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5th Annual Nantucket Book Festival

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The 5th Annual Nantucket Book Festival takes center stage on Nantucket  Friday, June 17th – Sunday June 19th, 2016. A stellar lineup is planned with 25 presenting authors, and 40+ local authors who will be displaying and selling their books in the Atheneum tent on Saturday.  This is your chance  to get up close and personal with your favorite authors.

Eighty percent of the events are FREE.  Ticketed events for authors include a Friday Morning Breakfast, Lunch at Nantucket Yacht Club, A Saturday Morning Breakfast, Lunch at Straight Warf Restaurant and other events  Now’s the time to purchase tickets for the weekend events. This is the time to experience award winning authors at a three day event. Book lovers can gather at different Nantucket venues for a series of author readings, panel discussions, and social events that provide opportunities for casual conversations between writers and readers.

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Sebastian Junger primarily writes about people with dangerous jobs, from firefighting to commercial fishing, which lead to his first book and New York Times best-seller “The Perfect Storm”. The corresponding documentary Restrepo was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and won the Grand Jury Prize for a domestic documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. Junger’s next book “Tribe” (May, 2016) takes a critical look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges today’s returning veterans face in modern society.

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Participants  in this year’s Nantucket Book Festival include 2015 Man Booker Prize Winner Marlon James “A Brief History of Seven Killings”, the first  Caribbean author to win the esteemed prize since V.S. Naipaul.  Legendary Broadcaster Diane Rehm who’s latest book “On My Own” is a deeply personal and moving account of the long drawn-out death of her husband from Parkinson’s and her struggle to reconstruct her life without him. Rehm, began her radio career in the early 70’s at WAMU, a NPR member station in Washington, D.C. In 1979, she began hosting WAMU’s local morning talk show, Kaleidoscope, which was renamed the Diane Rehm show in 1984. Newsweek named the show one of the most interesting talk shows in the country. In 2014, President Barack Obama presented Rehm with the National Humanities Medal .

The White House said “In probing interviews with everyone from pundits to poets to Presidents, Ms. Rehm’s keen insights and boundless curiosity have deepened our understanding of our culture and ourselves,”

The White House said “In probing interviews with everyone from pundits to poets to Presidents, Ms. Rehm’s keen insights and boundless curiosity have deepened our understanding of our culture and ourselves”.

U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins is an American phenomenon. No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine acclaim with such broad popular appeal. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, The Paris Review and the American Scholar; he is a Guggenheim fellow and a New York Public Library “Literary Lion”. His past three collections of poems have broken sales records for poetry. His most recent book “Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems 2003-3013 is a New York Times Best Seller. 

Billy Collins is a Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York.

Billy Collins is a Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York.

For a complete listing of all the authors at the 5th Annual Nantucket Book Festival Click Here

 

Children’s Storytime at the 2015 Nantucket Book Festival

Children’s Story Time at the 2015 Nantucket Book Festival

In addition to the author presentations on Friday and Saturday, the festival will host an outdoor exhibit of local authors selling and signing their books in the Nantucket Atheneum  garden during the day on Saturday. Children’s programming will be offered in the garden, from story time for toddlers to presentations for students of all ages. 

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2015 Typewriter rodeo poets Kari Anne Roy and Jodi Egerton

The Typewritter Rodeo, a quartet of Austin-based poets, will be on hand, writing poems on demand on any subject for all who attend. Other events include “Authors in Bars” on Saturday night and optional ticketed events including Sunday’s Author breakfast at the White Elephant as well as the “Cisco Send-Off” a Sunday afternoon wrap party at Cisco Brewers.

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Kiel James Patrick The New England Story

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KJP Classic Atlantic Whalers Bracelet

Bracelets + Instagram + New England

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This is the story of humble beginnings. How a boy in high school in Rhode Island started making bracelets for kids to wear under their prep school uniforms.  The Kiel James Patrick brand began as many stories do…at home. It was in his parents garage that Kiel started making and selling rope bracelets to local vendors. His partner in creating these bracelets was Sarah Vickers. The two have been a couple since their teens. Kiel taught himself to sew on his grandmother’s sewing machine and handmade the first several thousand bracelets. They dyed the rope by boiling it in lobster pots at his parents house. Kiel discovered he had a knack for design and his hand-made bracelets and belts became popular. 

The Inspiration for the Kiel James Patrick brand was brought on by years spent exploring vintage clothing stores, antique shops and friend’s attics in search of the age-old quality, style and construction once easily found in American made goods. Kiel always loved vintage, classic American clothing.  The KJP brand was created in 2008 and is made in America.

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Ah, But this is a love story too! A Classic New England Love Story! Sarah Vickers, Kiels partner in bracelets and all things KJP is a go-to source, who writes her own fashion blog Classy Girls Wear Pearls  You see, before the KJP brand existed there was Wicked Vintage an online vintage clothing shop. Together, Sarah and Kiel haunted New England thrift stores to supply their vintage online clothing shop. The couple found the clothes would sell faster when they photographed themselves wearing them. 

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A Picture Says A Thousand Words

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This is where things really get interesting! Growing a brand and a business today is different than it ever used to be.

Social Media is the Wild Wild West of Our Time.

So how does one sell more product? How do you sell more nautical bracelets, more pearl jewelry, more boat shoes, belts and men’s and women’s apparel? 

The Answer is to promote the KJP Lifestyle as a brand! 

This is what Kiel understands!  Perhaps that’s why his brand has 486 Thousand Followers on Instagram! That’s right, the secret to growing your brand is good self promotion + photography, and Kiel and his wife Sarah Vickers know this. The two are known for working, living and enjoying life in New England and showing the simple pleasures of New England life.

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Here’s the thing about doing something well! You receive more opportunities to do more things well! Stacie Browning Hall, owner of Pink Pineapple a Newport, Rhode Island based clothing store and the first  to carry the KJP line praises Patrick’s ability to drive sales through social media. Brands like Brooks Brothers, Vineyard Vines, L & L Bean, Pottery Barn and Starbucks all want to work with this duo.

Real Estate companies are interested in partnering with Patrick in hopes that their mansions and properties might be featured in his Instagram feed. He has an exclusive partnership with  luxury realtor Lila Delman Real Estate to showcase the company’s properties.

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But, let’s not forget this is the story of a boy who dreamed the American Dream. A dream to make classic American products and is inspired by the classic look of the Kennedy’s, boating + sailing and who in the end got the girl of his dreams!

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Kiel James Patrick (standing center of photo) + Friends at Victory Cup Polo, Patterson, NY. Photo By Melissa Tyler

 

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Serani M Designs Coastal Beach Jewelry

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Sandra Higgins is an artist. She is also a long time  breast cancer survivor. She started making pink and white bracelets and donated the net proceeds to research. That was when she realized, how many people wanted to support breast cancer and didn’t always want to wear pink. So, she started a line she calls Breast Cancer Bracelet Batches in beautiful earth tones. Some  of the bracelets still have shades of pink within them. “You don’t have to be pink to think” is her motto for the line. Of course, there is a classic pink for those who like the tradition.

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Sand + Surf Destination Collection

Her unique style and love for nature, especially the beach is reflected in much of her work including The Sand & Surf Collection.  

Sand + Surf  is a Destination Jewelry line which contains a bit of sand from their extensive collection. It can also be customized by sending a small amount of sand from your favorite beaches! This is the way to keep your memories close to your heart. Each unique piece is handcrafted with care to capture your special day or memory. It’s a way of bringing  you back to special memories and a perfect keepsake from your wedding, vacation or simply your favorite place on earth.

 Sand + Surf is perfect for brides, destination weddings, a special day or even memories from your honeymoon. People send her sand from all over the world. She just completed a custom order for somebody who spent their vacation in Maui!

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We talked with Sandra about her craft and her passion. She has strong connections and memories from the beach. “All of my best childhood memories are from the beach. I wanted to capture that and keep it close to me, so that is how I came up with the Destination Jewelry line. I love the organic feel of the sand…it really takes me back.  By adding Swarovski crystals in them it really makes them pop – like the sun bouncing off the ocean.  I love the combination of the organic sand and the crystal together.”

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Inspiration

Sandra’s inspiration comes from nature and the beach. Combining natural stones like lava, different types of wood and shells with crystals and pearls. She loves the combination of earth + bling!

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Bracelets in all styles and colors are her next best seller besides the Sand + Surf Collection. Bracelets for causes or just to have some new bling.  What’s better than buying yourself a NEW bauble and also being able to feel it went to a good cause.  Customers come from all over and we recently have been placing our Destination Jewelry line in many shops from Rhode Island, Cape Cod and Maine. We are hoping to include Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket as well. The line is also available as far away as St. Kitts in the Caribbean.

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A Men’s line of bracelets is also included. Her husband who never thought he’d wear a piece of jewelry now realizes how much he likes it! He loves the leather bracelets and we even have a piece for men in the Destination Jewelry line. It’s on a black rubber cord and it’s done with a darker colored base without the crystals. We’ve done some special orders with those where we have added a black crystal for a special request.
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Celebrities

Pure Dope Mag Cover! #braceletsforacause #breastcancer #puredopemag #lindseymorgan #seranimdesigns @alilevinedesign

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While  doing a show in Sudbury last year, she met a woman who connected  Sandra with a friend who runs the most popular gifting suites for celebrities in Los Angeles. She went onto meet many celebrities from TV and movies such as Angela Bassett. She also met Lan Shi, a very big actress from China. Sandra showed her the Destination Jewelry line. Lan was very excited she ordered a  piece that contains sand from her favorite spot so she could wear close to her heart.  “it’s great not only to meet the celebrities, but to actually know they are wearing my jewelry is such a thrill!” Pieces from her Wired Collection have been worn on the red carpet at the Golden Globes!

Ali Levine who is a celebrity stylist in LA works with Sandra and many of her pieces have appeared in photo shoots and on magazine covers.

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 Gratitude

Today,  as in years past, Sandra has much gratitude and continues to raise money for breast cancer awareness and many other causes and donates  as much she can.  She loves doing her part to give back. She raises a lot of money for causes as well as others and is very involved in fundraising. She is currently raising funds for an independent documentary being made about an unsolved murder from Kennebunk Maine in 1978. The story is very personal to her and 100 percent of proceeds goes to making this film.

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You can also follow her for updates on Facebook  + Twitter + Instagram 
Photos Courtesy of Serani M Designs
 

Coolest day ever! #starstruck #cross-bracelet #crossmyheartbracelet #rhinestone

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7 Places to Dine DAFFY Weekend on Nantucket

Dining on Nantucket 

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It’s been said that Nantucket is home to some of the best restaurants in the world!  If your planning a destination trip to Nantucket for Daffodil Weekend April 29th – May 1st, Nantucket Visitor Services tells us that 36 restaurants will be open including take out restaurants and those with limited seating. Here’s our picks for the 7 places to Dine DAFFY Weekend.

1.  Breeze Bar & Cafe at Nantucket Hotel + Resort

Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch are served for Daffy Weekend.  Start with cocktails at the bar or a cozy spot.  A continental Breakfast is served daily from 7:30-10am and Sunday Brunch is from 11-2. Lunch is served Friday + Saturday from 11:30-2. Dinner is served Thursday – Sunday from 5:30-9 and you’ll find the best in Seafood and contemporary dishes.

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For More information on Nantucket Hotel  + Resort Dining Experiences click here 

2.  Lola 41

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This is  Nantucket’s  Sushi + Bistro Restaurant.  Nantucket Magazine calls it “The Hottest Spot In Town” and The Boston Globe says “Best Burger on The Planet”.   Known for signature cocktails and  their unique Bistro Menu.  4 Cheese Macaroni + Cheese, Gnocchi Bolognese, Chicken + Rice Meatballs, Shrimp Lo Mein and Roasted NY Strip are just some of the items on their  Bistro menu that caught our eye.

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From Sushi Starters to Specialty + Classic Rolls to their Asian Inspired Tuna Burger! This is the place that will become a quick favorite! 

Lola 41 is open for Lunch + Dinner + Cocktails. Reservations are accepted.

To Find out More  About Lola 41  View Menus + Make Your Reservations Click Here

3. Dune 

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 Modern chic meets casual comfort in the heart of historic Nantucket. Dune features three dining rooms with a blend of sophisticated elegance and soothing comfort.  An exotic quartzite bar and charming patio are a great place to relax and feel the island charm.

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Dune is open for cocktails,  lunch and dinner and has a great dessert menu. Their menu showcases innovative selections of the finest seasonal local produce, fish and meats from regional farms and select purveyors. 

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Apple Bacon + Gruyere Fritters, Roasted Red + Gold Beets with Whipped Goat Cheese Beet Vinaigrette + Pistachio Aged Balsamic. Got Your attention with that, right? What about Crispy Leg of Duck Confit. That’s just a sampling folks.

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Grilled Atlantic Swordfish, Agave + Lime Glazed Pork Shoulder and Grilled Angus Sirloin Steak fries.

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Dune Features an Extensive Wine List and their desserts are heaven!

To Find Out More about Dune + View the Menu or Make Reservations Click Here

4. Town  Restaurant + Tree Bar

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A Global Cuisine wonderland with uplifting versions of flavorful international dishes from around the globe. Town Nantucket  is  an Asian inspired restaurant open for  Lunch + Dinner Monday thru Saturday from 5:30pm.  The decor inside is South East Asian, candlelit + chic. They have a wonderful lobster roll, fresh fish tacos and a hearty short rib panini for lunch.

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You’ll find delicious appetizers from tacos to sushi and small plates + big delicious cocktails. Dishes are seasonally driven with stylish flair. Try the mussels in coconut broth with lemongrass and chili flakes. For an Entree try the Pan Seared Scallops,  Seafood Fra-Diavolo,  Pan Seared Salmon or Pan Roasted Chicken.

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Brunch is  also reserved and we can vouch for  the great Bloody Mary’s and Lobster Eggs Benedict at the Tree Bar. Other  items include Buckwheat Pancakes. Turkey + Sage Hash and a dozen other choices. 

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To Find out more information about Town + The Tree Bar or to make Reservations Click Here 

5. Pi Pizzeria

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 Wood Fired Thin Crust Pizza + Classic Italian Restaurant. We got your attention didn’t we? We’ve heard that Pi Pizzeria is one of the best places to go on Nantucket for pizza as well as other dishes.  They make authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and are open for lunch + dinner. 

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The bar at Pi Pizzeria is a lively place to sit and order specialty drinks + beer. They also offer a superb wine list.  For Lunch or Dinner try an antipasto or hot or cold sub. You will find your favorite Italian entree’s like Meatballs + Pasta, Lasagna + Chicken Parmesan.  New York Strip Steak is also offered. 

0679-Pi-Pizza--061 Top it all off with a fantastic desert like Chocolate  Espresso Cake, a Cannoli, Carrot Cake, Tiramisu and Gelato.

For More Information on  Pi Pizzeria or Reservations Click Here  

6. Sea Grille 

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 The Sea Grill is the mid island restaurant for seafood and regional cuisine in a fine dining environment. They offer an eclectic menu  of inventive seafood + meat dishes. This is the place the locals like to eat at. They are open for cocktails,  lunch and dinner.  The Raw Bar is a favorite offering Nantucket Oysters, Little Necks, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail and Seafood Towers. Have I got your attention yet?

Lobster Rolls, Scallops Wrapped in Bacon, Fried Oysters, Home-made Soups and Fresh Salads are all just for starters at this island favorite.  This is a Surf + Turf destination stop! From Filet Mignon  to Oven Roasted Chicken and of Course Lobster!

Did We mention the Lobster Wantons with salsa? When pursing the menu head straight to the  Free Form Ravioli! Lobster, Shrimp, Scallops, Ricotti, Mushrooms, Roasted  Tomatoes, Garlic, Hand-Made  Pasta + Crispy Kale. This alone should make you want to hop the next boat to Nantucket. And then of course there is  Nantucket Bouillabaisse, Lobsters, Parmesan Crusted Swordfish. Oh,  Wouldn’t you love to be sitting at a table full of friends and family with great dishes like this and a bottle of wine and or your favorite cocktails.

Oh Yes, Sea Grill, We can’t wait!

To Find Out More Information + View The Sea Grill Menu or Make Reservations Click Here

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7.  Brant Point Grill

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The Brant Point Grill is the restaurant at The White Elephant. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is harbor side dinning at it’s best. This luxury resort offers the finest in amenities. A full Breakfast is served daily with your choice from fresh fruit salad to New England Lobster Eggs Benedict and everything in between.  For Lunch have a hearty bowl of  New England Clam Chowder Soup, Nantucket  Crab Cakes, Oysters, Shrimp Cocktail, Salads, Sandwiches and entrees like Fish Tacos, Ipswich Fried Clams or their signature Mac + Cheese to name a few dishes.

Brant Point Grill Lobster Bloody MaryEnjoy Supreme Signature Cocktails indoors or out with amazing harbor views both day and nite. BPG  offers  a dozen unique signature cocktails like the Nantucket Mule, Siasconset Sunrise + local Micro Brews from nearby Cisco Brewers.

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Clearly, Dining at BPG at the White Elephant is an experience any Foodie will remember! From the Seafood Tower to  Roasted Veal Sweet Breads for Starters. Lobsters, Fish + Steak are what BPG is known for. From Prime Aged Rib Eye to 2 Pound Lobsters, Butter Poached Halibut  and many other entrees. BPG is a classic Nantucket Dining Destination.

For More Information  on Brant Point Grill at The White Elehant + to View the Menu or Make Reservations  Click Here

 

Thank you to each restaurant for supplying photos and we look forward to seeing you

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What’s Your Adventure

Mt Washington Valley

New Hampshire

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Spring time, April through June is a great time to visit Mt. Washington Valley in New Hampshire!  The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce  has created a fun way to remind you to explore the valley in New Hampshire.  It’s called “What’s Your Adventure”.  What’s Your Adventure  focuses on five themed adventures that include Outdoor Sports, Arts & Culture, Foodie Adventures, Shopping and Golf. 

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Outdoor Sports 

Mt Washington Valley is home to a mecca of  year-round athletic sports. Biking, hiking, kayaking, cycling, running and more are great to pursue in  Spring from the most challenging to a mild adventure for you and your family. Outdoor adventure programs are available that include stays at lovely Bed & Breakfasts. Participate in a triatholon, marathon or try your hand at fly-fishing. If you enjoy wildlife and bird watching, Mt Washington has  accommodations and packages to offer you. It’s also a great place for hiking and guided hiking tours.

Click Here for More information on Outdoor Sports in Mt Washington Valley 

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Arts, Culture + Heritage

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 Murder Mystery Dinner Train, A Night at the Opera & lots of live Music!  You’ll find a rich and vibrant arts community. Year-round theater, music and dance venues for professional entertainment, hands on farming and gardening experiences, art galleries, historical and cultural programming and more! You’ve come to the right place for art theater music and culture.

Click Here for Art + Cultural Experiences including live Music 

 

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Foody Adventures

There is no shortage of foody events and fine dining. From chocolate to cheese, beer and more! Take a New England Foody Escape or explore local breweries like Tuckerman Brewery  while staying at a local inn.  There’s farmers markets and if you’ve been looking to brush up your cooking skills in a fun way try cooking classes that are offered.  Plus,  there’s everything from bakeries to pubs and plenty of restaurants for casual and fine dining.

Click Here To Discover Your Foody Adventure

 

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Shopping, Shopping + Shopping

 

Craft Shops, Made In New Hampshire, Clothing, Novelty items, it’s all here! From unique shops in North Conway to Settlers Green and so much more!

To Find out about destination Shopping that you can only find here Click Here 

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Golf Adventures

It’s no secret Mt. Washington Valley boasts some of the most prestigious golf courses in New England. From challenging play to spectacular scenery. A GOLF ADVENTURE in the White Mountains is just what the doctor ordered!

To Find out about Golf Adventures in Mt Washington Valley Click Here 

Photos  + Video Provided by  Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce 

Photos By Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative Photography

 

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5 Places To Stay DAFFY Weekend on Nantucket

 Daffodil Festival on Nantucket

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The Last Weekend in April   The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce holds their Annual Daffodil Festival. It’s a weekend of events that celebrate the Springtime awakening on the Island.  Three decades later this years festivities include  several parades on Saturday, April 30th, including the Antique Car Parade of more than 100 Vintage vehicles adorned in Daffy style and a tailgating picnic in ‘Sconset.

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Saturday, is also the day of the 42nd Annual Nantucket Community Daffodil Show sponsored by the Nantucket Garden Club.  There are many other events and we will have more updates to come.  In the meantime, be sure to make your accommodations and travel plans to Nantucket by Cape Air, Hyline Cruises + The Steamship Authority. There are  more than 25 places for accommodations that will be open for Daffodil Weekend according to Nantucket Visitor Services. Here’s our Pick’s for 5 Places to Stay.

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5 Places To Stay DAFFY Weekend On Nantucket 

Friday April 29th – Sunday May 1st

1. The Regatta Inn

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The Regatta Inn offers a fresh take on the Bed & Breakfast experience. Comfort , sophisticated design and a mix of high-end luxury with a touch of whimsy.  

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The Federal style building has a reconstructed interior and  features 8 guest rooms with an enlarged spa-like bath. Everything is bright, light and airy! Only a short 5 minute walk from the Steamship Authority Nantucket Terminal. 

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This is the place to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit and indulge in endless pampering. Tantalize Your taste-buds and enjoy island dreaming. The Regatta offers a delectable continental breakfast. Selections vary from day to day and will include: house-made granola, A selection of sweet savory breakfast treats, yogurt, fresh seasonal fruits, juice, Nantucket Roasted Coffee and assorted teas.  

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Garden Patio with cafe’ tables and chairs.

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Tea Time is served in the afternoon with delicious deserts like this hazelnut cheesecake brownie bar with chocolate ganache frosting and fresh raspberry.

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Brown Butter Baked Doughnuts have a wonderful nutty flavor.  More cake-like than a fried doughnut topped with a brown butter glaze and toasted pistachios.

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Make the most of your visit and indulge in the luxurious coastal elegance of the Regatta Inn!  For Reservations Click Here! 

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2. The Roberts Collection

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The Roberts Collection is a long standing notable Inn of four buildings right in the center of the downtown Historic District.  The oldest of these four buildings date back to 1846.  A highlight is the one of a kind courtyard and covered porch that makes you forget you are right in the middle of all Nantucket has to offer. 

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This quality boutique hotel offers diverse rooms and suites. It’s the perfect choice for couples, families and groups of any size. 

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The Gate House is the Crown Jewl  of the Roberts Collection. Meticulously respectful of Nantucket’s architectural history, yet created with every possible amenity that one would expect from new construction. 

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Originally built  circa 1846 is designed in a style typical of the whaling era in traditional interior design.  It was one of the first family houses on Nantucket to be converted to an inn and operated for 100 years. 

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The Manor House is a charming and delightful place to visit that offers 15 unique guest rooms with original wood flooring and high ceilings. Several of the rooms have working fireplaces. The lower level features an art gallery called Nantucket Artworks. 

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The covered porch at the Manor House overlooks the one of a kind courtyard that features numerous perennial plantings and is a great spot to gather both day and night. 

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The Meeting House is quaint and comfortable

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Built in the late 1800’s it is now known as the Meeting House and home to a unique collection of restaurants and shops on the ground level and  guestrooms above. 

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The Robert’s Collection offers a variety of accommodations for every need you may have.  For Reservations Click Here 

3. Union Street Inn 

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Union Street Inn is an Intimate Boutique Nantucket Inn beautifully renovated to showcase period details against tailored, elegant interiors which Conde Nast Traveler describes as “Impeccable New England-By-way-of-France.” 

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Each of the 12 Nantucket accommodations feature designer furniture and fabrics, private bathrooms, luxurious bedding with Frette linens and Matouk duvets. Fireplaces are available in some rooms.  Boston Magazine calls this the “BEST Nantucket Boutique Hotel” 

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This Inn is known for their Gourmet Breakfast.  They are the only Nantucket Bed & Breakfast that serves a full cooked-to-order breakfast. Co-owner Deborah Withrow features signature dishes and deserts. A home-cooked entree  is available every morning. You’ll find  gourmet eggs benedict with a light lemon hollandaise sauce, fresh chives and dill, fresh fruit plate and artisan breads. Guests can also help themselves to granola, cereals, yogurt, orange juice, coffee and teas. In the afternoons, you can enjoy home-baked treats such as white chocolate chip cookies with macadamia nuts and carrot cake. 

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To Book Your Accommodations and Full Breakfast at this Favorite Nantucket Bed & Breakfast Click Here

4. Brass Lantern Nantucket

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The Brass Lantern Inn Nantucket  operates out of an 1832 home in Nantucket’s old Historic District and a 5 minute walk from the Ferry Terminal.

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This is the place to experience cozy Nantucket hospitality in 15 renovated guest rooms with en-suite baths and 2 renovated suites. Rooms are decorated with a fresh, up-to-date setting and a soothing decor in a style that is uniquely “Nantucket”. 

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A continental breakfast tempts you with homemade granola and yogurt, fresh baked pastries, fresh fruit platter and all the trimmings.   You can also enjoy cookies and tea in the gardens. This downtown location is kid and pet friendly! 

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To Book Your Accommodations at The Brass Lantern Inn Click Here 

5 . White Elephant Hotel

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The White Elephant Hotel is a luxury waterfront  hotel with suites and cottages and beautiful views of the harbor.

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Originally built in the 1920’s this serene waterfront hotel is a 6 minute walk to Brant Point Lighthouse. The accommodations feature modern, cozy rooms with fireplaces and charming cottages.  Amenities include a fitness center, business center, spa, library room, lawn with views of the harbor, and The Brant Point Grill.

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Known as one of the finest luxury hotels on Nantucket. This resort offers chic light filled rooms and suites, garden cottages and in-town lofts with balconies. Magnificent harbor views are available.

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Relax and rejuvenate at the Spa with massages, facials + body treatments 

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The Brant Point Grill  is the restaurant on property that offers harbor views and specializes in steaks and seafood. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served at Brant Point Grill. This is a  great place to have cocktails with views of the harbor. 

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To Book Your Accommodations at The White Elephant Hotel Click Here

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The New England Story 2016

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I’m Thrilled to bring you the relaunch of my website for 2016. It’s going to be a fun year with a lot going on! I can’t give it all away, but you’ll be following us on our adventures from Maine to Nantucket and everywhere in between.

Stay Tuned As We Kick Things Off Next Week!

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