“Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wife…”

Hi everyone!! It’s been a while since I’ve been on the blog. The last time we spoke I was still in Switzerland, but now I am back in America and it feels good to be home! Emily and I were working hard to get the store ready to open so that’s why we have been MIA for a little while. The store is now open and looks beautiful…have you seen it?? Anyway, since we last spoke, the Easter bunny came to visit us and we had a very happy Easter. I hope you guys did too! Steve’s family was in town and they were kind enough to let me tag along on all the festivities. It started with a lovely brunch.








Then, we piled into cars and drove out to a beach where no one would be around because…we were going shooting! This was the first time Emily and I had shot a shotgun. I’d always wanted to learn and my wish finally came true. We were pretty terrible at shooting clay pigeons on the fly. But, we were able to shoot them when we made them a stationary target. I must say that it was pretty fun.





^^My turn!!


^^I looked a little bit worried there. These things are powerful after all!



^^Emily’s turn!



Spring Beach Campfire

We had the most beautiful weather this past weekend.  It was such sweet relief after a week of gloom.  So, we were left with no choice but to take advantage.  Steve’s family and our friend Tom were out visiting and we thought, “Well, we are on Nantucket – let’s go to the beach!”   We packed up the cars, bundled up and headed out towards Great Point.  It was pretty cold and windy but the sun was shining so we were happy campers. beachfire beachfire2 beachfire3 beachfire4We enjoyed our afternoon Motto!  Tom invented this drink.  It is delicious.  It’s changed my life and I have given up coffee.  I’ve posted about it before. Read the latest news about Motto in the Boston Business Journal!!
beachfire5 beachfire6 The double coat look. beachfire7The sledgehammer toss competition.beachfire8 beachfire9 beachfire10 The spectators.beachfire11Ivy doesn’t want to leave!
beachfire12beachfire13 So happy that we are getting closer to beach weather!  Nantucket, please warm up a bit!!

Getting ready to open Milly & Grace!

Spring has sprung.  That means it’s time to get the store ready to open! Over the winter we close up, clear everything out and freshen up the place. I also do all of the buying for the whole season. Every year April 1st rolls around and we start from scratch. Boxes upon boxes arrive daily and we fill the shop up with the goodies that I find over the winter. It feels like we are opening up a new store every year! It is so lovely to have the time to really think about the previous year – what worked and what didn’t and how can we make this next year better than last year.  Bring it on Year 5!  We have some fun new things in store for you!

We have a fresh coat of paint and brand new floors! season5 We are getting new fitting room curtains made – here is the fabric:season5aBlue and white is going to be HUGE this season. We are talking every shade of blue; navy to chambray! LoveShackFancy and Joie did blue & white in big way this spring.  season5c season5bBlack & White is also big for spring.  Digging this print from Joie.
season5d Tagging jewelry takes forever!!!!! season5e season5f I’ve been looking forward to these coming in! Might have to come up with a new cocktail inspired by this martini glass.season5g Karen Adams is coming out with some great new products! Here are some new designs:season5h Harry Barker, our new dog line arrived. We’ve done some product testing. Ivy approves.season5i Stay tuned! I’ll be posting more sneak peeks before we open on April 25th!