A Midsummer Night in Tuscany

Yes, we really went to Tuscany. Okay not really…but it sure felt like we were there! Every year our club hosts a party for all the members to enjoy a fun evening of delicious food and lots of dancing. And for the past three years, my mom, Emily, and our friend Carole have been the party planners! They have so much fun putting it all together and this year they really knocked it out of the park. (And that is my unbiased opinion ;) )

There is always a theme to the party – last year’s was a Luau and this year’s was Tuscan! I was most excited about this theme because Italian food is my absolute favorite. And I pretty much ate my weight in spaghetti that night.

The night starts out with drinks, appetizers, and lots of mingling. Then, everyone moves into the tent for dinner and dessert. And once everyone’s tummies were stuffed, we all waddled onto the dance floor to dance the night away.


















Emily is known for her goofy – I mean, crowd pleasing moves!! So, if you ever find yourself on a dance floor racking your brain for a few new moves…you are welcome to borrow some from her. Watch and learn in this video below!

We always have such a blast and look forward to this night every year. I can’t wait to hear what next year’s theme will be. Mom and Emily…want to give us any hints??

Tim & Santi’s Welcome to Nantucket Party!

A couple of months ago, I picked up the phone and made a call to a guy in Virginia who I’d never met.  I asked him if he would be interested in moving to Nantucket to be Milly & Grace’s Director of E-Commerce & Brand Development.  It only took 2 weeks to seal the deal and then 2 weeks after that Tim and his husband Santi packed up and moved up to Nantucket.  Moving to a little island 30 miles out to sea is no easy transition and I was so touched by Tim’s willingness to take a chance on me & the store, that I wanted to throw them a little party to welcome them!

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The dessert table!  Our mom Patty is known for her immaculate party planning skills (She is also sometimes known as “crazy crazy matchy matchy party lady”) and she helped with the design. And Caroline did too!   Allison, Caroline & I just try to keep up and hope that she rubs off on us!!


Introducing Santi & Tim!


Tim & his bevy of Ott girls!


 Tim is known for always sporting a bow tie with his perfectly coordinated outfits.  (We think he might have been an Ott in a past life).  So that became our party inspiration and we even had bow tie cupcake toppers made!


The Party details!!  Of course I had to get the 100th Anniversary Blue Ball Heritage Jars to match our color theme! You can find them here!


Party Shots: Friends & Fun!


 Courtney & Jason were impressing us with their dance moves as the night went on!


Tim & Santi have only been on Nantucket for a couple of months but they are settling in quite nicely!  I think they may know more people than I do!  This is mostly attributed to the fact that they both have the biggest hearts and the most infectious dispositions.  When you meet these guys you can’t help but want to get to know them! Welcome Tim & Santi!  We are so happy you are here!