The Gaux Girl's Guide to Nantucket2017-06-25
This summer we've found a new home on the island of Nantucket. A long way away from the hustle and bustle of our headquarters in New York, this idyllic seaside destination has become a favorite among Margaux employees. Known for its delicious food, stunning beaches, and classic New England charm, we'd argue it's hard to find a more perfect place to escape the city heat during the dog days of summer.
To celebrate the start of the season and our love for this coastal retreat, we're sharing our gaux girl's guide to a summer day in Nantucket. Enjoy these local destinations after visiting our newly-opened Nantucket pop-up shop.
Bartlett's Farm - 33 Bartlett Farm Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554
This family owned farm brings new meaning to the 'local' grocery store. With beginnings in the 1800s, Bartlett's is the largest and oldest farm on Nantucket. Six generations of family farmers later, it sits on nearly 125 acres of expansive, breathtaking fields. The farm offers freshly grown vegetables, flowers, and plants in its expertly curated store, and is a staple for those living on the island. Be sure to say hello to the current owner, Phil, who can usually be found out on his tractor during the summer - And don't miss the heavenly apple pie before you get to checkout!
Polpis Path - Nantucket, MA 02554
From Milestone Road to 'Sconset, this eight-mile path is our favorite scenic getaway from the bustle of town. Winding through marshes and woods (with ample coastline views), this bike path provides a beautiful tour of a few of the island's famous landmarks. Keep your eyes peeled for the historic Lighthouse and Lifesaving Museum. Most importantly, however, Polpis path drops you right into the center of 'Sconset when you're finished - so you can top off the eight-mile ride with a lunch at the historic Chanticleer.
Black-Eyed Susan's - 10 India St, Nantucket, MA 02554
A local favorite for breakfast, this India Street staple cannot be missed. Famous for its blueberry pancakes, the American eatery is our first stop when we arrive on the island - and our last before we leave. Be prepared to wait - they don't accept reservations for breakfast - but we promise you'll be glad you did! (Pro-tip: It's BYOB for dinner and cash only, so come prepared).
Illustrations by John McLaughlin for Margaux