Back To ACK

In the hope of not being too cliche and blogger like, I am heading back to Nantucket. I promise I had this planned before every other person on my instagram feed decided to take a trip there this summer. In fact, I have been fortunate enough over the years to stay with generous friends who live there full time- true islanders!

Who can’t help but love the enchanting architecture, quaint town, and picturesque beaches? I am also very excited because a company I am very passionate about, Beautycounter, has a pop up shop on the island this summer! I am a consultant for this truly clean and safe beauty organization. As much as I love ornate design, I don’t want ornate ingredients that I don’t understand in my personal care products. The European Union bans more than 1,300 ingredients, and the US only bans 11.  I know I have mentioned various Beautycounter products on here before, but the more I learn about hormone disrupting ingredients that are in virtually all products, the more I just have to share with all of you!

Please visit www.beautycounter.com/christinadandar and learn more about the importance of safer ingredients. If you are on the island, check out the pop-up shop- I can assure you it is pretty chic!

I can’t wait to share more photos of Nantucket from this summer’s trip! Until then, enjoy this previous post below from last year’s trip.

 

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The chic interiors of the Beautycounter pop-up shop on Nantcuket.

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September 15, 2015

I recently returned from a beautiful Labor Day Weekend in Nantucket. The weather was sunny, crisp, and absolutely breathtaking. It wasn’t my first time visiting the enchanting island, and it certainly won’t be my last. The island is full of history with a quaint charming town with lovely shopping, a wharf with some mega yachts (owned by some mega names), and a fabulous collection of restaurants. Beaches, bike trails, and lighthouse exploring will keep you active with an abundance of fresh clean air. Also, don’t forget to look up at night to see shooting stars and all the beauty of the starry night sky.

Whether homes that are side by side in town, cliff side mansions, or sprawling estates, the one thing that Nantucket homes have in common is a focus of good taste and charming ambience. Landscaping is also key to these often simple shingle and clapboard homes.

 

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Tommy Hilfiger’s previous island home.

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I love all the white picket fences.

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This clapboard is high gloss. I found that to be quite an interesting texture on the home.

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A perfect summer estate.

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Three homes built by a whaling businessman, Joseph Starbuck, for his three sons in the 1800’s. Nantucket Architecture _The Potted Boxwood 53Nantucket Architecture _The Potted Boxwood 51

Hedges just work so seamlessly on the island.

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Views of the back of the large homes.

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