Milly & Grace Top 5 For Book Fest!

Emily’s Top 5 Picks

For Book Festival

Need It  & Read It Edition


Calling all Book Lovers & Fashionistas!  It’s the Nantucket Book Festival this weekend and Emily Hollister, owner of Milly & Grace, is bACK this month with a special Top 5 Picks: The Need It & Read It Edition. Each pick is matched with a beautiful book all sold at her ivy- covered boutique located at 2 Washington Street!



Need It: Parker Multi-Colored Maxi

Read It: The Cocktail Club by Maureen Christian – Petrosky

You will be the inspiration for a new romance novel in this bright and colorful maxi dress by Parker. Emily says “It’s the perfect summer island dress! The classic maxi style allows it to be for day or night and its colors make it flirty and fun! Pick up a copy of The Cocktail Club while you’re here at the shop! This gorgeous, colorful book is full of recipes and tips for spirited tasting parties and would look great on your kitchen island or wet bar!”

 Need It: Mason Martini Shaker & Muddler

Read It: Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails by Eric Prum & Josh Williams

Shake it up here at Milly & Grace by getting the Mason Jar Shaker & Wooden Muddler. The classic design of a ball mason jar is now in a martini Shaker form and every bartender needs a muddler to make their signature fruity summer cocktail. Emily recommends a copy of Shake too! “It will give you a new perspective on cocktails and give you some inspiring recipes to sip on and entertain with this season!”

Need It: Glass Water Bottles

Read It: The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes by Erin Gleeson

These glass water bottles are a feast for the eyes and the earth! “In an array of colorful silicon sleeves, these bottles are 100% reusable and recyclable and so much prettier and eco-friendly than a plastic water bottle. This drink-ware is 16oz of pure fun and pure GREEN,” proclaims Emily.. Bikers, shoppers, and readers could all use one of these for a day of fun on Nantucket. The Forest Feast, a book full of simple vegetarian recipes from the author’s cabin in the woods, is the perfect companion with these nature conscious bottles!

Need It: Rebecca Taylor V-neck Dress

Read It: Simply Stunning Parties at Home by Karen Bussen

Emily’s Sister and Milly & Grace Girl, Caroline, is an aspiring event and wedding planner so naturally she is looking perfectly prepped & planned out in this Rebecca Taylor dress. “A sophisticated, but easy look makes it beautiful from head to toe, especially with these Splendid sandals to polish it off. Make sure to check out this Simply Stunning Parties book before you plan your next soiree! Find recipes, ideas and inspirations for the most creative entertaining in the pages of this darling coffee table accessory.”

Need It: Harry Barker Dog Treats & Toys

Read It: The French Dog by Rachael Hale

Now even your puppies can feel pretty and polished at Milly & Grace with this new line of dog treats and toys! Harry Barker gives your pup healthy treats in beautiful reusable tins as well as fun, durable toys. These new products are perfect for the Milly & Grace pup Ivy, especially since it was her Birthday last week.

 Always Need It: Cashmere Fringe Ruana

Read It: Ample Hills Creamery by Brian Smith & Jackie Cuscuna

Emily’s Mom Patty always knows how to rock the Milly & Grace best-seller -The Ruana! This fringe style goes with almost anything and all the colors are like a Reading Rainbow! Throw on a Ruana when it’s still a little chilly at night before you go and get your fix of ice cream! While you’re snACKing, read all about Ample Hills Creamery: Secrets & Stories from Brooklyn’s Favorite Ice Cream Shop! Not on island? You can get the Ruana at their online boutique in many colors and styles! Get YOURS by clicking here! 

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Have a great Book Festival, Nantucket!


Photographs, Story Design and Concept by Tim Ehrenberg with Brand New – Nantucket


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