Nantucket is by far one of the best places in the world to visit. While most people spend their time on the island of Nantucket during the peak summer months, I prefer to experience the magic of this place during the off-season best! I’ll always be a fan of FIGAWI weekend, 4th of July Fireworks, or the renown Boston Pops Concert…and yes I’ll always find a way to be there for those summer highlights. But the magic, history and charm of “ACK”comes out to play in the post-summer months. Here is a re-cap of our Thanksgiving celebration highlighting all things we LOVE about Nantucket in November.
We LOVE the weather. Although it’s not as sunny and warm as August, November brings chilly temperatures averaging between 56 and 47 degrees Fahrenheit. There is a nice brisk chill to the air that smells like “fall” and you can still enjoy walks through town or a leisurely bike ride. For more on November weather click here.
We LOVE pre-Thanksgiving chilled champagne in vintage glassware. Our favorite Waterford Crystal Flutes come in the perfect set of six click here.
And we LOVE when that bubbly is paired with the finest of caviar from a very generous friend. To find out more about this particular brand from Caviar Russe in NYC click here.
What’s not to LOVE about a Thanksgiving meal cooked in one of the oldest homes on the island? With historic detailing and charming accents of a home built in 1862, it’s hard not to feel like you have just stepped into a time machine! For a list of the oldest homes on Nantucket click here.
We LOVE a perfectly roasted ACK Turkey… stuffed the Nantucket way with sausages, spices and local oysters! For an ACK themed oyster stuffing recipe click here.
We LOVE our hostess with the mostess…Thanks for treating us to such a warm holiday meal, Tracey!
We LOVE perfectly simple and traditional table décor for a Thanksgiving with friends & family. The best accent piece on the table? The glasses filled with delicious red wine of course! For more ideas on how to best decorate your Thanksgiving table click here.
We LOVE curing any Turkey Day hangover with a comforting Island breakfast. You can always count on the Fog Island Café to be open and serving-up savory morning meals. No matter what time of the year, the door will be open! Try their pumpkin pancakes or famous “loaded” hashbrown potatoes covered in every fattening topping you can think of! Yes! For more about the Fog Island Café click here.
We LOVE crowding the cobblestone streets with friends, family and strangers to watch the Town Crier ring the bell at the lighting of the official Nantucket Christmas Tree. The bright lights illuminate down Main Street for all to see as the boisterous Holiday carols echoe out to the ocean waters. To learn more about Nantucket Noel and the Christmas Stroll held the weekend after Thanksgiving click here.
We LOVE receiving bags of fresh Nantucket Bay scallops from a friendly fisherman. Cover them with garlic, loads of butter and splashes of sea salt… Broil them until they start to brown and voila, you have the most scrumptious scallops in the world. For easy scallop recipes click here.
And… last but not least… We LOVE the solitude, peace and tranquility the Island brings after the craziness of summer. For those familiar with ACK in August, well you know that it’s near impossible to find a parking spot, a seat at your favorite restaurant, and sometimes space to enjoy the true beauty of the architecture in the buildings around you. Stroll empty cobblestone streets and don’t worry about making a reservation at the Languedoc Bistro. For the best lobster on the island try our favorite restaurant click here for more information.
What a perfect weekend getaway: a magical island experienced at the most magical time of year! We hope you enjoyed all the things Ladyhattan LOVES about ACK during the off-season! Tune in for more travel related fun… all through the lens of a lady!