Photo Recap of Sip Shop and Celebrate Summer

Thanks to Holly Finigan Miss Nantucket blACKbook for another great event on #Nantucket

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Here’s a Photo recap of Sip Shop and Celebrate Summer at Pumpkin Pond Farm that took place on August 6, 2014

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We even met Nantucket’s incredible photographer and videographer Dan Driscoll.  Over 12 vendors participated in an evening of libations, fashion and fun! If you missed this event at Pumpkin Pond Farm in Nantucket…

Don’t fret Miss Nantucket blACKbook has a full calender of events on Nantucket.  Did you catch hosting the preparty at the Boston Pops or at the #MICHAELKORS fashion show on #Nantucket last night.  If your not on Nantucket yet this Summer you still have time!

All Photo C Melissa Tyler

 

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Wine Tasting at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod

We All LOVE A Good Bottle of Wine, Right?

Check Out the FUN We Had at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod

They Pioneered the Art of Maritime  GRAPE GROWING on the Cape!   

 

This IS A GOOD Time For WINE LOVERS! Many Events throughout the season and YES They ACCOMMODATE Special Events!

 

 

 

TAKE A WINE TASTING TOUR  AT TRURO VINEYARDS 

All Photos C Melissa Tyler

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Concord Hand Designs

EXPRESS YOURSELF!

FUN. UNIQUE. VINTAGE. CHARMS.

Made on #CapeCod

 

 

Concord Hand Designs

 

Catch Concord Hand Designs – Charms With ATTITUDE

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Photo & Video by Melissa Tyler

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Sunset Hyannis Country Club

Sunset at Hyannisport Country Club       #HYANNISPORT 

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Photo C Melissa Tyler

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BEACH BLONDE – Cape Cod Beer

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BEACH BLONDE

Light & Refreshing!

New England Blogger recommends Cape Cod Beer Beach Blonde for the beach the barbeque and all your summer bashes on ICE!!!

A very drinkable golden ale with a hint of toasted malt character and a clean finish. A   R-e-f-r-e-s-h-i-n-g  light bodied golden colored American Blonde Ale is S-m-o-o-t-h and easy drinking. Perfect for the beach, the backyard, or just relaxing after a long day.

There’s an old saying, that once you get Cape Cod sand in your shoes, you will always return. “Once you get a taste of Cape Cod Beach Blonde Ale, you’ll always come back for more.”

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Visit Cape Cod Beer in #HYANNIS – For Tours & Tastings

 

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1336 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis, Ma

 

 

Photo C Melissa Tyler

 

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Bass River Farmers Market

Bass River Farmers Market

Thursdays & Saturdays from 9am – 1:30pm

South Yarmouth – #CapeCod

June 5th – October 11th, 2014

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THE ACK IN NANTUCKET

No One Puts The ACK in NANTUCKET Like

The Nantucket blACKbook!

The Nantucket BlACKbook Nine Years ago Holly Finigan stepped foot on Nantucket….And Things Will NEVER be the same for Nantucket!  Yes, Holly worked as a bartender, a  freelance writer, created her popular blog and in May 2012 launched the website that has become The GO-TO Source for ALL Things Hip + Fresh + Haute + Cool on the 02554!

The Nantucket blACKbook is THE Online Guide Connecting Those ON and OFF the island with all things hip and fresh. It is the brainchild of Holly Finigan.

We recently spoke with Holly discussing her blog and life on Nantucket. Holly and her creative team under her direction, bring that FRESH ACK look to promote #Nantucket Fashion, STYLE, Food, Restaurants, EVENTS, Shops, FESTIVALS, #Tourism…The list goes on and on!

“What They Are Wearing” What They Are Buying” “What To Wear To A Music Festival or Holly Finigana Wedding”  That’s just the tip of what Holly Finigan wants you to know what The Nantucket BlACKbook is about! She works with the leaders in the industry on Nantucket which are part of her own team creating THE Fresh look That IS Nantucket!

Festivals…Festivals..Festivals…Nantucket Has THEM!

The Nantucket BlACKbook showed The World,  Nantucket’s Red, White and Blue this past JULY 4TH!  This Weekend they will be at the island’s Yoga Festival, Then there was was the Wine Festival, The Book Festival, The Film Festival and coming July 16th The Comedy Festival, The Dance Festival (July 21 – 26), The Garden Festival (July 23-24)  and of course The Nantucket Music Festival  (August 2-3) with Bruce Hornsby and many others. Nantucket BlACKbook will be there for all of it as well as promoting the events in advance only in the way they can!

Today, Holly’s features appear in Nantucket Magazine, she freelances for editorial pieces from Boston to NYC and received notary in the August 2013 #VANITYFAIR  Society Coast to Toast article about Erosion. Holly is also on the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce Board.

Timeline…Nantucket Stroll  December 2013 – The Nantucket BlACKbook photo spread taken to promote the month long celebration that attracts visitors from around the world.

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Timeline…April 2013-  Nantucket Daffodil Festival the blogsite  photo spread about the flower festival that takes over a weekend in early Spring each year.

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Keep up the good work Holly! You are an inspiration to Nantucket and the rest of the world! Be Sure to view the blog from the link above and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.  

The Nantucket BlACKbook

 

Written By Melissa Tyler – New England Blogger

 

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Isobel and Cleo – Nantucket

We found the coolest shop and it’s right when you step off the boat in Nantucket!

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Isobel and Cleo takes residence in one of the many upscale shops that dot the harbor in Nantucket when you get off the boat.  No visit to Nantucket would not be complete without an enjoyable walk at Straight Warf and old South Warf to visit these colorful ocean shops. The Shop on Nantucket also includes other artists made goods from Nantucket.

Isobel and Cleo design and create the most unique and luxurious knitwear right from their shop and studio on Nantucket. From sweaters to pants, scarfs and other unique items it’s a MUST STOP on your trip to Nantucket. They are at the shop right where you get off the boat in Nantucket from June through mid October and back to their studio at 2 Union Street the rest of the year.

Owner, Charlotte Hess picked up knitting needles at the age of 8. In School she studied a semester abroad in Scotland. Upon her return to the USA she transferred to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received a BFA in Fine Arts and Fashion. She Interned with Karen Walker and Nom#d in New Zealand and a Masters Degree from Glasgow School of Art.

Her ESTY Shop led to her starting her own brand, numerous blogs that were written about  Isobel and Cleoher fashions led to a grant awarded by the Scottish Arts Council.  She was eventually headhunted by the URBN Corporation, parent company to URBAN OUTFITTERS and ANTHROPOLOGIE to design sweaters for their FREE PEOPLE Brand.

In March 2011, Charlotte won the Emerging Designers Competition at Charleston Fashion Week. She spends her time in her workroom on Nantucket and the UK. Every piece is designed and handmade on Nantucket Island. When away, Charlotte scours the globe looking for the best materials for her collection and chooses to work with companies that have fair workers rights practices and/or produce sustainable yarns. The brand is sold online and in stores in New Zealand, Scotland, Vermont, and California, Custom Knit garments are also created for private clients. Charlotte’s work has been featured in Lucky Magazine, N Magazine, Nantucket Today, and Nylon and Elle Magazine’s blogs.

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All Photos C 2014 Melissa Tyler

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A Whole Lotta Crunch

We Found The BEST Ever Granola!

It’s soft, fresh, delicious and made right here on  Cape Cod.

A Whole Lot Of CrunchRecently, we visited the Bass River Farmers Market in South Yarmouth and tried A Whole Lotta Crunch. Don’t let the name fool you! This is not old box store granola AT ALL!  Just FRESH, MOIST, DELICIOUS Granola! It is the best we have ever had and worth a visit to the farm market or better yet just order online from wherever you are!

A Whole Lotta Crunch is an all natural, wholesome snack.  Have it mixed with berries and cereal, create your own  fruit and yogurt scrumptious parfait. We even sprinkled some on top of a sliced banana for breakfast, or just munch on some plain as a snack or late night  treat.

Oats, Dates, Raisins, Sliced Almonds, Wheat Germ, Cinnamon Dried Cranberries, Shredded Coconut  are just some of the Yummy ingredients that make this product absolutely Yummy!  Do we dare mention it’s good for you too!

Owner Valerie Stone has created a niche for her products and with some luck and perseverance Kids Muchin’ and Crunch Granola will be in Whole Foods in the near future! In the meantime you purchase the product on Cape Cod or by ordering directly through her website.

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Try the Gluten Free Just Crunch and Monkey Crunch. These products are available at several Cape Cod outlets as well as the Bass River Farmers Market on Thursday’s and Saturdays from 9am – 1pm through the fall. Click the link above for more information.

 

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Chatham Lighthouse Beach Yoga

If you live on or off the Cape this is the place to experience Yoga! 

Chatham Lighthouse Beach Yoga has been a tradition in Chatham for 13 years. It is taught by Kripalu Yoga teacher Valerie Twomey, RN.

This is a very special place to practice Yoga! Oceanside with the sun, sand and ocean. Your stress will melt away!

Now through September 15th, 2014, daily, one and a half hour classes start at 7:30am– weather permitting. No pre-registration is required. Beginners  are welcomed and encouraged. Movement is slow, focus is on breath and safe alignment. Bring your sunglasses and a towel as the class is held on soft sand, right on the edge of the beach!

Each class ends with a time for relaxation. Kripalu Yoga on the beach strengthen your body, calm your mind,  reduce stress and provide an opportunity for improving your health.

Private classes are also available.

 

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