Snapshots from the holidays!

Nothing beats the holidays when you are together with family.  Like the song goes… It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  And we love spending it on Nantucket.

The gangs all here! Thanks for coming all this way Allie!  It would’t have been the same with out you.

Christmas preparations! magsandwrapping

Christmas Eve red ticket drawing – A Nantucket tradition! redticket

Our friend Jason was announced as the new honorary Mayor of Nantucket!  His girlfriend Courtney, Lady Mayor.  Congrats!! nantucketmayor

Christmas Eve dinner at Pazzo! (We promise we didn’t plan for our outfits to match!)ladiesxmaseve

Christmas Morning! snapshots3

Steve making jokes :)snapshots4

A Christmas stocking for Ivy of course – that spoiled little puppy! snapshots2

Being an LA girl these days, Allie has missed the snow.  She was so excited it snowed on Christmas morning!allie

Homemade cinnamon rolls made by Allie – it’s tradition!

The girls are ready for Christmas dinner! thegirls

The Christmas tablescape was designed by Patty with items from Milly & Grace!  Mom, you’ve outdone yourself this year!
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Christmas Dinner with the Hollisters! We feel so lucky that when Steve and Em got married, our family friends became family.  This is our 3rd year celebrating Christmas on Nantucket together.  snapshots6

Ivy being cute. As usual. ivy

Nantucket in the wintertime. dogwalks

Ivy got a new crate for Christmas – Steve set it up and thought it would be a good place to nap.SteveincrateLike every year, it always goes by way too fast .  Until next year!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to each and every one of you! We are so happy that we were able to ring in the New Year together and we are so excited for what 2014 might have in store for us.  The New Year always feels like a fresh start. It’s when you think about the resolutions and goals you have for the year to come. But, while we think that is important, we also think it is important to reflect upon everything that happened in the previous year. It reminds us to be thankful for both the good times and the hard times. One of our favorite things about this blog is that it documents our lives and it makes it easy for us to reflect upon the previous year. So, we took some time to read through our blog posts from 2013 and reminded ourselves of the year we had.

To start, we launched Milly & Grace Girls!  Yay! One of our best decisions of 2013. We love this blog dearly! And we are so grateful for everyone who follows along and encourages us to keep blogging. It wouldn’t be the same without you guys. So, thank you!



Launched the Milly and Grace online store 


Explored Martha’s Vineyard 


Went to the MET for the first time 


Went to the annual summer party at The Westmoor Club and taught everyone her famous dance moves 


Got a puppy and fell in love with her


Created her signature drink – The Pink & Gray




Became a member of SAG


Said goodbye to Sprinkles Cupcakes to begin a new chapter in her life


Dyed her eyebrows


Talked about what it’s like to be a middle child 


Reviewed several movies


Began the series called Same Page Monday and had all of us cracking up



Enrolled in a life-changing class taught by Tom Shadyac and, thanks to Tom, had a major realization


Moved to Switzerland to study abroad


Traveled to many places around Europe including Milan, London, Paris, and Amsterdam.


Went canyoning and hiked the Swiss Alps



Grew out her bangs and then chopped off her hair




And that’s about it for 2013. Bring it on 2014!

We hope that your new year is filled with so much happiness and joy that you won’t even know how to handle that much happiness and joy!  Happy 2014!

Happy Birthday Emily

Today, is a very big day. Because our Emily turns 30!!! That’s right…no more twenties for her!


And it’s the first time since Caroline was 8 years old that she gets to celebrate Emily’s birthday with her because Caroline was always stuck in school across the country on December 14. But, not this year! So, she and our mom convinced Emily to let us throw her a big party to celebrate her. Because, my goodness, that girl deserves to be celebrated.

She is the oldest of the three of us and has always been a role model for her little sisters. She was the first to learn how to ride a bike,  to read, to write, the first to go to school…

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the first to graduate high school…


the first to graduate college…


and the first to follow her dream…


And therefore set an example for us and showed her little sisters that following and living your dream is possible.  Which is exactly why Allison is out in LA following her dream of becoming an actress and why Caroline believes in her dream of becoming a wedding planner and wants to start her own business.

She is the most determined, hardworking, caring, and selfless person we know. She can accomplish anything she sets her mind to. She moves a million miles a minute. (It’s amazing to watch. We don’t know how she does it. She proposed the idea of her store and then painted, decorated, bought inventory, and set up shop all within 2 months. We’re telling you…a million miles a minute.) She is always helping someone else or thinking of someone else before herself. And we can only hope that we can grow up to become just like her one day.

She has been there for each of us every step of the way – supporting us, giving us advice, and loving us unconditionally.

We know that not every group of sisters out there can say this, and so we feel incredibly lucky to be able to say this…but the three of us are best friends. And we couldn’t imagine it any other way.

photo1 Words cannot accurately describe how much we love you and look up to you, Emily. We are so proud of you and are so lucky to call you our older sister.

So, here’s to celebrating you all day long! Happy birthday sweet sister!