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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Your Events... Promotions... Special Offers...

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A sale? A contest? An event of any kind?

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(via Nantucket Weddings Unveiled)
Nantucket Film Festival- June 19-22nd

For over ten years, the Nantucket Film Festival has been renowned for its eschewing of Hollywood glamour and its focus on the substantive art of screen writing. The festival boasts independent films, celebrity panels and readings and the annual screenwriters tribute. This is truly an up close and personal look at the way a story is told in film. Great for star sightings too!

Boston Pops on Nantucket - August 8th

Rated the best summer event each year on Nantucket! If you can only come to the island once this year this is the weekend to come. An amazing experience for everyone in attendance. Purchase your tickets and pack your picnic basket, this beach concert is like no other. What more can you ask for!!

Sandcastle & Sculpture Day - August 15th, Jetties Beach

The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts (NISDA) will hold the 35th Annual Sandcastle and Sculpture Day. Over 50 sculptures will emerge from the sand on this August afternoon. A late-summer ritual for some, families and teams return year after year to vie for top honors.

Nantucket Race Week - August 8-16th

Nantucket Race Week is hosted by the Nantucket Yacht Club and the Great Harbor Yacht Club to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing (NCS), a non-profit, educational organization that provides affordable access to sailing and water sports to the public. Now in its fourteenth year, NCS served over 2000 sailors last year, providing free equipment and instruction through many community outreach programs, including sponsoring and coaching Nantucket’s High School Sailing Team, offering scholarships to year-round island youth, running informal sailboat races for all levels and teaching adaptive windsurfing and rowing clinics for disabled athletes. This is a spectacular event to witness both in the water or on shore.

Opera House Cup Regatta- August 16th

The Opera House cup is a cherished tradition on Nantucket. This is the finale of sorts to race week and is an all-wooden, single-hulled classic boat regatta. This race attracts some of the most breathtaking sailboats in the country. Walk the docks in the boat basin to take a closer look at these amazing boats.

Nantucket Fall Restaurant Week- September 27- October 4th

Enjoy a week of culinary extravaganza showcasing Nantucket’s superb restaurants with special menus and price points. Highlighted events include an Opening Gala and Nantucket Junior Chef competition!

Nantucket Christmas Stroll Weekend - December 4-6th

Nantucket is particularly enchanting during the holiday season, when New England’s finest traditions come alive for the Annual Christmas Stroll Weekend. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive to the island via a Coast Guard vessel and ride up Main Street in a horse-drawn carriage accompanied by the Town Crier. Carolers in Victorian costumes, bell ringers, student choirs and other musicians perform on the Main Street stage as well as stroll through town performing, all the while visitors can enjoy Nantucket’s unique shops and restaurants.
(via Nantucket Weddings Unveiled)


Thursdays at 8pm
June 18th - July 23rd
Theatre 68 @ 5419 Sunset Blvd.
tickets at
info line 888.227.2285

(via one of the performers!!! The Un-bride)


Brooklyn's Bridal Beauty Bar at the Pop-Up
Thursday-Sunday June 18-21

Come by this weekend for the latest bridesmaid collections by
Amsale, Thread, Coren Moore

Cool bridal gowns for recessionista fashionistas

Meet the ladies behind Tigerlilly, try on brand new Lela Rose shoes, Bride's Head Revisted veils, Gerard Yosca jewelry (special discount), Paul Smith men's attire and more. Bridal flowers courtesy of Blade.

Special events (you don't want to miss them) include:

Diamonds & Cashmere
White and Warren and Adorn Brides showcase cashmere wraps and diamond rental jewelry all day Saturday

Dashing Diva Manicures
Complimentary on Saturday from 2-5pm
Gold Coast Ice Cream treats on Saturday from 1-3pm

Father's Day "Father of the Bride" Screening
Sunday at 12:00, 2:00pm, 4:00pm
Complimentary popcorn and Boyland sodas

Appointments to try on dresses are available. Please call 212.327.0100 or email for an appointment for bridal or bridesmaids.

Hours: Thursday and Friday 1-8pm; Saturday and Sunday 1-6pm


Jimmy Choo at H&M
November 14, 2009
via Perfect Bound


The Edible Local Garden
via Martha Stewart
June 27 - Sept 13, 2009


The Renegade Craft Fair
Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago...


Which Goose
Comb Sale!!! (Plus Bonus for Bloggers)


The Shabby Chic Cottage
"Chalkboard Party"
(it looks pretty cool...)
enter by June 24, 2009


Giveaway From Gourmet Invitations ~ Custom Seating Chart
(via Style Me Pretty)


Trisha Fay of The Beautiful Garden Boutique is celebrating her second year on Etsy by offering 20% off all orders of 2 items or more.
Ends June 30, 2009
(via Perfect Bound)



Ocracoke's Independence Day celebration
Annual 4th of July parade, sand sculpture contest and fireworks

Art Walk
Open studio tours, meet over 40 Ocracoke artist!
September 26, 2009 10 - 5 free shuttle. Reception for the artists at the community center on hwy 12 Friday night 6-8 with live music!

Annual Halloween carnival and spook walk
Ocracoke School

Ocrafolk Festival fund raising concert
Friday Nov. 27th 2009 7:30pm
at the community center on Hwy 12

Wassail Party
December (tba)
Ocracoke Preservation Museum


2009 Calendar
Barn House Events

8-10 Early Buying - $3
10-2 - Free Admission

May 9 - Season Opening
July 18 - Flea Market
August 15 - Willow Nest & BH
September 12 - Fall Harvest

Open for events only:
21607 NE 242nd Ave
Battle Ground, WA 98604


Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
6th Annual House & Garden Tour
• July 17, 2009, 11:00 AM - 4:00PM


Towne Cellars Wine & Liquors
460 County Road 111, Ste 13, Manorville, NY 11949
The gateway to the South Shore and to fine wines and spirits.

Always 15% off cases of still wine.


Indie Wed
A Unique Wedding Show & Market
Jan. 30, 2010


Save 25% on the entire order June 11 - 22, 2009
Erin Gallagher Jewelry
via The Wedding Workroom


"Sales of Interest"
via Monograms & Martinis


Nordstrom Sale
via coco+kelley - twitter


Dirty Blonde Cocktails - Free Tasting!
When: Saturday, June 13th
Where: BevMo!, Chandler, AZ from 12-3pm
and BevMo!, Glendale, AZ from 12-3pm


June 10-14
"Yart Sale"
Auburn and Ivory


Emilia Jane said...

Thank you!

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

Emilia Jane! You are my first "event!"

Best of luck. Knock em dead!

Lindsay said...

I agree, love covered in fur with paws and a tail is my personal favorite. :)

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