When speaking about bucket checklist journey locations, the salty, sea-kissed island of Nantucket has been on the prime of mine. There’s one thing cinematic, nostalgic and barely mysterious concerning the tender grey shingle homes shrouded by blooming hydrangeas that drew me in. It is no secret that I am an appreciator of all issues rustic and conventional, and New England-style properties seize the essence of centuries previous in a method that simply hits in a different way. I’ve romanticized this place in my thoughts for years, so when the dialog got here up about the place we might spend our seven-year anniversary, I knew it needed to be Nantucket.
The journey not solely lived as much as my expectations however exceeded them. We traveled from New York by Tradewind – they’ve a personal airport in White Plains (about an hour out of town) with a direct 45-minute flight into Nantucket making the journey tremendous handy. Upon arriving, we checked into Blue Iris, an enthralling colonial-inspired boutique lodge layered with positive artwork and antiques. Designed to replicate the love of the seaside, rustic Mediterranean design, and Portuguese sample play, Blue Iris is Life Home Resorts’ newest creation on Nantucket. Simply two weeks previous, it was such a deal with to expertise this property that feels harmoniously located with nature and sits within the coronary heart of downtown, simply blocks from outlets, eating places and the seaside. We particularly beloved the luxurious backyard patio for our complimentary morning espresso and breakfast – I could not assist pondering the house would make such a fairly venue for an outside occasion! And if Blue Iris is booked, strive their sister property, Life Home which is simply down the block.
One of many greatest surprises, nonetheless, got here from our culinary experiences. Island consuming will be hit and miss and in a standard city like Nantucket, I used to be afraid the eating would not be on par with what we have been used to in New York. Could not have been extra mistaken. From dinner at Dune to breakfast sandwiches at Born & Bread Nantucket, we have been oohing and ahhing over all of it. I created this Yelp assortment with over 28 suggestions for all the things from espresso to sushi to your conventional New England Type lobster roll – Cru was one in every of our favorites! Whether or not it is your first time going or the tenth time, I hope you discover some gems on this checklist!
Our days have been spent vintage buying and seaside basking – and do not forget to schedule a while for a day nap, the island simply has that sleepy time impact! We will not wait to show Nantucket into our yearly household summer time journey – Lucy will certainly be becoming a member of subsequent time – it was so family-friendly!
And if a household shoot is one thing you are eager on reserving, Ali Eigo took these pictures of us for our marketing campaign with Banana Republic. She moonlights as a marriage photographer and her work is simply lovely, try her Instagram right here and let her know I despatched you!