And we’re back! I went to Nantucket this past weekend with my husband and daughter to stay with friends. The weather was truly gorgeous and we had an action packed weekend. Growing up in New England, Nantucket has always been a favorite summer getaway. I could go on and on…but I won’t. I have included some photos I took this weekend of a few of my favorite spots.
Above: The view of the harbor as you fly in.
Above: We spent some time at The Westmoor Club with our friends who are members. The landscaping and facilities are amazing. We played croquette on the grass courts next to the grass tennis courts and ate dinner in the club house. The Colonial Revival mansion built in 1917 for Alice Vanderbilt is now the clubhouse ( the large dining room was added on when the club was built). The following day we went out on the club’s 77′ classic wooden boat Belleand had lunch and watched the regatta.
The Chanticleer is my absolute favorite restaurant on the island. Located in Sconset, the charming old restaurant is beautifully decorated and sits amidst beautiful gardens of wild flowers. The food never disappoints with their modern French menu emphasizing New England and Artisan ingredients. I had the beet salad which had goat cheese and a chocolate truffle glaze. Unbelievable. For my main course I had the swordfish with an onion ring on top. Perfection. I cannot get back there soon enough.
The Chanticleer: 9 New Street • Sconset • Nantucket, MA • 508.257.4499
Below are photos I took while walking the bluff in Sconset. This is a great way to see some of Nantucket’s most beautiful homes and gardens. The walk along the bluff takes you through every waterfront home’s front yard.
I am all ready missing it!
Here are some great cocktail table books so you can bring Nantucket home with you:
Thank you TradHome and Lonny for including us in your list of Top 20 designers to watch. I am flattered and thrilled! Be sure to vote for SGI in the Duralee contest on-line and you will be entered to win $1,000.00!
The shoot with Lonny Mag’s Patrick and Michelle was as fun and laid back as you would expect something from Lonny to be. This project was definately one of my favorite I have worked on. The loft space is amazing and the client’s were a dream – great taste and excited about the design process. It was wonderful working on this project and therefore very fulfilling to share this with Lonny, TradHome, and all of their readers. A few more shots below:
In the most recent APT with LSD on vogue.com, Amanda Cutter Brooks’ Adirondack home is featured. Looks like a lovely place to spend Christmas. All photos were shot by the talented Claiborne Swanson Frank.