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Nantucket, the ultimate summer destination is a tiny island of Cape Cod, Massachusetts known for its unpainted cedar-shingle homes, cobblestone streets and stunning beaches. While we can't all be able to visit this unique island during the short summer months, it's just as good in the fall (maybe even better in our opinion). Read on for everything you need to know about Nantucket in the Fall, from where to stay, what to do and the best restaurants to dine in. 

1. STROLL THROUGH THE CHARMING TOWN

I think the biggest difference in fall vs winter on Nantucket is the amount of people. Less people means more relaxation. No one wants to feel like a herd of cattle, especially while on vacation. We experienced no waits at the raved about restaurants, less crowded beaches and plenty of activities to do. While there were many weddings going on while we were visiting it felt like we really had the quaint little town to ourselves. We enjoyed strolling through the cobblestone streets, window shopping and admiring all the beautiful homes while enjoying the relaxed nature of being on "island time".

2. DINE AT ONE OF THE AWARD WINNING RESTAURANTS

It's not a trip to Nantucket without a visit to Cru. With delicious lobster rolls, caviar and quite possibly the freshest raw bar on the island we highly recommend this restaurant with one of the few killer views of the water. You must try their crucumber cocktail, refreshing and delicious! 

During the day we rode bikes to 167 Raw, which many locals told us had the best lobset roll on Nantucket. I'm sure you can tell from the above photo that we were not disappointed. It's a simple food truck that's based in Nantucket during the summer/fall and Charleston for the rest of the year. We just might have to plan a Charleston trip to get our lobster roll fix in the winter! They have a great outdoor space with picnic tables, umbrellas and you can purchase beer/wine from the little market.

Another favorite restaurant that came well-recommended was Provisions. Ideal for whne you're craving red meat after you've over indulged on seafood, although we can really never get enough. Here the food is best enjoyed shared, we split the burger and a couple of sides leaving very satisfied. And of course the cocktails were definitely above average.

We found ourselves wanting to continue going back to Tree Bar, "the coolest outdoor bar on the the island" the vibe here is relaxed, with reggae playing in the background and Sunday football on the tv and an actual tree in the center of the small bar.  The food here was truly something. Among the dished we tried the spicy tuna roll, the mussels and the tacos were all noteworthy, can you tell we went here more than once? 

3. EXPLORE THE ISLAND BY BOAT

Explore the island by boat via Endeavor Sailing! Arguable the highlight of our trip, amazing views, great photo opportunities and you can bring a bottle of wine! Only $60 a person and so worth it! 

4. BIKE TO CISCO BREWERY

You can spend a whole day at Cisco Brewery! From live music to fresh seafood and great craft beer there's something for everyone. We enjoyed the bike ride just as much as the atmosphere! 

5. VISIT THE WAUWINET HOTEL

The Wauwinet is one of the nicest accomodations on the island. Breathtaking views, beautiful decor and amazing service makes for an unforgettable stay. You can eat at Topper for a wonder seafood meal on the bay!

We always love checking out NY NOW in hopes of finding new treasures, notice any of the leading trends throughout the home, lifestyle and gift show and make a true NYC getaway out of it. Nothing better than being in the big city and checking out the latest styles for our brand new showroom coming in October! Alongside NY NOW debuted a new type of tradeshow called Shoppe Object, a semi-annual independent home and gift show that we checked out as well. Neither disappointed, we had a blast and found some new goodies you all will love! Scroll down for some things you can look forward to see very soon!

Shoppe Object, NYC

Shoppe Object, NYC

NY NOW

NY NOW, NYC

NY NOW, NYC

NY NOW, NYC

One thing we know for sure this summer is that Tie Dye is most definitely in. We’ve seen it in clothing and in the home decor category as well. Bringing back our 90s nostalgia and DIYing days we’ve decided to jump on board!

Close behing tie dye clothing, fun and trendy wallpaper has been a leading trend among home decor and interior design enthusiast. What better way to completely transform a room than with fun wall paper? Perfect for a kiddos bedroom, playroom or den. These tie dye wallpapers make it easy!

Tie dye is back on the design scene making waves in the fashion industry, and these radical tie dye wallpapers are bringing the revamped style to the home in a modern, zestful way. Punchy, vivid colors inspired by acid washes are elevating tie dye and making it look fresh for its comeback this year. The bright colours of these murals move away from garish festival colour combos of centuries past, and into a lush style that feels rejuvenated with currently coveted colors.

These daring wall designs by MuralsWallpaper have been created using ice, rather than the expected tied cloth pieces. In this method, dye is dusted over ice as its sitting on the fabric and then left to work its magic as it melts. The result is something a bit different from traditional tie dye that makes the iconic look more liveable for a home.

The dye designs for these wall murals were created by hand to hold on to the organic, hand-crafted appeal of tie dye. The reason that many suspect tie dye and custom-made murals are exciting the design world right now is that people want something more one-of-a-kind for their wardrobe and home.

This collection is ideal for daring decorators with a passion for color, flair and the bold. But even homeowners who would usually be very safe and minimal with their interiors can seize this chance to embrace the joyous return of nostalgic tie dye, with a now more high-design identity.

Love it or loathe it, tie dye is back in a big way.

Shop these fun wallpapers here.

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