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  • 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.

     

     

  • Caught Adrift: Madras

    View these great posts about all things Madras.

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    Bill Murray on Madras and Moonrise Kingdom

    Bill Murray discusses Madras Pants and his film, Moonrise Kingdom, while wearing madras pants (of course).

     

     

     

    2Madras on Ice? Preppy Cocktails

    The NY Times' Rosie Schaap visited Nantucket last summer and was reminded of the timelessness of preppy drinks.

     

     

     

    3Patchwork Madras' Rise in Popularity

    Madras has been popular since the 60s, but has been around much longer. Why the sudden rise in popularity?

     

     

     

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    Madras at Nantucket Whaling Museum

    Our Montauk Madras Dress was featured at the Nantucket Whaling Museum's Foggy Facts & Fictions exhibit last year.

  • Caught Adrift: Seersucker

    Can you wear seersucker to a wedding? What is seersucker day? Check out some of these seersucker related links we think you'll like.

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    Searsucker Restaurant

    Brian Malarkey creates a New American Classic restaurant named after the simplicity of the seersucker fabric.

    2Seersucker Suit at a Wedding?

    A question many ask is, can I wear a seersucker suit to a wedding? Check the video inside to see the answer!

    3Seersucker Day

    Watch the Seersucker Day in the south of France.

    4Sen. Bob Dixon

    Sen. Bob Dixon shares why he started participating in Seersucker Wednesdays.

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