Spring has sprung and that means it's almost time for the annual Daffodil Festival on Nantucket. Every April, the streets of Nantucket are bedecked with yellow and green in anticipation of the Daffodil Weekend celebration held at the end of the month. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the festival. Friends and family will gather April 25-27, 2014, for a fanfare of picnics, parades, and dress-up competitions. It's a whirlwind weekend full of light, laughter, and excitement for the new season.Continue reading
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Cast your vote for one of these 60 photos selected from over 50,000 entries in the 11th annual contest.
Missing Jacket Case
The first green jacket was awarded in 1934, but was missing until last year.
The Real Colbert
Colbert is taking over for Letterman - but leaving his character behind.
'Mad Men' Art
AMC's Mad Men returns this Sunday, April 13th. Here's some of the show's notable artwork.
This is a guest post from Christina J.
With the mild temperatures, beautiful landscapes and historic New England charm that permeates Nantucket, it’s the perfect location for a professional golf tournament. While Nantucket hasn’t managed to secure a major yet, local groups continue their efforts to change that. Efforts to finalize a spot in the 2014 Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour fell through, but Miacomet Golf Course is hoping for a mulligan in 2015.Continue reading
Bobby Jones was known not only for being an amateur golfer who regularly beat professionals but also for his Grand Slam, which was his victory in every major golf championship a single calendar year. To this day, the feat has never been repeated, although Tiger Woods came close when he won four consecutive golf tournaments over two years.
Bobby went on to retire at the age of 28, and he co-founded the Masters Tournament as well as the Augusta National Golf Club. The Masters Tournament is held every year by the club, and Bobby Jones was one of the primary engines behind its success.
Enter to Win a 1 of 5 Free Sankaty Golf Jackets
We're giving away 5 of our Sankaty Golf Jackets this weekend.
Our Sankaty Golf Jacket is the perfect extra layer when there's still a slight chill in the air or the breeze is blowing just a little too strong. Cut with a little extra room, this jacket allows for full movement during your rounds - whether that's teeing off on hole 1 or grabbing a beverage on hole 19.
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Seersucker shorts are a classic staple of the American man’s summer wardrobe. We grew up running (and sailing) around in seersucker and still wear it to this day. It’s breathable, cool, and perfect for warm weather.
Although we love seersucker, we didn’t love the fit of most of the seersucker shorts available. Typically, they’re too baggy and boxy. Occasionally they’re way too short. We’ve spent the last few years perfecting the fit of our shorts are are proud to offer our Whaler Shorts: great fitting men’s shorts with attention to all the details. Order by 11:59pm EST on Tuesday April 8, 2014 and save $25 with coupon code FAVSHORTS.
Details • Made in USA. These shorts were made in an American factory to ensure top quality. Plus, you’ll be proud to wear a American-made shorts. • 9” inseam. This length typically keeps the shorts just above your knees - exactly where they belong. • 100% cotton. Seersucker is often made from a poly/cotton blend, but that doesn’t work for us. We’ve made sure this fabric is 100% natural cotton to allow for maximum breathability and the softest feel. • Nylon zipper. More durable and less likely to break than metal zippers. • 2 side pockets. Angled just right to give your arm a natural position when using, but not angled enough to allow items to fall out easily. • White lining. We’ve chosen a lightweight, solid white 100% cotton lining for these shorts. • Two buttoned back pockets. Keep your wallet in place in the pocket of your choice. • Striped blue and white pattern. This is the most common seersucker pattern, and for good reason. It’s simple but fun, pairs well with any solid shirt, and still carries a bit of summer sophistication.
These shorts come in two patterns: classic blue & white striped, as well as blue & white check, a slight departure from the typical seersucker pattern.
Click below and order by 11:59pm EST on Tuesday April 8, 2014 and save $25 with coupon code FAVSHORTS.
Photographer Michael Paul Smith Uses some pre-Photoshop tricks to create classic Americana scenes from miniature models.
It's not our recommendation, but if you've ever wondered what it costs to propose at the ballpark, here's your guide.
Style blog, Bowties & Boatshoes, highlighted these handpainted bats by Mitchell Bat Co. Find one in your team's colors.
Four "manly" lessons from minor leaguer Vance Albitz, infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals' AAA team.
This is a guest post from writer Martin Z.
“Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you (Woo, woo, woo) What's that you say, Mrs. Robinson Joltin' Joe has left and gone away (Hey, hey, hey...hey, hey, hey)”
Simon & Garfunkel 1968 song “Mrs. Robinson”
Singer-songwriter Paul Simon wrote the stanza in "Mrs. Robinson" as a tribute to Joe DiMaggio’s quiet heroism and unpretentious nature. Simon admired DiMaggio. So did I.
Like Simon, I was raised in the New York City area. In the 1970s, when I was a kid, DiMaggio was simultaneously a ubiquitous presence and the mysterious icon who was worshipped by baseball fans.
The bathroom is probably one of the last places one might think to put nautical decor but it is also the easiest. For the most part, most bathrooms don't have a lot of space for decorations. Although initially seen as a limitation, besides some of the more common floating shelves, there are subtle effects that can achieve splendid looking results. Here are some examples and inspirations for adding nautical bathroom decor. Continue reading