Nantucket is one of my favorite places to visit in the US. The island is littered with my cousins. I love to go up to sail, but also to shop the sophisticated stores along the main drag. They have everything from woven sandals from Morocco to blankets from Maine. The shop Bodega does a fantastic job with our prints.
My favorite hotel there is Greydon House, a lovely 20 room boutique hotel. Designed by Roman and Williams, Greydon House features our bedding in every room. As Nantucket is known for the nautical blue and white color combination, we thought it would be fun to create a blue and white room using our spring collection. Everything from the bedding to the pillows to the art to the robe is part of our new line.
See below for more about the room, Greydon House, and a cheat sheet of all my favorite spots. Hope you all can get out to this very special space soon!
My favorite hotel on the island. Stylishly classic, centrally located, wonderful art & gardens. And only 2 mins from the ferry.
17 Broad Street, (508) 228-2468, greydonhouse.com
Sushi Sean’s Shop for tuna nachos
A graduate of the Tokyo Sushi Academy in Tsukiji, Tokyo, Japan, the eponymous Sean has been serving his signature selection on Nantucket for nine years. Don't skip the tuna nachos!
21 S Water St, (508) 901-5871, sushisean1111.com
This elegant restaurant in dreamy Sconset is a favorite. Request a table in their pub room if it's chilly or in the rose garden on a warm summer night.
9 New St, Siaconset, (508) 257-4499, chanticleernantucket.com
Roastd General Store for matcha
Nantucket's premier spot for wellness and specialty food also has an extensive and creative coffee offering. I get my matcha here. They roast their own milk.
159 Orange St, (508) 228-8400, roastdgeneralstore.com
Whaling Museum for culture and history
"Nantucket has a fascinating history, which many people don't know about," says John. He recommends starting at the Whaling Museum, located one block from Greydon House. Discover over 1,000 works of art, a 46-foot sperm whale skeleton, a massive Fresnel lens, and a restored 1847 candle factory across nine galleries that offer a glimpse into Nantucket's past.
13 Broad Street, (508) 228-1894, nha.org
Linda Loring Nature Center for Nantucket’s wild side
Several organizations ensure the preservation of Nantucket, and nearly half of the island is open space. John recommends visiting the Linda Loring Nature Center, which conducts research, education, and stewardship of 275 acres. "I love to take my daughter, Regina, on the Story Walk."
110 Eel Point Rd, (508) 325-0873, llnf.org