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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    Terrie — July 4, 2013 @ 12:50 am

    Looks awesome!

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    Samantha — July 4, 2013 @ 12:58 am

    So excited for this giveaway!

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    Hannah — July 4, 2013 @ 1:04 am

    gooooodness it all looks AMAZING!! looking forward to more pictures!

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    Krista — July 4, 2013 @ 1:17 am

    I loooved all your Instagram photos from the trip!

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    Liza S — July 4, 2013 @ 1:20 am

    Everything looks divine, UGHHH I’m sitting here drooling.

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    Mary Beth — July 4, 2013 @ 1:25 am

    Love your site. Just made your white pizza dip last night and everyone loved it!

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    Margot C — July 4, 2013 @ 2:01 am

    I’ve been to Nantucket; it’s so magical!

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    Margot C — July 4, 2013 @ 2:05 am

    I an like Pavan on facebook, where I am Margot Core

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    Margot C — July 4, 2013 @ 2:06 am

    I follow Pavan on twitter as @AnnaZed

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    Margot C — July 4, 2013 @ 2:08 am

    I follow Pavan on instagram as margotcore

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    Angel S. — July 4, 2013 @ 3:14 am

    I love virtual vacations! Now I need to go!

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    Sal — July 4, 2013 @ 4:34 am

    Oh so excited for this giveaway, the photos look AMAZING!!

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    Chrissy — July 4, 2013 @ 6:52 am

    Everything in this post looks so wonderful! Fingers crossed that I win the giveaway!

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    Mariah — July 4, 2013 @ 6:57 am

    The rose powder sounds amazing!

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    Kim — July 4, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    Would love to try these!

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    Erin — July 4, 2013 @ 8:04 am

    ooooh – pick me please!

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    Jill Weaver — July 4, 2013 @ 8:17 am

    Love your photography! Looks like a lovely trip.

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    Karla G — July 4, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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    agustina — July 4, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    Absolutely love the fleur de sel caramel sauce! yummy!!

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    Karla G — July 4, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    I follow Pavan on twitter (@Hazeleyedkar)

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    Erin — July 4, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    I lived on Nantucket for a summer and absolutely LOVED it!! Can’t wait to go back and visit :)

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    Jessica — July 4, 2013 @ 9:17 am

    My love for you has only quadrupled! Cape cod is my most favorite place to go! Although I have never been to Nantucket, I KNOW I wil love it too! And looking at all your pictures makes me feel less like a weirdo when I’m taking close up food pics in public

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    Isabel — July 4, 2013 @ 9:25 am

    thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Alanna — July 4, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    I love Nantucket! I went to school in Boston and my roommate had a house there! I don’t know what the sandwich shop is called, but it is right near the harbor and they have these turkey delight sandwiches. They are basically thanksgiving rolled into a sandwich!! AH-MAZ-ING!!!

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    Katherine — July 4, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    jealous! looks like a great trip.

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    beth w — July 4, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    Looks like a fabulous trip!

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    Katie Y — July 4, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    Love what you do! :) and Nantucket looks soooo cute!

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    Lauren S — July 4, 2013 @ 10:42 am

    These products sound so fun! I’m glad you enjoyed your trip and all that Nantucket has to offer!

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    Amy — July 4, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    Looks so great! I can’t wait ’til my next vacation – maybe I want to visit Nantucket now, too!

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    Maressa — July 4, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    Looks like an amazing trip and an awesome giveaway!!!

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    Heather — July 4, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    looks like you guys had an AMAZING time!

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    Barbara S — July 4, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    Never been to Nantucket but your photos are charming. Maybe someday I’ll get there.

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    kayb — July 4, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    Just found your blog, courtesy of the bourbon baked beans recipe on HuffPo — be assured I am making these for our belated Fourth on Saturday. And the BLT tostadas, perfection for me since I’m gluten intolerant and corn tortillas are my Best Friend. And several others I saved to my ever-expanding recipe file. I’m kinda entranced by the rose powder; more entranced by the idea of Nantucket, which I’ve always wanted to visit.

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    Mina — July 4, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    Nantucket is awesome!! Glad you liked it so much!

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    Hillary — July 4, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

    I have always wanted to see Nantucket. Your reports from the trio were awesome!

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    Debbie Terry — July 4, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Someday I would like to visit Nantucket. Living on the west coast…I just never seem to make that journey

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    Kathy C — July 4, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

    The caramel sauce looks yummy!

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    Chantal — July 4, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    Nantucket has always been on my “To Visit” list – this post is just makes me want to visit it more!

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    Laura — July 4, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    Man, I want to visit Nantucket now too!

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    Nicole — July 4, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    Beautiful! It all looks so picturesque.

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    Jessica — July 4, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    Seriously! We are twins in real life….. yes. Im serious. ahah. BUTTTTT I must go to Nantucket, you have completely convinced me. Hibiscus syrup!!!!! Its like a place from the gods! I must try

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    Tatjana — July 4, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    Great giveaway!
    I follow pavan_liqueur as “darkember” on instagram!

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    Valentina @ The Baking Fairy — July 4, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    I definitely insta-stalked your trip… and I have to say this post got me even more in love with Nantucket! It’s definitely on my to-visit list now!

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    Kristie M. — July 4, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

    Your hydrangea photos are gorgeous! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway.

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    Adele — July 4, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

    Nantucket is wonderful-so smart of Pavan to visit-liked on Facebook & following on twitter.

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    Molly G — July 4, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

    Oh, that caramel sauce sounds to die for!

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    YokoLily — July 4, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

    That rose powder looks divine!

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    Sadie — July 4, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    The pictures you’ve been putting in Instagram make me want to go to Nantucket. It looks amazing.

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    YokoLily — July 4, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

    Also following on twitter (@yokolily)

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    Diana — July 4, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

    Everything looks delicious!