Nantucket 2016

Hey there Tuesday!

Andrew and I just came off a fabulous weekend in Nantucket.

And all the Elin Hildebrand fans said amen ;).

Growing up, Nantucket was a special spot for my family and a place we visited many times.  For some reason, I stopped going to visit this sweet little island off of Massachusetts back in college, but my parents have continued to go year after year.

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The last time I visited Nantucket.  Why did I wait so long?!

 Well…thanks to all of those Elin Hildebrand books I’ve been reading lately (I think it’s like 12 or 13 in 18 months!), I had the Nantucket bug BIG TIME and decided it was way past time to take Andrew.  Now this romantic kid-free weekend had all of the bells and whistles: there were lazy mornings, lovely strolls, huge portions of fresh lobster, lots of coffee consumed, candlelight suppers, and two people so airsick they had to lay down for an hour after arriving and still didn’t feel well upon standing.  Traveling is never dull :),

Let’s start from the beginning.  We love Nantucket.

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Here we are!  Up early and at the airport for our flight to Boston on Thursday morning.  A few things to note: it pains me to fly to Boston and not see the Sox play.  Like, physically pains me.  Second, growing up, we always flew to Boston and then rented a car and drove the 1.5 hours to Hyannis where we would board the ferry boat for the one hour ferry (two if we took the Steamship) ride to Nantucket.  But seeing how I’m this fancy travel agent that knows so much about traveling…I booked us a connecting flight from the Boston airport straight to Nantucket’s little airport.  I’m just so good at my job (insert lots of sarcasm HERE!).

Denim Jacket/Maxi Dress/Necklace (from the Anniversary Sale!)

(For those of you who care, I’ll link to some random things I’m wearing below the pictures.)

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We had a short layover at Logan Airport where we grabbed lunch and then made our way to our connecting flight to Nantucket.  Those silly people who take the ferry.  What was my dad thinking all of those years?!

He was thinking that you would have to be an idiot to board a flight like this.

So…there were several warning signs that I should have caught:

1: I have the world’s most sensitive stomach and even occasionally get sick on large jets.

2: When we walked up to the ticket counter to get our boarding passes, the lady asked each of us how much we weighed so that the plane stayed balanced.

3: They wouldn’t let me keep my purse with me because the plane wasn’t large enough.  FOR A PURSE.  The plane’s interior wasn’t large enough for a purse.

4: When they called our flight number, only 9 people came forward.  Nine.

5. When we walked onto the tarmac, they told us our seat assignments based on our weight.  Somehow, this put me in the last seat at the very back…probably the very worst spot possible for someone who gets airsick/trainsick/carsick/seasick/pretty much everything sick.

6: The plane had very limited A/C (I’m being polite because I honestly don’t think it had any).

7. The pilot sat down in his seat, looked in his rear-view mirror at us, said “there are life jackets under your seats if we need them” and then proceeded to open his window and stick his head out as he maneuvered around jets.

So, off we went for the longest hour of my life.  Yeah…I’m going to go ahead and call it the longest hour of my life.  And this is from someone who sat and listened to 8 hours of Men Tell All Taping for The Bachelorette, so I speak from a place of experience…

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After we landed, we stood on the tarmac for a minute and I snapped this picture quickly before we walked off.  I know I’m a big fat baby…but friends, ANDREW AND I WERE BOTH SICK.  Oh my word!  Never again.  Never. Ever. Ever. Again.  I’d rather swim.  I couldn’t even talk to him because I was so sick, so we kind of just motioned to each other and grabbed a cab to our inn…

So, we grabbed a cab, went to our inn, laid down for about an hour and then did the most sensible thing ever in our 12 years of marriage…

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…we marched ourselves down to that ferry terminal and bought ferry tickets back to shore for Sunday.  We had no problems ditching the return flight back to Boston a few days later…WE WANTED ON THAT BOAT! And if you know how much I hate a boat, then you can only imagine how bad that little flight was ;).

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The faces of two happy people!  We had ferry tickets and were excited to be in Nantucket!  The weather was gorgeous (mid-70s) and we were ready to explore.

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First stop, a cookie from The Hub on Main Street.  Not just any cookie…like the best toffee cookie EVER!  I enjoyed it with my view…

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…Main Street Nantucket.  I felt 14 again :).

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Enjoying our cookies and the view.  Love this guy.  I’ve been telling him about Nantucket for years…so much fun to share it with him now.

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We walked down to the water…

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…and took in the pretty weather and gorgeous view.

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Nantucket is great because it’s small (they don’t even have a stoplight!) but large enough to give you plenty to do.  Plus, even though during the summer and early fall, there are tourists, it doesn’t feel touristy (if that makes sense).  It just feels like summer.

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We enjoyed strolling around town some more and then finished off our day with a yummy dinner at Ventuno (what used to be 21 Federal for all of you Hildebrand book readers). I had lobster tortellini for dinner with a blueberry crisp for dessert.  Oh my!

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The next morning, we were up a little early, so we left the inn and headed for breakfast at Arno’s.  We sat out front on a bench and enjoyed coffee and the paper while we waited for it to open at 9:00.  One of the best parts about being on Nantucket…

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…instead of reading the sports section of the Boston Globe online, I get to read it with my own two hands. #lovemysox

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Andrew, coffee, Sox news and Main Street…I couldn’t ask for more!

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View from breakfast.  I had the Lobster Eggs Benedict.  Oh my.

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Bartlett’s Farm had a stand up by the restaurant…the produce made me want to cook!  So yummy!

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Our plan was to spend the morning strolling up and down town before heading out for lunch…

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…on a scooter.  We went to the bike shop to rent bicycles and somehow, I let Andrew talk me into a scooter instead.  So, we grabbed helmets, I climbed on the back and held on for dear life as we made our way around the island.  First stop, my favorite little lunch place…

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…Something Natural :).  This is one of my favorite places in the world to eat!  It’s this little sandwich shop and bakery off the road that sells the yummiest, freshest, most delicious food on the island.  You take your food and eat outside on big picnic tables.  So much fun!  This was my lunch…

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…the best lobster salad sandwich I’ve ever eaten on freshly baked wheat bread.  The lobster was HUGE.  It was insanely fresh!

After lunch, we scooted on down to Madakat to see the beach…

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So, we spent the better part of the day scooting around Nantucket and taking it all in.  When we were finally done, we returned our scooter and walked down to this glorious place…

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…The Juice Bar…home of the world’s best ice cream.  The line is always wrapped around the building and for good reason…I’ve never had better ice cream.  I had the Ginger Lemon Cookie Ice Cream and it was outrageously delicious!

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Two people so happy because they just enjoyed the world’s best ice cream.

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We had about an hour before our dinner reservation, so we went back to the inn and set outside and read.  I finished Elin’s newest book (of course!) and began Emily Giffin’s newest.  My July Book Review is next week!!

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I changed my clothes for dinner.  Because of the stone roads, I forgo my wedges and wore flats instead along with one of my new tops from the Anniversary Sale!

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And dinner that night was at the island’s most iconic restaurant, The Club Car :).

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We headed out on Saturday morning.

First stop, Nantucket Bookworks.  We walked in and there was a big sign that said “Come meet Elin Hilderbrand for a book signing on Friday night from 4:30 to 6:00”.  What?!?!  She was there the night before and I missed her???  Insert a big sad face here!  Boo.

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Enjoying the town with this guy :).

Now, you all know how much I love a museum, so I knew we needed to visit the Whaling Museum.  Andrew was like “eh” about it but I knew it would be good…then, we walked up and it said this on the door…

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Hello?!  One of 10 US places to visit before you die???  Of course, we had to buy tickets and tour!

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Here we are learning all about whaling and its history on Nantucket.

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Andrew said this was his real face.  He pretended not to be impressed but I know deep down inside he was ;).

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We left the museum after our tour and walked into the Sunken Ship store where I bought this tee for my dad. #bam

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And then we strolled through their Saturday market before heading to lunch…

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…did someone say lobster roll?

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Yes, yes they did.  I said lobster roll and it was so good!  We had lunch at Nantucket Prime at the Jared Coffin House.

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And this was our  view.  Isn’t it so pretty?

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Of course, after lunch, we walked back to The Juice Bar and got more ice cream. #noshame

And then after that, we just enjoyed town a bit more.

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For dinner, we had reservations at Topper’s.  Here we are about to get in the cab (it’s on the other side of the island).  I’m wearing that same black dress that I wear ALL THE TIME.

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One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to.

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Here we are after dinner (we both had the scallops).  We had the best time and dinner was just spectacular!

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And here we are the next morning heading home.  Want to know why we’re so happy?  We’re on the ferry this time.

That was our weekend in Nantucket!  We’re already planning our next trip back :).

As much as we love getting away for a few days…when my parents send us pics like this one…

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…we know that there’s no place like home.

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  • Shannon Dobbs July 26, 2016 at 5:20 am

    As a huge Elin fan I have to say THANK YOU! The only thing I’d change about her books would be to add pictures so we could see all the places she mentions over and over again. Also, I can’t wait for the next book review! I loved “Here’s to Us.” I loved it so much I finished it in a couple of days…while moving! I couldn’t put it down and I think it’s my favorite of all of her books. I also recently read “Necessary Lies” based on on of your other reviews and loved it as well. You are now my go-to for new book ideas! I have the new Liane Moriarty coming today, but after that I’ll most likely be starting something based on your review. (Also, I think this is the longest comment I’ve ever left????)

  • Kerri July 26, 2016 at 5:24 am

    I live 25 minutes outside of Boston. After seeing your previous Boston post and now this, I really need to step up my game and become more of a tourist of my own state! Glad you had fun

  • Samantha July 26, 2016 at 5:40 am

    Now I want to plan a weekend in Nantucket! Looks like a great time. I love that you invest in your marriage! Have a great week!

  • Meg July 26, 2016 at 5:45 am

    On the day of your arrival, what shade of lipstick are you wearing? You know, the important questions in life…. lol 🙂 thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama July 26, 2016 at 6:00 am

      It’s from the new Bobbi Brown collection from the Anniversary Sale! Isn’t it pretty?! I’m sharing it tomorrow but you can find it now. I believe it’s her “neutral” palette.

  • Erika Slaughter July 26, 2016 at 5:45 am

    What a fun getaway!! What are the odds you JUST missed Elin? And thanks to this post I’m craving lobster AT 5:45 am!!!

  • Greta July 26, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Seriously, tears were streaming down my face with your plane ride! Really! Somebody should put that in a movie!

  • Nichole July 26, 2016 at 6:08 am

    I love Nantucket! My Texas born and bred fiance has been making noises about going to the Cape/Nantucket so we’re thinking maybe next Summer. Love the t-shirt you got your dad, any true Red Sox fan would 🙂 Glad you had a great trip!

  • Seunghye Huggins July 26, 2016 at 6:16 am

    After reading your post and recently reading Elin’s books I have been saying to myself that I would love to see Nantucket again. Last time I went almost 20 years ago, I remember flying to Nantucket and thinking I have just landed on the show Wings, if you remember that show. And then seeing the plane thinking I don’t know if this is a good idea. But once on the island it was magical. Glad you had a great getaway!

    • Mix and Match Mama July 26, 2016 at 6:17 am

      That show was a favorite at our house!! I was envisioning Sandpiper Air to take me to the island but it was not. There was no Hackett brother in sight!

    • Deana Lewis July 26, 2016 at 8:36 am

      I <3 Wings and totally thought the same thing! 🙂

  • Lindsay July 26, 2016 at 6:21 am

    “I would rather swim!” Best line of the whole post. I feel your pain and that line alone describes your experience acutely. What a wonderful review. I’ve been reading Elin books for several years and mentally try to picture the locations when I read. Thanks for putting an actual pic with it! Last but not least– I know you don’t talk about your Louis’ on your blog but which style of cross body is the one you took on this trip?

    • Mix and Match Mama July 26, 2016 at 6:25 am

      I would have rather swam back ;). And it’s the “Eva” crossbody bag.

  • Sheaffer July 26, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Lobster Eggs Benedict? OMG. It looks like y’all had the greatest time! What a charming town! And I still can’t believe you got on that plane.

  • KimW July 26, 2016 at 6:31 am

    Wow – I did not know about Nantucket and all of its cuteness!! Thanks for sharing your trip. AND….. can you please post a link to wear the white tee with the embroidery detailing on the shoulder is from?? I love it!!!

  • Christine July 26, 2016 at 6:33 am

    We live in the NE and I’ve never been to Nantucket, looks like a beautiful place. Where did you guys stay?

  • Jess July 26, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Do you have recommendations on inns to stay at? Thinking of heading over there this Dallas I’m from New England and never has been there!

  • Narci Dreffs July 26, 2016 at 6:34 am

    What a fun, little getaway!! Love how pretty Nantucket is!!

  • Diana Schick July 26, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Thank you for sharing this! I read with so much interest as I’m an Elin fan all because of you. I also just finished Here’s to Us! LOVE all her books, and Nantucket is on my bucket list. It was great to put a ‘picture’ with all the places I’ve read about in her books.

  • Carla July 26, 2016 at 6:46 am

    Love this post! Last time we went to Nantucket (pre-kids) we flew from Hyannis – your description is spot on – the pilot looked around, said “everyone here?” and with that we boarded and took off – 15 min early….he looked out the window, consulted his paper atlas/book and we took off! Thank god it was only a 20 min flight! 21 Federal was one of our favorite restaurants – and all.that.lobster!! So fun!

  • Ashley July 26, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Do you purchase all the books you read? And if so, what do you do with all of them when you are finished? Keep them? Sell them? Share them?

  • Brooke Richardson July 26, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Oh my goodness! That plane!!! I would have died!!! I’m so glad y’all took the ferry boat back!!! All the food and scenery looked amazing, what a perfect little getaway!

  • Mary Woods July 26, 2016 at 6:57 am

    This makes me want to plan an trip! What lipstick are you wearing with the lucky top and the black sweater? Very pretty!! AND I have that lucky too and love it. I wear it with blue jcrew shorts. So cute!! Have a great day:)

  • Jamie July 26, 2016 at 6:59 am

    I feel your pain on the plane! I went with my parents to New England 20 years ago. We drove- no problem. While there, we took that ferry ride. Not so good for me. Sick as a dog. Then, I had to return early for a college class so my parents booked me a ticket home. I about died when I saw the plane! I have never been so sick in my life! Weight check, whole nine yards. I’d rather walk home next time 🙂 Beautiful place though.

  • Valerie July 26, 2016 at 7:05 am

    All of your pics make me want to book a trip to Nantucket right now! Except with a ferry ticket haha! So glad you and Andrew had a good time!

  • Jessica July 26, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Where are those multi color earrings you wore with the black dress from? Love your post. My hubby is from New England and it’s stunning in the summer!

    • Mix and Match Mama July 26, 2016 at 7:16 am

      Nordstrom!

  • Julie July 26, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Shay – Can you please tell me where you got your top your wearing the day you rented the scooter? It is so cute!

  • Megan July 26, 2016 at 7:19 am

    What size Raybans do you wear? Such great pictures. Y’all are such a beautiful couple & what a beautiful island!

  • Ali July 26, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Where is that adorable white top with the navy blue print from? So cute! I didn’t notice a link to it

  • Ali July 26, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Where is the adorable white top from?? I didn’t notice a link!

  • Kali July 26, 2016 at 7:42 am

    This exact thing happened to me flying from Boston to Albany! I saw a cheap flight and thought it was a steal. Little did I know I would be ‘flying’ in this tiny plane where I could TOUCH the pilot. And our co-pilot had an Ed Hardy Tshirt on. All the warning signs. It was terrifying!

  • Rene' Pingel July 26, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Being a little older (okay well a lot older 🙂 I just read my first Elin book, The Rumor. I see what you girls all rave about. Just a delightlful fun quick read. Loved your post today. I pictured the places in Nantucket, but you just brought it all together for me. So glad you had such a fun trip. I’m ready to read my next Elin book. 🙂

  • Sarah July 26, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Love this and I hear you with those planes!! Next time fly into JFK – Jet Blue flies into Nantucket (on a plane you can bring your purse!) Glad you had a great time and weather! Wish I had a Something Natural sandwich right now – yum!!

  • Andrea July 26, 2016 at 7:48 am

    I think I got an upset tummy just reading about your plane ride. Yikes! No bueno!

  • Elaine July 26, 2016 at 7:49 am

    I’m suddenly convinced that my husband and I need to visit Nantucket.

  • Kim Nations July 26, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Love the post. I know what you mean about the small plane. We were in the Bahamas one year and an eight seater plane was the only way to get back to Miami to catch our flight home.. I promise a passenger had to sit in the copilot seat. I kept my head down all the way. So glad you had a great time.

  • Caroline July 26, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Looks great, love Nantucket. We haven’t been there in years. What Inn did you stay at?

  • Helen Truesdale July 26, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Thank you for sharing your trip with us! It has been 15 years since I visited Nantucket and I was just telling my husband that I would love to take him one day. You may have just inspired me to start planning my trip 🙂

  • Cathy July 26, 2016 at 8:02 am

    We are planning a trip now! Where would you recommend staying?

  • Jana July 26, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Can you share how you fix the top of your hair when it’s pulled back please? It’s so cute!

  • Kelsey July 26, 2016 at 8:06 am

    What a fun trip! You should head down to the Vineyard next time, All the same charm and beauty (x10)!!

  • Kara Smith July 26, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Wow! This looks like the best trip! I’m so glad you guys got a weekend to yourselves. Such a pretty part of the country.

  • Jessie July 26, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Looks like an awesome trip! I’m headed to the poconos this week. Have you been there (or any readers?) Never been and curious about any must trys! Now, putting Nantucket on the to go list. Thanks!

  • Genevieve Graham July 26, 2016 at 8:30 am

    I have goose bumps from head to toe from reading your initial review of that plane ride. I am a terrible flyer on a 757 so I would have passed out when the pilot stuck his head out of the window lol you have made me want to visit Nantucket!!! What hotel did you stay in?

  • Maria July 26, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Nantucket owns my heart … I married a new englander and now we go every year .. Thankful that you introduced me to Elin so I can have a little peice of Nantucket with me all year! Ps what inn did you stay at? We love the Roberts Collection!

  • Lauren July 26, 2016 at 8:37 am

    I literally just posted to FB the other day how the Elin books make me want to visit Nantucket! … but I can’t get on board with somewhere that doesn’t have AC! 🙂 Did your inn have AC?!

  • Lindsay B July 26, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I loved this post! I have been telling my husband for several years now that I want us to go to Nantucket for at least a weekend. Ever since I started reading Elin Hilderbrand’s books I have wanted to see and experience the island. Time to start saving because I have just decided we are going next summer. 😉

  • Arlene July 26, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Shay – I so feel you on that plane! I ended up one of those same 9 seaters from Martha’s Vineyard to Boston (I did NOT book it) and although I barely survived the actual flight, I had a full blown panic attack when my feet hit solid ground! It was the most awful hour of my life too. I feel you and so glad it’s over for both of us!!!

  • Aren Cameron July 26, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Oh my goodness! I am SO jealous! My husband and I had plans for a day trip to Nantucket during our trip to the Northeast earlier this summer, but we missed our ferry. I may or may not have sobbed! (It was 4th of July weekend & traffic getting to Hyannis was terrible! #sosad) We ended up having a fabulous time in Chatham/Cape Cod, but I guess we’ll have to plan another trip back to satisfy my need to walk where Elin’s characters have walked! I’ll use this post as a reference if we ever make it back!

  • Elizabeth Valdez July 26, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Love this post! Shay, I feel your pain about small prop planes. Last time I flew cape air I thought I was going to have a full on panic attack! I thankfully do not get sick but just the thought of a small plane irks me! Have you visited Newport, RI by chance?!

  • Shefali Shah July 26, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Where is your embroidered shirt from? Thanks for sharing your trip.

  • Southern & Style July 26, 2016 at 9:08 am

    This whole post made me want to go to Nantucket even more badly than I previously did! Your food all sounded delish!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  • Catherine July 26, 2016 at 9:13 am

    What do you take (if anything) to avoid sickness? I have avoided many trips bec I feel sick. I have a lot of anxiety bec if it. But my kids are older and want to travel more. I’m in a panic bec I know I need to buck up and get over myself and do it for them. But if you have a trick for feeling better PLEASE let me know!

  • Jenn July 26, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Sounds like an amazing weekend except for the plane ride of course. I’m also curious where you stayed. Always looking for a good recommendation. Thanks in advance!

  • Ashley July 26, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Nantucket looks beautiful!! Your vacation posts are my fav! I have read all your vacation tips posts but would love to see even more vacation planning posts! 🙂

  • Christina July 26, 2016 at 9:25 am

    What color nail polish are you wearing. great summer color!

  • Gina July 26, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Well… Looks like I need a trip to Nantucket. This looks absolutely wonderful and relaxing! Good for you guys for getting away! You look beautiful!

  • Emily July 26, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Shay!!!!! Omg I am DYING over that little flight! (It’s funny but so not, you know?!) I had a similar experience in Wyoming… it was so bumpy that a bunch of people were throwing their hands in the air acting like they were riding a roller coaster. It was the. worst. BUT- it looks like the time you two had together made up for it!

  • Keisha Dawson July 26, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Oh my goodness! And now I want to change are fall getaway to Nantucket! What a beautiful, charming little place! I love that your trip consisted of strolling and eating! That is our kind of weekend getaway!

  • Kristy July 26, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Shay! Your hair is getting so long! Looks great! ????

  • Cindy Davidson July 26, 2016 at 9:47 am

    What do you do to not get/be sick on cruises?
    Love love love your blog!

  • Cindy July 26, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Love love love your blog!
    What do you do to keep from getting sick on the cruise’s?

  • Megan July 26, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Love this!! We visited Nantucket 3 years ago! I loved it! Next time, when you rent a car from Boston, (because I know you will) drive to Chatham pier and eat lobster straight from the boats. Best lobster ever. Life changing.

  • Eryn July 26, 2016 at 10:02 am

    We visited Boston, the Cape and Nantucket last summer. Nantucket is probably at the top of my list of one of the best vacation spots I’ve ever been too. That island is picturesque and just so relaxing. I’m also a sucker for Elin books just to hear about the island!

  • mary July 26, 2016 at 10:17 am

    I want to go to Nantucket even more now! Did you have any run ins with Kourtney Kardashian and her $6600 a week house?

  • Joelle July 26, 2016 at 10:17 am

    If you liked Nantucket, you would just LOVE Block Island. The littlest town in the littlest state, and the best summer trip for a family.

  • Aubrey July 26, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Your list of reasons had me ROLLING! So sorry it was such a horrific experience, but glad you’re able to laugh about it (wryly) now. Nantucket looks BEAUTIFUL! I have never been to New England, but it will happen in the next few years. The lobster eggs benny is calling my name…

  • Rachel Zimm July 26, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Looks like a fabulous weekend trip! You look gorgeous and happy in all of the photos. Steve and I honeymooned in Hyannis, and visited Martha’s Vineyard but not Nantucket. We ate our weight in ice cream. I would love to go back! I’m so glad you opted for the ferry on the way back to Boston 🙂

  • Jessica July 26, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Where did you stay on Nantucket? Would love recommendations for cozy Inn’s. Thanks!

  • Jill July 26, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Now I want to go to Nantucket!! On the ferry… Great getaway for you two!!

  • Diana Townsend July 26, 2016 at 10:46 am

    I’ve flown Cape Air in the summer from Cape Girardeau to St. Louis…only time I thought I might die in a plane! And to top it off I was pregnant. Winter flights are much better, but still not ideal!!

  • Shelly July 26, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I’m working on booking an anniversary trip and thinking about Boston the first of October….would a day trip to Nantucket be at all worth it in your opinion?

  • Allison July 26, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Looks like you had a wonderful getaway. Glad you had some alone time with your honey. I want to get started reading Elin Hilderbrand’s books. Is there any particular order you need to read them or just pick and choose?

  • Leigh Clark July 26, 2016 at 11:21 am

    I am SOLD!! I am finding a time and trip for Nantucket with the hubs!!! Love, love your review!! Also, I have been on one of those planes where people have to move seats based on their weight – ummmm, never again!!!

  • Elizabeth July 26, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Hey Shay! What a beautiful trip! I live in central MA only about an hour away from Cape Cod. Can I ask where you stayed while in Nantucket? I’d love to take a trip next spring or summer with my husband. I’ve only been twice in my life. Thanks!

  • Romi July 26, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Your trip pics are wonderful. Thank you for sharing! I have a little tip for motion sickness that might help. I keep a pair of Sea Bands in my purse to wear anytime I think I might need them in a car, boat or at an amusement park. I’ve also found that half a Dramamine works well in combination with the sea bands (I’m extra cautious because I don’t like to barf 😉 but alone they work very well. They make them for children too. You can find them anywhere: Amazon, Walgreens, Sporting Goods stores…etc,.

  • Justine July 26, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Oh my .. All the lobster dishes sound amazing . I’m curious to read your review on Emily Giffen new book. I liked it but felt like it ended abruptly.

  • Yoli July 26, 2016 at 11:51 am

    This looked lovely and you both look so happy. What a great weekend.

  • Lindsay @ Lindsay's Sweet World July 26, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    What a GORGEOUS place! It’s on my bucket list for sure! One day hubs and I will have to plan a trip sans kiddos.

  • Courtney Cammarano July 26, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    So, on the way back, how did you get from Hyannis back to Boston? Did you rent a car or do they have some sort of shuttle? I would love to plan a little trip to Nantucket and there is NO WAY my husband would get on that plane. I would love it. He, like you, would rather swim!

  • Heidi July 26, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    I had a very similar plane experience flying between islands in the Caribbean. And to top it off the weather was bad making the ride bumpier and I was pregnant. I have never been more grateful for the sick bags they put in the seat back pockets!

  • Traci Snider July 26, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    I read all Elin’s books too! I am in the middle of, “Here’s to Us.” Would you say weather wise July is the best time to visit Nantucket?

    • Mix and Match Mama July 26, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      Um…we went anywhere from Memorial Day through the third week of October. I would say July is great because it’s not too hot but still feels like summer.

  • Staci July 26, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Love your blog and feel like I know your sweet little family! I’m sure you get tired of these questions, but do you mind sharing your nail polish? Soo cute!! Thanks! 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama July 26, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      Of course not! It’s OPI I Eat Mainly Lobster :).

      • Staci July 27, 2016 at 1:05 pm

        Thank you so much!! 🙂 Also, prayers for your kiddos this week!

  • Lisa July 26, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Have you ever taken Dramamine for the motion sickness? I have a super sensitive stomach (as do my children) so I always carry both a pack for me and one for the kids in my purse. Works like a charm!

  • Kelsey July 26, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    My husband and I are planning on taking a trip to Nantucket for our 5 year wedding anniversary because of my love for all Elin Hilderbrand books! I can hardly wait now!! ???? Which inn did you all stay?

  • Christen Faith July 26, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    I love you sharing your travels with us, thank you! What a beautiful trip. And bravo to you for braving that flight!!

  • Bianca July 26, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Definitely adding Nantucket to the short list of places we must visit!

  • Andrea July 26, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Love your blog and love this post! I’ve been wanting to go to Nantucket for years! If you don’t mind me asking – where did you stay or can you recommend a place?
    Thanks!!!!!!

  • Sheila July 26, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    This sounds like an awesome trip! Also, I know how you feel about missing Elin Hildebrand by a day. The exact thing happened to me 2 weeks ago. I was scheduled to be in Nashville on July 12, and found out Emily Giffin was at Draper James (Reese Witherspoon’s store) on July 11! for a book signing. So yes, like you, I missed it by a day!!

  • Karah Stracener July 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I am so jealous of your trip to Nantucket. After reading several of Elin Hilderbrands books, it is now on my bucket list to go visit there. Your trip looks fantastic. I just finished her new book and I couldn’t put it down. It was so good and possibly my favorite.

  • Amy July 26, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Seriously – y’all are the cutest couple ever! I love that you got away for the weekend – just the two of you! You need to recharge and stay connected – so important!!! I’ve been to New England a bunch but never Nantucket . . . and I read all those books so I need to go! Looks like a blast . . . and I love a museum too . . . my husband, not so much!!!

  • Kendra July 26, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    I’ve taken that flight to Nantucket and my assignrf seat was the copilot’s seat. The pilot would literally reach across me to push buttons or do whatever it is that pilot’s do! Cuh-razy!

  • Jeanie July 26, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    What a charming place Nantucket is, and how I’d love to go! So glad you two had a wonderful time away.

  • Lauren July 26, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Oh my, that plane ride! I had a very similar experience in Africa on our way to Zanzibar island, on a 6 seater plane. Worst 1.5 hours of my life! Funny to look back on now though…

  • Melissa July 26, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Hi! Shay, so in that pic of you holding the great toffee cookie in your lap, you can see 2 gold bracelets you wear with your watch. Please could you share those?!?! I’d so love that. THANKS! 🙂

  • Kristen July 26, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    My sister understands my love for you and your blog. First thing this morning I sent her a text freaking out because you definitely drove past our exit on your way back to Boston. HA! She made fun of me because of how much I would’ve fan girled if I saw you! I just love how much you love Massachusetts! It’s funny because I love Texas just as much! 🙂 Could you share where your white top is from? Thanks!

  • Amanda July 26, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Where did you stay? We are going in October. Also, how did you get from Hyannis to Boston since you took the ferry. We are still trying to figure that part out,

  • Emily July 26, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    I can totally relate to the plane ride and immediately changing your travel plans for the return trip home! We did the same thing when we went to Martha’s Vineyard last September. My husband loved the plane (it reminded him of the show Wings) but because of my anxiety to board it again – and that it was my birthday – we too ditched our return flight and opted for the ferry!

  • Natalie Clark July 26, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    How fun! My husband and I are thinking about a trip soon and Nantucket looks fabulous!

  • Erin July 26, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Ummmm. You are ridiculously beautiful. ????

  • Debbie Mayfield July 26, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    So happy you had a wonderful time.

    I know you are a huge baseball fan. My nephew has been playing baseball this summer for Hyannis. Kameron Esthay (my nephew) won the 2016 Chatham Bars Inn Home Run Hitting Contest on Saturday evening at Veterans Field in Chatham, beating out five of the Cape Cod Baseball League’s top prospects. We are so proud of him. He attends Baylor University where he plays baseball.

  • Lauren Crockett July 27, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Well I’m officially adding Nantucket to my travel bucket list!! 🙂 Loved your post! Where did you guys stay when you were there?

  • Kelli July 27, 2016 at 9:39 am

    I love that you ate so much lobster 🙂 I was JUST looking up trips to Nantucket after reading some Hilderbrand books. It’s bummer that you missed her! Now I REALLY want to take a trip there!

  • cassie {hi sugarplum} July 27, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Looks like a fab weekend….Nantucket has been on my short list since I started reading Elin’s books, too!!! I’ve done those type of planes a few times and never had any problems (other than nerves), but now you have me scared to try one again!!

  • Morgan Garner July 27, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    This just reminded me of how much I love the show Wings! Gotta line that up for my next Netflix binge!

  • Denise July 27, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    I hope this isn’t rude but how does a Texas gal have such an affinity for Boston (my home town)?

  • Kelly July 27, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    FOR A PURSE. Favorite line ever:). Love these travel posts, you look beautiful and now I want to visit Nantucket. That is all.

  • Kristin S July 27, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    What a great Nantucket recap! Now I want to go.

    Sorry about that flight. I got queasy just reading that part.

  • Linda H. July 28, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog each day. I have tried quite a few of your recipes and they are just great plus not hard to make. Thank you for sharing. The Nantucket pictures and comments were so nice as well.

  • Emily Robbins August 17, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Jet blue tickets from JFK and DC can have deals. Also, real size (no-sickness) planes! 🙂

  • Kelly August 18, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Just wondering what Inn you stayed in, want to plan a trip but no idea where to stay?

  • Dayana Mack October 17, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    My husband and I are thinking about planning a trip to Nantucket soon… Do you have a recommendations as far as where to stay? That’s always my biggest struggle when looking for somewhere to vacation. I can never decide on where to stay. Hoping to get some advice from you if you don’t mind sharing. Thanks! 🙂