Do you ever feel like there is never enough time in the day? You’re not alone. Finding time for your family, work, and leisure can be challenging. It’s difficult to do it all when there is only 24 hours in a day. So, I thought I would let you in on a little secret…
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Start your day happy and relaxed and you will greatly increase your chances of a healthy, productive day. Here are five things to try: 1. WAKE UP EARLY. Seriously. You may have to go to bed earlier to get 8 hours of sleep but waking up 15 to 30 minutes earlier will allow you to […]
Each year we come up with New Year’s resolutions that most of the time we cannot maintain for an entire year. This year we decided we would focus more on enjoying the little things in life like family, friends and travel. Do you have any good New Year’s resolutions that you want to share with […]
Every year thousands of people flock to Nantucket to enjoy a little 4th of July summer fun! This year the 4th of July holiday festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. at the top of Main Street with Greta Feeney, and featured artists from the NCMC, singing the National Anthem, followed by America the Beautiful. On Union Street […]
Nantucket is home to many stunning gardens but this one has to be one of our favorites. Located at 60 Monomoy Road this home has not only a stunning view of the harbor but gardens that are reminiscent of Monet’s paintings of Giverny. This home one of five Nantucket homes that are part of The Garden […]
Healthy breakfast bowls are all the rage right now. They are the new and improved yogurt parfait. Best of all? It only takes five minutes to whip up a dish of nutrient-dense deliciousness. Swapping out your morning smoothie from a cup to a bowl [or dish] means you’ll have more surface area to add your favorite fresh […]
“Classic antique cars line the cobblestone Main Street from top to bottom decorated with sunny yellow daffodils and other creative embellishments. Staging for the antique car parade begins Saturday, April 30th at 9:30 am. The parade begins at 12, when the cars will drive through downtown and then proceed out to ‘Sconset for the tailgate picnic. Don’t […]
Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue (Pantone’s Color of the Year – Times Two) demonstrates an inherent balance between the warmer embracing rose quartz to the cooler tranquil serenity blue, reflecting connection and wellness, as well as a soothing sense of order and peace. And on Nantucket – we are all about connecting with others […]
After today’s blizzard conditions and 65 MPH winds one might wonder what’s to love about Nantucket in the winter. While the weather has been a bit chilly lately – Nantucket can be quite beautiful in the winter. The island is calm and quiet – a great place to escape to with that special person in […]
Are you in the mood for love? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and there are a bunch of fun things to do for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re looking for a great date idea or just a creative take on the holiday, here are 5 inspiring ideas to get you started. Breakfast In Bed. Make a […]
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Nantucket with hundreds of old-school Christmas lights illuminating seven-foot Christmas trees in the heart of Nantucket. A celebration of the lights and decorations of Christmas past are on full display. The 20-foot tree at the top of Main Street is decorated by a local artist or decorator […]
Peter Beaton is a Nantucket brand that celebrates people not so much for who they are, but how they live–with passion, generosity, and a captivating sense of style. Their signature collection of hats and totes are made from finely braided leghorn straw. All Peter Beaton hats and totes are lock stitched, giving you a product that […]
Stay classy this fall with the classic preppy clothing styles for men and women that is sure to float your boat. Don’t you just love how the pink flowers match their logo. Do you think they planned that??? vinyardvines.com
This bedroom is fresh and beautiful with its blue and green ocean hues. We love the built in bookshelves filled with seaworthy treasures. The framed art is serene and matches perfectly with the décor. Who wouldn’t love this room for a weekend stay? photo source: unknown
ONE DOES NOT DISCOVER NEW LANDS WITHOUT FIRST CONSENTING TO LOSE SIGHT OF THE SHORE FOR A VERY LONG TIME. ~Andre Gide Like the sailboat in this picture, we too have to be willing to lose sight of the shore to discover new opportunities in our lives. Are you ready for some new adventures? Are you […]
IF YOU ASK A LOCAL who’s spent a lifetime on Nantucket, they’ll tell you the best time to visit Nantucket is after Labor Day weekend, when all the summer tourists and college students return to the mainland. The island is much quieter, the traffic is more manageable, the weather is blissful, and there’s something close to magical about this small island, […]
Linen is naturally cool, comfortable and breathable and becomes even more supple the longer you use it. It’s luxurious look is one of our favorites. If you are looking to add a pop of color to your room just add a few throw pillows in a refreshing green or blue.
It’s no surprise that octopus designs are making a big splash in home décor and this platter turns summertime foods into centerpieces. Which is great for entertaining friends and family. Who wouldn’t enjoy a Blue Independence cocktail on a hot summers day? Unfortunately, the Pottery Barn serving pedestal was so popular this summer that it is sold […]
Nantucket Island has some of the most beautiful gardens in New England. Regardless of when you visit the island during the summer you will see some of the most beautiful window boxes and gardens you can imagine. When you return home you will be inspired to start your garden and plant your own window boxes.
A favorite place for visitors with young children. The Jetties beach has a nice long sandy beach, calm waters, the Jetties Beach Bar and Restaurant, and public rest rooms. Just a short distance from the town – this beach is popular for July 4th, the Boston Pops, and the annual sandcastle and sculpture event in mid […]
Looking for that special something to bring home with you? Well, Straight Wharf and Old North Wharf are filled with lovely boutiques, shops, and galleries that will make you want to come back for more. And when your tired of shopping – why not take a break for lunch at the CRU – a fresh and […]
Nantucket homes are amazingly beautiful because most home owners just love to add lovely nautical décor as a nod to our Nantucket Whaling past-time. Just walk down almost any side street and you will find homes with scallop shell door knockers, sea shells in the window sills, Nantucket baskets filled with hydrangeas, pretty quarter-board signs that […]
We heart raw organic stone jewelry and this one is a keeper! We love the light pink quartz with gold setting. It is delightfully beautiful and would look gorgeous with a crisp white button down shirt with worn faded blue jeans. Photo source: Unknown (Anyone?)
Every year in the third weekend of August, the island of Nantucket, hosts the Opera House Cup, the second leg of the North American Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. Spectators from all over come to the island to watch this event and this year you couldn’t have asked for better weather! The Opera House Cup takes […]
Not even the gray skies would put a damper on the July 4th Water Fight on Main Street. Hundreds of people showed up on Main Street to take in the morning activities: face painting, sand art, the bicycle parade, the dunk tank, watermelon eating contests, and the spectacular 15-minute water fight between two fire trucks […]
The fattest and most scrumptious of all flowers, a rare fusion of fluff and majesty, the peony is now coming into bloom. –Henry Mitchell, American writer (1923-93) Peony blooms are magnificently beautiful in the Spring, with lush foliage all Summer long. These perennials may live longer than you do. The plants require little maintenance as long as […]
Our favorite place to walk and enjoy a peaceful morning is Ladies Beach. The surf is often heavy and rip currents can be strong. Occasionally local surfers will come here to surf. To access the beach, turn left at the end of Bartlett Farm Road. This beach has no lifeguards and no facilities. It is a peaceful spot early in […]
In the heart of Siasconset Village (a.k.a. Sconset) is a quaint miniature fishing village that has gone almost unchanged since the early 1700’s. The rose covered cottages are adorn with whimsical quarterboard signs and nautical décor. Some cottages even reflect the year they were built. Can you see how old the cottage below is? Yes – you read correctly – 1886! That’s 129 […]
As we walk through ‘Sconset Village, On this warm summer’s day, The salty sea elixir kisses the morning air, While the scent of climbing roses, Dances magically through the misty fog, As we walk through ‘Sconset Village, On this warm summer’s day, The hydrangeas smile vibrantly, Between rustic garden fences, While the beautiful climbing roses, Bask in the warmth […]
Nantucket is known for it’s beautiful flower gardens and one of the most popular must-have plants for your garden is the blue hydrangea. Who doesn’t love big blue flowers? These versatile shrubs produce giant ball-shape flowers that look stunning in landscapes surrounding your home and make gorgeous bouquets. Some hydrangeas are like chameleons and can change their […]
The Figawi Race has once again filled the Boat Basin with lots of beautiful sail boats with summer right around the corner. We can’t wait for sunny days at the beach, evening strolls down Main Street, ice cream from the Juice Bar, and live music from local restaurants and bars that makes Nantucket so much fun to visit.
Today was the perfect day for sailing from Hyannis to Nantucket. Saturday night Figawi hosts a Competitor Party under the Event Tent (bracelet required) on New Whale Street and Sunday is a day to enjoy Nantucket. If you are not planning on attending the Competitor’s Party then it’s time to bust out your pastels and get your drink […]
Every year, Nantucket welcomes thousands of visitors to the heart of Nantucket. Many visitors love the pristine beaches and sandy dunes with wild roses. There is always something to do on the island, whether it’s going out to eat with some friends, shopping the antique stores and galleries, or just spending time relaxing at the beach – there […]
The island is in full bloom and is one of the reasons why we love Nantucket so much. All summer long the island is blooming with different flowers and you won’t be disappointed with all the gorgeous window boxes and climbing roses that usually bloom in late June.
Every once in a while we go in search of inspiring coastal furniture. We found this sail cloth headboard on Coastal Living.com and thought it would be a really cool DYI Project. Now we just need to find some recycled sail cloth! Does anyone know where we can find some?
Memorial Day weekend is the official kickoff of summer. The U.S. holiday remembers those who gave their lives while in service, and is a day of reflection, patriotism, and celebration. If you’re hosting a Memorial Day weekend get-together — whether it is a picnic, BBQ, or beach party — here is a recipe that will […]
Sage takes a break from shopping on Nantucket. Do you enjoy shopping in unique one-of-a-kind stores? Are you looking for Nantucket inspired gifts and clothing? Then you’ll love these stores in the heart of Nantucket. From antiques to basket shops, there is something for everyone.
May 23rd – 25th 2015 is the 44th Annual Figawi Race. The Kickoff Party begins at the Hyannis Yacht Club on Friday May 22nd at 3:00 p.m. where competitors, family, friends and Figawi fans gather to celebrate the weekend festivities. Early Saturday morning, crews begin gathering and preparing their boats. The races begin between 10:00 a.m. and […]
Visitors can get excellent views of the growing colony of Atlantic Gray Seals at Great Point Beach, Coatue Wildlife Refuge – Nantucket’s National Wildlife Refuge, where the seals like to haul out of the water and frolick in the protected area.
Daffodil Weekend was full of fun surprises like the English Stick Dancers that performed in the heart of Nantucket and out in ‘Sconset Village too. Beautiful antique cars… Lovely window décor… Cute dogs to boot… Brant Point Lighthouse… And lots of Tailgating and Daffodils…
The Brant Point Lighthouse welcomed thousands of visitors to the island last weekend for the Nantucket Daffodil Festival with it’s large beautiful daffodil wreath. The cobblestone streets in the heart of Nantucket were a buzz with visitors taking in the festivities. We couldn’t resist capturing the moment for everyone to see. Below giant daffodils Victoria MacKenzie-Childs […]
Most Authentic: First, 1965 Ford Good Humor Ice Cream Truck, Bruce Percelay, Boston and Nantucket; Second, 1939 Cadillac LaSalle, White Elephant, Nantucket; Third, 1932 DeSoto SC Cabriolet, Stephan Rapp, Cos Cob, Conn. and Nantucket; Honorable mention, 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster, Richard Berluti, Old Saybrook, Conn. and Nantucket. Best Decorated: First, 1961 Land Rover Series IIA […]
The central event of this delightful weekend is the Antique Car Show and Parade featuring over 100 vintage cars decorated with sunny yellow daffodils and other creative embellishments like surfboards, whales, baskets, and cute little Minions – thanks to the Valero family! The classic cars lined the cobblestone Main Street from top to bottom three rows deep. The […]
We heart Nantucket sunsets. If you are planning a trip to the island this summer make sure you watch the sunset in Madaket. The last time we watched the sun set we also got to see four harbor seals frolicking along the shore! They were so darn cute.
Daffodil Festival Weekend – April 24th – April 26th, 2015 The Nantucket Daffodil Festival has grown into a full-scale celebration of winter´s thaw and this year everyone is ready for some beautiful weather and spring flowers. From early-April to mid-May, over three million daffodils of every color, shape and size will bloom on Nantucket Island.
This DIY Oar Headboard is an inspiration piece for anyone living by the sea. It offers a unique charm to any coastal home and is not that difficult to make. You will need to collect approximately 14 to 16 reclaimed wooden oars (depending on the size of your bed). Once you have what you need you will need to attach […]
Captain Ahab would feel right at home at the Atheneum – the island’s only public library located in the heart of Nantucket at 1 Indian Street. It was original built in 1834 but burned down during the Great Fire of 1846. The present building was completed shortly after the ashes cooled and has been here with very few changes ever […]
The Club Car is a restaurant on Nantucket that speaks to the timelessness of classic cuisine, continental-style dining and Old World mannerisms. Located at the foot of Main Street, just a short walk from Straight Wharf (where the ferry docks) – The Club Car is a fun “cozy, little spot” with great ambiance, service, and atmosphere.
Winter on Nantucket is calm, cozy, and romantic. It’s when the Little Grey Lady turns back to it’s laid-back, small-town roots. It’s exquisitely peaceful and scenic with it’s snow covered streets, twinkling street lights, and the smell of warm log fires. The perfect setting to relax, recharge, and revitalize.
In the center of Sconset Village you will find this cute little store with a sign that reads: “Sconset Bookstore.” Owned by the charming Rolf and Cindy Nelson, who run the Sconset Café next door, this tiny shop carries no books but rather a well-curated selection of wines, sold by the bottle and half bottle.
Who doesn’t love a cozy sweater? Um, basically no one. They are exactly the kind of thing that people get “excited” for during fall and on Nantucket sweaters are a necessity. This season, it’s all about oversized sweaters. Just make sure you go oversized and not big. Don’t know the difference? Big means you’re swimming in […]
This is the perfect beverage stand (Nantucket Style) to host a party with your friends and family. It’s never too late to celebrate a Patriots win with an outdoor BBQ with some delicious Chili-dogs and some Corona Light.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October 13: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. October 17: National Mammography Day Join the Heart of Nantucket by wearing pink on Friday, October 24th to raise money in the fight against breast cancer. Choose from hundreds of fun and fashionable ways to wear pink at home, in school, or at the […]
The weather here on Nantucket has simply been beautiful, crisp fall air, and brilliant blue skies. October is a great time to visit Nantucket and truly enjoy the natural beauty without the crowds. Shop the local stores and dine out to meet some of the locals and find out why they love Nantucket so much. Have […]
A perfect place to enjoy the amazing statues representing life on Nantucket. This one is one of my favorites as the children look so realistic. The grass is nice and green and it is the perfect space to toss a Frisbee around and have a little fun! There is plenty of space between statues so you […]
We just love everything about these sweet & salty Halloween treats. They are delicious, easy to make and everyone loves them, young and old alike. Perfect for a party or give them as a gift – they will certainly be a crowd pleaser! Holiday treats don’t get an easier than this and they only take 15 to […]
Drink a pumpkin spice latte Tailgate at a football game Go to the Cranberry Festival Snuggle by a bonfire Dress in layers and leggings Take a foggy morning walk Sip apple cider Carve a pumpkin Breathe in the crisp Fall air Stay warm in a cozy cardigan Watch a scary movie Bake pumpkin bread Wear dark nail […]
The Nantucket Cranberry Festival will be held at the Milestone Cranberry Bog on Saturday October 11, 2014 from 11:00 – 4:00 pm. Come out to the Festival grounds and watch the berries being harvested, learn about the history of cranberry farming on Nantucket, participate in the family activities or just kick back and enjoy the music […]
On September 19th and 20th the Nantucket Island Fair delivered another fun filled day for family and friends. The island event resembles that of a traditional country fair and brings out a true community spirit. This event was held at Tom Nevers Field and there was something for everyone! We really enjoyed the Fairy House contest as […]
A charming antiques store located at 78 Union Street is one of Nantucket’s oldest and finest antiques shops. It is a favorite destination for both new and seasoned collectors. Adorn with lovely weathervanes in the front, vintage nautical flags, treasure chests and so much more. It is a delightfully intriguing antiques store that you won’t want […]
During a recent visit to the beautiful ‘Sconset Village, we found this young lady selling flowers from the back of a truck in the center of the village. She made several stunning bouquets that could brighten anyones day. I’m sure that many of the locals as well as the visitors enjoy getting fresh flowers for […]
The Lion’s Paw carries an eclectic mix of fresh, summery home furnishing décor of the highest quality. They offer hand-painted furniture, tabletop treasures, hand blown glass, and luxurious table and bed linens, hand-woven rugs, and other fine home accessories. The Lion’s Paw is truly a haven for anyone making a home on Nantucket or living on the water. The […]
Nantucket’s first encounter with combat was the Civil War, during which 73 of the 339 Nantucket men who enlisted were killed in action or by illness. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument honoring them (pictured above) is located on upper Main Street at a spot islanders commonly refer to as the “Four Corners.”
The Christopher Starbuck House located at 105 Main Street was originally built facing the south before orientation to the street was necessary. Located across from the Civil War Monument – it has become a popular historical attraction. The homes down this street have come to symbolize the island’s whaling era. During the summer months the Nantucket Preservation […]
What can we say – Nantucket has some of the best flower gardens in New England! This year the Nantucket Garden Festival celebrated it’s sixth annual event on July 23rd and 24th benefiting the Nantucket Lighthouse School, an independent day school serving island children, pre-school through 8th grade. Founded in 1999, Nantucket Lighthouse School provides a […]
Sometimes it is the simple things that add charm to a home like a beautiful flowering hydrangea or an American flag dressing up a porch. The porch ceiling painted sky blue and the Nantucket reds hat hanging in the entryway on this home is just icing on the cake. We love the simplistic charm of […]
The house at 8 Howard Street is known as the Greater Light and is now a property of the Nantucket Historical Association. The home once belonged to Gertrude and Hanna Monaghan, two Quaker sisters from Philadelphia who converted the livestock barn into a summer home and art studio in the 1930s. The Greater Light lovingly illustrates […]
When you enter Siasconset Village you will see the ‘Sconset Post Office right in the center of town. It is the cute little building with gorgeous window boxes filled with a variety of succulents! They were so beautiful that we couldn’t resist snapping a few pictures to share with you. It inspired us to plant our own succulent […]
Just a short walk over the Siasconset bridge a large sundial clock greets you on a home on the other side of the bridge. As you continue up the path it brings you between old charming cottages with quarterboards and lovely gardens. This is a public path and a really nice walk. If you were a […]
Madaket is a great place to watch the sunset! The last time we went to watch the sunset we were greeted by four playful seal pups. They were so darn cute and surprising friendly. They swam along side of us as we walked towards Smith’s Point.
One of our favorite island boutiques, this gem is packed with the finest in Nantucket inspired gifts, furniture, lighting, serving ware, linens, and home accessories with a sea side chic style specific to Nantucket. We found beautiful paintings, a gorgeous mirror with white boat oars, quality Nantucket pillows and some lovely gifts made be local arts. […]
On a recent trip out to Madaket to catch a sunset we decided to stop and check out the view from Madaket Millie’s home. It was extremely beautiful and tranquil and I could see why she made this area her home for so many years. “Madaket Millie” Jewett, a Nantucket legend, spent her life caring for the […]
Also called the Jethro Coffin House, this is the oldest residence on Nantucket. Built as a wedding gift in 1686 for Jethro Coffin and Mary Gardner, it is the sole surviving structure from the island’s original seventeenth-century English settlement. Jethro Coffin, who is listed as a blacksmith at the time of his death in 1727, was […]
One of our favorite places to visit on the island is the charming village of ‘Sconset. It is a lovely place to explore – some of the homes date back to the 1700’s, the gardens are delightful, lovely quarter boards adorn the homes as well as weathervanes like the one pictured in this post and it’s […]
On a short stroll down Old South Wharf, I found myself drawn to a chalkboard sign that read “Local Handcrafted – Artisan Gifts & Goods.” With an old Nantucket basket hanging on the door and a framed garden of succulents, I knew I had to check out the goods at 22 Old South Wharf.
Many visitors of Nantucket don’t realize that Brant Point is just a short walk from town. The best time to get a good picture of the little lighthouse is early morning before too many people arrive or towards the evening when the sun is setting. It’s a lovely place to sit and watch the boats […]
Nantucket Natural Oils features all natural designer perfumes and colognes as well as essential oils and aromatherapy blends. This great little perfume store offers a large selection of scents, both simple and complex, to beautiful bottles, to bath ballistics and small glass knickknacks. Their perfume and cologne contain no alcohol and is made in the […]
Enjoy wine and cheese every Friday night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with live music and check out the wonderful art displayed inside and outside the Ireland Galleries. Owner, Lorene Ireland is an accomplished painter, sculptor, and glass maker. Her gallery is easy to spot with the trademark bright yellow door and bright yellow Adirondack chair. […]
The sign outside has a picture of a leather punch on it and leaves no doubts or ambiguity about the main purpose of this store. As you walk into the small shop the first thing that you notice is the smell of leather goods. I fell in love with this store when a friend of mine worked […]
We found this lovely home while walking on a side street in the heart of Nantucket. It’s pretty red door, antique lantern, and delightful gardens was candy to our eyes and we couldn’t resist snapping a few pictures. I heart Nantucket! photo by heartofnantucket.com
‘Sconset Village has got to be the most charming village in New England. As you walk through the village of rose covered cottages you realize this village hasn’t changed much since the 1700’s. Old lanterns and whimsical quarterboards adorn the cottages, with beautiful gardens that only the finest artists can capture on canvas. photo by heartofnantucket.com
One of our favorite places to grab a Cup of Joe is at The Bean Coffee Shop. A charming coffee shop located in the Heart of Nantucket, The Bean is a fixture of island life for locals and visitors alike. The Bean is open Sunday – Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 6:00 […]
I have to say one of the best times to visit Nantucket is after the 4th of July. The heart of Nantucket is clad in an onslaught of red, white and blue which makes for a spirited summer celebration with friends and family. A stroll up the cobblestone Main Street will lead you to these beautiful […]
As you round Brant Point to enter the heart of Nantucket you can’t help but notice all the lovely sailboats that are moored in the harbor. The colors are strikingly beautiful against the calm blue water, which is why I couldn’t resist snapping a few pics of these lovely vessels. There is something really exciting […]
Down on the Old South Wharf is the charming, compact outpost of Peter England, which is now run by Kari England and her brother. This store carries traditional, very wearable soft cotton sweaters for men and women, as well as high-end exotic blends of silk and bamboo. These sweaters are perfect for cool evenings on the […]
A lovely beach to visit while on the island. The surf is calm, the sand is soft, and the access to the beach offers lovely views of Nantucket Sound and Great Point. This beach is located between Dionis and Jetties beaches with access from Cliff Road. There are no lifeguards, no facilities and very little parking. […]
There is nothing like summer love. Like fireworks in the night sky, the sparkle sizzles and captures your heart. The passion of summer love is walks on the beach, moonlight dances and midnight kisses. It’s getting swept off your feet on a wind-swept island with sand in your toes and the smell of the salty sea to […]
One of our favorite beaches to go to is Cisco Beach because it is less crowded and is generally fairly quiet. It is about a 4 mile bike ride from town and is located at the end of Hummock Pond Road. Cisco Beach often has heavy surf and is very popular with surfers and young […]
Even at night, Nantucket streets are enchanted with New England charm. Here you can see a rose covered cottage that is just delightful. Who wouldn’t enjoy an evening stroll with the fresh ocean breeze, rose covered cottages, and good vibes of live music coming from some of the local restaurants?
This photo of small row boats and kayaks inspired us to take out our kayaks today… so we packed a quick lunch and off we went on an adventure to Coatue – a lovely place to kayak to. We enjoyed a delicious lunch and went for a swim to cool off before heading back. If you are visiting Nantucket […]
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Nantucket Boat Basin is a premier luxury destination for sailors and yacht captains from around the world. Here you will find some of the most beautiful sailboats and yachts in New England. If you are an avid boat lover, then you are sure to enjoy a stroll along the docks to view the hundreds of luxury […]
Old South Wharf is one of our favorite places to take an early morning walk. It’s a lovely place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee and a delicious almond crescent. In our college days this was our morning ritual before starting a days work of maintaining the landscaping along the wharfs, the White Elephant and the […]
Summer has arrived on Nantucket and crowds of visitors will be arriving daily for some island fun. Whether you just enjoy a day at the beach or stroll through the cobblestone streets, Nantucket has that quaint New England charm that just makes you feel relaxed. Perhaps it’s the sea that sets us free. The tides […]
Simply put Cru was just fantastic! I ate there a half dozen times over the course of June, July and August 2013. From weekend brunch to mid afternoon lunch or dinner – the food and location were both second to non. I am particularly fond of the hot lobster roll, jumbo shrimp cocktails and huge assortment […]
This fresh new look is designed by the talented interior designer Phoebe Howard. The soft blue wall with the white oar mirror is just delightful to the eye. With pops of green and navy blue to accentuate the vision of a true designer. The natural wood ceiling with white framed beams gives balance to both the soft and bold colors. Photo by […]
The Hyannis to Nantucket Figawi Race will be held this year from May 24-26th and is serious fun, camaraderie and sailing! Nantucket is a happening place to be during the Figawi Race. You will certainly enjoy the lively pulse of downtown. photo source: unknown
A lovely collage of wedding pictures that say “I Do.” Nantucket is the perfect place to tie-the-knot. So, why not plan your Nantucket Nuptials at a seaside resort on the island? Your family and friends will love it!
Every once in a while we like to feature some of our favorite go to websites. Today we would like to introduce you to tideandthyme.com. Laura is an amazing food blogger and photographer! Photo above is actually Laura’s as ours did not look nearly as pretty. We found this no-bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Trifle on the recipe tab and couldn’t […]
The Ireland Galleries located on Old South Wharf is one of my favorite places to visit. I spent many summers working on docks planting all the flower beds and window boxes. Such a lovely place that brings such fond memories.
Kamisha Kimono in Decoder is the ultimate boho-chic piece. Wear as a cover-up at the beach, or with distressed denim cut-off shorts and a plain white tee and your ready for a night on the town! This is a great weekend/travel piece. Don’t be afraid to make you own denim cut-off distressed shorts from an […]
Planning a trip to Nantucket this summer? Well, here are five fun things to do the next time you visit… 1) Walk Straight Wharf and Old North Wharf to enjoy the boats, check out all the galleries and shops and be sure to stop in at one of the local restaurants with live music! After […]
So the last wedding I went to – all the bridesmaids wore the same ugly blue floral dress and I could only imagine how much those hideous dresses cost and how quickly they would end up at the “Take it or Leave it.” So to my delight when I came across this picture of a bride and her bridesmaids […]
This is a great place to get ice cream in the summer. It’s just a bit too cold for ice cream now – which is why so many islanders go to warmer grounds in the winter months. Just think in the summer the temperature always feel about 10 degrees cooler than the main land but […]
Every once in a while you need a little inspiration to get you through the cold winter months and this bouquet of pastel colored flowers and succulents should do the trick. The soft happy colors will make you want to book your island destination wedding or perhaps renew your vows. Nantucket’s picturesque beauty and New England charm form […]
The Brotherhood of Thieves, established in 1972 by Arthur Krause, is a restaurant and bar in Nantucket, Massachusetts with three unique dining areas: downstairs, a rustic 1840’s whaling bar, upstairs, a more traditional dining room perfect for private parties, and outside, a patio and biergarten showcasing local Nantucket beer, wine, and spirits.
Nantucket is home to many summer homes with absolutely delightful gardens. This photo by Trish Mannion-Smith captures the true beauty of a simple Nantucket garden. Many homes are covered with climbing roses and boost beautiful hues of pink and blue hydrangeas. ‘Sconset is known for it’s beautiful rose covered cottages and delightful summer homes.
This Nantucket home was featured in the Traditional Home magazine. A classy traditional look like this can be replicated with light beiges and soft blues combined with warm wood tones. The Nantucket Mural on the wall adds additional character and charm for guests.
The island is pure serenity in the winter months and with the latest storm – a beautiful winter wonderland! While the summer offers a vibrant pulse of energy, the winter months bring with it peace, calm, and serenity. A time to reflect on what is really important to us: friends, family and a good read from […]
This is one of our favorite spots to stop and enjoy a charming view of the Old North Wharf while eating a frozen treat from The Juice Bar. Um… only the best ice cream and frozen yogurt joint ever! It’s our favorite. Famous for their homemade waffle cones, which are warm and crumbly like a cookie and can […]
I couldn’t resist cutting a few of the blue hydrangea from my backyard to display in an old Nantucket basket on our deck. They are one of my favorite shrubs on the island because they are so easy to grow! And if you want more of them – no need to buy them – just take a few […]
Entering the harbor of Nantucket is always exciting with so many things to do on the island. Family and friends ready to spend a relaxing afternoon at the beach and an evening of entertainment at one of Nantucket’s Premier Oyster Bars – The food is delicious and the location is perfect at 1 Straight Wharf. […]
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The Nantucket Boat Basin is a full-service marina located in historic Nantucket Harbor. The Boat Basin is a premiere luxury destination for New England area sailors and yacht captains. At this full service marina guests can enjoy luxury amenities, pet-friendly docks, and concierge service. The marina accommodates a variety of vessels with 240 boat slips. It is walking […]
Entertain alfresco with a good old Nantucket Lobster Fest. Nothing beats a tender, fresh lobster cooked in a delicious white wine broth. We add clams to the mix but you can also add mussels and shrimp to the pot. For the recipe click on the more botton below.
One of the best beaches to go to on Nantucket is Eel Point. Located on the western end of the North shore – it is the best beach on Nantucket for collecting seashells (one of our favorite things to do). Make sure to bring a bucket to fill as you will find some shells that you will not […]
Nautical Dining Room ~ Paying homage to Nantucket’s maritime history, ships appear on both the dramatic iron chandelier and elegant chair cushions. The homeowners bought the dining room table and chairs from a furniture restorer at a local art fair. Darker blue window treatments work with the chandelier to add a touch of drama. This […]
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Straight Wharf and Old South Wharf are a favorite place for visitors to take a stroll. There are so many shops, galleries and restaurants that create a buzz of excitement. We love taking walks along the docks to see all the beautiful boats and people enjoying life on the island! image source: unknow
Siasconset is on the east side of the island and is filled with charming cottages like this. Siasconset Beach is popular for beach-goes looking for a peaceful and relaxing day. Sunrises here can be breathtaking however the surf is generally moderate to heavy. There are several great places to eat and they are just a short […]
Winter has been long, cold, and rather stormy (gusts of 90 mile an hour winds and downtown flooding during Nemo) so lately we have been dreaming of warmer weather and thinking about taking out our Nantucket Reds. Nothing gets us more exciting for summer than the thought of faded red.
Nothing makes a home more relaxing than the simplicity of blue and white ginger jars and ocean coral combined with a beautiful table lamp. This sea side table is perfect for any home near or on the water. The only thing missing is a big comfy chair to kick back and relax in. Image source not found […]
There’s nothing more relaxing than a cozy living room designed with the sea in mind. This light and airy room is anchored with a beautiful model sailboat. The light blue walls add a crisp fresh feel against the white sofa. A perfect combination for any Nantucket home. This photo was originally posted on completely-coastal.com and […]
This fall the Arts Council will once again host the popular Nantucket Arts Festival. This year’s event will be September 28th— October 7th. Pick up your Nantucket Arts Passport as your festival guide and immerse yourself in all things creative on our Island. The above art was created by our staff from a photo taken […]
On August 16, 2012 – the heavily armed Clipper Schooner Lynx, a 122-foot square top sail schooner Lynx sailed into Nantucket Harbor. Upon her grand entrance she fired from her main battery of 6-pounder carronades. According to Jeffrey Woods, Executive Director of the Lynx Educational Foundation, “the Lynx is scheduled for a five-year mission along the East Coast of […]
This Nantucket Lightship Basket was designed and crafted by Martha Lawrence, who has been constructing baskets for the past twenty years. Her work is found in collections both in the United States and abroad and was selected to be in a Smithsonian exhibition of American crafts at the 1996 Olympics. To learn more about Martha’s Nantucket Lightship Baskets, […]
I have seen some beautiful table settings but this one from stylemepretty.com is simply stunning. The beautiful bouquet of hyrangeas and snapdragons are common flowers around the island. The white candles and nautical knot gives it a nice coastal feel.
Main Street offers a buzz of excitement with it’s Cobblestone Street and quintessential New England feel. There is something for everyone! We found this amazing photo on Pinterest and unfortunately the blog that it was pinned from did not note the photographer. We are currently working to find out who the photographer is. Image source […]
Many Nantcuket visitors who come to the island look forward to the time honored tradition of the penny toss. While rounding the Brant Point Lighthouse it is customary for visitors to toss a penny off the back of the ferry and make a wish, some even believe it will ensure a trip back to Nantucket.