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Stay Classy, Nantucket

July 9, 2010

Nantucket seems to be a place of…shall we say, wealth and taste?  In perusing the local real estate magazine, I found nary a house for under a million dollars.  Finally, on one of the back pages, I spotted it: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom bungalow: $985,000.  I guess houses under a million are kind of like the white whales of Nantucket real estate.

A lot of the beachgoers we’ve seen have been sporting t-shirts that broadcast the names of various boarding schools—Choate, Deerfield, Groton.  There are too many Nate Archibalds here to count, all decked out in their Nantucket reds and faded sailing team sweatshirts, too many Serena Van der Woodsens with their $200 Tibi bathing suit cover-ups and perfectly wavy hair. 

In Nantucket, summer is a verb.  These people don’t come to Nantucket in the summer.  They summer in Nantucket.

This being said, we’re not the type of family to be intimidated by a bunch of wasps (the people, that is.  The insects intimidate the hell out of me, ever since I was stung by more than 20 during an unfortunate incident that involved my accidentally stepping on a hidden nest in the middle of the forest.  It was all very My Girl.  Except I lived.  Obviously.).

Today, we put our Louisiana roots proudly on display with a site that seems to inevitably evoke Southern summers for me: a naked beach baby:

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You say white trash.  I say adorable.  Welcome to Nantucket, y’all.

26 Comments leave one →
  1. July 9, 2010 8:42 pm

    LOVE IT! That is so my style….case in point! I am sporting a $10 bathing suit coverup as a dress today! And would you believe I have gotten a ton of compliments….ha…if you only knew! 🙂

    • July 10, 2010 12:09 pm

      I have a few coverups that I pass off as regular clothes all the time too 🙂

  2. July 9, 2010 8:59 pm

    ain’t nothin’ wrong with a naked beach baby (there’s some Southern roots for ya’!) 🙂

  3. July 9, 2010 9:24 pm

    Naked beach baby = so cute! Screw all the Serenas and Blairs and Nates and Chucks (actually not Chuck – I love Chuck!) – be southern and proud!

  4. July 9, 2010 9:27 pm

    Ahh! She is just too adorable!!

  5. July 9, 2010 9:44 pm

    summer is a verb . . . YES!!!!!!

  6. highonhealthy permalink
    July 9, 2010 9:50 pm

    I want to see some wasps! The ones that visit around here aren’t very impressive at all.

    Sophie makes the best “white-trash” baby ever.

  7. July 9, 2010 9:53 pm

    So cute!!!!

  8. July 9, 2010 10:00 pm

    Eek, a million bucks is cheap now?? (I live in NYC, I shouldn’t be surprised… we couldn’t buy our 1 bedroom apt for $1mil.)

    Cute 😉

  9. July 10, 2010 12:15 am

    LOL – you seriously crack me up. Those are AR roots too – naked baby. We always pick up the real estate mags on beach vacations too. Gotta have a dream right?!

  10. July 10, 2010 12:59 am

    Naked beach babies are adorable! Absolutely NOT white trash!
    Ahh wasps scare me too!

  11. greensandjeans permalink
    July 10, 2010 2:04 am

    Oh the wasps. I went to school with a whole boat load of them and I have the Sperrys and ribbon belts to prove it!

  12. thehungryscholar permalink
    July 10, 2010 1:16 pm

    A baby in sunglasses is always cute. I wish I was at the beach!

  13. July 10, 2010 1:24 pm

    Yikes, that is a lot of wasps! You should see all of us run when we come across a stinging creature! You wear that white trash proudly!

  14. louisianagrown permalink
    July 10, 2010 3:47 pm

    I am sooo proud of you! Rich or average or poor, naked babies are always cute and appropriate.

  15. July 10, 2010 7:45 pm

    Nice, love it! Next stop – Walmart! J/K. 🙂

  16. July 10, 2010 8:44 pm

    A naked baby can make any day a party. Good call.

  17. July 11, 2010 3:03 am

    I have such a soft spot for Tibi!! That being said, what an adorable baby!! The sunglasses are just too cute.

  18. July 11, 2010 7:23 am

    Love the beach baby photos! I actually have NO idea where Nantucket is in the US, I think I need to consult a map!

  19. July 11, 2010 8:32 am

    I love nantucket!! Such a cutie, great pictures!

  20. July 11, 2010 9:40 am

    This might be weird but the messy hair is so adorable!! The sunglasses too. 😉

  21. July 11, 2010 1:24 pm

    When one is southern born, one needs make no excuses!! I want a Nantucket vacation someday. Y’all enjoy!!


  22. July 11, 2010 3:31 pm

    Aww, cute baby alert!! Enjoy the rest of your time in Nantucket!

  23. July 11, 2010 5:11 pm

    haha, this post made me laugh!

  24. July 11, 2010 5:32 pm

    Love the naked baby. Only thing better would be mom nursing the baby in full on view of everyone. Oh the horrors. Because of course, baby has to eat when baby wants to eat. Oh how dare that baby…(hope my tongue in cheek humor is translating!)

    anyway girl, I have been to some very ridic upscale beach towns all over the east coast and SoCal has TONS of places like that…1 bedroom, 1 million. And I am not intimidated and happen to love being in places like that…gives me perspective and insight and tomorrow, I will prob be going to the beach at La Jolla here (10 mins away, 10 million for a house :)) so yea, i hear ya!

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