April 30, 2019
Every end of April we usually head to Nantucket for Daffodil weekend. This year I was sad to miss the festivities due partially to work. Going through old photos I realized I never shared this post from last year. Harry had just turned 6 months old and was mastering sitting up on his own. It’s fun to look at these pictures and see how much he has grown. He is now taller than Bennie when she sits.
Nantucket is beautiful year round, but I love how the pop of yellow from the thousands of daffodils planted around the island contrasts against the stark, leafless trees and typical grey skies that are unfortunately almost a daily occurrence this time of year. No matter how brisk it is, and it’s always brisk for Daffy Weekend, everyone on the island is out celebrating spring. I love seeing the shops dressed up with daffodil wreaths and yellow bows. My favorite part of the weekend is seeing all of the babies and pups dressed in their daffy best, as everyone crowds along Main Street to scope out the decked out cars waiting to drive to Sconset in the annual parade. The tailgating picnic after the parade is always a great time. People on the island go all out for their picnic setups! See a previous Daffodil Weekend post here.
I always have the hardest time packing for this weekend and ultimately for me comfort will always takes precedence over fashion. I typically pack lots of warm sweaters, raincoats, wellies, and comfortable walking shoes (always loafers). I usually sneak in a pop of yellow on the day of the parade. A simple sweater and a floral wreath is pretty much my go to. For Harry I couldn’t resist packing his best nautical sweaters. I loved the lobster outfit from Nantucket Kids that he wore last year. I took a look on their site to see if they currently sold anything similar and came across this sweater and pair of shorts. They have the cutest kids clothes.
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Those daffodils and classic striped shirts linked – perfect spring day 🥰
These pictures are the sweetest! It’s funny to go back in time, TBH 🙂
Years ago, I tore out a magazine article about the Daffodil festival in Nantucket. It’s been on my “to do” list since then. Your pictures remind me to get busy and make plans. Life is short — enjoy the flowers while you can!
Wise words! You have to plan a trip for next year. It’s a special weekend!
I just want to tell you that you have been inspiring me for years with your classic style. You remind me of my dear cousin whom is just so classy and understated like you are but always so beautiful and genuine. I really believe you have helped me in finding my own sense of style, inspired me to pursue quality always over quantity. I’m happy for you that KJP has taken off so well. 🙂 And that you have such a cute little boy. I bet you’re a great mom.