Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Take Flight from Nantucket

Nantucket from the sky!  Experience this take off in a 9 passenger plane from Nantucket Airport heading out over the beaches on the southern shore of Nantucket Island.  Also, notice Air Force 2 parked nearby picking up Vice President Biden. 
Cheers !

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

 Nantucket's Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum is definitely worth a visit. Over 700 shipwrecks have occured in waters surrounding Nantucket.  This museum features over 5,000 objects from shipwrecks and lifesaving equipment.  Walk through at your leisure or take advantage of a complimentary small group tour.  A fabulous museum situated in a gorgeous setting off of Polpis Road.  

Cheers !

Sunday, November 25, 2012

November Flowers

 As December quickly comes upon us and a cold spell expected, I believe this is the last we'll see of flowers this year.

 As I write, our "fast" ferries have cancelled for the day due to heavy winds. The white caps are dancing on the ocean, the winds are howling and the temperature is dropping.  Perfect weather for Christmas Stroll next week.

Cheers !

Friday, November 23, 2012

Grapefruit Fizz

Grapefruit Fizz
This recipe is such a refreshing beverage.  It will quench your taste buds no matter what time of year.  I love it!
3 oz. vodka
2 oz. soda water
splash grapefruit juice
lime garnish
Gently shake (or just add to glass) liquid ingredients.  Pour over ice and garnish with a lime.
Delicious !
Cheers !

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Vice President Biden visits Nantucket

Vice President Biden arrived on Nantucket last evening to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The  Air Force landed Monday and Tuesday bringing necessary equipment for Vice President Biden's anticipated visit. VP Biden is actually quite accessible.  He typically visits the local stores and attends holiday events.  Although it is apparent that secret service are all about, he seems to enjoy talking with everyone.
Cheers !
Air Force 2 photo courtesy of Jim Powers - Inquirer & Mirror

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bike Ride

 Nantucket is creating a new bike path along Hummuck Pond Road that will stretch to Cisco Beach.  It's a great ride and will definitely be alot safer for bicylists during tourist season.
 This goat isn't stupid - she rests against the cow for warmth.
 This one must be a loner :(
 This hawk quickly dove to attack a bird's nest after I stopped to catch him on film.
 I just realized that the wind was going to make this a tough ride back home.
 Yeah !  Made it to the shore.
 Cisco Beach
Cheers !

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Coow Woow

Coow Woow
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, may you enjoy a beverage that is offered at the Longfellow Wayside Inn in Sudbury, MA.  It is touted as the oldest cocktail in America.  Happy Thanksgiving !


2 parts white rum
1 part ginger brandy
crushed ice

Fill a shaker with crushed ice.  Add rum and brandy, then shake well.  Strain as you pour into cocktail glass.

Cheers !

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Gardiner's Compass on Nantucket

How far away are you from Nantucket?
H. Marshall Gardiner came to Nantucket in 1910 and opened a photography shop.  In 1936 he designed this mural based on a compass.  Gardiner's Compass is located in down town Nantucket.
Cheers !

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kiel James Patrick

Kiel James Patrick is a unique company that I have absolutely fallen in love with. They have such a variety of creative and stylish accessories. Handbags, belts, earrings and the list goes on and on!  I'm excited to let you know that they just introduced their new line of bracelets, the Vickers Bow Collection.
 My two favorites are the Campton Cupboard ...

and the Dapper Huey. All girls love ribbons and bows !
Cheers ! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Surrendered to the Will of the Wind

Nor'easter that just passed through Nantucket felt like it brought higher winds then Hurricane Sandy.  Nature took its course, unfortunately.

 This unfortunate sailboat ended up on the beach by Washington Street in the Nantucket Harbor.

Cheers !

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Scenes from Sconset

 Venturing out to Sconset on a spectacular fall day.
 The famous "Chanticleer" restaurant, closed for the season.
 Sconset's post office, taking a break

 Village well in Sconset

Cheers !

Friday, November 9, 2012

Colonial Champagne Cobbler

Colonial Champagne Cobbler

Let's look back to colonial days in Boston and taste one of the beverages enjoyed at that time.  I must admit, this recipe sounds so refreshing!


crushed ice
1/2 tsp. powdered sugar
1 orange peel
1 lemon peel
dry champagne


Fill a goblet glass 2/3 full with crushed ice.
Stir in powdered sugar then fill with champagne.
Compliment with fruit peels.
Voila !

Cheers !   

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Just Steps to the Sea

"Sconset" is located on the most eastern part of Nantucket Island.  Spectacular views from the bluff above.

 Quite a few steps to the ocean below but beauty all the way!

Cheers !

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bartlett's Farm

 Bartlett's Farm is Nantucket's oldest family owned farm where fresh fruits and vegetables are always available. Their tomatoes are the best !!  From baked goods and wine to flowers and plants, they have it all.  Bartlett's Farm is one of my favorite places to visit on island.

Cheers !