When you’re on Nantucket… we know the only thing you really want more of… is TIME. And here at blACKbook, we are here to help you make the most of every moment on the island. That’s why we compiled this list of our favorite time hACKs… Yes, this information below will help you get to Nantucket faster, enjoy your time with family and friends for longer, give you ways to workout while enjoying Nantucket, and help you savor the best that our island has to offer by freeing up the one thing that no one can buy and everyone wants more of out here… TIME!
So Enjoy… a very special TIME HACK HOT LIST.
THE ULTIMATE NANTUCKET TIME HACK
HAND IN HOME
An ultimate time hACK with an extra set of hands — whether you need spa services, housekeeping or a kitchen assistant, Hand In Home is here for you. Mobile Spa offerings include mani/pedis, facials, waxing, and even eyelash extensions! Interested in consistent help around the home? Hand In Home offers personal housekeeping assistants available for either morning or afternoon shifts to ensure your home remains sparkling so that you can spend more time doing the things you love on Nantucket. If you’re hosting a dinner party and are in need of some assistance, the Hand In Home team offers day of services for your entertaining needs — from setting the table, to serving, to cleaning your space after a big event, these gals can cover all your “at home” needs. BONUS: they also offer babysitting service! Yes, say hello to Hand In Home, the fairy godmother of time hACKs!
TIME HACK: THE YOGA STUDIO THAT IS COMPLETELY SET UP FOR YOU BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
YOGA ROOM & HEATED CORE FLOW
If you’re on vacation trying to get your OM on, but don’t have room in your suitcase to pack that yoga mat, we’ve got the spot for you! The team at The Yoga Room has their beautiful space all set up with a Lululemon® mat and face towel ready for you to just sit down and breath in the sacred space upon arrival. They have even added ceramic-ceiling heat panels to their studio in the interest of offering a new heated format to their class offerings. Say hello to Heated Core Flow, a vinyasa flow class with added heat and humidity to warm muscles, prevent over-strain, and encourage detoxification. HCF also includes a series of belly-up core-work done in every class. This practice strengthens, balances and detoxifies your entire body and mind as you move through postures with connected breath. We love how Yoga Room classes are limited to 15 students so you can get hands-on adjustments and assistance while having the space to connect with your spirituality in every session. Don’t forget to savor every minute and soak up some extra silence in the 20 minutes before or after each class. Stop in for a single class at $28 or purchase a package of 10 classes for $195 — for those on island for longer periods of time, their one month unlimited is $185. Click below to sign up.
TIME HACK: THE COMPANY THAT CLEANS YOUR CAR WHILE ITS IN YOUR DRIVEWAY
GREY LADY AUTO DETAILING
It seems that our vehicles – you know, those precious things that cart us wherever we want to go in our Happy Place – take a Nantucket beating day after day. From sand to spills, coffee to condensation, to that pesky pollen, our cars can often use a little love. That’s where Grey Lady Auto Detailing comes in! Three things to note on this stellar time saving service. 1. They come to you. Yes, to your home or even your work so you can spend your days utilizing every moment while they clean and detail your car at your leisure. 2. This is truly a DEEP CLEAN of your vehicle. They’ll shampoo carpets, steam clean, and reach all those cracks and crevices in your dash and under your seats so that you can remember a long summer at Great Point from the photos you took, not by the sand left in your seats! 3. They have a loyalty program… so while the first clean may be a little more time intensive and an investment, when you schedule a regular cleaning with GLAD, the maintenance price becomes a set price for the rest of your appointments… so your whip can stay shining and sparkling all summer long! Call 508.280.5627 to book
TIME HACK: THE MOBILE SPRAY TAN SO YOU CAN HANG AT HOME WHILE YOU GET BRONZED
SUN TAN VAN
Talk about convenience – there’s nothing better than an in-home spray tan to give you that summer glow when Juneuary is still holding strong. With a pop-up tent that can fit just about anywhere in your home, the team at the Sun Tan Van brings their top quality organic mobile spray tan right to you. No need to venture out in the rain and risk getting those dreaded streaks we’ve seen so many times – this team sets up right in your house and in 15 minutes you can have the perfect glow for a wedding, event, or just because you need a little extra color in your life! Bonus: If you’re looking for a true time hACK, The Sun Tan Van offers a rapid version, giving you the flexibility to fit a spray tan into your day without having to wait the full half day before showering! Check them out here, or call (508) 221-7115 to book today!
TIME HACK: THE GUYS THAT MAKE IT SO YOU NEVER HAVE TO SIT IN LUNCH TRAFFIC
Summer time is short and sweet, meaning it is not meant to be spent waiting in traffic and long sandwich lines. The sunshine season and irritation do not mix — I don’t have time for it and I guarantee you don’t either. Enter Fresh to the rescue: they will deliver their sandwiches, salads, brews and booze right to your doorstep or even beach of choice. Save your beach time and maximize your Nantucket days with Fresh as they bring the sustenance right from Candle Street to whichever street you are on! Just download the Fresh Nantucket App, place an order, booze included (with proper identification), tell them your location and they will bring the fun to you. Rose, Bud Light, electric sandwiches, hot new merch, salads and even frisbees — you name it, they’ve got it all!
TIME HACK: NEVER STAND IN LINE AT THE BOX ON TUESDAY + WEDNESDAY
THE BOX WEBSITE
SAVE TIME… don’t wait in line! Make sure that you’ve got your tickets to all the coveted bands at The Box this summer! Now you don’t have to worry about getting in to see Blues Traveler, Andy Frasco and Ripe because you can purchase these tickets on The Box’s super easy to use website! Another subtle time hack… be sure to grab two drinks at a time and pay in cash at the bar to avoid spending your night behind all the Chads grabbing their vodka sodas. #CloseIt — Instead, spend your night tearing it up on the dance floor! Click below to get your tickets into the hottest live music venue on island!
TIME HACK: YOUR OWN PERSONAL SWIM COACH
SWIM WITH GRACE
A Concierge swim lesson concept? Yep, you’re hearing it with our girl SWIM WITH GRACE. This recent college grad has a love for the water and wants to share that passion with all that come to Nantucket… regardless of their swimming ability. Originally from Vermont, Grace offers her services to help kids and adults learn to swim and feel safe, comfortable and confident no matter the aquatic environment. She is fully trained as a Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard, with CPR/AED & First Aid certifications and will meet people of all ages and abilities anywhere on island whether you have access to a pool or want to soak up the salty waves. A coach, motivator and teacher all in one, Grace works with everyone from toddlers splashing it up poolside for the first time to triathlete’s looking to hone their technique with stroke work through the month of September. Be sure to spend some extra quality time with your kiddos with a “Daddy/Mommy and Me” lesson! Pricing can be found on her website where you can also easily reserve your session ahead of time. Website meets time hACK at its finest!
TIME HACK: THE WEBSITE THAT GIVES YOU THE VIDEO FOOTAGE SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO BUY A DRONE
NANTUCKET STOCK FOOTAGE
Thanks to Yellow Productions and their video stock footage, spare your time and effort by getting the video clips you need for your business from a talented team that has already taken care of the concept, pre-production planning, permits & set up. Yellow Stock Footage is a great way to get those beautiful video clips you’re searching for, all at an affordable cost. Film crew, gear, insurance, and editing a custom shoot can add up pretty fast, especially if you only need a few beauty scenes to complete your video or to bring your homepage to the next level…. By doing the leg work, Yellow Productions has taken the risk out of getting you that prime aerial footage… because what you may not know… is that an unlicensed pilot and companies can be fined thousands of dollars for illegal commercial drone usage. So let the talented professionals handle the effort and if you can’t find the time to browse the site, you can reach out to the team and they will send you links to clips that will best suit your project!
TIME HACK: TONE WHILE YOU TAN
THE BARRE BUS
A serene morning at the beach where you can get both your dose of endorphins and Vitamin D?? Yes, please! You know we’re always a huge fan of the barre before the bar… but the beach barre bus from FORME takes it up a notch. Breathe in the fresh salty air and get lost in the incredible surroundings of Nobadeer Beach while their talented instructors make sure you get an ultimate workout. Great for families and bachelorette crews alike, Forme’s custom built Pinzgauer is a barre studio on wheels, offering you and your squad your very own barre class on the beach or at a destination of your choosing. Reserve the barre bus for private parties so you can get some time in the sun AND work out with your friends, it’s a true win/win! Plus…after you get your sweat on, you are steps away from taking a refreshing dip in the Atlantic…so be sure to head out to Nobadeer Beach on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday for an 8:30 or 9:30 class, slay your pliés, and then stay all day on the beach. You don’t have to tone and then tan, now you can do both! Classes will also be offered on Thursdays starting in August. Click for full summer schedule.
TIME HACK: THE TIMELY WAY TO TAKE YEARS OFF YOUR SKIN
MICRODERMABRASION at RJ MILLER SALON
How can you take care of your skin and get results at a rapid rate? We’re talking 3-5 treatments, and we’ve got the skinny on the skincare time hACK that’ll take years off your face with RJ MILLER SALON! Microdermabrasion provides a deep intense exfoliation treatment that strips the outer layer of the skin. This treatment is used to target acne, uneven skin tones, dark spots, scars, and will also increase the production of collagen and elastin. Their machine is a unique system that is exclusively designed to use Sodium Bicarbonate which means NO DOWNTIME with little redness or irritation. A single treatment costs $175 with a package of 5 running $700. It is now also safe to treat your lips, eyelids, and under the eyes at $100 per session. Make your appointment by calling today 508.228.3446!
TIME HACK: WORKOUT + SIGHTSEEING + CISCO BREWERS ALL IN ONE
NANTUCKET BIKE TOURS
Grab a coffee at Handlebar Cafe before hitting your pedal to the cobble! Enjoy an energizing ride around the island with both quintessential Nantucket locales and hard-to-find spots with the crew at Nantucket Bike Tours. This interactive tour is our favorite eco-friendly mode of seeing all the sights and sounds of the island while simultaneously fitting a workout into your busy schedule. Plus….any tour that ends with a cool down libation at Cisco Brewery is a winner in our blACKbook. Click below for more details.
TIME HACK: THE FOOD TRUCK THAT MAKES EVERY CATERING JOB EASIER ON YOUR KITCHEN
THE IK MOBILE KITCHEN
This life changing food truck can solve all of your entertaining needs… don’t stress about your annual cocktail party by hiring everything out. This do-it-all Mobile Kitchen can handle events ranging from a 25 person brunch to a 250 person wedding party! Everything is fully prepared on the truck and contained so the team at Island Kitchen doesn’t even have to step foot in your kitchen! That way, when the party is over, you’ll be happy and savoring your downtime alone, and these guys will take the clean up with them. Not sure what you want to serve? Island Kitchen will help you create a menu to serve even the pickiest of eaters. And we love how they are able to travel with copious amount of IK ice cream. To book your IK food truck event today, email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org !
TIME HACK: THE FAST WAY FROM THE BIG APPLE TO THE GREY LADY
One of the best ways to travel to the Grey Lady from the Big Apple is Fly Louie, which offers the speed and convenience of private flights without the private flight price tag with individual seats at $595 each way! Well-appointed turboprop planes leave from the super convienent White Plains airport on Friday evenings and returning Sunday night between Memorial Day and Labor Day. By Flying Louie… you can still get in a full day at the office on Friday and make it to the island in time for dinner! Show up at the private terminal 15 minutes before departure and they’ll take care of the rest (BONUS: dogs are welcome!) If your plans change, they’ll adjust your dates and passenger names for free. Or, if Mother Nature has other plans for the eve of travel, Fly Louie will arrange make-up plans for no additional charge. Check out flights here and save $50 on your first flight when you use our promo code “HOLLY”.
TIME HACK: THE GUYS WHO MAKE MOVING A SNAP
YOUR FRIEND WITH A TRUCK
Let’s be honest… at some point we have all moved on this island… Whether you bought a property and are creating your Nantucket dream home or are doing the Nantucket Shuffle for the 21st time (yes… ahem… me!) we know that there is a major stress that comes with this often exciting yet incredibly daunting big shift. So instead of worrying about cashing in all your favors with your friends… or even worse… pulling your back out while moving your bed… call the guys at Your Friend With A Truck! This genius company takes all the work out of moving and helps you get from point A to B without all the anxiety. From small jobs around the rock to moving you from your hometown to the town of Nantucket… this is one time hACK service that you (and your body… and your friends… and your family!) will be so grateful for … time and time again!
TIME HACK: THE GIRL WHO CAN BECOME YOUR PERSONAL ORGANIZER
An organized home is a happy home and our girl Jill Magner, a local personal organizer, offers everything from general home decluttering to getting your closets, basements, attics and garages in tip top shape. If you’re moving, Jill offers assistance packing or unpacking each room in order to get it set for the movers. Once moved, Jill will unpack and set up your new digs while recommending supplies that will enhance the organization of each space. Looking to sell or rent your home? Decluttering goes a long way to get your space ready for a buyer or renter. Make sure you check out Jill’s services and get your space organized for this summer and every summer to come!
TIME HACK: THE GUY WHO GETS YOU FROM HYANNIS TO BOSTON FASTEST
ELITE CAR SERVICE OF THE CAPE
Ever get to the Cape and have issues with travel times when you want to get to Boston or beyond? Whether it be with the bus schedule not aligning with you ferry schedule or a flight that gets you in too early or late to catch the Plymouth Brockton, don’t let this inconvenience keep you waiting around longer than you have to. Take a ride in style to wherever you’re going with our pal Dennis of Elite Car Service. Dennis can take you literally anywhere in the Bay state (and beyond) and one of my favorite aspects of his service is he’s available to take you to and from your medical appointments in Boston. Gone are the days of sitting in traffic or on a crowded bus — relax and truly enjoy the ride with this black car service at an affordable flat rate without the ever changing pricing from ride sharing apps. Dennis’s new booking software even lets you quickly reserve your ride online so you can click to book and then quickly click that seatbelt as you head into America.
TIME HACK: THE MINUTE CLINIC
NANTUCKET COTTAGE HOSPITAL
This is one of those services we hope you never need to use, but we are so grateful it does exist. Nantucket offers a seasonal Walk-In Clinic that provides services for non-life-threatening conditions with no appointment necessary. Not in a rush to go to the ER, but also can’t wait for a doctor’s appointment? This minute clinic is the perfect option between the two.
TIME HACK: The Guy Who Waits In Line So You Don’t Have To
STAND IN SAM
While you’re laying down at the beach, let Sam do the standing and get you that coveted reservation at either Nautilus or Black Eyed Susan’s. Sam will be on Nantucket June 25th – September 23rd. Sam offers his time to stand in line so you don’t have to. Whether you’re dreaming of that Nauti poke salad or that Black Eyed’s tuna tartar, Sam can make your dinner goals become your reservation realities! Talk about one savvy teen. You can book your reservation through his website below…NOTE: he only offers one reservation per day so be sure to book early!