Tag Sale Treasures

Tag Sale Treasures

We set the alarms for the crack of dawn this morning, for the rock star Rafael Osana Auction House annual Tag Sale, the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club Tag Sale at the wharf, and decadent decorator Janis Aldridge’s Treasure Hunt parking lot sale.

The trifecta of tag sales, to say the least.

Here is my just one of my major scores at The Nantucket Cottage Hospital sale.

Luscious washed linens dyed the perfect colors of summer sorbet – each trimmed in a coordinating wide grosgrain ribbon.


Vintage va Voom

Vintage va Voom

Fourth of July picnic check vintage halter dress for next weekend’s July fourth holiday cocktail soiree?


White and gold oversize owl hinged pendant necklace?


Current Vintage, aka "CV" is always a favorite treasure, tucked conveniently across the street from the picturesque bobbing fishing boats dotting Nantucket Harbor.

From vintage Lilly Pulitzer everything…

to seventies Yves Saint Laurent…

to coats by Chloe…

to beatnick Burberry.

Add in layers of gorgeous costume jewelry, couture evening bags, swanky lucite bar decor, fifties ceramic pitchers and home decor, and believe it or NOT an entirely wonderful wine shop filled with small batch, unique vineyards.

It is a daily stroll through the shop, just to soak it all in.

Sweets Skirts

Sweets Skirts

Lilly has an amazingly darling collection this summer.

Just look at the "Let them eat Cake" girl’s skirt.

Giant grosgrain rosette at the waist…

Pastel painted gateaux, macaron, petite pastry, tarts, napoleans, berry topped tarts…

Oh my!

La Lilly

La Lilly

And the award for Lilly Pulitzer preppy pink pattern of the year goes to…

Skinny Dip!

The fuscia summer fete white sketched scenes are hysterical.

Do you see the "censored" motif?

Summer wardrobe must have.

Style me Pretty Feature

I am in love.



Totally, completely, absolutley, absurdly SMITTEN in love with Caily and Paul’s wedding from last New Year’s Eve.

And it is featured today on SMP – the holy grail of wonderous weddings.

That BOUQUET, composed of hundreds of ivory rose petals into a Glamelia, to perfectly match her wedding gown.


The invitations…the menu cards…all designed in french brocade with an iconic chandelier icon.



The magical masks for the midnight masquerade.



And the programs!  Our best seller.



The ceremony garden arbor – covered in Hydrangea, Hanging Amaranthus, Garden Roses, and Orchids.



The hundreds upon hundreds of candles…from tall pillars, to petite votives in mercury glass, moroccan teacups, and silver leaf.



Mary Winslow‘s weekly work of art winter white wedding cake.



Ooh la la – The Ballroom at The Blackstone is just THE most romantic room in the city.



I had the best New Year’s Eve EVER.  And I was WORKING!



I bought these adhesive gold numbers at Office Depot the day before as a surprise countdown for the bridal party…and served them on a mirrored tray from my bedroom dressing table.



It has been six whole months now…and I just can’t get enough.

Thank you to Caily and Paul for including us in their simply gorgeous, elegant, turn of the century European celebration.

Thank you to our entire design team for the months and months of time and talent, Avery House for the breathtaking photography and Smilebooth, Debra Jenkins at Windy City Linens, Mary at Take the Cake, Ashley Sneddon at The Blackstone Hotel, Toni at Rendezvous, and many more.

To see the post on SMP, click here.


Photography Avery House, as seen on Style me Pretty

Film Fest Fun


Yesterday was a BIG day.

We have been counting down for an entire month.

Every single morning, upon waking up and opening his eyes, my little guy told me EXACTLY how many more days until we went to see the sequel to his FAVORITE movie at it’s world premiere.



Finally, thirty days after tickets went on sale, it was here.



Opening Day Film at The Nantucket Film Festivala long anticipated highlight of our summer each June.

Look at the line outside The Sconset Casino.

How lovely that the Opening Film for a second year was a fun, family focused event.

The tiny island comes alive in June with the new summer season, the buzz of celebrating the arts, the oversize celeb and industry leer jets that dwarf the regular island turbo props at the quaint airport…

But truth be told, the “FF”, Film Festival, is all about the beauty, storytelling, and honesty behind films and production.

It is simply fabulous to behold, and to be a part of.

While the charming brick streets are filled with celebs, like Ben Stiller (sat with us last year for the opening film at The Casino, which was Toy Story 3), Jerry Seinfeld and Seth Meyer (arriving any day now for this weekend’s Comedy Round Table), and Meg Ryan (saw here everywhere I went on Main Street doing loads of shopping)…

The stars are not the actors.

The stars are the movies.

The screenwriters.

The directors.

The true art to movie making.



Well…the paparazzi sure made the kids feel like stars.

I loved the proud parents just beaming as they watched their kids interviewed on camera.

Plum TV made it so much fun.

It was like kids rule the world.

And the Film Fest.



Look how fun the favors were – handed out from baskets as you entered.



That’s John Shea talking to the kids in the front row.  Remember him from Lois and Clark, Sex and the City, or Gossip Girl?



Ben King, the screenwriter, gave a fabulous Q and A with the kids.



Parker had two fabulous questions, and wanted to shake his hand afterward.


I was beaming.

Happy 16th Anniversary this week, Nantucket Film Festival.

We salute you.


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