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Last Days of Summer

As we are enjoying the unofficial last days of summer, I wish you all a very happy Labor Day weekend. It’s always a little bittersweet as the luxurious long days slowly start to shorten and fall’s long light creeps in. But I have an exciting and busy season coming up, so I am, like you I hope, soaking it all in for now and looking back at a few highlights of this Nantucket summer that has yet again gone too fast.…
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At Home in Los Angeles with Richard Shapiro

Enter Richard Shapiro‘s extraordinary home and it’s difficult to believe you are in the center of Los Angeles. Created with a passion for all that he loves – art, antiquities, architecture, travel – his home contains a level of authenticity, details and brilliant juxtapositions that few would have the knowledge, patience or eye to complete.…
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Nantucket Friday Favorites – Oldest House Reimagined

For the third year, as part of Nantucket by Design, NYSID students were invited to reimagine the front rooms of Nantucket’s Oldest House. Overseen by Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at NYSID, Ellen Fisher, the project is a great hands-on collaboration with the NHA, spotlighting the island’s historic property and showcasing the talent and creativity of the students.…
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Nantucket House Tour – Hippie House Chic

On the southeastern shore of Nantucket, where conservation protects over 2,000 acres of natural landscape, sits a house nestled in the dunes with expansive views of sea and sky. When the owners approached designer Jeffrey Bilhuber, their directive was for what they called a hippie house, with that nostalgic spirit of summers past.…
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Nantucket by Design 2018

With a flurry of lectures, parties, and a multitude of events large and small, last week marked the much anticipated Nantucket by Design 2018. In its third year, the Nantucket Historical Association’s major fundraiser celebrated the island’s unique influence on American design with attendees flocking to the Grey Lady from near and far.…
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Nantucket Friday Favorites – Guest House Chic

One of the most photo friendly areas on Nantucket is the charming town of Sconset in the southeast corner of the island. With an abundance of rose covered cottages and a tiny “town,” it is brimming with history and nostalgia. Nantuket guest house garageSeveral years ago, I shared one of my first house tours –  a stylish home on the Bluff.…
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Summer Entertaining Favorites

While I edit my shots from my latest Nantucket house tours, I thought I would share an easy summer entertaining recipe, along with some favorite pantry and table picks. I published this same recipe quite a few years back which many of you newer readers may not have seen.…
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Nantucket Friday Favorites – Boathouse Chic

In downtown Nantucket, across from where the car ferry ushers in its seasonal visitors, sits the historic Old North Wharf. Originally built in 1750 for the burgeoning fishing trade, the tiny shacks lining its width were eventually transformed into cottages for more residential use.…
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Nantucket Friday Favorites – Greater Light

I’m woefully late for last week’s Friday favorite from here on Nantucket. All I can say is that island time is real! We’ll be talking more about the Nantucket Historical Association and their important work this summer including next month’s Nantucket by Design, their largest fundraiser of the year.…
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Marvelous on Mallorca

While I am happily ensconced in my summer outpost here on Nantucket, I still enjoy vicariously exploring other vacation destinations. In this month’s British House & Garden, a beautiful home on Mallorca piqued my curiosity. Pool on Mallorca, photo by Montse Garriga Grau for House & Garden UK 1In the rural region of Manocor on this Spanish island, a 200 year old farmhouse was sympathetically restored by Madrid architect and designer, Ramón García Jurado, for a stylish mix of old and new.…
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