We’re bACK! I have to say, Nantucket was beautiful in the summer, but I have a whole new appreciation for it after spending a few February days on the island. We were super lucky, and arrived safely on Saturday before any of the snow hit [though that did make for some pretty pictures later!].
I selfishly can’t bear to squeeze the whole few days into one post, so here ya go: day one. Exploring downtown, ducking into the few open shops only to find everything 75% off, a trip to the Whaling Museum, and lots of r&r in our sweet inn.
[ outfit details ]
Scallop Dress, J.Crew Factory | Boyfriend Cardigan, Forever 21 | Pearls, J.Crew [similar] | Wrap Bracelet, KJP x Brooks Brothers | Tartan Hat, Southern Proper [similar 1; 2] | Crossbody Bag, Madewell | Riding Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren [similar]
[ travel summary ]
who:: in the winter, there is a very cozy, quiet, romantic feel to nantucket, so i’d definitely recommend this for a couple’s escape. bonus points if you run into a long-lost friend like I did–the darling miss lindsay from lindsay’s look who now lives on ACK!
what:: visit the whaling museum; shop the incredible winter sales; visit the island’s most highly-rated restaurants without a thought of needing reservations; and stay cooped up inside with water views outside. go on a few adventures too– more on that next week :)
when:: i really + truly advocate for going off-season now! you save money, and you escape the crowds [nantucket's population surges to 50-60,000 in the summer]. if you can, plan for president’s day weekend– you’ll find many stores and restaurants open for this weekend only to accommodate the few extra travelers. for summer doings, click here.
where:: eat at dune + lola 41 [stay for their sunday sushi specials!] | shop at murray’s toggery + milly & grace‘s president’s day weekend sale | coffee at the bean + books at nantucket bookworks or mitchell’s book corner | and, most of all, stay at the centerboard inn. this was quite honestly my nautical princess palace and truly deserves a post of its own.
wear:: you’ll see a lot of bean boots around wintertime nantucket, but really you’ll be safe with anything but heels, weather allowing. the islands are also slightly warmer than the rest of massachusetts, so take advantage of wearing that dress! [with tights]. for winter beach walks, you’ll want something slightly more durable, but more on that to come!