I’m always looking for fun new places and activities to add to my Nantucket guide and this is a great one! Forme Barre invited me, my mom, and my cousin Emily to experience their barre bus at Nobadeer Beach and it was such a blast. Not only was it a killer workout (especially at 29 weeks pregnant!) but I simply cannot think of a more gorgeous place to get in a little exercise. You start the class on beach towels layered over yoga mats and finish on the bus which is outfitted with a barre on each side and exercise balls for each participant. They offer 45-minute classes daily at 8:30 and 9:30 — highly recommend incorporating a class into your next girls’ weekend or bachelorette party on the island!

nantucket barre bus class 2

nantucket barre bus class 3

nantucket barre bus class 1

P.S. In a similar vein, stand up paddleboard yoga on Nantucket.


We’ve been on Nantucket for a little over a week and I’ve been soaking up every second of time with family in our favorite place. So far it’s been me, Will, my dad, my sister Reilly, my brother Grayson, my cousin and her husband, and my aunt and uncle. My aunt, cousin, and Grandy all arrive today and my mom and brother Camden return to the island after their trip to Kenya on Thursday so we have even more fun planned for the weekend!

Before we got here I added a few things to my summer maternity wardrobe so I could recreate my usual Nantucket uniform at 28 weeks pregnant. Thank God for these white maternity jeans! They were my favorite pair after my intense maternity jeans search and I’m so glad I ordered two pairs because I’ve been living in them out here. And I’ve gotten lots of questions about these bespoke Stubbs & Wootton slippers featuring two Nantucket lighthouses — to order your own, click bespoke > motif > miscellaneous and you’ll see both Brant Point and Sankaty. And you can use code DESIGNDARLING for 20% off any full-price purchase on their site!

design darling lightship basket saint james minquiers moderne striped sailor shirt and nantucket lighthouse stubbs and wootton slippers

saint james minquiers moderne striped sailor shirt and nantucket lighthouse stubbs and wootton slippers

design darling nantucket lighthouse stubbs and wootton slippers

saint james minquiers moderne striped sailor shirt

design darling nantucket lightship basket

saint james minquiers moderne striped sailor shirt and nantucket lighthouse stubbs and wootton slippers on design darling

Saint James striped shirt (usually wear size XS, sized up to a S while pregnant)

Polo Ralph Lauren cable-knit cashmere sweater (wearing boys’ size L while pregnant — see my women’s to boys’ sizing recommendations here)

DL1961 white maternity jeans (more sizes here)

Nantucket lightship basket (similar here, here, here, and here)

Stubbs & Wootton bespoke slippers (use code DESIGNDARLING for 20% off any full-price purchase)

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Our bags are packed, our car is stuffed to the brim, and my dad, husband, and I are headed to Nantucket tonight! (My mom and youngest brother will join us once they’re back from Kenya — I’m living vicariously through their trip here!) Bring on the family time and the floating time for this 27 week bump — I’ve been daydreaming about being in the ocean for weeks and the day is finally here!

I’m often asked about what to pack for a trip to Nantucket and while I have a few ideas in my Nantucket guide, I wanted to put together a list of the specific items I’m bringing with me this summer for those of you with similar destinations on your calendar. Per usual my Nantucket packing list for summer features lots of stripes, white jeans, basket bags, comfy dresses, and shoes like espadrilles and Jack Rogers that are easy to walk in (don’t be the girl twisting her ankle in heels on cobblestones!). I spend most of my time on Nantucket relaxing at the beach, hanging around our house, and (let’s be honest) waiting in line for ice cream at Juice Bar, so there’s nothing fancy here (and the navy dress or jumpsuit will work for dinners in town and my Grandy’s birthday in a couple weeks!). You can expect to see most of these photographed for the blog over the coming weeks so consider this a little summer sneak peek!

nantucket packing list on design darling

one  //  two  //  three  //  four (use code DESIGNDARLING for 20% off)

five  //  six  //  seven (on sale in more sizes here)  //  eight  //  nine  //  ten

eleven  //  twelve  //  thirteen  //  fourteen  //  fifteen  //  sixteen  //  seventeen

eighteen  //  nineteen (subbing in my favorite maternity jeans this year)  //  twenty

I ordered this striped shirt in a size up in all four colors to get me through the rest of my pregnancy, which might have been overkill considering I also love this striped maternity shirt that has a swingier fit, but they’re easy to throw on with white jeans for a casual dinner at Millie’s or even over a bikini for an afternoon at the beach.

P.S. My Nantucket guide has all my recommendations for where to eat, where to shop, and what to do on island.

P.P.S. Our Nantucket wedding.

P.P.P.S. What Nantucket means to me.

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So excited to share my brother Camden and I have added six new prints to Nantucket Print Shop! We’ve loved seeing which photos you’re most drawn to (see our best sellers so far here and here!) and are having a lot of fun dreaming up new spots to shoot on the island this summer. Feel free to message us on Etsy about custom sizes and unframed options!

sconset roses art print

Sconset Roses

Hydrangea Fence

Sunrise at Great Point

Sconset Land Rover

Blooming Hydrangeas

Ladies Beach Dunes

P.S. See Nantucket Print Shop in our house here.

P.P.S. Follow us on Instagram here!

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My brother Camden and I just rolled out a new round of prints at Nantucket Print Shop! We’d been getting requests for more horizontal options so six of the eight new arrivals are the perfect orientation for hanging above your bed or sofa. And you can always message us for info on different frame options and unframed print orders! We’re having so much fun collaborating on a new venture and are so grateful for your support!

Steps Beach Gate

Hydrangea Fence

Steps Beach Pathway

Sankaty Lighthouse

Nantucket Buoys

Sunken Ship Sunset

Tom Nevers Beach

Hydrangea Driveway

P.S. See Nantucket Print Shop prints in our home here.

P.P.S. Our best sellers so far here and here.

P.P.S. Follow our new Instagram account here!