Throwing this up in a hurry:
My must visit shops:
Blue Beetle: so much gorgeous cashmere, including a cashmere Nantucket sweater that I wish someone would get me, plus amazing Nantucket jewelry. I want the whole store.
Monelle: their fortune cookie sale is a fun discount on already amazing sales. Love their shoe collection!
CJ Laing: Remember their amazing embroidered clothes and belts? Then you aren’t nearly as old as I am! Beautiful clothing and accessories, plus a pop up to support NISHA with a collab from Meredith Hanson.
Peter Beaton: Fab deals on their must have hats, which I don’t travel to Nantucket without in the summer. Other goodies as well!
Nantucket Whaler: on the straight wharf, they are expanding their store size and reach next year, but don’t miss their last hurrah in their darling little space!!
Skinny Dip: lovely curated preppy and so Nantucket! Some stuff on sale for up to 70% off
Murray’s: I honestly don’t find many deals, but it’s a must stop!
Stephanie’s: So much home decor to die for and a great selection of clothes. Among my faves last year were their Pats ornaments.
Erica Wilson: Great selection of jewelry, needlepoint canvases, kid s, plus, 50% off fall clothes,
Happy place: worth the trip- so cute out there!
Current Vintage: Always where I stop for wine, cheese and to score amazingly curated vintage clothes.
ACK 4170- always beautifully decorated with home wares and clothing that are must haves!
Ladybird Lingerie: beautiful lingerie selection
The Lovely: Truly a lovely curated collection in an adorable location, and owner Julie is especially lovely.
Vis a Vis: A little bit of everything. Clothes, shoes, jewelry. So many great finds!
Salt: Fun mix of clothing, swimwear and accessories for all ages. Loving their faux leather leggings and chunky sweaters. Big Stroll sale!
Perch :good sales and a great holiday atmosphere
Anderson’s; obsessed with their home decor and ornaments. Beyond obsessed with their Limoges
Millie & Grace: family owned, this store has it all and it’s always one of the most beautifully decorated.
Susan Lister Locke: amazing jewelry, photos with Santa from 3:30-5 Sat!
Samuel Owen gallery pop up: a bunch of awesome brands in one place, including a Salty Sole, nantucket sole and ck Bradley. Friday and Sat 10-8, cocktail party Friday 5-8
Nantucket Craft Show: 11 centre street, upstairs, 1-7 Friday, most items from nantucket locals, like my favorites Marcus Foley and Piping Prints. Plus chocolate covered pumpkin and cranberry peanut butter balls!
Mitchell’s- book signing 4/5 pm w Elin Hilderbrand
Pageo jewelers: love this jewelry store!
Peachtree kids: kids store for your preppy must haves, carries Piping Prints!
Places to eat or drink:
Afterhouse: tucked away by Dune, my absolute favorite place to sit at the bar and grab Grey Lady oysters and a glass of wine.
The Nantucket: they have fire pits!!
Petrichor Wine Bar: this little wine bar is adorable!
White Elephant: Just of town and gorgeous year round!!
Club Car: Great food with lots of veggie options, and affordable as well! Love the Golden Girls feel of the dining room.
Cru: Always a great party atmosphere!
Dune: possibly my favorite Nantucket restaurant, dying to try this scallop crude!
Lemon Press: They have a Stroll Me Away smoothie!!🎄💗
Straight Wharf: Stopping in for a cranberry mule!
Cisco: Bands, beers and the cutest Cisco Stroll scarf!
Nantucket Culinary open house: Sat 9-2
11:45 a.m. Sat, Dec 1- town crier rings in Stroll and then heads to straight wharf to greet Santa!
Festival of Trees: At the amazing Nantucket Whaling Museum, can’t miss.
Historic House tour: Nantucket’s home decorated perfectly for the holidays? Yes!!