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C.J. Laing Fashions | Nantucket, MA

C.J. Laing – Eye on Style

by Sanibel Chai If you’re wondering where to find something that no one else has, something that will elude department stores and elicit envious stares, drop in to C. J. Laing. Behind the trend-transcendent and colorful boutique is the husbandwife team Jack and Ali Laing. Ali is the tastemaker behind …

Freeman's of Nantucket • Open Daily at 14 Centre Street

The Creativity of Don Freedman

When I arrived at 14 Centre Street for a chat with the man behind the creative endeavor that is Freedman’s of Nantucket, Don was swapping stories and sharing international adventures with some regular customers who are also world travelers. This gave me time to browse through the shop. There’s always …

R.Simantov Jewelry | Nantucket, MA

Craftsmanship in His Heart & Soul

by Sanibel Chai Upon entering Reubin Simantov’s store, you find yourself awash in mythology, history, and dreams. No subject is too fantastic or off limits. Horses, snakes, gargoyles, urchins, panthers, fish, bats, honeybees, insects, and molluscs adorn Reubin’s jeweled designs. Diamond ant brooches, dangling octopus earrings, and a maple leaf …

Nanpuppets, Nantucket's puppet show for children

Spreading Joy, NanPuppets

by Cara Godlesky Thinking back to childhood, many can recall wiggling finger puppets on pinkies or watching in delight the magic of Elmo and Cookie Monster on “Sesame Street.” Now, Nantucket’s own version of puppetry is making its way into the island spotlight through Nanpuppets, a children’s puppet show. Nanpuppets …

s•mac designs | Nantucket, MA

Eye on Style, s•mac designs

by Cara Godlesky Nantucket is known for its long history craftsmanship and handmade designs. Sarah Morneau, owner and designer of s•mac designs, continues the island’s traditions by handcrafting her own leather goods. Since 2008, Morneau creates leather purses, bags and key chains using just her hands and her sewing machine. …