Author Archives: Stacey Bewkes

Summer Breeze

I had always wanted to build a pool and pool house at our former home. We downsized and moved next door (yes, exactly next door) 3-1/2 years ago when my third was about to go off to boarding school and we realized we didn’t need the size and maintenance of such a large house.…
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Hydrangea Happy

I love hydrangea – is there anyone who doesn’t? They are the perfect summer bloom. As the end of summer is approaching, I am so sorry I won’t have my masses of blue outside my window to look at for much longer.…
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New Talent at Talbots

Talbots is not normally on my radar but I somehow stumbled on their fall catalogue and was surprisingly impressed. They are clearly trying to tone up their image. There are quite a few adorable items with great price points – could be just the thing to fill in some holes in your fall wardrobe without breaking the bank.…
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Nantucket Top 20 – Eat

I could do weeks’ worth of posts on Nantucket. There is so much to see and do. Here, however, is an extremely abbreviated list of a few more of my favorite places, divided into three categories for when you are on island.…
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Nantucket Top 20 – Shop

Nantucket is a shopper’s heaven. There is more quality shopping here within a small area than most places I can think of. I have focussed on not only personal favorites but traditional Nantucket stores that have strong ties to the island.…
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Nantucket Top 20 – Learn

History and nature rich Nantucket offers many opportunities to explore both these areas. Trying not to exceed our top pick number of 20, I had to whittle my choices down to these four favorites places. Nantucket Atheneum – An absolutely beautiful library.…
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Nantucket Style

I’ve been coming to Nantucket for over 25 years and even though it is more crowded and built up than ever, it is still an island paradise. Thirty miles out to sea, it is a small place, only 3-1/2 miles wide by 14 miles long with over 40% of the land protected by the Land Trust.…
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Peter Beaton

Darcy Creech and her store, Peter Beaton, are institutions here on Nantucket. It all started in 1989 when Darcy made herself a chic, flower-adorned panama hat to wear to a party here on island. It was an instant hit and in no time, Darcy built for herself a successful hat company selling to the likes of Henri Bendel, Neiman Marcus, Barney’s, Nordstrom, and two First Ladies.…
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Nantucket Looms

Nantucket Looms represents some of the best artisanal industry on Nantucket. Liz Winship, who has been on the board of directors of the Nantucket Atheneum and Small Friends, worked for Nantucket Looms for years before purchasing it in 1993. And this year the store moved to its own building at 31 Main St.…
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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Well today seems to be the day for all sorts of new discoveries. Dessin Fournir, the well respected company that represents several distinguished manufacturers, from their own eponymous line to de Gournay and Kerry Joyce, today introduced fabulous Oculus Mirrors from Van Gregory & Norton.…
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