30 Miles Blog
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May 23, 2014
The Best Seersucker Shorts?
Our seersucker shorts are consistently among our most popular items and we believe we make the best seersucker shorts around. This is testament both to the timeless, classic style of seersucker as a summer style, as well as the quality of our product.
We take everything into account when making our shorts, starting with 100% cotton seersucker fabric. Many seersucker fabrics are a cotton/poly blend, which makes them less breathable - one of seersucker's best qualities. No matter the color or print, we always make sure to use 100% cotton seersucker in our shorts.
May 23, 2014
Get a Free Hooded Sweater with your Montauk Madras Dress order
Expires May 31, 2014
It's that time of year for madras dresses. Perfect for summer cocktail parties, shopping in town, or evening strolls. A staple of Nantucket style, the madras dress has reached classic status far beyond the shores of Nantucket.
Madras dresses have been one of our most popular items for years. A previous style of our madras dress was even worn by Bethenny Frankel on her show a few years ago. We currently have one madras dress style available: our Montauk Madras Dress. We've improved every part of the dress since and our very proud of the final product.
May 16, 2014
We're excited to announce our brand new, limited edition, 2014 Figawi Burlap Print. We partnered with Maine's Fiber & Water on this hand made print. Our designer created this spiffy new graphic featuring a sailboat and the 2014 dates for Figawi weekend. Fiber & Water has taken that graphic and made it into an awesome new print on all natural burlap material. Each print features a white matte and a rustic brown driftwood frame. We're only producing a limited number of these 2014 Figawi prints. The first run should be ready in about 2 weeks. Pre-order yours before before Figawi and save $15. Be sure to check out the rest of the nautical burlap prints on our site.
May 15, 2014
The Figawi race takes place over the entire Memorial Day weekend to celebrate the start of summer. This annual race from Hyannis to Nantucket is all about sailing, with well over 200 boats taking part, but the weekend also includes a charity ball, parties and other social activities. While the name Figawi is widely recognized, it's a little less known how it actually originated. The name is surrounded with folklore, with two completely different stories on how it came about. Continue reading
May 14, 2014
John Masefield Sea Fever Quote
"I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking, And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking."
-John Masefield, "Sea Fever"
John Edward Masefield led a rich and interesting life - journeying from his native England to the United States at the turn of the century to work in a New York carpet factory before the ocean called him back home again. Continue reading
May 12, 2014
Wondering where to begin your venial journey at the Nantucket Wine Festival? We've got you covered. Spanning five days from Wednesday, May 14 through Sunday the 18, this year's gala includes offerings from dozens of restaurants and scores of participating wineries. The result? A high-class mishmash of food and spirits you won't want to miss.
Personally, we're partial to the events with nautical themes. Roughly translated, that means piles of seafood ... with elegant wine pairings, of course! Continue reading
May 8, 2014
This article was contributed by LateSail.com, where you can find a wide range of sailing advice and the best deals on discounted bareboat charters.
There’s no doubt about it- sharing the pleasures of sailing with your children is an incredible opportunity for family bonding. Simply the idea of spending the day (or overnight!) on a boat can be a thrill for kids of any age; when they’re young they can just enjoy the views and sea breeze along with everyone else. As they get a bit older the real fun begins; they can learn how to actually sail the boat. Continue reading