Nantucket By The Sea

If I had my way I’d be spending a week in August staying in this absolutely beautiful Nantucket wharf cottage. The interiors of this “boat house”, built in 1900, were done by Gary McBournie, known to many as a man who specializes in coastal casual design. The family that owns this house has a larger home in town and use this as a place to hang out before and after boating. Rumor has it they’ve had some fabulous cocktail parties after races. At high tide if you are sitting on the deck sipping a cocktail you can hear the waves lapping against the floor boards. My idea of heaven.

Gary McBournie on The Sent

Gary McBournie on The Sent

Gary McBournie on The Sent

 

Gary McBournie on The Sent

Gary McBournie on The Sent

Gary McBournie on The Sent

Gary McBournie on The Sent

Gary McBournie on The Sent

Gary McBournie on The Sent

 

Simple Summer Style

I have started and then set aside at least 10 posts in the last few weeks. I was trying to tackle some meatier topics, but alas I have “summer brain” and can’t seem to get anything done. For now you’ll have to be satisfied with some fabulous summery images. All things that have me inspired… read more

For The Home: Updated Upholstery

Just a quick sneak peek of how thing are coming along over at our place. I know I am obsessed with a “before and after”. I was thinking you all might be too… It’s hard to believe this banquette had such a drastic face lift. I’m having a real moment with anything velvet. I was… read more

Health and Wellness: Grounding

As I took a pause from much of my social media and blogging in the last month or so I have been exploring different ways to relax and recharge. With children in elementary school, the month of May can feel turbocharged and slightly out of control. Frankly, it left me feeling totally wiped. To get out… read more

Great Deals: The Perfect White T-Shirt

It feels like each and every spring I am hunting for the perfect white t-shirt. For $7.90 you can’t beat this simple white t. I completely lucked out when I grabbed this beauty as I headed to the register at Zara. I was panic shopping for a friend’s 40th (that same night!) and walked away… read more

Interior Design: Hamptons Heaven

Those who know me well know that I am completely enamored with old homes. There’s something about the sentimental charm of a place that has been well lived in that really appeals to me. This Brideghampton house, featured in the June issue of Elle Decor, was originally built as a farmhouse in the 1840s. In the… read more

Great Read: The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead recently won the Pultizer Prize for his novel The Underground Railroad, and after finishing the book I can tell you it was well deserved. It had been some time since I read a book about slavery in the United States. This book immediately made me realize that while I understood all the horrors we… read more

Great Non-Profit: Abilis

Being a local, I often get asked about the many non-profits here in our area. Abilis, a non-profit that has been in Greenwich for more than 65 years, is one of my absolute favorites. Abilis serves those who are disabled – and their clients have a range of disabilities from autism to down syndrome. The most amazing… read more

Awesome Artist: Natsumi Hayashi

If you need a little pep in your step this Monday morning, Natsumi Hayashi’s photos are sure to help you feel lifted. With a camera, tripod, and the 10 second timer she captures herself in incredible positions. It’s hard to believe she almost never has any help, and doesn’t use Photoshop or rigging systems of… read more

Great Business: Glimpse Guides

Over here at The Sent we are starting to really understand the value of travel. Getting away allows you to learn, gain perspective on your day-to-day, and to relax. When your kids are young, sometimes you limit travel because it feels safest to hunker down at home, or choose vacation locations that are easy to… read more