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  • Meet the Model: Erin On and Off Duty

    Posted 02 September 2016

    Meet Erin, Tuckernuck friend, avid golfer, and model from our September Lifestyle Guide.We often pull our friends, friends of friends, and family to “model” for us in our Lifestyle Guides. After all, we’re most inspired by those around us who embody the fun, fresh personality of Tuckernuck.

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  • Style: How to do Shirting From Work to Play

    Posted 23 August 2016

    There was a time when there was a clear divide between your work attire and weekend getup, but these days just one shirt can take you from a Thursday meeting to a Saturday outing. We recently caught up with Adam and Toby, busy co-founders of a quickly growing technology company in the heart of D.C. They show us how two stylish professionals wear their favorite Tuckernuck shirts on and off the clock, blurring the lines between work and play dressing.

    A busy schedule calls for a blazer I can take on and off as the situation (and temperature) demands.

    This shirt was also a great choice for an  Annapolis sail because of its relaxed feel. Plus, it’s cool and comfortable, especially with shorts.

    For D.C. summer days, I like a shirt that’s light and breathable. It’s pretty nice that I can wear this chambray both to work and over swim trunks.

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  • The Roundup: Sophie's Team Colors Picks

    Posted 05 August 2016

    The competitions are kicking off  and the opening ceremony is tonight, so our Creative Director, Sophie, rounds up her favorite patriotic pieces for the viewing party you may be hosting or attending. Let’s help the U.S. bring home some gold with a little red, white, and blue team spirit.

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  • Travel: Emma's Hamptons Guide

    Posted 04 August 2016

    Family-run, the Round Swamp Farm Market is a Bridgehampton gem offering fresh produce locally grown and delicious homemade baked goods and prepared dishes. Pop in for a fresh blueberry muffin that will melt in your mouth or grab some Gazpacho and Mexican Dip (made daily) as an afternoon snack. You can’t go wrong!

    If you’re looking for a laid-back but happening spot for dinner and summer cocktails, Moby’s is your place. Dine outside under white string lights at picnic tables and enjoy the rustic, market driven menu sourcing from the best farms of the North and South Fork, and Montauk Day Boats. Ideal for groups, Moby’s menu features their signature Neopolitan-style pizzas, cooked in a wood-burning oven with fresh, house-made mozzarella.

    Who doesn’t want to wind down a busy summer day with live music and an evening picnic? Have a glass of Wölffer wine or cider by the glass and snack on a charcuterie plate while watching a breathtaking sunset with friends and family at The Wine Stand. Be sure to bring a blanket and beach chairs if you plan to stay a while (which we know you will!).

    Wide with fine sand and strong wave action, Ocean Road Beach is ideal for an action packed summer afternoon. Make sure to wander the side streets en route to the beach for some serious landscape eye candy.

     

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  • The Roundup: Sophie’s Accents with Bohemian Allure

    Posted 29 July 2016

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  • The Roundup: Maddy's Pop of Red Picks

    Posted 23 July 2016

    We’re always looking for inspiration on how to take an outfit from boring to “bravo!” in just a few seconds flat. So we asked the ever-classy Tuckernuck founder Maddy if she had any tricks up her sleeve.  Here, she picks out red-hot stunners she’s reaching for again and again to turn it up a notch this summer. See her round up of wow pieces that can really set a look on fire.

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  • Style: Margot Does Scallops for Day and Night

    Posted 19 July 2016

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  • Travel: Sophie's Honeymoon Packing Picks

    Posted 18 July 2016

    Our Creative Director, Sophie, recently got married, and she and her new hubby honeymooned in Southeast Asia. She’s a bit of a packing pro, so we asked her  which key pieces she brought along on her adventure (and why).

    When I pack for a trip, I make sure everything fits into a color scheme. This trip I brought mostly navy, turquoise, and white. Getting dressed was a cinch!

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  • Style: Meet the Designer Behind Devon Baer

    Posted 13 July 2016

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  • The Roundup: White Hot Summer Looks

    Posted 08 July 2016

    White doesn’t have to make for a bland outfit. In this weekly roundup, our Creative Director picks her favorite white pieces and pairs them with some neutral and gold accessories. The result? A look that is anything but ordinary.

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  • Living: Discover Jeannie's Horse Country Estate

    Posted 06 July 2016

    The crisp green and white color scheme, structured boxwoods, blooming tulips and countless ornaments found on the designer’s European travels placed throughout the gardens make you feel as if you’ve entered the English or French Countryside.

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  • Roundup: September's July 4th Packing Picks

    Posted 27 June 2016

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  • Style: Meet the Designer Behind our Exclusive Blazers

    Posted 23 June 2016

    I was always having trouble finding just the right blazer. I like everything to be cut long, because I think that's the most flattering fit on women. After not being able to find many choices in the market, I set off to design my own (again)!  Because it's summer and I think everyone needs a fabulous linen jacket, I make the blazers in a linen blend (linen blend because while I love linen, the wrinkles drive me crazy).  But  Most blazers have front welt pockets...but who can fit anything in there and it's way too awkward to put your hands in them! Our side pockets give you the feel (and functionality) of jacket pockets.  They are fabulous!
    Like a classic cape, the perfect blazer is essential to every woman’s wardrobe. I think of this simple piece as a blank canvas to be styled any way!
    The Skinny dip is a collective of curated men's and women's brands from around the country (and world) that have strong ties to New England but have not necessarily been seen on Nantucket before. My two partners and I (Sara Rossi and Milicent Armstrong) were sensitive to the fact that we wanted to bring something fresh and new to the island.

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  • The Bucket List: Check Spring Off!

    Posted 20 June 2016

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  • Entertain: Virginia Gold Cup

    Posted 06 May 2016

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  • Style: Chaia Tacos

    Posted 28 April 2016

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  • Style: Flared Denim

    Posted 05 April 2016

     

     

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  • Behind the Scenes: Sophie's March Lifestyle Guide Inspiration

    Posted 21 March 2016

     

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  • Living: Jocelyn's Tribeca Renovation

    Posted 23 February 2016

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  • Style: September's Winter Work Wear

    Posted 10 February 2016

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  • Entertain: Sophie's Bridal Shower

    Posted 04 February 2016

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  • Style: Dubarry Galway Boots

    Posted 31 January 2016

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  • The Bucket List: Ice Skating

    Posted 05 January 2016

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  • The List: What's on September's Holiday Wish List

    Posted 21 December 2015

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  • The List: What's on Maddy's Holiday Wish List

    Posted 11 December 2015

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  • The List: What's on Sophie's Holiday Wish List

    Posted 30 November 2015

    Sophie's Wish List

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  • Style: Jocelyn's Winter Pairings

    Posted 27 November 2015

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  • Style: A Look We Love

    Posted 23 November 2015

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  • Style: Halloween DIY

    Posted 30 October 2015

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  • Style: Inspired by the Steeplechase

    Posted 23 October 2015

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  • Style: The Aran Fisherman Sweater

    Posted 06 October 2015

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  • Entertain: The Best Chili Ever

    Posted 24 September 2015

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  • Arnie's Army

    Posted 17 August 2015

    My only memory of my grandfather is a brief video clip - Robert Blair Rinnier caddying for Arnold Palmer on ESPN Classics. Never having met him in person, I’ve always been curious to learn more about him. Strange to know that he and someone as famous as Arnold Palmer were so close.

    Coincidentally, about a year and a half ago, a huge Arnold Palmer fan who would later become my boyfriend (we didn't know each other at the time) wrote a letter to Arnold Palmer, expressing his honest admiration and gratitude for the king of golf. Not expecting anything in return, Michael was beyond excited to receive a note back from Mr. Palmer along with a signed autograph.  

    A week or two later Michael and I ventured out on our first date, and Michael used his Arnold Palmer story as an easy icebreaker. Needless to say, it didn't take much to win Michael over after sharing my own personal connection to Mr. Palmer. A year flew by, and without my knowing, Michael decided to write Mr. Palmer another letter to share the news that he was now dating his caddy's granddaughter. Within a week, Mr. Palmer had invited us to come to visit him at his home in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Giddy as we'll ever be, we road tripped to Latrobe, ecstatic and eager to meet the living legend.

     

    Upon our arrival, we were greeted and made to feel right at home, as if we were the Palmer grandchildren. It was fascinating to see, touch, and ask questions about the countless golf and historical memorabilia that adorns the walls of Mr. Palmer's office, home, and golf club. Mr. Palmer shared many stories of my grandfather with me and even had a huge picture of the two of them on his wall. We laughed together when I learned that my grandfather had actually rigged the caddy pairing system to become Mr. Palmer's caddy in the first place but that they went on to win many tournaments together, including the U.S. Open. The day unfolded with Mr. Palmer and his wife, Kit, giving us a tour of their home, treating us to a delightful lunch at the club, and even taking us for a 9-hole spin around on their golf cart. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Grayson Wedding

    Posted 31 July 2015

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  • Tuckernuck Travels with Sophie

    Posted 28 July 2015

     

     

    Sophie's Croatia Itinerary

    1. A few days in a tiny town on the coast called Drasnice. We enjoyed the white pebble beaches and lack of other tourists. Most visitors to the town were Croatians who grew up going to Drasnice with their families for the summer.

    2. A day in Dubrovnik. This ancient walled city has marble sidewalks and is perched on a gorgeous cliff on the coast.

    3. A couple days in Hvar. Croatia has many beautiful islands that are scattered across its coastline. We went to Hvar and its eponymous main city for some great meals and cool oceanside hangouts.

    4. A few days on the island Vis. This tiny island was closed off to tourists as a military base until the 1990s. The island is still relatively undiscovered and maintains its old-world charm. There are two ancient industries there: wine and fishing, so needless to say the dining experience was amazing! This is where Adam proposed, but it would have been my favorite place we visited either way.

    Sophie's Italy Itinerary

    1. A few days in Bologna. Despite the "feels like" temperature of 120˚, Bologna was quite an amazing experience. We welcomed delicious ragu after a few too many octopus and whole-fish meals on the coast, and toured the city by the enchanting covered promenades.

    2. A few days to hike Cinque Terre. This portion of the Italian Riviera is made up of 5 beautiful towns perched on the rugged coastline. The rigorous hike that connects the towns took us about a day, with a stop for a snack in each breathtaking village. My vote for the most charming town is Vernazza, and we were lucky enough to stay there for a couple nights!

    3. A few days in Lake Como. When looking for a place to stay on the lake, there were several towns to choose from, and all were equally tempting. We chose, in my opinion, the best one: Varenna! Most towns are easily accessible by the ferries that frequently traverse the lake, so we spent our days hopping from one town to the next, and we spent our evenings dining by the water in Varenna. There's a spectacular hike to the top of the mountain above the town Menaggio... half way up we were gazing down onto sea planes touring the lake. On the top we could see the entire lake and into neighboring Switzerland.

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  • Productivity with Meg Biram

    Posted 16 July 2015

     

     

     

    1. Have a planning session with yourself (and team if you have one) each month and each week so you can get all of your projects in order.

    2. Pick the most important task you need to do each day, and do it first — before you check your email!

    3. My email trick I learned from Suzannetouch it once. Meaning if you don't have time to respond or deal with an email, don't even open it, wait until you DO have time to deal with it, and THEN open it. This way you only touch it once

    4. If possible, keep your Mondays clear. This I learned from Mandy. Basically, don't schedule any meetings, lunches or project deadlines for Monday. Keep it clear, so you can dive into projects, check things off your list, and get everything together for the week without distractions. This makes Sunday evenings so much less stressful!

    5. Use my GSD notepads collection of course!

     

     

     

     

     

     

    " The older I get the more I want to continue creating a more thoughtful wardrobe. My style is mostly neutral — lots of black and white — but with a few crazy patterns and colors just to keep things interesting. Even though I prefer neutrals, I like them to have a little edge and personality. I also like items that make a statement and are comfortable. Living in DC I wear a lot less heels and a lot more flats! "

     

     

     

     

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  • Organize a Tennis Round Robin

    Posted 06 July 2015

     

     

     

    Click the score card to save it for yourself! 

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  • THE BUCKET LIST: Summer Strawberry Picking

    Posted 15 June 2015

    We've officially checked off the first Summer Bucket List Challenge of 5! We are ready for our next adventure: Paddle Boarding.

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  • THE BUCKET LIST: Our Seasonal Inspiration

    Posted 01 June 2015

    The Seasonal Bucket List is a tradition that started in our office. Inspired by all the activities that each new season brings, we decided to keep an ongoing bucket list on our office wall of fun things we wanted to do in the coming weeks. We invite you to get the most out of every season too by adding our adventures to your list. Some of you may have even noticed the list in your packages from Tuckernuck!

    Here are a few photos of how we tackled the list in spring! From sending that hand-written note we've always meant to send, giving the perfect toast, to making the perfect mint julep, it felt pretty good to check the items off our list.

     

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  • HOW TO: Master the Mint Julep

    Posted 01 May 2015

    Ingredients:

    • 3 ounces bourbon
    • Mint leaves
    • 1 1/2 ounce simple syrup (equal parts water + sugar)

    Instructions:

    In a julep cup, muddle mint leaves. Add bourbon, simple syrup, and crushed ice. Garnish with mint and serve.

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    1. BEHIND THE SCENES: the Spring 2015 Catalog

      Posted 29 April 2015

      We have way too much fun during our photo shoots... Take a peek at our behind the scenes video, shot on location in Washington, DC.

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    2. SPOTLIGHT ON: Saint James

      Posted 22 April 2015

      Photos from: A Piece of Toast, Gal Meets Glam, Covering the Bases, College Prepster & Design Darling

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    3. SPOTLIGHT ON: Haute Papier

      Posted 27 March 2015

      On a recent field trip to their studio to hand pick our selection of paper goods, we were instantly overwhelmed by how cheery and welcoming their work space is. From colorful ribbons and specialty papers,to sophisticated accessories and heavy machinery (fun fact: the letterpress machine weighs 1 ton ), their studio is truly a creative individual's mecca. What's also hard to miss is their team's passion and dedication to their work, which is apparent in the quality of letter press printing and fine paper goods they produce.

      Browse our collection of Haute Papier goods here. 

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    4. STYLED BY: Kelly of "Kelly in the City"

      Posted 23 February 2015

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    5. ARTS & LEISURE: Foster's Boston Series (shot with a camera we all have)

      Posted 18 February 2015

      Taking iPhone photos can be a tricky and frustrating process, but when conquered can be one of the most exciting tools to have. Mastering that little camera in your pocket will take some time, like anything else, but here are some of my favorite apps that come in handy every time!

       Manual Camera: Both experienced photographers and first timers can rejoice over this one. A powerful, yet wonderfully simple, app that allows the user to control every setting or leave it to the phone when taking a photo. If you want a photo brighter, you can switch the phone into full Manual and set your settings as you'd like. For myself, used to shooting with my DSLR, I feel at home. But this is especially amazing for anyone looking to learn the basics of photography. The app isn't free - but for $1.99 you can unlock the full potential of that stellar camera you've got (Available for Android as well). 

      VSCOcam: A free app with some lovely editing treats hidden inside. Looking to craft that nostalgic feeling from the photos on your phone, like looking through boxes of your Grandparent's old photo albums? This is the app for you. Chalk full of filters to play with, and extras that can be purchased in-app, you can stamp the feel you're looking for on your images and fine tune them to your liking. Big recommend on this one! 

      Armed with your phone and some trusty apps anything is possible. Here's to all the memories you'll save & share!

      Happy shooting! 

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    6. BEHIND THE SCENES: Maddy's Trip to NYC

      Posted 13 February 2015

      Top Image: Radegast Hall & Biergarten I Williamsburg, Brooklyn
      3. Walk through Central Park in the snow to the Frick Collection from the Museum of Natural History.
      4. Fun group dinner with friends at Caribbean themed Norman's Cay in the Lower East Side. Awesome Painkillers (the signature BVI tropical cocktail) and Jerk Chicken. 

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    7. SEND HAPPINESS: The UrbanStems Story

      Posted 09 February 2015

      Looking for the perfect bouquet, but just not sure where to get it (& fast)? Enter UrbanStems...

       
      How it works: If you are in D.C. or NYC all you need to do is head to their website, select one of their beautiful seasonal bouquets (all in the $35-$55 range), and checkout. In roughly an hour, you will receive a text message from a bike messenger containing a picture of the bouquet that was dropped off for your lucky flower recipient. 
       
      Why we're obsessed: We'd venture to say that there aren't many people out there that don't love that feeling brought on by a random flower delivery. With UrbanStems, you guys out there no longer need to worry about which flowers to avoid (i.e. carnations...). Creative mastermind and head of customer happiness, Lissa, hand designs each bouquet, ensuring it's quality and perfection. Any one of their arrangements is guaranteed to cheer someone up.  

      Fun & Impressive fact: From the time a flower is cut on the farm until it heads out for delivery in D.C. or NYC is a mere 48 hours. 

      Pictured Above: Co-Founders Jeff and Ajay, along with Head of Customer Happiness (and flower designer), Lissa, in their sunny office at the Wonderbread Factory.

       

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    8. CREATIVE GIFTS FOR HIM: How to assemble your own clever Valentine's Day bundles

      Posted 04 February 2015

      If you're serious about your Blackberry-typing, reservation-making, dirty-dish-washing man in charge, a pair of timeless handmade shoes is a knockout gift. Handcrafted in Maine, these Horsebit Loafers go as well with a crisp suit as they do with jeans and a blazer. Throw in the "Sugar Daddy Giftset" from our favorite online candy store Sugarfina to make him chuckle.

      1. Classic Loafers: Rancourt Horsebit Loafers $340
      2. Sugarfina: Sugar Daddy Giftset $25

      Does your man enjoy a good night's sleep and a lengthy, Saturday morning breakfast in bed? Royal Highnies are the ultimate gift, made of 400 count pima cotton, ideal for weekend lounging.

      1. Royal Highnies: Softest Boxers Ever (2 Pack) $78

      An outdoorsman needs his gear! This warm fleece is the perfect piece to wear under his waders on his next fly fishing trip. Top it off with a Bluefish Needlepoint Hat and an endearing card to drive home the theme.

      2. Fleece: Olive Fleece Jacket $129

      Plan your next date night by taking him to see his favorite hometown team in action. Even better... gift him the tickets in a new monogrammed leather wallet.

      2. Tickets: StubHub!

      For the ski bum who rocks vintage onesies on the slopes, a retro inspired Smathers and Branson needlepoint belt with an 80's classic ski flick is a sure win! 

      1. Smathers and Branson Belt: Ski Tricks Belt $165
      2. 1980's Ski Movie: Aspen Extreme $10

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    9. CREATIVE GIFTS FOR HER: How to assemble your own fun Valentine's Day bundles

      Posted 04 February 2015

      Bold shoes are always a fabulous gift. She'll feel special every time she receives a compliment and proud to say who the clever someone is that gifted them to her. Pair the loafers with a flirty card (keeping with the theme) to make her weak in the knees. 

      2. Bold Shoes: Bluebird Loafers $230

      Show her the love by sending flowers from a local florist and gifting a black-and-white photo in a colorful frame. If you're feeling extra thoughtful, you can top it off with a small monogrammed necklace. 

      1. Elegant Local Floral Arrangement: Urbanstems (DC, NYC) from $35
      2. Picture Frame: Geometric Colorful Frame $45
      3. Monogrammed Necklace (order by Friday 2/6!): Small Round Gold-Tone Locket Necklace $50

      A wine themed gift is a nice gesture that you know will be put to good use. Pair a good bottle with an embroidered tote she can use for her next social outing and some unique coasters that fit her taste.

      1. Bottle of Red (Whole Foods!): 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Freemark Abbey $44

      Does your lady appreciate bubble baths and beauty sleep? If so, super soft pajamas and a scented candle pair nicely for an indulgent gift. If you feel extra generous, present her with a 60 minute massage certificate at a local spa. 

      1. Pajamas: Marigot Pajamas $115
      2. Scented Candle: Florence Candle $38
      3. Massage: Aveda Massage from $79

      A cookbook from our favorite homemaker Ina Garten with a gift certificate for a couples cooking class is a thoughtful, romantic combo. It's also a big win for you! Don't they always say, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." ?

      2. Cooking Class (places we've tried!): Havens Kitchen (NYC), Culinaerie (DC)

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    10. BEHIND THE SCENES: Meet the Models Behind the Resort 2015 Photo Shoot

      Posted 16 January 2015

      Meet Emmy, mother of two gorgeous island girls and the older sister of Sophie, our creative director. She answers a few of our questions below:

       
      What did you love the most about growing up in the islands? I didn't really know there was any other way to live, and looking back, that is kind of awesome. We didn't have malls and most of the time cable TV or even electricity was not available for one reason or another (sometimes the reason was a hurricane). So we spent a lot of time outdoors and in the ocean. We learned about the sea and boats. When we were little, we'd go boating almost every weekend. During the summer we'd sail at sailing camp and play at the beach all day, or go camping on deserted islands. 
       
      What is it like to raise kids in the islands? It's the best thing ever! I can't imagine having to dress a three year and one year old in layers of warm clothes every time we want to go outside. I love that they can be barefoot and in diapers all year round. It's an easy 2 minutes to the beach so I can tire out the kids - naptime is always easy after a trip to the beach.
       
      You've lived in the states for college and for a few years after. What are the things about the mainland that you miss the most? (We beg you to answer this question, mainly to make ourselves feel better about our lives. Thanks.) The fresh produce and amazing grocery stores! I literally get teary-eyed when I walk into a Whole Foods if I'm visiting the states. Ahhh the beautiful aisles of healthy, fresh food right at my fingertips! The bakery, the great deli - oh my! Also, any type of furniture or antique shopping. We don't have much of that here, and hardly any online stores ship here.
       
       

      Meet Lauren, the island girl who now lives in Las Vegas (she was smart enough to stick to the warm weather at least). She and Sophie caught up over the holidays in the Virgin Islands. She answers our questions below:

       
      What was your favorite part of growing up in the islands? It's funny... that's the question I get asked the most when I meet people, and it's the hardest to answer! In my head, I think "What's not to love about growing up surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and 80 degree weather year-round?" But how do you say that without sounding like a jerk?!
      Honestly, I don't think I realized how lucky I was to grow up in the Virgin Islands until I went to college. From afar, growing up in St. Thomas looks the same as growing up in any small town or community on the mainland. Everyone is so tight knit and friends aren't just friends, they're family. But the lifestyle and the culture of the VI is unparalleled. We played outdoors year-round, we went boating to different islands every weekend, we experienced hurricanes; from the day we were born, we developed a sense of adventure and fearlessness. I think our parents' attitudes and experiences had something to do with it, but our surroundings definitely encouraged it.
      What is the first thing you do when you arrive back home? Hug my family and take a shot of Cruzan Rum, which is conveniently served to you at the entrance to baggage claim. Ha! Seriously though, after the shot rum, I get to the beach as soon as I can. There's a simple slogan that sums up that first feeling of being back at the beach, "ocean air & salty hair." Nothing can really beat it.
      Favorite restaurant on St. Thomas? Thirteen. The restaurant has amazing food and is a mostly a local place because it's got little to no signage and is tucked away in the lush mountainside on the North side of St.Thomas.
       

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