Hello Everyone Kimberly again,
I know we have been flip flopping around here this week but so much has been going on and we just have to blog about it!! Last weekend myself, Kate and two of my best girlfriends took off for a 48 hour weekend get away to Nantucket Island. Like Kate had posted with over 200 lbs of luggage between us we were ready to have some fun and had an outfit for every occasion.
You see when girls have a passion for fashion it is incredibly hard to pack light!!! Simply impossible!!! So we teamed up and divided the clothes between us and we were cleared for travel!!
When you arrive on Nantucket Island immediately the Island grabs you! The air races through your lungs dissolving all your stresses away. Even though we haven't even left the state and was on a plane for all of 20 minutes you feel as though you are truly away!!! I have been all over the country to the most beautiful resorts and nantucket to me is magical!!
It has so much history as Massachusetts does. Originally a booming whaling port and has architecturally changed little since the 17th century when you arrive in downtown nantucket you walk on cobblestone streets lined with old fashioned lamps. I have been coming here since I was a little girl and now that I am all grown up all I can say is if you need a little heel... wedges are the way to go! Just sayin!!
Today nantucket has been blessed with some of the most amazing Entrepreneur's they have really given the island a modern five star feel. From the most amazing restaurants to the hippest boutiques such as Gypsy,Cheri, Cheryl Fudge, Elisabeth English, as well as art galleries and antiques. I need a week there maybe a month to really take in all the shops!! My girlfriends and I tried to experience it all. And as we saw when it comes to fashion on the island..... anything goes!! You can go Sex and The City Glam like we did!! or Hampton's preppy with your Lily Pulitzer! Romantic with a summer Maxi dress, or shorts, flip flops and a really cool tee!! Island Company style!! Wear what you love and love what you wear and you will fit right in!!
Below are a few picture's of our trip....
The girls at Corazon del mar
We had lunch at some old favorites like Captain Tobey's and The Tavern located down by the Wharf and at night we ate at the most fabulous latin kitchen called Corazon del Mar. Now being the last patron's in the restaurant along with some great energy has it's perks! We ventured upstairs to the bar to cheer on the Celtic's!! and that is where we met Holly definitely a "Haute" Local girl as the bartender. We met a few famous chef's and then when asked where we were headed next we replied " The Chicken Box!!" Holly told us that to arrive there before midnight was a very amateur move! LOL!! She invited us to a party at Pearl. It was Nantucket's Wine Festival, which would explain the famous chef's and all the wine!!! Turns out that the owner/chef of Corazon Del Mar owns Pearl and Boarding House. I will say as the Granddaughter of Italian immigrants his food was to die for!! hahaha!! and he had a great personality to boot!! The best part about Nantucket is one minute we were sipping champagne at Pearl and the next we were dancing at The Chicken Box to the band Joshua Tree!! If you are up for an eclectic night you are on the right island!! So Much Fun!!
And now I would like to give a shout out to all the Local's who care for the Island and give year round tourists a memorable island experience. Tourists Please Tip Well!! There are many Festival's on the island throughout the Spring and Summer and also the Christmas Stroll. If you live in Massachusetts and you haven't been to Nantucket YOU MUST!!! If you have a love of travel and live anywhere in the world... YOU MUST!!!! You can easily do a day trip, by ferry or plane or a weekend getaway ( Calling all Grandparents take the kids PLEASE!!!) .... Men it would make a great date Island style!! They have private home rentals see Nantucket Sully, beds and breakfasts or full service hotels!!
Life is short!! This Island wants to grab you shake the stress away and renew your soul, your love whatever!! It is its destiny!!