Island Bound

This week I will be island bound, heading to Nantucket with some of my family for the fourth of July weekend. I am excited to be spending more time on island this year and look forward to sharing with you a bit of what makes this tiny island such a desired destination. From the pristine beaches to fabulous flora, fantastic restaurants, incredible sunsets, cobblestone streets and long nautical history, it is a small place with big appeal. Below, just a peek through my lens at some of the sights and scenes that make Nantucket such a special summer home. The approach to the island via ferry just never gets old.

Island bound | approach to NantucketNantucket town

Everyone’s favorite form of island transportation.

Nantucket bike baskets

The charming entrances beg for a peek behind the gated exteriors.

Island bound - Nantucket

The Chanticleer is an island institution in the hamlet of Siasconset, known for its beautiful garden courtyard as much as its delicious food.

chanticleer nantucket

The afternoon pilgrimage to the beach.

Nantucket beach

Cocktail hour on the porch.

Nantucket pursuits

Standoff between Charlie and the lobsters.

Charlie and lobster face off

Our Nantucket roses.

nantucket roses

One of the many stellar sunsets.

Nantucket sunset

And a highlight of every season is the  Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket Designer Panel. Last year’s included (standing left to right), Hutton Wilkinson, moderator Susan Zises Green, Tom Scheerer, Ralph Harvard and seated, Mario Buatta.

Nantucket Antique Show design panel 2014

all photos by Quintessence

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8 Responses to Island Bound

  1. franki says:

    Most of these could be paintings!! EnJOY!! franki

  2. Holly Stuart says:

    So love Nantucket…after lunch at the Chanticleer take a walk along the secret cliff walk in Sconset. A bit hard to find, but worth it! Enjoy and happy 4th!!

  3. Schuyler says:

    Happy Fourth Stacey!

  4. Karena says:

    Enjoy Stacey! I have heard of so many people that love, love Nantucket!!
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
    Gallery Opening!

  5. Oh what a glorious time you will have celebrating the 4th here! Love all of your pictures, especially the lobster standoff!

  6. Linda C Levy says:

    I love your house!!!!

    I loved the porch and the amazing sunsets

    Enjoy

  7. Merrielou Symes says:

    Here now enjoying the fresh cool morning breeze and the roses which are more beautiful than ever and late blooming because of the longer winter. The Nantucket Garden Club’s Green Thumb Flower Show is open and free to the public next Wednesday, July 8,9 st the ‘Sconset Casino (for the first time). Please come!

  8. Everything in Nantucket is so pretty, from the baskets on the bikes to the flowers on the gates. What an amazing view from the porch!

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