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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    Kristen — July 2, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    I would really like some of that salty caramel and a spoon right about now. Acceptable breakfast food as long as I have a side of fruit, right?

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    diana — July 2, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    Liked Pavan on FB and following on instagram

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    Sarah — July 2, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    Those hydrangeas in the first two pics are gorgeous! Now I want to go to Nantucket!

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    Caroline — July 2, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    Nantucket looks so adorable and fun! I want to visit!

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    Rachelle — July 2, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    gahh sounds like you had amazing time. Now I want to go to Nantucket!! Glad you had fun even in the rain.

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    katie greenlaw — July 2, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    Ahhh. I need to get to Nantucket. Seriously, I live in CT…it’s so close. You are inspiring me to go….after the tourists leave that is :)

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    Caroline — July 2, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    following them on twitter!

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    Melissa — July 2, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    New England is one of my favorite places to visit. With so many quaint coastal towns, how can you not love it. Nantucket is on my list of places to go in the near future!

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    Caroline — July 2, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    and following on facebook….thanks for the giveaway!

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    Linda McMillan — July 2, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    Wow – reminded me of a wonderful visit there – and yes we several days of rain too.

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    Michelle — July 2, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    That caramel sauce looks amazingggg!

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    rose a — July 2, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    Its a place on my bucket list to visit. Holy salted caramel sauce!!!!! those flowers, are they serious?!

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    Isabella — July 2, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    That caramel sauce looks DELECTABLE. I’m glad you had such a good time, it’s been fun seeing all your pictures on instagram!

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    Mary Ann Bernard — July 2, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    Sounds like you had a great time!

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    Heather Fuller — July 2, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful trip with us. Looking forward to reading/seeing what else you experienced while there. So much fun. And those Pavan bottles, seriously gorgeous. Thx :)

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    Terri — July 2, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    Would love to win those goodies! Glad you had a wonderful trip.

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    Terri — July 2, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    Also, I just started following Pavan on instagram :)

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    Heather G — July 2, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    Never been to Nantucket and therefore never had any of these goodies. Would love to try them all!!!!

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    kristin — July 2, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    your pics are GORGEOUS!!! I have never been to Nantucket, but its on the bucket list!

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    Peezy — July 2, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    That Carmel looks really good!

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    Jessica — July 2, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    Great finds!

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    Erica — July 2, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    It looks like you had a wonderful time! Can’t wait to visit Nantucket!

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    Shira — July 2, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    Looks delicious! Especially the caramel.

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    allison — July 2, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    I love beachy things! How incredibly fabulous of you to want to share your fave Nantucket things! happy tuesday…

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    Jamie @lifelovelemons — July 2, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    Love nantucket… on the vineyard now! And love Pavan!

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    Kristen — July 2, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    Jessica, your instagram photos from Nantucket are making my husband and I want to take a trip there ASAP! I’m so glad you had such a wonderful visit.

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    Liz C. — July 2, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    Ooh, ooh! Pick me! I’m following ‘em all on all the social media platforms now! Nantucket looks so dreamy. It would make my on-a-budget, 22-year old dreams come true if I won, for real. You’re awesome for doing this, btw!

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    Naomi Elle — July 2, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    just spent a few days in Cape Cod! So great! :D

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    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat — July 2, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    Nantucket sounds like an amazing time! That caramel sauce looks delish!

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    Jamie @lifelovelemons — July 2, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    Liked Pavin on Facebook!

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    josh — July 2, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    i want to win please.

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    Jessica K. — July 2, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    NEED!

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    Olivia Frosch — July 2, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    All of these things sound amazing! I’d love to try them!

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    Olivia Frosch — July 2, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    Followed on twitter

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    Megan — July 2, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    Nantucket sounds like a great place!

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    Olivia Frosch — July 2, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    followed on instagram

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    Marnely Rodriguez-Murray — July 2, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    I adore Nantucket – we visited for restaurant week two years ago and it was marvelous! But I can’t say I love ACK too much since I live on MVY!

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    Shannon C — July 2, 2013 @ 8:04 am

    Sounds cool!

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    emily — July 2, 2013 @ 8:04 am

    Treats, awesome, sign me up :) I really did enjoy your instagramming over the trip. You made it look lovely despite the rain!

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    Tricia — July 2, 2013 @ 8:04 am

    I love that beachy, small town look it has to it! So wonderful! The hydrangeas and blue bike look so scenic!

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    Rachel — July 2, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    Sounds amazing!

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    Shannon C — July 2, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    I like them on Facebook as well :)

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    Kelly — July 2, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    So fun!! You get to do the coolest things!

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    Katherine — July 2, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    I’ve never been, but it sounds lovely!

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    Megan — July 2, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    Nantucket looks/sounds like a great place!!

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    Amanda — July 2, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    I want to go to there! And all those treats (including those of the food, alcohol, and beauty product kind) look amazing!

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    Chrysa — July 2, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    Jessica, I have been following your blog for a couple of years now. If it is things you loved, I’m sure I’ll love them too! Have a great week!

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    Lara — July 2, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    Love this giveaway! Would LOVE to see Nantucket as well….gotta start traveling more!
    Anyway, liked Pavan on FB and am following them on twitter.
    Thanks!!

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    Elyse G. — July 2, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    Such a fun and personal giveaway! *fingers crossed*

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    Amanda — July 2, 2013 @ 8:07 am

    I’ve liked Pavan on Facebook. Sign me up for winning!