July 11, 2014

Nantucket, MA.

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Vacationing on the Cape is a yearly tradition for my family, and because we stay and travel on our boat, it gives us the freedom to hop around from port to port.  Every year we set out to explore some new places that we haven’t yet seen, while peppering in ports that we know and love, which makes for an always interesting vacation!  This year, we were able to get over to Nantucket, and because of the windy weather conditions and high seas, we were able to stay there even longer than we expected, which I loved! 

Nantucket is an island that has a very specific feel to it and as soon as I step off the boat, walk along the pristine docks, lined with hydrangeas, quaint artsy shops, and waterfront bars, I know exactly where I am.  The cobblestone streets make walking in heels a near impossibility and I’m sure it makes for a bumpy car-ride too, but the charm it adds to the town makes it all worth it!

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Highlights so far:

  • Singing the night away to live piano music at the island’s famous Club Car restaurant. (Nantucket, MA).
  • Wine, Sangria, & Beer Tastings at Cisco Brewery w/ live music and delicious pizza! (Nantucket, MA).
  • Exploring the island in jeeps and watching the sunset while enjoying fresh local seafood. (Menemsha, MA)
  • Eating homemade ice cream after every meal at Mad Martha’s (Oak Bluffs, MA) and Stars (Nantucket).
  • Diving into Hurricane Arthur-sized waves at South Beach (Vineyard Haven, MA).
  • Finding new treasures in all of the quaint little shops (Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, &  Nantucket MA).
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After a day of shopping and spending time at the brewery, Erin and I snapped a couple of quick photos in our dresses- both from Ruche.  It was a cloudy, humid day on the island- perfect for a day away from the boat and beaches.  Erin is wearing a flowy, bright maxi dress- perfect for any summer getaway or a day at the winery.  My dress is from Ruche’s collection last summer but I was waiting for the perfect getatway on the boat to wear it.  The colors are great and call for nautical adventures!  I paired it with some of the new bracelets I’ve picked up along on my recent travels, including my most recent find, the nautical pink and navy anchor wrap bracelet from Keil James Patrick Brand, a local Rhode Island company.  I found this gem at the local shop, Town Pool, located just a couple steps away from where my boat was docked.  It’s always great to find local treasures!  Not only are they adorable, but they’re great reminders of all the places I’ve been. 

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Kelly's Look:

Bracelet: Keil James Patrick Brand 
Dress: Ruche (Last Season)

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Erin's Look:

Dress: Ruche (Similar) 
Earrings: Forever21 

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