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  • Teaching Kids to Sail

    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

  • George Eliot

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    Mary Ann Evans, better known as English author George Eliot, was not a mother. In fact, she spent much of her highly unconventional life with a married man, inviting scandal and ostracization. Instead of raising a family, she devoted her life to the written word.

    That did not stop her from making startlingly accurate observations about motherhood, especially as relates to mothers and sons. This may have been because girls were less likely to roam far from their birthplace, and therefore their mothers did not tend to suffer the pangs of longing caused by sons that left for college or abroad. Nevertheless, Eliot's poignant musings on the maternal instinct and a mother's love would still prove familiar to most moms today.

    Many of her remarks involve the sweetness of babies and small children in their mothers' arms or on her knee. Others note that once a woman becomes a mother, she will remain so until she dies. Eliot's observations are not always warm or cheerful, however. She writes, for instance, that while women necessarily live for their children while they are young, they must begin to live again for themselves once their children grow up.

    Overall, this author's ability to remark upon a facet of human nature she never experienced proves her the powerful observer of humanity critics have believed her to be for more than a century.

  • Caught Adrift: May 8, 2014

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    Surviving Yolanda - A first hand account

    Nantucketer Terry Pommett was in the Phillipines for Typhoon Yolanda this past November. Read his story.

     

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    US Government guide to shirts

    Check out this guide to quality shirts, published by the US Government back in 1949. Most of it still holds true.

     

     

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    The Ten Best Sentences

    There's not much info about the parameters for picking, but apparently these are the 10 best sentences.

     

     

    4Oxford Exchange - Tampa, Fl.

    We've love to check out this establishment that features a bookstore, cafe, restaurant, "commerce club", and more.

  • Figawi 2014

    The Figawi Race, annually held over Memorial Day Weekend on Cape Cod and Nantucket, is the premier sailing event on the East Coast. Outside of New England, the Figawi may be a mystery to the general public. But, to real sailors, it is a treasured, not-to-be-missed event.

    Brief History and Folklore

    In 1972, three friends decided to have an informal race from Hyannis to Nantucket on Memorial Day. Signing on their wives and friends as "crew members," this first race involved three sailors determining who had the fastest sailboat. Continue reading

  • Mother's Day Gift Guide

    Mother's Day is arrives this Sunday, May 11th. It's time to show some appreciation for everything she's done for you over the years. She gave you rides to your tennis lessons as a child, (still) reminds you to get your elbows off the table, and always ready to listen. Make her day special with brunch, flowers, and a unique gift from Nantucket Brand.

    Check out our picks of gifts for your mom this Mother's Day.

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  • April's Lessons: Life with an Ex-Racehorse

    I grew up with horses. Thex-racehorseey have always been a part of my life. As a small child, I rode western because it's what my parents did, and it's all I knew. I was familiar with quarter horses, appaloosas, arabians and Tennessee walkers. My father was in the army so we moved every three or four years. I rode whatever horses were around. I was ten when we moved to Oahu, Hawaii and my world changed forever. It was there that I discovered English riding, more specifically the sport of eventing. The horses I rode in Hawaii were a motley bunch-- bored school horses with questionable heritage and a surly attitude, but they jumped! Continue reading

  • Southern Chic: Kentucky Derby Style

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    The Kentucky Derby brings to mind thoughts of galloping hooves, mint juleps, the Garland of Roses and "My Old Kentucky Home." However, what truly sets the Derby ahead of the pack for many is its elegant fashion tradition. Read on to learn more about how to execute spot-on Kentucky Derby style with a little help from Nantucket Brand. Continue reading

  • Caught Adrift: Week of May 01, 2014

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    Sailing 'Zulu' Nantucket - Tortola

    Robert Cocuzzo's story of an unexpected adventure for a crew including Brian Sager, a photographer we worked with.

     

     

    2FX's New 'Fargo' TV Show

    We loved the original Coen brothers' movie and just learned about FX's new 'Fargo' TV show via blog A Cup of Jo.

     

     

    3Colorado is in the South?

    FiveThirtyEight asked what states are in the south. See the results that questioningly included mentions of CO & AZ.

     

     

    4Want a 38 page bread recipe?

    The chef of San Francisco's Tartine Bakery published a recipe for his famous bread. 38 pages, but here's a short version.

     

  • Frederico Tesio

    Frederico Tesio, born in 1869, was one of the most important thoroughbred breeders in the history of the sport of horse racing. In fact, the Italian is sometimes known as the most important figure in the history of Italian horse racing.

    Tesio is an inspiration those who breed horses, as he was one of the first who tried to create an excellent sport horse using his intuition and his analytical mind. He used his intellect to improve the genetics of his racehorses, long before genetics were studied and understood. His breeding designs made history, and today, his process is called the Tesio Method.

  • Caught Adrift: Beach Cars

    From sunny California to snowy Nantucket. Check out these links we know you will enjoy.

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    Huntington Beach Woodies

    A gallery of woody wagons at Huntington Beach, CA. What's a more iconic beach car than a woody?

     

     

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    The Office Time Machine

    The Office super-fan, Joe Sabia, compiled a video of all clips of cultural references from the show's 10 seasons.

     

     

    3Uncomfortable Project

    Check out this collection designed by KK Studio. All items could be used, but not so effectively.

     

     

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    Spring Snow Storm with 80+ MPH Winds

    Is winter finally over? Check out the tweets and images of the latest storm on Nantucket on Storify.

     

     

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