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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    Christine P — July 3, 2013 @ 5:04 pm

    I followed Pavan on Instagram (@Cpresto915)

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    Christine P — July 3, 2013 @ 5:04 pm

    I followed Pavan on Twitter (@FightingFL)

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    Christine P — July 3, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

    I liked Pavan on Facebook (Christine Presto)

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    Angela — July 3, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

    I just found your blog.. literally today.. have already been through a bunch of posts, just jumping randomly around. You’re definitely my new fave. :)

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    Lauren — July 3, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    love your blog and LOVE Nantucket…had the best summer vacations there as a kid!

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    Katrina — July 3, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

    I think I may have to visit Nantucket!

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    Shari Kelley — July 3, 2013 @ 5:26 pm

    I love hydrangeas! Especially the blue ones. We’ve tried to grow them here in AZ but so far haven’t been successful. Nantucket sounds wonderful!

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    chantelle j — July 3, 2013 @ 5:39 pm

    I already follow Pavan. Love the pictures, you make me want to visit Nantucket.

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    Carolyn C. — July 3, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    Nantucket looks delightful! I definitely want to visit!!!

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    Hailee B. — July 3, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    I enjoyed all of the instagram pics! :)

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    Heather — July 3, 2013 @ 5:47 pm

    I just came across your blog the other day while searching for something else (which I’ve completely forgotten about) and now I’m obsessed as you would say. I’ve already made one of your recipes and have bookmarked several others. Reading through this post and discovering that you also love N. Michigan seals the deal. I went to school in N. Mich, and have yet to find a place that I love quite as much. Perhaps I need to visit Nantucket now too!

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    Gail — July 3, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time in Nantucket!

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    Mallory — July 3, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    Those hydrangeas are to died for! I cannot get over how beautiful they are!!

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    Shelby Kling — July 3, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

    The Caramel Sauce looks delicious – hope to win some!

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    Kristina — July 3, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

    Oh Nantucket looks so amazing, I wish the East Coast wasn’t so far away. So many thing I want to see. I also follow Pavan on Facebook.

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    sf11 — July 3, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Jen C — July 3, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    My parents went on vacation to Nantucket back when I was in high school. They planned to stay a week and ended up staying three! It’s on my list of places to go for sure. Your pics are beautiful. Made me move it up on my list. :) I also followed Pavan on Facebook and on Instagram. Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway!!

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    Jen C — July 3, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    Followed Pavan on Facebook and Instagram.

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    Laura — July 3, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

    count me in! the odds are not in my favor but i will now use this space to tell you how much i love the things you make! and also how much i love penguins, small children in glasses, hello kitty, happy hour, and the musical stylings of huey lewis and the news. mostly huey…the news are okay.

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    Tori P. — July 3, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

    Nantucket looks lovely! I’d love to go sometime :) Great giveaway; thanks you!

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    Erin R. — July 3, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

    My husb and I rode bikes around Nantucket one day on our honeymoon! We loved it there, too.

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    Donna D — July 3, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    OMG the Caramel Sauce looks heavenly. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Katie — July 3, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

    i loved n. michigan (petosky) when we visited last summer for the first time. wish i had the money to visit nantucket!

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    Molly Q — July 3, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

    OOooooooh pick me pick me! lol

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    Christi — July 3, 2013 @ 8:21 pm

    Look forward to seeing more pictures of your trip….especially of the bakery :)

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    Kim — July 3, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    I want to go to nan

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    Kim — July 3, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

    Oops. Got cut off. I want to go to Nantucket! Followed pavan in FB.

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    Priscilla Richa — July 3, 2013 @ 8:47 pm

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful finds!

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    Cindy Aiton — July 3, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway.

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    Cindy Aiton — July 3, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

    I like Pavan on Facebook as Cindy Aiton.

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    Allison — July 3, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

    Those flowers are gorgeous!

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    Cindy Aiton — July 3, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

    I also follow Pavan on Twitter as @normawatson.

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    Erin — July 3, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

    That caramel sauce looks so so delicious!

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    Erin — July 3, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

    And I follow Pavan Liqueur on Instagram!

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    Katee — July 3, 2013 @ 9:18 pm

    LOVE Nantucket and your blog!

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    Erin — July 3, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

    I’ve never been to Nantucket but I have always wanted to and now I want to even more!

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    Andria — July 3, 2013 @ 9:51 pm

    Love your blog :)

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    Steph — July 3, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    Awesome giveaway!

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    Amy — July 3, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    Your Nantucket pictures have me yearning for a cappuccino and a bike ride through a small Americana town this Fourth of July holiday!

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    Amanda — July 3, 2013 @ 10:48 pm

    What a great giveaway! I’ve never been to Nantucket, but I think I would fall in love immediately.

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    Sarah L — July 3, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

    I’ve never been to Nantucket, but I’d love to go. It looks amazing!

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    Sarah L — July 3, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

    I follow @Pavan_Liqueur on Twitter (@runsteelsprings).

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    Katie — July 3, 2013 @ 11:05 pm

    I must go there! It looks magical.

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    ErinK — July 3, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

    I love your blog! And I would love to win!!

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    Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper — July 3, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

    I’ve lived in MA my whole life, and have yet to visit Nantucket :(

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    ErinK — July 3, 2013 @ 11:13 pm

    I liked Parvon on Facebook!

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    Lindsay — July 3, 2013 @ 11:27 pm

    I followed Pavan on instagram

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    Christy — July 3, 2013 @ 11:32 pm

    omg, my hubbie and I just got back from martha’s vineyard. we had to pick betwn MV or Nan…. MV was cool, but I wished I had more time to visit Nantucket!

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    Mary — July 3, 2013 @ 11:45 pm

    Love your blog!!

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    Karen — July 4, 2013 @ 12:02 am

    Fleur de Sel caramel sauce ? Yum!!!