If you follow along on instagram then you’ve already got a big (over)dose of the past five days that I spent in Nantucket.

I never wanted to leave. absolutelyinlove.

We were there working with Pavan for the annual Nantucket Film Festival and it was simply a blast. I’m going to tell you all about that in more posts to come (complete photo overload on it’s way) and I can’t wait to share what we did and most importantly: WHERE WE ATE. Even if it rained the entire freaking time. Seriously. The entire time.

Then we came home to solid downpours. It just follows me.

In the meantime, I went on a few adventures in Nantucket in search of some cool local products that I could share with you since I couldn’t frolic on the beach in my downtime. That included spending a good chunk of time in the bakery (shocker), the local farmer’s market on saturday morning (omg, love!) and a bunch of boutique-y shops. My absolute favorite was called ambrosia (I think they have an actual website, but I can’t get it to load), which is an artisan chocolate, spices and tea store. You don’t even want to KNOW what I came home with. I’m going to tell you soon anyway, but it consists of wonderful things like merlot salt, rose powder and organic dark chocolate cocoa nib hot cocoa mix.

Ugh. So good.

Since we all fell in love with so much of this incredible local stuff, Pavan offered to give away some of my local favorites to six of you. We are giving away treat bags with some goodies from ambrosia, tafari organics (I bought hibiscus syrup from there… omg), embody (all natural bath and body products), petticoat row bakery and small town girl.

I enjoyed everything in Nantucket so much, but especially loved the local culture. It reminded me a lot of Northern Michigan… and if you’ve been following along for a few years, you know we are there every summer and it’s my favorite place in the world.

If it wasn’t for my nostalgia and family ties, Nantucket would rival it. Totally serious. We want to go back every summer.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post below.

For extra entries, you can like Pavan on facebook and follow them on twitter or instagram (which, by the way, I’m obsessed with since it’s so beachy and dreamy… it’s so ME) and leave a comment saying you did so.

[Please be sure to leave a valid email address (where it says "email" in the comment section) so I can contact you if you win - your email will not show up in the public comment, will not be disclosed to anyone but me or used for anything else. The giveaway closes Thursday night and the winners will be contacted by email and announced on this post.

P.S. so much more Nantucket info to come. Man I loved that place.

[as a note, all of my favorite things were purchased by me. Pavan purchased the extras to give away to you guys.]

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1,853 Responses to “Some of My Favorite Nantucket Things. {a giveaway!}”

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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl — July 2, 2013 @ 7:06 am

    Nantucket looks like such a cool place to visit! Great giveaway!

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    Katie Meier — July 2, 2013 @ 7:06 am

    Don’t you just love trying local bakeries? There is always a handful of local goodies you didn’t even know about and of course just have to try!

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    Sarah K — July 2, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    I love your “favorite things”, so I feel confident I’ll love the Nantucket version :-)

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    serena — July 2, 2013 @ 7:09 am

    wow, now i want to go there! this is such an awesome giveaway!!!

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    Bridget — July 2, 2013 @ 7:13 am

    Omigosh, I would loooove to have some fun Nantucket things! You’re the best!

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    Ginny — July 2, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    Love your site – love this post!

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    Noelle (@singerinkitchen) — July 2, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    Sounds like you had an awesome time as usual! I would love to win!

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    Lynn ET — July 2, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    Nantucket looks like a beautiful island! Would love to win!

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    Kate — July 2, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    I love everything you love!

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    Amy — July 2, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    What an exciting giveaway! Nantucket seems like such a cool place.

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    Shannon B — July 2, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    sooo jealous! it looks like so much fun there (rain and all!)

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    Noelle (@singerinkitchen) — July 2, 2013 @ 7:16 am

    I also liked Pavan on all those media channels :-)

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    Jeanne ODonnell — July 2, 2013 @ 7:16 am

    I have always wanted to go to the Nantucket area! Looking forward to hearing more about your trip!

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    Olena — July 2, 2013 @ 7:16 am

    Nantucket looks so quaint and charming! On my list of places to visit now.

    Side note – where do I buy Pavan Liquer in Ohio? :)

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    Rena — July 2, 2013 @ 7:17 am

    Beautiful photos! Can’t wait to hear more about your trip.

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    Amanda — July 2, 2013 @ 7:17 am

    I have dreamt of visiting Nantucket for ages now – and, well, this just solidifies the dream! Thanks for the lovely journey!

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    Erin Y. — July 2, 2013 @ 7:18 am

    Looks like a fantastic trip! Would love to try some of your favorites.

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    Jessica — July 2, 2013 @ 7:18 am

    I live in Michigan and i know what you mean about Northern Michigan and how wonderful it is! It makes me want to visit Nantucket!! I would love to win something from your giveaway!!

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    Jessica — July 2, 2013 @ 7:18 am

    I would love to win!! Sounds like a great place and good time!!

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    Jennie B — July 2, 2013 @ 7:19 am

    Yayy for How Sweet Eats and yayy for free cool things and yayy for Pavan!

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    Erin Y. — July 2, 2013 @ 7:19 am

    I liked Pavan on facebook. :)

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    Erin Y. — July 2, 2013 @ 7:19 am

    AND I am now a follower on instagram!

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    Sarah R. — July 2, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    I just made it to New England for the first time in my life this summer& fell in love with it! Looks like you had a great time, despite rain, too!

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    Katie — July 2, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    I’m so glad you loved Nantucket! The whole Cape is just stunning. :)

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    Jen — July 2, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    I love your blog and your favorite things look amazing!

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    Bridget — July 2, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    Like pavan on Facebook!

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    Stacey — July 2, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    Everything looks awesome! I’ve never been to Nantucket, but I’m thinking that needs to change. I’m a Michigan girl, and I’d have to agree with you on it’s beauty, but I’m always up for new, gorgeous, lovely places – especially ones with awesome food! :)

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    Shannon Doll — July 2, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    I have always wanted to go to nantucket! Cant wait for the photos!

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    Bridget — July 2, 2013 @ 7:21 am

    And I follow them on Instagram!

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    Leigh — July 2, 2013 @ 7:21 am

    :) You have the best life ever! I would love to live vicariously through your Nantucket goodies!

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    Nicole F — July 2, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    I have never been to Nantucket, but have always wanted to go. This post just makes that desire push more to the front of my brain. Thanks for sharing!

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    Mallory — July 2, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    I got an overload of Nantucket photos on my Instagram but I loved it! It made me sad that my vacation is already over.

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    Cindi — July 2, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    This looks like a great place that I would love to visit someday and the giveaways look awesome as well!

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    Jen — July 2, 2013 @ 7:23 am

    I also liked Pavan on Facebook. I have never heard of it before but now I have got to try it- white wine and orange blossoms sounds delicious!

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    Eileen D — July 2, 2013 @ 7:24 am

    I love your blog and your Tuesday things is always my favorite.

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    Mira — July 2, 2013 @ 7:25 am

    I’d love to go to Nantucket and try all of these things!!

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    Gina — July 2, 2013 @ 7:25 am

    Nantucket is now on my bucket list!

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    Kerry — July 2, 2013 @ 7:25 am

    Sounds like an amazing trip! (And amazing treats!)

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    Kelly — July 2, 2013 @ 7:25 am

    Looks like such a lovely place to visit!! Will have to add it to the list

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    Celestine — July 2, 2013 @ 7:26 am

    So cool to love a place even though the weather was uncooperative. It just goes to show how special it truly is.

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    Tera — July 2, 2013 @ 7:26 am

    I want to try all your Nantucket favorites!

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    Lori — July 2, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    It all looks so lovely! Thanks for giving your invisible internet friends a chance to enjoy a little taste of Nantucket!

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    Carole — July 2, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    I live in Southeastern MA and have been to Martha’s Vineyard several times but I’ve never been to Nantucket. You made me want to go!

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    Kelly — July 2, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    I’ve never been to Nantucket (or Michigan), but your Instagram photos made it look absolutely dreamy!!!

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    Lori — July 2, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    PS I also now follow Pavan on Instgram.

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    Brittany — July 2, 2013 @ 7:28 am

    Everything looks so delicious!

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    Josie — July 2, 2013 @ 7:28 am

    I would love to win, I’ve never been to Nantucket, but it’s on my “Places to go” list

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    Corey — July 2, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    Sounds like a great time! I’m excited about the chance to try these new products :)

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    Marissa — July 2, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    I can’t wait to hear more about your trip!

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    Kristina — July 2, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    Sounds like a great trip! Loved all your references to the elin hildebrand novels!

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