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 […]
Taste of Nantucket
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Beach plums are indigenous to Nantucket. You can find Beach Plums growing in sand dunes and along the edges of roads. They bloom in the Spring and are covered with little white flowers. A late summer fruit, they generally ripen by Labor Day but keep your eye out in August as sometimes they ripen early. We enjoy making heart shaped pastries with […]
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.