Well, that was quite the festive five days! With the 20th annual Nantucket Wine Festival pushing the island into full swing, we’ve got our blACKbook weekend recap with the people, places + spaces we are still buzzing on. Here’s a taste…



the book: PRINTED blACKbook

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It arrived just in time for #NWF16! The printed version of the Nantucket blACKbook got to island on Thursday, so by Friday afternoon, we were ready to kick off the launch with a toast at Station 21! Joined by Donelan Family Wines, Miss blACKbook and friends toasted to the season and gave guests the first copies and inside look into The Modern Day Guide To Nantucket! Check out the party photos below all from our friend Jonathan Nimerfroh!
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the family wine: DONELAN

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From their NANCY Chardonnay (named after Joe’s mom) to their delish CHRISTINE Syrah (named after Joe’s wife) to the TWO BROTHERS pinot noir (for Joe’s son’s Tripp + Cush) the stories that come from Nantucket’s DONELAN Family and their wine make for fascinating stories and for delicious experiences! And these guys were all over the Wine Festival, but we were happy to cheers with them on Friday at the Station 21 blACKbook launch party with a special Donelan Tasting! (Seen left to right, Joe Neilson, Cush Donelan, Chris Donelan and Joe Donelan of Donelan Family Wines) photo: www.jdnphotography.com


the bubbles: CHAMPY

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There was a lot of “cheers-ing” and that mean a lot of CHAMPY! Miss Jenny Johnson brought her bubbles to the island and with that, came time for a blACKbook collab! So we teamed up with The Nantucket Hotel for a Breeze Brunch with Champy Bubbles + Vipul Arts Baubles! A perfect way to toast to Sunday. photo: Mike Diskin

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the slurpee: JDN PHOTOGRAPHY

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Sure there were some cool wines and hot vineyards on island, but we need to make note that the frozen waves are bACK! And this time, photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh launched two exclusive new SLURPEE waves at Samuel Owen Gallery! Here you’ll find LOST AT SEA (as seen above) and Beach Break Bliss below. Interested? Head over to 46 Centre Street to see them in person or contact Jonathan to inquire about more.

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the house: 48 + 49 WEST MIACOMET

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We wanted to reinvent the modern day open house with Windwalker William Raveis Real Estate on Wednesday of Wine Fest… so we brought together a fresh collaborative group of people to showcase one STUNNING home out on 48 + 49 West Miacomet. This gorgeous beach front property for sale is one of those incredible spaces you need to experience to really understand so we partnered with Sideboard Small Batch Events and the Ripe Life Wines and The Raw Bar Yoho for a beach house CLAMboree! It was quite possible the most beautiful night for a little clambake on the sand and when you add The Clambake Chardonnay and Mary’s Special Rosé Sangria, well then that was a recipe for success!

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the hinkley: BARTON & GRAY

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Our blACKbook member, Barton & Gray, launched not one, but TWO gorgeous Hinkley collabs this weekend! (And with boats this pretty, you know we just had to share!) They started with the unveiling of the White Elephant Hinkley, which is docked at the property all season long. (And guests staying at the hotel can book a trip out on this stunning picnic boat during their stay!) And on Friday, the Barton & Gray guys celebrated with island designer Audrey Sterk as they launched her bold and beautifully designed Hinkley with the B&G team! Both have totally made us insta-swoon!


the opening: SKINNY DIP NANTUCKET

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The New Summer Collective, THE SKINNY DIP, opened its doors on Saturday to a line waiting outside to see what this super cool collab space had inside! And with dozens of brands showcasing their wares (from Serena + Lily to N.Tuc Marche to Tucker Blair + beyond!) you can be sure to finds something for everyone at this fab sweet spot on 23 Old South Wharf! (learn more here!)

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the rosé: ROCK ANGEL

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It was a Sunday of Rosé like none other with the CRU Rockin’ Rosé Brunch with Chateau D’Esclans Wines! The place was pACKed and guests were savoring the full portfolio from Sacha Lichine while getting the new taste his rosé ROCK ANGEL… DJ Ryan Brown was spinning hot tracks all afternoon… and let’s just reiterate that this was THE PLACE to end the wine fest weekend with the view AND the crazy party!

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the scene: #ACKpartyhosts POP UP FASHION SHOW

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It was the Collab Of All blACKbook Collabs! We toasted to the opening of Samuel Owen Gallery Nantucket with an ‪#‎ACKpartyhosts‬ Pop Up Fashion show with all our blACKbook boutiques and incredible hair and makeup my RJ Miller Salon! The event raised money for the new Nantucket Cottage Hospital and we were sipping on Motto, Nativ Made cold pressed juices, Maple Water, Handlebar Cafe coffee and RESQWATER, all enjoyed alone or paired with Cisco Brewers Nantucket cocktails! Major shout to the RJ miller team and especially Lindsay Walsh for having such incredible vision! Much gratitude to The Raw Bar Yoho for the delish bites & big thanks to Joseph Ward aka LAYZBOY for spinning such fresh remixes all night! So grateful for Yellow Productions & JDN PHOTOGRAPHY for documenting the evening… (full photo launch to come… get a taste of the event with the video below!

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the monday: GALLEY BEACH

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And yes… after all that craziness, we ended with our toes in the sand, bubbles in hand (and French Fries in mouth!) as we savored the Monday on an (almost!) deserted Galley Beach… Until next year, my friends… this is the blACKbook recap.