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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    Emily H. — July 3, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    We went to Nantucket for a wedding a few summers ago and absolutely fell in love with the place. So beautiful/cool/fun, and I would love love love to have some local goodies to remind us of our time there! Thanks for the giveaway, i also liked Pavan on FB :)

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    Tracy W. — July 3, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    That caramel sauce looks dreamy. In my mouth with that, please.

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    Stephanie S — July 3, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    I am now following Pavan_Liqueur on Instagram as well!

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    Christina M — July 3, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    What a wonderful assortment of goodies! I would love to bake with all of them… I’ve never been to Nantucket but this has inspired me to plan a trip! *ps.. I follow Pagan on all 3 social media options – love their product!

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    Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat — July 3, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    Ahhh I love Nantucket! I grew up going there. Now I live in Texas, which is awesome, but we don’t have flowers like those!

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    Morgan — July 3, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    I WANT TO GO TO NANTUCKET!!!!

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    Morgan — July 3, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

    I follow Pavan on instagram

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    Morgan — July 3, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

    I follow Pavan on twitter!

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    Morgan — July 3, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

    I like Pavan on facebook!

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    Ally — July 3, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

    I WANT TO GO TO NANTUCKET MORE!

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    Ally — July 3, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

    I like Pavan on facebook!

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    Ally — July 3, 2013 @ 2:11 pm

    I follow Pavan on instagram!

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    Ally — July 3, 2013 @ 2:11 pm

    I follow Pavan on twitter!

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    Val — July 3, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    The caramel sauce looks amazing!

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    elly craig — July 3, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    love your blog!

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    Ally — July 3, 2013 @ 2:16 pm

    I wish I could have a Nantucket adventure! Jealous!

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    Elise — July 3, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

    Nantucket seems to me one of those places that only exists in movies and dreams, says a girl from Southern California. One day I’ll make it there too! Thank you for sharing all your gorgeous experiences.

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    Cailin — July 3, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

    liked on Facebook and following on instagram too!

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    Maryz — July 3, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    I would love to go to Nantucket! Looks like you had a fabulous time!

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    Rachel f — July 3, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    I would love to go to ACK!

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    Rachel f — July 3, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    I also followed pavan on Instagram”

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    Leslie — July 3, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

    I love your blog…we may have been separated at birth!

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    Colleen Spada — July 3, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    Can you believe I grew up in New England and have never been to Nantucket. After looking at all your pictures, I might just need to plan a trip in the future! Perhaps this giveaway will give me more incentive (especially if I win) because I’ll have to go get my own favorite things!

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    Colleen Spada — July 3, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    I like Pavan on Facebook :)

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    Jane T. — July 3, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    I’ve never been to Nantucket but I’ve always wanted to go! And I live in Boston… so no excuse.

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    Alicia — July 3, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    I’ve never been to Nantucket but it looks SO cute. I love finding local bakeries and shops!

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    Liz — July 3, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    Wow Nantucket looks like a dream summer destination. Fabulous. Yummy looking goodies as well :)

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    Colleen — July 3, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

    One day I will visit beaches along the north eastern side of our country! I just a tropical, Florida girl! ;-)

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    Cheryl Majewski — July 3, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

    Never been to nantucket……but love your site your stories the recipes are great keep up the great job!!……can’t wait t o see if I win…….

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    Sophia — July 3, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

    Love your blog! Email: zebs0804@gmail.com

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    Melissa — July 3, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    Woo!

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    Emily E — July 3, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

    Your pictures just sold me on Nantucket! It reminds me of living in the Azores where they have the most insensely colored hydrangea all over the place, along the roads and even as hedges. I really enjoy your posts. I swear sometimes I think you live inside my head :-) Thanks for giving me something to look forward to each week!

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    Merideth — July 3, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    I have always wanted to visit Nantucket!!

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    Wendy E — July 3, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    Love your site and all the beautiful pictures! I have never been to Nantucket, but would love to go someday.

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    Jo @ Jo in the Kitchen — July 3, 2013 @ 3:44 pm

    I’d love to go someday! It looks amazing!

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    Laura — July 3, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    Nantucket looks absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait to go up there and visit these wonderful places!!

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    Elizabeth H — July 3, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

    I’ve never been to Nantucket, but I love towns like that!

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    Harper — July 3, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

    I can do so much with these items!

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    Andrea — July 3, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

    I love nantucket – so fun in the summer but put the Christmas stroll on your bucket list too. The salted caramel sauce of your goodies ranks at number one in my book! and the red white and blue sangria recipe from Pavan looks divine :)

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    Kathy — July 3, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

    Love your blog. Makes me gigglr every time I read it, especially your obsession w/ sprinkles. Too funny. Nantucket is beautiful by your pics. Would love to go there but the next best thing would be to win this contest to get a sample of it.

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    Jade Sheldon — July 3, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    Oh my, so many goodies!!

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    Jade Sheldon — July 3, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

    I like Pavan on Facebook!

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    Jade Sheldon — July 3, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

    I follow Pavan on Twitter!

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    Kristin — July 3, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

    Happy 4th of July everyone!

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    April V — July 3, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    I have ALWAYS wanted to visit Nantucket!! aaahhh, your so lucky!

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    Melissa — July 3, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

    Sounds like a super awesome place to be!

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    Melissa — July 3, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    I liked Pavan on facebook.

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    Melissa — July 3, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    i followed pavan on twitter, as well.

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    Chelsey Oedewaldt — July 3, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

    So jealous of your Nantucket trip! I liked Pavan on facebook and I’m following them on Instagram.

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    Christine P — July 3, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

    I absolutely love Nantucket! Except last time I went (which has been a long while), my aunt made me watch all of the Jaws movies. haha. Thanks for the giveaway and I hope I win!!