You’ll need your birth date and location at minimum, and the time you were born as well for a more thorough reading.

Autumn Grooviness Refresh: Back to School with Mexicali Blues!

waHello, September! Whether you’re headed back to school or simply riding the tide of the shifting seasons, it’s the perfect time to embrace autumn’s approach with a boho blast of positive Mexicali vibes! Light up your world and enhance your energy for the new season with vibrant decor and outfit accents, creating an exotic aura of magical adventure and possibility as we move forward into fall! This pic shows some of our favorite early-autumn essentials; which item here is your favorite? What are you most looking forward to in the coming season?

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August 29th, 2015 Astrology & Energy: Full Moon in Pisces


Happy SUPERMOON in Pisces!  This lunation invites you to consider the key phrase “I believe”. It is time to believe in your capabilities, believe in yourself, and to recognize that you get what you believe.  What do you believe is possible?  As Esther Abraham-Hicks says, “a belief is just a thought we keep thinking.”  So get mindful now on the things you are telling yourself.  Are you making decisions from a place of love or fear?  The goal right now is just to recognize what you have been believing up to this point, and evaluate if these beliefs are in line with the life you want and who you want to be.

The deep and emotional Piscean waters are a bit challenging to navigate right now as we may feel called to get lost in fantasies of what could be, BUT Jupiter’s position in conjunction with the moon may make us prone to feeling anxiety about those ideals.  We may try to dream big and then get caught up in worrying about details and logistics, or feel guilt for not positioning ourselves better to achieve this all along. How frustrating, when we just want to feel free to dream! Beware of the tendency to over-indulge in anything that might alter your reality right now. These waters are mystical and we may want to get swept away, but it is important to try to stay grounded.  Perhaps ironically, Pisces rules the feet, so practicing feeling rooted to the earth through them, and giving yourself a foot massage or other TLC, is an excellent idea at this time.  It’s also a really good time to detox if you’ve been over-indulging already, drink more water, do more yoga, eat more vegetables and less meat, breathe deeply, and watch less TV!  Dreams might be wild, so pay attention to what they are telling you.  The energy of this supermoon and the surrounding days can get intense, but there’s also a lot of magic and possibility for heightened bliss swirling around it, so if you can be mindful of your beliefs and do healthy things for yourself, this wave will be a beautiful one to ride!

August 14th, 2015 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Leo


Happy new moon in Leo!  It’s a good time to re-affirm belief in yourself and your capacity for love and abundance.  Leo invites us to live through the heart, meaning embodying your passion, being and doing and pursuing what makes your heart SING!  Leo is demonstrative, dramatic, and self-expressive, shining light on the full spectrum of love’s power–from feeling SO glowy and high that you might fly away, to the crashing crushing battered low of heartbreak and grief. Issues of intimacy are intensified, in ways that feel both beautiful and terrible, and if we pay attention to the way we welcome or resist, this can be an amazing turning point in your emotional life.

Leo brings the bright light of consciousness to the darkest places within us, and empowers us to take ownership of our lives and actions.  We can see how our choices shape our lives, if we are willing to keep our eyes open.  Pay attention particularly to the things you resist, interpersonal instances where you are SURE that you are right.  Is this certitude coming from your true values or is it an old story reflected and projected?  Let yourself be vulnerable and witness this honestly, for this is where the seeds of deepest healing are planted.

Venus is still in retrograde, so you may be thinking on the past or experiencing the return of old feelings or people who hadn’t been in your life for a while. Concurrently, ancient wounds and pain around shame and self-worth might be bubbling to the surface.  This is ultimately a really beautiful and helpful thing, because it makes these things easier to see and understand if you are trying, but be mindful of the tendency to project this stuff in your relationships.  Mind your words, take a step back and re-center yourself, and do your best to come from a place of love when conflict comes up.  Think what you will, but make the goal to ACT from the power of your highest self. Now is not the time to make dramatic proclamations, endings, or beginnings of a relationship.  The flamboyant nature of Leo might make it seem like a good idea in the moment, but do your best to hold off on big decisions when it comes to love, as you may find things look different when Venus goes direct again!
Focus on your talents now and embrace any and all creative pursuits.  It’s a great time to express yourself artistically.  It doesn’t matter if what you make is “good” or not; the key is just to throw yourself into it with abandon.  Follow the yearnings of your inner child, and call in your unique purpose to be strengthened and magnified. You are creator of your life, so own it!

August 23, 2015 Maine Event: Hidden Valley Nature Center’s Live Edge Music Festival


Mexicali Blues is thrilled to be working with the Hidden Valley Nature Center as a sponsor for the 2015 Live Edge Music Festival! This fabulous Maine festival will boast awesome music, delicious local food, refreshing craft beer, games for the whole family, and tons of fun!

This fest would be a hopping hootenanny anywhere, but it is particularly special as it takes place at and supports the Hidden Valley Nature Center, a wonderful organization at one of the most magical and ecologically diverse pieces of unspoiled land in Midcoast Maine. With nearly 30 miles of multi-use trails and a beautiful pond at its heart, the Nature Center is a environment and resource that we are SO grateful to have in our veritable backyard!

Throughout the year, Hidden Valley offers educational opportunities related to sustainability and ecology, trails and cabins for facilitating your own immersive experience in nature, and a showcase of innovative forestry practices intended to motivate loggers and landowners to adopt sustainable forestry practices.  In fact, last year they were awarded the 2014 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year award by the American Tree Farm Society!

This year’s Live Edge Festival is sure to be THE best yet, with an unbeatable musical lineup features an eclectic collection of 4 spectacular bands:

Redbird – a collaboration of exceptionally talented players steeped in the traditions of folk, blues, bluegrass and more.11796295_10153560962894600_5276734054378096336_n

Oen Kennedy – award winning singer songwriter, naturalist, and master bird whistler

Primo Cubano – Maine’s premier Cuban dance band is guaranteed to get you up and moving.

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm – has been moving audiences with their deep rhythms since 1989. Through percussion and voice Inanna is dedicated to the universal language of music.

There will be delicious local food and drink provided by Sheepscot General, Jyang Lee Kitchen, Allagash, The Liberal Cup, and Geary’s.  Food & drink are not included in the ticket sale, so remember to bring cash!


There is an amazing bonus for ticket buyers who are quick to get on the bandwagon!  The first 300 tickets sold come with an irresistible offer: buy your $20 ticket (kids under 12 are free!) and get a buy-one-get-one-free coupon for a meal at any of 8 amazing local restaurants (Slates, Liberal Cup, El Camino, Newcastle Publick House, Crissy’s, Le Garage, Montsweag Roadhouse, or the Damariscotta River Grille) or a seal watch cruise on the Hardy Boat!  Up to a $20 value, this terrific deal makes your ticket essentially FREE! These tickets are going fast, so get yours ASAP!

There are two ways to get your tickets:

1. You can buy tickets at Mexicali Blues in Newcastle or any of these other partner/sponsor locations: 

Hardy Boat (New Harbor)
Slates (Hallowell)
The Liberal Cup (Hallowell)
Montsweag Roadhouse (Woolwich)
The Publick House (Newcastle)
Damariscotta River Grill (Damariscotta)
Le Garage (Wiscasset)
El Camino (Brunswick)

2. Or click on the link BELOW to order your ticket online (scroll all the way down the page) and HVNC will mail it to you.

We are SO excited to be sponsoring this event, along with Cribstone Capital, Skidompha Library, Ames True Value, and the CLC YMCA.  We’ll be there getting our collective dance on, so be on the lookout for our new (hard-to-miss) Tie Dye Mobile!  Instagram a selfie with it to show off your awesome hippie spirit and be sure to tag us #TieDyeMobile and #MexicaliBlues!  We hope to see you there!unnamed-8

July 31st, 2015 Astrology & Energy: Full Moon in Aquarius


Happy full moon in Aquarius! Tonight’s lunation is a BLUE MOON, which means it is the second full moon in a single month—a rare and auspicious event! This is a time to embrace feelings of idealism, creativity, and enthusiasm, and just follow them wherever they lead you. Any difficult feelings or situations you find yourself in right now are all part of a sometimes-messy graduation to something new. Keep in mind that whatever it is is just one small part of an ever-evolving process, and this too will pass. The sun in Leo is powerful in its home sign, shining sparkles of golden light that invite you to act from the heart. Ask yourself these questions, and answer them without taking time to deliberate:

What does my heart want?
What is right for me?
What makes me happy to be alive?
Where is the right place for me to be?
Which relationships in my life are right for me?

Once in a blue moon, you can make your dreams come true, so follow your heart to find them!