As I prepare for my annual summer trip to Nantucket, I was reviewing some of my past posts of island favorites. I thought I would share a few Nantucket highlights here and ask you readers what you might enjoy seeing this year. For the past two summers I created Friday Favorite Finds that included a variety of places to stay, eat, visit and shop as well as events and a few house tours. If you are new to Quintessence or perhaps missed a few, you can always find them in the search bar.
If you’d rather be on the water with beach, tennis and sailing at your door, then the out-of-town Wauwinet Inn might be a viable option. Their lawn is a great place to read, relax and enjoy the view and spectacular sunsets. Their restaurant Toppers (ask to sit outside in the more casual section) offers delicious menus for all three meals (I’m partial to the crab cakes for lunch, below)
Would you like to see more restaurants, like one of my favorites, Chanticleer, below, with its charming Sconset location?
Do you prefer more shopping like my friend Elise Gura’s stylish outpost, SPACE, on the wharf, with its carefully curated artisanal global finds,
Colleen Darby’s design and fashion emporium Atlantic
or friend Darcy Creech’s Nantucket classic Peter Beaton?
Or perhaps you’d like to see (or rewatch) Odd Mom Out star Jill Kargman’s island picks.
Would you like to learn more about Nantucket and how it retains its very special character? Like how Remain Nantucket is protecting the island’s history, culture and the vitality of the downtown,
or how organizations such as Sustainable Nantucket are supporting local family farms and small growers to help build a more self-reliant Nantucket food economy?
Would like to tour around and see the different parts of the island from the rose covered cottages in Sconset to the cobblestone streets near town or the more wild eastern tip of the island?
Or are you just dying to see inside and have me share some more house tours, like designer Trudy Dujardin’s charming Madaket cottage
my friend Cynthia Everets’ chic home on the Cliff
And a special treat coming very soon is an At Home With video visit at designer Gary McBournie’s charming Nantucket home!
all photos by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence
So stay tuned and do let me know! These are but a few Nantucket highlights – it may be a small island but it’s big on charm and visual appeal with always something new on the horizon. To stay current you can always follow along on Instagram where I will be posting more frequent quintessential Nantucket inspiration!