Tours of beautiful homes AND learning about new cool brands + tastemakers in between? Yes, that’s what we gave our guests with the #ACKpartyhosts “Bright Flights & Union Lights” event on Friday of Daffodil Weekend!

Taking our love for experiential open houses to new heights, David Handy and I teamed up with ten cool brands and the talented crew at Blue Flag Development to create an open house like none other. See the party pics and meet our tastemakers below with our first 2017 event recap!

All photos by the talented photographer Matt Kisiday



UNION LIGHTS NANTUCKET & BLUE FLAG DEVELOPMENT

Based in Boston, Blue Flag Development is a real estate development firm specializing in exclusive vacation markets, chic urban enclaves, and well-established heritage communities. Blue Flag reflects a collective 40 years of brokerage, development, design and finance expertise culminating in the full-service offering that is shaking up Nantucket real estate. “We believe this is, and will remain, the most sought-after island vacation property in the country,” said Blue Flag Cofounder Brad Guidi of their approach. “For those looking for an elegant but welcoming, turnkey hideaway in the heart of Town, Union Lights offers something unparalleled and truly unique.” The four #UnionLightsNantucket homes are listed with Fisher Real Estate. See them on blACKbook here!

BLUE FLAG DEVELOPMENT!



NANTUCKET SOLE

Our gal Marla Sanford gave attendees of Brights, Flights + Union Lights an exclusive sneak preview of Nantucket Soles newest style, The Easy Street Slide, which comes in three colors and is the perfect summer slip on. Take note! Later in the month, Nantucket Sole will offer a pre-sale online and for those SOLE searching for  while on the island, this summer, Nantucket Sole will have all their Sole styles and coveted clutches (plus  a new limited edition color of their beloved Main Street sandal!) at  The Vault on 38 Centre Street!

NANTUCKET SOLE!



CHAMPY

POP THAT BUBBLY! Champy is a Sonoma based wine posed to shake up the sparkling wine world! It’s a celebratory spirit – the bubbles they use to toast every day victories and lifelong milestones alike. Emmy award winning television personality Jenny Johnson is leading the charge and we were so thrilled to have her in house and pouring bubbles for guests throughout our event! PS… you can toast with Champy and get your bottle at Galley Beach, The Club Car, Dune, Island Kitchen and Proprietors this season on Nantucket!

CHAMPY!



THE VAULT

Bringing a fresh and contemporary new edge to the jewelry scene on the island, THE VAULT is a new jewelry salon which will be located in the Vanessa Noel Hotel. This beautiful jewelry boutique  will carry Katherine Jetter’s designs as well as a curated group of world renown couture jewelry designers, including Will Hanigan, pearl diver and son of the famous Paspaley South Sea pearl and jewelry empire from Australia, Ashoka diamonds by William Goldberg of New York, Italian designers Federica Rettore and Mattia Cielo, Shay, Sorellina, William Goldberg, Jade Trau, Gumuchian and Argyle pink diamonds by LJ West and Kristin Hanson and more! Guests of Brights, Flights + Union Lights were able to get a curated sneak peek at a few of The Vault’s gorgeous pieces! Take note, they will be opening for the season Memorial Day Weekend on 38 Centre Street.

THE VAULT!



WOPATULA

Wopatula is a lifestyle brand created by island native Allyson Mitchell,  meant to evoke feelings of a simpler time on Nantucket. Ally says, “The hustle and bustle of the daily grind is a staple in most people’s lives these days, and while we know you can’t be rid of it entirely, we’d like to remind you to slow down once in awhile and enjoy your time on Nantucket and on this planet. All my designs are original, but inspired by the life on Nantucket that we’ve all lived.” And we at blACKbook love how the products are carefully chosen for their softness, comfort level, and, of course, their excellent and vintage inspired colors! Find them online below!

WOPATULA!



LEMON PRESS

Lemon Press is Nantucket’s  grab and go cafe that in 2017 is introducing unique, healthy, Mediterranean cuisine to the island!  Rather than do large entrees, their catering menu boasts a myriad of light yet rich vegetarian dishes, perfect for our Union Lights Guests!

LEMON PRESS!



NANTUCKET WINE & SPIRITS

“I get mine at Nantucket Wine!” We loved having Alanna Walsh of Nantucket Wine & Spirits pouring two favorite spring libations! First up was AIX rosé from Provence an ideal summer sipper as we get into the warmer months! And then our guests got to try the new Belgium Fat Tire which gives off English floral hops, subtle malt sweetness and spicy, fruity notes from Belgian yeast — how cool is it that the brew was inspired by a European bike ride along the Belgium Countryside?!

NANTUCKET WINE & SPIRITS!



A SALTY SOUL

A Salty Soul is a casual lifestyle brand for those who love the sea and are passionate about giving back. The new brand  launched in spring and was created by Nantucket resident Erin Wilson. We love how the brand even gives a percent of profits back to organizations providing kids access to salty-activities!  Her community efforts will start this summer on Nantucket, and you know that blACKbook will be sharing more details when they come available! Erin says, “We’re all about building a community, encouraging exploration, embracing life and supporting the next generation of Salty Souls.”  Find out more about A Salty Soul and shop with the link below!

A SALTY SOUL!



45 SURFSIDE BAKERY & CAFE

We had some seriously sweet treats  for our guests thanks to the mega talented team at 45 Surfside! This new bakery and café on 45 Surfside Road  offers an array of soups, salads and sandwiches as well as beer and wine in house! The award winning owner Rebecca Moesinger also crafts custom wedding cakes with over 25 years of experience in the baking world! We went crazy for their Golden Cupcakes with white chocolate mousse, a strawberry inside and their dacquoise filled with dark chocolate mousse and  fresh raspberries!

45 SURFSIDE BAKERY & CAFE!



EGG BY SUSAN LAZAR

The coolest and cutest looks for the wee ones this summer? That what you’ll find with Egg and Friends – who popped up in our Union Lights Nantucket and are now open  for the first season on the island behind the Gazebo in the former Vineyard Vines Space! Shop the store on Harbor Square for freshly styled, easy to wash and wear clothing for ages newborn to 10 years. From swimwear to party dresses to  pajamas for snuggling up, you can definitely find something special and different in their adorable shop. BONUS: looking for a gift? They also offer a curated selection of books, toys and activities for a rainy or foggy day. Make a wish in their wishing chair out front, or visit the Secret Garden Space in the back where the fun begins! We love how this store is super  experiential with storytime, Face Painting, Mermaid Tea Parties and more… all  happening at Egg & Friends!


EGG BY SUSAN LAZAR!



BETSEY BROOKS FLORAL & DESIGN

Fabulous Florals! Our queen floral designer of blACKbook style, Betsey Brooks, set up a mini workshop at Brights Flights & Union Lights where she created floral crowns, boutonnieres, and floral rings for guests looking to jazz up their daffy looks! Talk about a perfect way to one up your already “bright” look! Guests loved it… and so did I,  as seen above in my Betsey Brooks Floral & Design Crown! You can find out more about this talented designer with the link below!

BETSEY BROOKS FLORAL & DESIGN!



SPLASH MIXERS

“Your spirit has met its match!” SPLASH is a line of natural premium mixers created by Founder Hilary Pereira as be perfect signature cocktails prepared in seconds for effortless entertaining at home. A SPLASH bar was designed at the Brights, Flights + Union Lights  event featuring SPLASH Moscow Mule for “Dark & Sunny” cocktails and “The Daffy Mule” sipper!

SPLASH MIXERS!



SCENES FROM BRIGHTS, FLIGHTS + UNION LIGHTS!



until the next party! with love… your #ACKpartyhosts David & Holly


Want the #ACKpartyhosts to create your next big event? you can email us at holly@Nantucketblackbook.com