Nantucket Favorite Friday Finds VII

With its modern organic vibe, Coastal is a long time Nantucket favorite. Founded by ex-Calvin Klein fashion executive Karen Fisher, the store features a unique mix of vintage and contemporary artisanal furniture, art and accessories all with a creative coastal feel.

Nantucket favorite - Coastal NantucketAnd with partner Kate Bayer, Karen also has an active design business, creating interiors with a sophisticated pared down aesthetic inspired by nature’s coastal colors and textures.

Coastal on Nantucket

From a wide selection of paintings and photography with a – you guessed it – coastal theme,

Coastal Nantucket

Coastal on Nantucket

to vintage finds, both pedigreed, such as the Bruno Mattson webbed chairs, below

Bruno Matthson chairs at Coastal Nantucketand anonymous,

Coastal shop on Nantucket

to custom furniture and all manor of accessories, there is something for everyone to enhance their home inside and out.

Pillows and chaise at Coastal on Nantucket

And don’t let the casual loft space fool you, everything here is carefully curated – understand and simple is often the hardest to get right.

accessories at Coastal Nantucket

The clever name says it all. Current Vintage is both a fashion and wine boutique (cheese included) with a smattering of home accessories, all served with fun often kitschy style.

Nantucket favorite - Current Vintage NantucketThe signature orange Veuve Clicquot bike parked outside offers a hint of what’s to come.

Current Vintage shop Nantucket

With over 300 wines, including many organic, biodynamic and sustainable offerings,  you can find everything from a great easy-drinking rosé to a fine vintage Burgundy.

wine at Current VintageThe fashion front ranges from ’60s Lily Pulitzer

Vintage Lily Pulitzer at Current Vintage

to flash from the past Pucci

Pucci dress at Current vintage

to stylish vintage finds restored to perfection.

clothes at Current Vintage

Accessories that make the cut also range from fun

vintage finds at Current Vintage

to fabulous.

jewelry at Current Vintage Nantucket

And even if you’re only window shopping, the cheeky displays will make you smile.

displays at Current Vintage Nantucket

display at Current Vintage

I’ve been rather behind in sharing restaurant recommendations this summer. Firstly, despite the fantastic selection of on island eateries, we don’t really eat out all the much.
And secondly, I am usually so excited to get my food that I forget to shoot it!

Beachside Bistro NantucketThere are quite a few restaurants that boast scenic locations and one to remember is the Beachside Bistro in Sconset. Part of the Summer House island collection of inns and restaurants, the Bistro is perfect for a casual al fresco oceanside meal.

Summer House Beachside Bistro in Sconset

While the pool is only available to Summer House Inn and Cottage guests, you can still enjoy the view and cool ocean breezes.

Summer House restaurant NantucketAnd for dinner, there is also the more extensive Summer House Restaurant across the street, where the Piano Bar is a local gathering after hours spot.

Summer House restaurant on Nantucket


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4 Responses to Nantucket Favorite Friday Finds VII

  1. Carol Ann says:

    We will making a day trip to Nantucket from the Cape in late September. What are the “musts” for the day. Where should we have lunch?

  2. franki parde says:

    Fun, Fun, Fun!!! franki

  3. Sara coax says:

    I love that pink & orange sundress! Thank you for sharing your Nantucket shopping trip. Viva summer!

  4. Kate cronin says:

    Love your Friday finds portion of quientessance. I’m going to try it around my town but my eye isn’t quite as good as yours. Thanks for sharing your beautiful summer.

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