It’s been busy on island and I’m a tad late with this week’s Nantucket Friday Favorite Finds but wanted to give you a peek before week’s end. While many visitors explore the main cobblestone streets in town, there are many places to see tucked away on side streets. In fact, a group of these shops got together to form a shopper’s guide to Nantucket’s hidden gems with a map and Instagram feed @offthebeatenpath that happens to include this week’s finds.
My favorite coffee spot on island is the friendly and delicious Handlebar Café. Conveniently located at 15 Washington Street, owners Courtney and Jason Bridges have created a space where you can not only get a great coffee (or latte, cappuccino etc) but sit and meet friends or catch up on emails – there’s great wifi. Whether inside or out back on their secret patio
it’s a welcoming shop with particularly genial and attentive staff who get extra points for being dog friendly!
Chock full of eclectic finds, it is hard to photograph the selection of boho chic fashion statements.
From beach chic linen sheaths to whisper weight maxis, denim, embroidery,
and fun fashion accessories
it’s a shop where both you and your daughters can find a fun addition to your casual summer wardrobe.
Around the corner at 2 Candle Street is one of the newer additions to the Nantucket design scene, bodega.
With a great mix of furnishings, both new and vintage, as well as accessories and some fashion items, it is hard to leave empty handed.
Whether furnishing a Nantucket house,
looking to augment or get inspiration for your off island home,
or snag a stylish hostess gift
be sure to put bodega on your shopping list.