If you have never been to Nantucket during the 4th of July you are really missing something special. The island is full of activities with islanders and visitors alike showing their patriotic spirit in true fashion, Blue Beetle fashion especially. It all starts with a Firecracker 5k road race in the morning, bright and early to beat the heat!
Blue Beetle Fashion
Main Street comes alive mid-morning in preparation for the annual town water fight with the fire department spraying their hoses all over the street to kick it off. Everyone gets involved with whatever water dispenser they can find. I don't think there is a dry person on the entire street!
Anticipation of the Main Street Water Fight
Water Fight in action!
Main Street Festivities
Blue Beetle showing our USA!
Every year thousands of beach-goers blanket Nobadeer Beach on the South side of the island - this year there were over 7,000 people. We were happy to see lots of people wearing our new Island Love Tee! As you can see this beach is right by the airport which makes for good viewing.
The day ends with a beautiful sunset - perfect setting for fireworks!
We hope you can make it to Nantucket next year for the 4th of July! If you do, please stop in and say hello.
~ Beetle Crew
If you happen to find yourself on Nantucket please stop by and join us for our Annual Jude Connally Trunk Show on July 9th and 10th from 10am - 5pm.
Jude's modern dress collection features lively prints paired with soft silhouettes that balance simplicity with sophistication and comfort with luxury.
Whether you need a little pick-me-up or you’re relaxing under the sunshine, Jude wants you to live life to the fullest and feel amazing while doing so.
All of her dresses are manufactured right here in the U.S.A. on a luxurious, easy-to-care for fabric. No dry cleaning necessary; just wash and wear. It’s really that simple.
So don't miss out! Come on in join us for this fun event and treat yourself to these fantastic designs!
- Beetle Crew
The Nantucket Film Festival was a huge success last week, a blockbuster of an event in its 20th year. This year there were over 75 full length and short films, as well as panel discussions and morning coffee sessions with writers, producers, and directors. Movie-goers and film enthusiasts were in their glory as they could literally go from movie to movie listed on the schedule that spanned almost a full week at four great venues – The Dreamland Theater, Starlight Theater, Bennett Hall, and the Nantucket High School. There was even a screenwriter’s tribute this year at the Siasconset Casino. At the end of the week every one was able vote on their favorite movie; this is providing they had tickets…most movies needed a reserved ticket in advance as it was one of the busiest weeks ever. This year’s Audience Awards went to Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" for Best Narrative Feature, Ron Davis’ "Harry & Snowman" for Best Documentary Feature, and Eric Rockey’s "Pink Boy" for Best Short.
The island was packed for the festival and was a nice prelude into the Fourth of July week where it will get even busier. The weather for most of the week was beautiful and people were out in full force and conversing on Main Street as the summer crowds usually do when they see familiar faces. And of course there was lots of shopping! We saw lots of hip fashion all week long on women young and old alike sporting their Blue Beetle style and love for Nantucket with their ACK Outline Necklace and Coordinates Collection ION Bracelet . When the sun went down and the cool air and fog rolled over the Grey Lady we saw a lot of our Cashmere Capes around town. These are also great for your chilly neighborhood theaters when many of the Nantucket Film Festival movies come to your town.
For information on the Nantucket Film Festival and keeping up with the news for next year, visit their website at Nantucket Film Festival.
We're already looking forward to next year’s event! But in the meantime we have a busy summer schedule of events, so stay tuned for more exciting news, pictures, and highlights.
Have a stylish day!
- Beetle Crew
P.S. We're looking forward to our upcoming Jude Connally Trunk Show on July 9th & 10th from 10-5. Don't miss out, come early, stay late!
After a long and cold winter, who could wait for Daffodil Weekend? We certainly couldn’t! It’s the time of year when Main Street wakes up, stores re-open and windows boxes pop with lots of color. It's that special weekend when it feels like spring has finally arrived.
The traditional weekend antique car parade marks the beginning of spring for islanders and visitors alike. This is a wonderful prelude to the dog parade and tailgate party out in Siasconset. The Blue Beetle was in the spirit of the weekend too. Our window were filled with pops of yellow; including raincoats, scarves, and fascinators. Our popular Daffodil charm bead flew out the door. The weekend was a success, the rain held off and fun was had by all.
Here are some of our favorite Daffy moments...
Peep Covered Car
Our Yellow Rain Coat
Daffy Bead Bracelet
Yellow Hand Bag
Main Street Fountain
Our Beautiful Daffodil Window Boxes
We are now gearing up for Memorial Day and Figawi. If you happen to find yourself on Nantucket please stop by our store at 12 Main Street. We would love to say hello.
- Beetle Crew