When I was little, I was surrounded by gardeners. My mother learned from her mother, and my grandmother from her mother. My grandfather would drive an old Kubota and forever maintain the rock walls on a small farm the family had in Westport, MA. We spent all our holidays on the farm. Thanksgiving was definitely a favorite of mine growing up. All the cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends and acquaintances took treks with the pack of dogs down the long winding driveway to the pond, just so we could traverse the rickety-rackety bridge. We kids would hop the stone walls, dodge cow pies, and race to the water’s edge in search of treasure that had washed up. I remember my cousin Milicent once found a sea horse completely intact. What a day! On the way back up to the house, there were often ripe pears dangling from the trees. I was just big enough to climb up and collect a few each time. My first tooth was lost whilst blissfully biting into one of those pears. Thinking about it today, it was an idyllic setting to lose a tooth: sun low in the sky, pears dangling in the dimming light, and me, perched on a boulder below, bleeding from my mouth, pear in hand smiling from ear to ear.
Gifts that Give Back
As members of a small community, our favorite gifts to give are gifts that give back. When you Shop Local on Nantucket, you are helping the small makers and small businesses who make our island unique.
Eye on Style: ACK 4170
If you know the meaning of ACK, either you love Nantucket or you’re a pilot. It was her love of Nantucket that inspired artist and photographer Susan Fairgrieve to start ACK 4170TM four years ago in 2017.
Susan and her husband first visited Nantucket in 2000: “My husband and I would always go to The Vineyard. When a friend suggested we visit Nantucket, we thought we’d give it a try. We did, and we never went back to The Vineyard!”
ACK Photo Contest
Did you take that prize-winning photo you’ve been trying to capture all season? Now’s the time to share it with the world and perhaps win some cash in the process! September 12 is deadline to enter the 2021 Yesterday’s Island Photo Contest. For nearly 30 years, this popular annual contest […]
The Shops and Studios at 2 Union
by C. Oscar Olson Many buildings on Nantucket house their fair share of history, but not all can hold a candle to the icon that is 2 Union Street. Just a stone’s throw from Main Street behind the Ralph Lauren shop, standing sturdy and proud for nearly 200 years, its […]
Three Days Devoted to Design
Nantucket Island is known for its rare beauty and unique history. That beauty is alive in the gorgeous groomed hedges of ‘Sconset that surround their meticulously maintained famous rose-covered cottages to the stately, classic mansions of downtown Nantucket whose interiors are carefully planned to combine historic beauty with modern convenience […]
Eye on Style: The Dress Code
You can see it in the bright colors and attractive patterns. You can see it in the fun, eclectic styles. And you can feel it in the warm welcome as you enter the shop. The Keys have come to Nantucket!