Weekend Away: Nantucket

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I LIVE for long weekend getaways.

There's seriously nothing better then packing your bags, hitting the road and getting out of town. It's a perfect opportunity to hang with old friends, recharge your batteries and disconnect from every day life, and I count my blessings every time I am afforded the opportunity! 

I was literally counting the days/hours/seconds until our long weekend away in our favorite spot: 

If you've followed along for the past few years, then you may know that this little 14 mile slice of heaven is a very special place for our family. 

J proposed on the beach in Siasconset in October of 2013 (off season is our favorite time to be on the island), and we were married a year later on the most beautiful Nantucket fall day!

 I've spent weeks in the summers, got in the Christmas spirit for Stroll Weekend, Bundled up for the Fall Cranberry Festival, but I had never been to Daffodil Weekend before, which made this weekend extra exciting for us. We spent 4 perfect days with a handful of our closest friends and visited all of our favorite places. 
The weekend was nothing short of magical and I am already plotting our return.

Below are a few snaps from our trip!

Many people prefer to fly to get on the island quick, and I get it. But truthfully I LOVE to drive. Philadelphia is only about 5 hours from Hyannis, and the ferry is my favorite way to kick off the trip. With the excitement building, the salty air whipping around, and the breathtaking views - it's honestly the best feeling!

We always get the party started on the ferry over to the island. Having just come back from Bermuda, this was a welcomed cocktail.

(shoes are old J.Crew; similar here and here)
Some of the roads in town are cobbled. They're tricky to navigate both in car and on foot, but they sure are pretty!

We stayed with our good friend D who has the most perfect black lacquered front door

(white jeans | half-zip (stolen from J) | sunglasses)
It took us about 10 minutes on the island before we were at our favorite place, the brewery.
Fun Fact: We really wanted to have our rehearsal dinner here, but decided it was too risky since it's all outdoors and we were married in late October. It would be such a cool place to do it though!

The triple Eight Bus at the Brewery

I love spotting the Peter Beaton car around the island!

I didn't get a great shot of the actual festival #daffodilfail but there are thousands of daffodils all over the island - It's gorgeous!

(J.Crew shoes (old)- similar here (also obsessed with these) | blue denim | bag | sweater (love the scalloped neckline) | blazer | sunglasses (obsessed)
We brunched at our wedding venue, The White Elephant. It was so exciting to come back and reminisce on our favorite weekend - I highly recommend this brunch - It's SO good (unlimited buffet, need I say more?) and the views are everything.

We continued our walk down memory lane with a visit to Brant Point Lighthouse where we took a ton of our wedding photos. The daffodil wreath was up for the weekend!

A quick stop at our church. This is my absolute favorite building on the island. If you visit, be sure to do the climb to the top of the tower - the island views are incredible from up there!

Everyone's favorite house on the island - "Point of View". It formerly belonged to Tommy Hilfiger but more importantly, those blues! Lincoln Circle hosts some of the most beautiful homes on the island.

Everyone gets into the theme weekends which makes it all the more special. 

A great tradition for our family is stopping at Mystic Pizza on our way home (one of my all time favorite movies too!). It's a great way to stretch the fun to the last drop! We love to sit around the table, share a pizza and laugh about all of the funny moments from what is always a great weekend.

If you haven't visited Nantucket, you need to put it at the top of your travel list!


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