We got back last night from a long weekend on Nantucket Island hosted by our friends Carrie and Matt. It ended up being a short, long weekend since we missed our flight on Friday morning. Ah, the joys of traveling with an infant and a dog (I'll save my sob story credit for another time).
Nantucket is a cozy little island located 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. It's not the easiest place in the world to get to from NYC but fortunately Jet Blue has daily, direct flights. Populated by gray, cedar shingle "cottages," Nantucket is the quintessential New England summer escape, unless of course, your prison guard is named Big Bub. Then, time in Nantucket feels like you're serving a life sentence. Naturally, he was a dream at the airport and on the flight but that's pretty much where it ended. His separation anxiety kicked into high gear once we arrived and he refused to sleep in his BabyBjorn Travel Crib. To avoid incurring the wrath of a tired baby, I ended up holding him throughout much of the nights and during nap time (a tired Glamamom is ever so slightly easier to manage than a tired Big Bub).
Despite the sleep deprivation torture that I'm slowly becoming accustomed to, we had a blast hanging out with our friends, strolling around the cobblestone streets of downtown, eating, shopping, and taking in the laid back atmosphere. Here are some of the highlights:
I'm always down for a burger tasting and constantly in pursuit of the perfect burger. The Lola Burger definitely ranks with its Angus beef, cheddar, onions, and foie gras sauce on a toasted English muffin.
The Brant Point Grill in the White Elephant Hotel offers tasty libations and a delish $6 bar menu. The lobster rolls, Spanish meatballs, and onion rings were our faves. The restaurant was also hosting a wedding of two Dartmouth alums (picture J.Crew's wedding boutique). Exactly what I imagine when I think of a Nantucket wedding.
While this Laughing Giraffe bracelet looks similar to a Kenneth Jay Lane, I just couldn't pass it up (it matches Big Bub's nursery). Got it at Isabel Harvey, a jewelry boutique founded by sisters Alexis and Kimberly Kissam, and named for their style icon, their grandmother.
Zero Main, at 0 Main Street, is filled with the type of fun clothes and accessories I go crazy for. I got these ombre scarves ($48) and this black clutch ($108). Believe it or not, I didn't have a plain black one. Okay, that's a lie, I have one but it's old!