Thursday
Jul282011

Nantucket Blues

Adam dress, YSL clutch, Miu Miu shoes

For me, a vacation isn't complete without a bit of shopping and this lovely turquoise Adam dress from a little shop in Nantucket was just right.  I wore it out to my favorite meal of the weekend at Ventuno which took over the old 21 Federal space.  The space looks almost exactly the same but the menu is all Italian now (think cured meats and homemade pastas).  It was delicious!

Elisha Daniels necklace, Terry Ross ring, YSL clutch

As my Nantucket venture draws to a close I would be remiss not to fill you in on the lovely place my girlfriends and I stay each year.  It's called the Veranda House and it is so charming and beautiful.

Here's the room where I've spent the last several nights. 

This was the view from my room.

I wiled away many hours in the front yard with magazines and my kindle.

So now you can see why I've got the Nantucket blues as I'm on my last day here.  Some vacations I leave feeling ready to go home, but this vacation, I would so like to have another couple of days of nothing but basking in Nantucket's sun, reading my little heart out and having the biggest decisions of the day being where to eat or what beach to go to.

 

Wednesday
Jul272011

Sheer Bliss

Coming to you again from Nantucket where I'm blissfully ignorant to what is happening at home or at work.  My girlfriends and I keep joking how lovely it is that the major decisions are where to eat and what to wear.  Here are some more shots of the beauty that is Nantucket.

The island is covered in gorgeous hydrangea in all shapes and colors.

The White Elephant is a great spot to sit outside for a casual lunch or dinner. 

The White Elephant even has its own little Nantucket basket Smartcar.  How adorable is this?

Here's how lunch began.

And here's how it ended! 

Tuesday
Jul262011

My Shoe Closet - the Colors

Here's the second post in my shoe closet series (first one here). 

These navy patent Chanel shoes floated about my dreams for quite some time.  I love the gold quilting on the heel and the criss cross straps at the front.  So imagine how lucky I felt when my shoe gal from Saks emailed to tell me about an upcoming sale and that these were actually included in the sale (it's rare that anything Chanel is ever part of the sales).  How could I not snap them up?

These gorgeous candy apple red Nicholas Kirkwoods were front and center when I got off the escalator at Barney's one fateful day.  Was I in the market for another red shoe?  Nope.  But the color and the shape sucked me in.

The marigold yellow suede of these YSL's is super fab for summer as is the gold flecked cork platform.  Are these easy to prance about town in?  No.  Does that matter?  No!

This is the quintessential Valentino shoe with the big bow and I love the pewter color.  It was another lucky score on sale at Saks thanks to my trusty shoe gal.

This pair of burgundy colored patent Miu Mius are fabulous on so many levels.  The platform, the bow, the curve of the heel. These are a new as of yet unworn addition to my shoe closet. 

So that's it for installment two of my shoe-mania.  Definitely stay tuned for more to come!

Monday
Jul252011

Hellooooo from Nantucket

The ladies and I hopped the first Cape Air flight Sunday morning from Boston to Nantucket.  As has been our first day tradition, we dropped our bags and headed straight to Arno's for breakfast.  Shortly thereafter, this was our view from Galley Beach.  Is this heaven, or what?

After a couple of hours on the beach, we dropped into the Galley for lunch.  My lobster roll was delicious!

 

The cobb salad looked so fresh and tasty.  

This was our gorgeous view from lunch and is what I call perfection.

When I headed out for the evening, I wore a Marc by Marc Jacobs eyelet dress, Miu Miu sandals and YSL clutch.  I'm just so happy to be here, on vacation with my great friends.  I coudn't ask for anything more at this moment. 

Friday
Jul222011

Patriotic Pants

Shoshanna top, RED Valentino pants, Louis Vuitton bag, Pour la Victoire sandals

I bought these RED Valentino pants early in the spring and plum forgot how much I love them.  The pattern's a bit crazy but that's never stopped me before.  The colors in the print seem patriotic with an added pop of pink.

Sequin Palm Beach necklace, Chanel ring, Hermes bangle

I've never been happier to see Friday which is even more of a thrill since I have most of next week off to be in Nantucket.  I'm planning to sit on the beach, have long boozy lunches, shop around town followed by afternoon cocktails, then dinner.  Then repeat the next day.