We received nearly 100 suggestions of what to name our newest madras when we asked for your help last week. Over 15 names were actually recommened twice. Here are a few of those (click to see all the name suggestions):
Grey Lady Madras
Ocean Blues Madras
Bar Harbor Blue
Blue fish madras
Whale Tail Madras
We've decided to narrow it down to the top 5 suggestions agove. Let us know what you think by adding your vote on our Facebook page. The new name will be used for our new men's madras shorts, which will be the newest item in our madras clothing collection.
Summer is coming and it's time to make sure you've got yours shorts ready. We've got seersucker shorts in blue, green and pink. And soft twills in colorful honey dew green, pink, and light blue as well as traditional khaki, navy, stone, and white. There's even some madras shorts.
We're trying something new. We've got new men's madras shorts in the works and we want your help naming our new pattern! In the past, we've had Newport Madras, Mackinac Madras, and others. Take a look at the photo of the new pattern and let us know your suggestion. Hopefully, you can give us the name of our latest pattern in our madras clothing collection. Leave it in the comments here or just head over to the Nantucket Brand Facebook page and leave a comment.
Daffodil Weekend is this weekend on Nantucket. It begins today, April 27th, and runs through April 29th, 2012. You may not know much about it, but the festival began in 1974 and has grown to become one of the most popular spring events on Nantucket, making it a great time to visit our island. Over three million daffodils bloom each spring and they are put to good use in brightening Nantucket. Daffodils are used to decorate beautiful antique cars which form a parade starting on Main Street and driving out along the daffodil lined Milestone Road to 'Sconset for a big picnic. Store Fronts in town get in the spirit with daffodil themed window displays.
Although not everyone can make the trip, we're celebrating the upcoming weekend with some Daffodil Deals for you. Save on yellow and green polos, daffodil doorknockers, and more. See all of our Daffodil Deals now.
We had some issues with our website's server yesterday. We apologize to anyone that ran into any trouble. The site is working again now. If you happen to run into any problems, please let us know, but we think everything should be fine today.
Each month, we give away a $50 gift certifcate to one lucky customer that leaves a product review on our site. Unfortunately, we've been having some trouble getting in touch with March's winner since there was no contact information included. Our winner is "Charisse", who left a review on our Madras Strapless Dress. Charisse, please email us to claim your gift certificate. Everyone else, be sure to leave a review for a chance to win this month's gift certificate.
It seems that we missed this news when it was announced a few weeks ago. JetBlue has announced that they will be operating flights from Boston to and from Nantucket beginning May 17th. This will be a seasonal service that will run through September 4, 2012. There will just be one flight daily each direction.
JetBlue has offered flights from Boston to/from Nantucket since 2007 through a partnership with Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines. However, this new service will be operated directly by JetBlue. It looks as though that partnership still exists. When searching for flights through Boston, there are flights to/from Boston offered by both JetBlue and Cape Air.
The JetBlue planes will be quite a bit bigger than the Cessna 402s that Cape Air uses. I know a lot of people get a little nervous when getting on the Cessnas, but I actually like flying on smaller planes. Have you flown to Nantucket? What's your preference?
Betheny Frankel recently was seen wearing one of our Strapless Madras Dresses on her Bravo TV show, Bethenny Ever After. We're very excited to see our dress on TV and are happy that Bethenny seems to like it. You can see more photos of her wearing it at on the Bravo TV site as well as on the blog, HousewifeStyle.com.
Our madras dresses are always popular, but this has made them even more popular than usual. We are nearly sold out now, but still have some left in both our strapless and halter style dresses. New color patterns and styles will be available later this spring. Join our email list to be be among the first to know when the new dresses are available.
Happy Leap Day
It's February 29th today - the day that only comes along once every 4 years. While we think this should be a holiday, we can't do much about that. However, we can offer you extra savings. Save 29% when you enter the code LEAPDAY at checkout today only.
Note: This sale cannot be combined with other discounts. Midwest and Colonial Candle Items are not included. Discount does not apply to previously placed orders.