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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    Maria — July 3, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    Those pictures make it look so amazing there! I hope I get to visit Nantucket some day.

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    Maria — July 3, 2013 @ 8:21 am

    I like Pavan on facebook.

  3. #
    Maria — July 3, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    I follow Pavan on twitter.

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    Jodie Willobee — July 3, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    This is the summer we need to ever so politely get to Mario Batali’s Northern MI place for dinner. Can you imagine the fun?! ;). Always look forward to your posts, Jessica. Keep doing what you are doing – you are amazing!

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    Allison Thibodeaux — July 3, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    Mmmm…looks so yummy and beatiful! Hope to try the pavan and other goodies soon!

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    Emily — July 3, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    Love beach vacations! :) i’ll have to try the pavan soon!

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    sherrikw — July 3, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    Loved your post about Nantucket — I have always wanted to go there. We live near the beach along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. You ought to come see this piece of paradise — I think you would like it!

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    LizC — July 3, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    LOVE Cape Cod and the Islands, I go every year!

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    Urban Wife — July 3, 2013 @ 8:38 am

    Nantucket looks dreamy!

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    Erin Bley — July 3, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    I love Nantucket too – looking forward to your posts and photos. We are headed next door to Martha’s Vineyard at the end of July for a week. I’m so excited and hopefully we’ll do a boat trip to Nantucket! As for the hydrangeas- I think it’s the sea air!! :-)

  11. #
    Emily — July 3, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    I’ve never been to Nantucket (I’m more of a Maine girl), but you make a pretty good case for trying it out!

  12. #
    Allie G. — July 3, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    Omg the first two pictures….in love. I’ll be daydreaming about being there all day.

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    Andrea M — July 3, 2013 @ 8:54 am

    I think i would love that place! my family and i feel similarly to Hilton Head Island – we may or may not live for it :)

  14. #
    Heather Hicks — July 3, 2013 @ 8:54 am

    I’d love to go to Nantucket one day! It looks beautiful and so relaxing.

  15. #
    Erin — July 3, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    Oh my goodness your favorites look amazing! Being a left coast girl, I never knew anything about Nantucket but now I want to go visit in the worst way! Also, I want to drink Pavan and I don’t even know what it tastes like!

  16. #
    Erin — July 3, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    I just followed Pavan Liquer on twitter!

  17. #
    Eliza — July 3, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    Glad you had a great time in Nantucket!

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    Colby Shultz — July 3, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    Your trip looked amazing! Love the photos. I have been driving my husband crazy the past few days too talking about hydrangeas..since I saw your instagram photo. I need beautiful hydrangeas in my life!

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    Leslie — July 3, 2013 @ 9:07 am

    I go to Massachusetts every summer from Texas but I haven’t been to Nantucket in ages! Love the pictures!

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    Colby Shultz — July 3, 2013 @ 9:07 am

    I like Pavan on facebook!

  21. #
    Kim — July 3, 2013 @ 9:07 am

    Love reading your daily posts. I would love to win some goodies, too! Thanks for the opportunity to try.

  22. #
    Colby Shultz — July 3, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    I am also now following them on instagram. And I will probably have to buy a bottle this weekend to try all the drink recipes.

  23. #
    laurabee — July 3, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    Love your pictures! :)

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    Diane Cooper — July 3, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    I have never been to Nantucket, but it looks awesome!! Tell your hubby that I have the most beautiful Hydrangea…plants. Mine don’t bloom either, but the plants are healthy!! I will keep you posted if I figure out the problem!
    Thanks for the giveaway, and I can twain to see more pics !!!

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    Tandi — July 3, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    Hi! I live on Nantucket! So glad you got to visit our lovely little island. Petticoat Row is one of our absolute FAVORITE places! They did our cupcakes for our wedding a few years ago. Tina and Don are so wonderful. We usually visit them on Saturday mornings for treats while we walk in town. What restaurants did you try out while you were here?! You can’t really go wrong, all of the food everywhere is amazing! Town is one of my favorites! :)

  26. #
    Brittany — July 3, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    Would LOVE to try these items all out!

  27. #
    Shelley — July 3, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    These pictures are gorgeous! I’m hoping to win so that I can get a taste of Nantucket until I am actually able to make it there someday!

  28. #
    Shelley — July 3, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    I like Pavan on Facebook!

  29. #
    Shelley — July 3, 2013 @ 9:16 am

    I’m a Pavan follower on Twitter!

  30. #
    Philly — July 3, 2013 @ 9:16 am

    Jess, will you come be my best friend? And bring the yumminess with you.

  31. #
    Shelley — July 3, 2013 @ 9:16 am

    I’m also a Pavan follower on Instagram!

  32. #
    meg — July 3, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    I have seriously contemplated moving to NYC just so Nantucket could be my get-away. These pics and goodies may have been the last push!

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — July 3, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    Looks like an awesome place! I’ve never been before. I want to go to Nantucket now!!!

  34. #
    meg — July 3, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    I also just added Pavan on Instagram!

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    Ellen M. — July 3, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    Nantucket looks beautiful – maybe someday I can get there! Thanks for sharing your wonderful vacation with us – it’s fun to dream!

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    Tina — July 3, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    Love it when we get to see pics of vacations! Makes me dream about going there.

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    Michelle — July 3, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    Wow, your pictures are gorgeous. I would never know it was raining the entire time! Since I won’t be able to make it there any time soon, I’d love to try all the goodies you found :-)

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    Kim C. — July 3, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    Nantucket sounds absolutely wonderful!! Thank you for sharing some of your favorite products and a little bit about your trip as well, I’m looking forward to reading more about it!!

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    Johanna — July 3, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    I would love a weekend like that!!! Hopefully I can get a taste of it!

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    meghan @ struggle muffins — July 3, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    I haven’t been to Nantucket in so long and now I’m seriously jonesing for a trip – luckily I have a bachelorette party there this September and will be sure to hit all the spots you mentioned!

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    Kelly M. — July 3, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    Oooh, ooh, ooh, COMMENT COMMENT.

    In a non-desperately-trying-to-win-a-giveaway way – I had no idea Nantucket was such a neat place! I guess all those episodes of Wings I watched in the 90’s just didn’t show the awesomeness. ;-) Your post made me want to go there. RIGHT NOW. And your slew of Pavan posts lately has made me desperate to get my hands on some – I hope they send it to all us backwater towns soon… :-)

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    Kim C. — July 3, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    I am following Pavan Liqueur on Twitter.

  43. #
    Kim C. — July 3, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    I like Pavan on Facebook.

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    davis ann — July 3, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    yes, please!!!! beautiful!

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    Kellie — July 3, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    Looks like a fun weekend.

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    Kaen — July 3, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    Nantucket looks like a little slice of quaint heaven that I need to visit sometime soon. I am now stalking Pavan on all social media, not just for your contest, but just so I can find some in my area sometime soon, because I am dying to try it on its own, in drinks, in recipes. I just can’t wait!!

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    Emily K. @ Leaf Parade — July 3, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    Loving those hydrangeas!

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    Meghan P — July 3, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    yes, please!

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    Deb — July 3, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    Your photos are always so beautiful, no matter what you take them with. I live on Long Island and we never get sea shells like that!
    Interested in Pavan, what does it taste like?
    Thanks for the chance to win som goodies. Love your blog!

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    Rebekah — July 3, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    Everything looks so yummy!!!! Love your blog!

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