Our Summer Love

~Nantucket Island~

The always fun journey over the dunes... to get to the ocean.

Magnificent Nantucket

Nothing in this world beats an early morning run on the beach before breakfast.

Peace. Calm. Quiet. Nature.

People often ask me what kinds of things we DO on Nantucket, where we like to DINE and most definitely, what we EAT! So here is an instant recall of this summer, in no particular order!

  • Wagyu beef hotdogs grilled on the beach #Cowboysmeatmarket (split dogs and bun of course!)

  • Kobe burgers w/works, grilled on the beach #Cowboysmeatmarket (medium rare, delicious!)

  • Endless bottles of Rose’ from #epernaywines @epernaywines

  • 12 Changes of bed linens

  • 7 Trips to the airport

  • 18 Fun-loving family members and friends

  • 110 visits to our organic markets @Annyeswholefoods #annyeswholefoods @BartlettsFarm #BartlettsFarm

  • 110 visits to the wonderful people at #Holdgatesislandlaundry @Holdgatesislandlaundry

  • July 4th epic 1950s-like Main Street USA event w/ water fights!

  • July 4th fireworks #Straightwharf followed by candlelight dinner at @Straightwharf

  • Pop’s Concert picnic dinner for 10 on the sand (August!) #Jettiesbeach (my personal favorite)

  • Endless bottles of #VeuveClicquot @VeuveClicquot

  • Fried clams (bellies of course) & fried shrimp #Saylesfishmarket @Saylesfishmarket

  • Coffee ice cream w/ hot fudge #NantucketJuiceBar @NantucketJuiceBar

  • Boating on the #LadyWauwinet @toppersrestaurant

  • Lobster roll lunch at #Wauwinet @toppersrestaurant

  • Visits to #CiscoBrewers for beer tasting and live music ( love that they ask for my ID!)

  • Lavender martinis #AmericanSeasonsNantucket (oh boy) @americanseasonsnantucket

  • Tempura figs #AmericanSeasonsNantucket (crazy good!) @americanseasonsnantucket

  • Lola burgers #Lola41Nantucket @lola41nantucket @lolaburgernantucket (an iconic must have!)

  • Pasta Pomodoro & Nanna Jean’s meatballs @Fusaros (my go-to) @fusarosnantucket

  • Fun w/ bartenders Melissa @Fusaros, David @Atlasnantucket and Jimmy @Lelanqueduc

  • Cozy dark dining at the bar #Atlasnantucket

  • Tennis #Naushop

  • Sailing #Endeaver with Captain Jim (who likes to tip till we’re soaked!)

  • Night Bocci Ball with illuminated balls for midnight cocktail fun in the yard!

  • S’mores with Reese’s peanut butter cups! Late-night in the yard! Gotta!

  • Stuffed lobsters (shrimp and crab) at home by candlelight

  • Sunset dinner w/toes in sand at #GalleyNantucket @galleynantucket (most magnificent in the world!)

  • Hours in the hammock reading

  • Stargazing midnight blue velvet sky with millions of sparkling diamonds

  • Beaches that will take your breath away #SmithsPoint #Madaket #Miacomet

  • Drive-on beaches #SmithsPoint (when #PipingPlovers aren’t nesting!), #40thPole

  • Biking to Sconcet for lunch at #Claudettes

  • Biking to Madaket for lunch at #Milliesnantucket @Milliesnantucket

  • Golf lessons #Miacomet with best Pro #Meghan

  • Alfresco breakfast #Islandkitchen

  • Piano bar at #summerhousenantucket @summerhousenantucket #Jaime (I’m thinking Gatsby’s hangout at one time)

  • Outrageously unusual lobster w/ polenta #LeLanquedoc @Lelanquedoc (5 stars!)

  • Authors visits to the book stores for signings

  • Art gallery tours

  • Walks on the docks

  • Full-on take home raw bar #straightwharffishmarket

  • After beach drinks #Cru (in the bar, surrounded by docks & yachts on three sides)

  • Breakfast alfresco most mornings in the yard after a drive or run on the beach

  • Best snack #bluefishpate' & crackers #Straightwharffishmarket

  • Most FUN staff #lola41nantucket

  • Our heaven on earth #Nantucket