Style destination: Nantucket
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White Elephant Inn
The White Elephant inn is the perfect spot for a relaxing long weekend getaway. Small details, such as complimentary bike rentals (the island has bike paths everywhere), pre-mapped jogging routes and wine and cheese at happy hour, made my stay feel extra special. If you’re planning an extended vacation or travelling with a group, opt to stay in the residences, which have an upscale seaside feel. 50 Easton St., whiteelephanthotelreservations.com.
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This sweet shop is filled with tableware, textiles and home decor accessories that feature a modern East Coast aesthetic with bold colours and graphic patterns. 15 Washington St., trilliumnantucket.com.
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Milly & Grace
There aren’t any big box stores on the island of Nantucket, which makes for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience – literally. Just off Main Street, you’ll find the decidedly feminine, ivy-covered shop Milly & Grace. Leave some room in your suitcase to bring home a few lovely things for someone special – or just for yourself. 2 Washington St., millyandgrace.com.
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I was determined to have a fresh lobster roll (a New England staple) while in Nantucket, and Boarding House serves up one of the best with a side of crispy fries. If lobster rolls aren’t your thing, come to enjoy the intimate atmosphere and the simple farm-to-table dishes that will leave you feeling full and happy. 12 Federal St., boardinghousenantucket.com.
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Topper's at The Wauwinet
Located at The Wauwinet, a dreamy inn by the sea, Topper’s offers a delicious seasonal menu with lots of fresh seafood options and an impressive award-winning wine list boasting 1,450 varieties. Enjoy your meal on the terrace for a romantic view of the bay. Reserve a spot to coincide with the setting sun. 120 Wauwinet Rd., wauwinet.com.