Nantucket Love

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First off, yes I am still having a love affair with my Anthropologie hat! I would link it up or for that matter buy 2 more for myself to have as backup – but they no longer have it, fail.

Anywho…on to my next obsession, Nantucket. My hub surprised me for our one year anniversary with this lovely getaway for Labor Day weekend (I know, he is a keeper). We escaped the city last Thursday morning & drove the ever so quick <1.5hr drive to Hyannis for our ferry to the island. The Hy-Line high speed cruise took only one hour – but with food & cocktails aboard, we already felt like we were on vacation!

When we arrived, my expectations of Nantucket were immediately exceeded. The cutest shops, restaurants & houses adorned with grey cedar shingles were everywhere as soon as we stepped off the ferry. Brick roads led us through the cutest town & finally to our hotel, 76 Main. This hotel completely got us, from the wonderful staff to the BYOB happy hour (around their fire pit), & to top it off they even had a ‘stretch, sauna, sip & cycle’ package – yes, this hotel was made for us!

After dropping off our bags, we freshened up & headed out the door to get a quick drink & appetizer at Boarding House before heading to dinner. CRU was exceptional for dinner. The blue crab & Nantucket lobster cocktails were both out of this world, the fresh oyster selection had me only wanting more & to top off the night their blackberry cabernet sorbet was AMAZING! Lets just say I had this more then one night (yes, I went back for more)!

Continue reading for the rest of my Nantucket adventure…

The following day we moseyed our way to the kitchen of the hotel. The manager was baking away – fresh raspberry coconut muffins were being taken out of the oven as cheddar chive scones were going in, I am sure they tasted as good as they smelled. However, the hub & I had green smoothies included in our package so we sipped on those to get our day started off.

After we sipped on some kale, we picked up our bikes from Young’s (2day rental included in our package) & cycled out to Cisco beach  for a some fun in the sun! After a few hours in the sun, surfing some waves (the hub) & reading beachside (me) we decided we needed a beer. Lucky enough, the bike path home passed by Cisco Brewery, so we stopped in for live tunes, fresh seafood & some tasty brews on tap.

We continued on drinking at our hotel’s BYOB happy hour (thank you Cisco Brewery for the wine) & met some lovely new friends! There is nothing better then sitting around a fire pit with new or old friends while sipping on some drinks & munching on snacks! We departed from our new besties & ventured off to dinner at The Proprietor.  The king trumpet mushroom dish was beyond amazing  & the #4 drink on their cocktail list was pretty insane (recipes to come soon)!

Day two was just as exciting! We started the day with tad of a hangover but pulled ourselves together for 8.30am yoga at Bartlett’s farm (included in hotel package) – major kicker is we had to bike 4miles to get there…yes at 8am.  Don’t you worry, we rewarded ourselves with a kickass brunch at Black Eyed Susan’s. I went with the huevos rancheros (hold the beans & cheese. add spinach please) & the hubs had the spicy thai scramble with tofu. Both were equally as yummy but the thai scramble was for sure a unique dish!

The rest of the day consisted of another bike ride, but this time out to Madaket beach, followed by a snack (& beer) at Millie’s (which is a hop, skip and jump away from the beach) and more fun at the hotel’s BYOB happy hour. Dune was our destination for dinner and it sure was top notch – oysters served with watermelon, pan seared fluke & peach basil sorbet. All were perfection.

On Sunday we began our day with another morning session of yoga. This time the lovely people at Equinox brought the class to us, well to Children’s beach for 100+ members, but we still felt lucky to be included.  After the peaceful class we quickly checked out of our hotel & raced to lunch before our ferry departure. The Tavern served us the most scrumptious lobster roll (which I tried to mimic here) & lucky enough was located right by the ferry dock. As we saw the line for the ferry forming, we new to chug our wine and beer. 😉

All & all this weekend seemed like a week. I feel like we hit all the right spots this time around & I can not wait to explore more of Nantucket next summer!

If you have any further questions about our getaway weekend just shoot me an email & I will get back to you!

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