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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    Teeny — July 2, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    Looks like it was fun!

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    Erica — July 2, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    I’m glad you had a great time – New England is a special place!

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    Nicole M. — July 2, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    I haven’t been to Nantucket since I was a little girl with my family, but after seeing your pictures it makes me want to book a trip there ASAP! Thank you for sharing your experience :)

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    Keri — July 2, 2013 @ 7:31 am

    Looking into a trip to Nantucket now :) liked Pavan on Facebook too!

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    Lanie — July 2, 2013 @ 7:31 am

    I want to go!

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    Tama — July 2, 2013 @ 7:31 am

    Looks wonderful!

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    Laura — July 2, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    Nantucket looks so dreamy!
    (I’m following you on instagram now, pavan!)

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    Bari — July 2, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    Looks like a fabulous time despite the rain!

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    Heather — July 2, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    Are you accepting best friend applications because I feel the need to apply. I’ve become completely obsessed with your blog over the last few months.

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    Molly — July 2, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    !!!!!!!!!!! so fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hannah — July 2, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    This is such a nice giveaway! Thank you! Looks like you had a great time :)

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    Hannah — July 2, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    I just liked Pavan Liqueur on Facebook!

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    Tara wardlow — July 2, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    Sounds like a great place to vacation!

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    Heather @ Sugar Dish Me — July 2, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    I’ve looooved your Nantucket Instagram happiness. I desperately need a vacation. Super fun giveaway!!

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    Megan — July 2, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    Beautiful pictures! Sounds like you had a great trip. I would love to visit Nantucket someday, I have read several books set there and it just sounds like one of those dreamy, classic vacation spots.

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    Hannah — July 2, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    I just followed Pavan on Twitter!

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    Jen — July 2, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    Nantucket has been on my travel bucket list for years now! Reading your recaps has only further fueled that!

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion — July 2, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    Would love to win… can Canadians win?

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    Leslie — July 2, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    Nantucket looks amazing! Can’t wait to visit one day soon.

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    Ashley Knotek — July 2, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    I trust and automatically NEED anything thats on your favorite list.

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    Tara wardlow — July 2, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    Looks like a great place to vacation!

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    jess — July 2, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    That Sangria looks delish!!

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    Hannah — July 2, 2013 @ 7:36 am

    i just followed Pavan on Instagram… and whoa the pics are awesome. sigh, i love summer.

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    Sharlene — July 2, 2013 @ 7:36 am

    That sounds like a wonderful trip!

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    Whitney L — July 2, 2013 @ 7:36 am

    Beautiful!

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    Leticia — July 2, 2013 @ 7:36 am

    Very cool giveaway!

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    Kelsey M — July 2, 2013 @ 7:36 am

    Wow that looks lovely~

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    mlr — July 2, 2013 @ 7:36 am

    Everything looks so summery and dreamy – I definitely woulda ripped up my return flight ticket ;)

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    Natasha — July 2, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    Your trip looks fantastic! Having visited the US several times growing up, I’ve always heard good things about Nantucket. Your post has now confirmed I need to visit. Farmers markets and boutique shops sound ideal for me, but Ambrosia sounds out of this world!

    In the UK Ambrosia is a make of custard, but Nantucket’s Ambrosia is definitely more suited to me!

    Lovely post as always.

    N xo

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    Kate — July 2, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    I might just have to rethink my vacation plans after this! I liked them on facebook as well :)

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    Amber G. — July 2, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    It looks like you had so much fun! Those drinks and caramel sauce look so yummy!! My husband and I are going to be traveling to New England for our anniversary this fall. I’m soo excited to experience the local culture and shop in the local boutiques. :)

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    Athena R — July 2, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    Nantucket looks like a dream! I hope to visit someday.

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    kathryn harbrecht — July 2, 2013 @ 7:38 am

    looks like a great trip.

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    Brindi — July 2, 2013 @ 7:38 am

    What a fantastic trip. Can’t wait to see your pictures and all the lovely recipes you will make with your finds.

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    Christy R — July 2, 2013 @ 7:38 am

    Looks like a perfect trip!

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    Karen Strange — July 2, 2013 @ 7:38 am

    Looks/ sounds like it was an awesome trip!!
    I LOVE all the great stuff you post on your blog!!
    Heading over to like the Pavan site next.
    Thanks or sharing :)

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    Abby Reisner — July 2, 2013 @ 7:38 am

    Amazing. I was just on the cape for the weekend so I know how you feel! (rain included)

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    Jodie — July 2, 2013 @ 7:38 am

    Beautiful! On my list to visit next summer.

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    Athena R — July 2, 2013 @ 7:38 am

    Following Pavan on Twitter.

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    Audrey — July 2, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    This looks beyond lovely!

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    Christy R — July 2, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    I liked Pavan on FB.

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    Jodie — July 2, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    Following pavan on twitter

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    Tierney — July 2, 2013 @ 7:40 am

    Love Nantucket! And I love Pavan on Facebook and Instagram too!

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    Jessica — July 2, 2013 @ 7:40 am

    Loved the Instagram pics- can’t wait to see more!

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    Christy R — July 2, 2013 @ 7:40 am

    Now following Pavan on IG.

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    Cecilia — July 2, 2013 @ 7:40 am

    Ahhhh! I’ve been wanting to go to Nantucket for YEARS! Seeing that you say it reminds you of northern Michigan makes me want to go even more! Love my home state! Have you ever been to the U.P? It’s a MUST too.

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    Danielle — July 2, 2013 @ 7:40 am

    That salted caramel sauce needs to get. in. my. mouth.

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    Ali — July 2, 2013 @ 7:40 am

    ❤Nantucket. Liked pavan on Instagram!

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    Maggie — July 2, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    I loved following along on your Nantucket adventures over the weekend! It’s a place I’d never given much thought to and now all I can think is: Must. Go. Seems like such a dreamy summer spot.

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    Jen — July 2, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    Looks amazing! I might have to plan a trip there soon!