28 April 2011

Nantucket is spectacular and foggy beautiful

Well, words escape me. There are days that the island seems haunting, beautiful, mysterious, exciting. Then the sun comes out and everything looks different. This is Nantucket! I love sharing photos taken reflect the true beauty of this unforgetable place. I am not a professional photographer, but my humble camera captures perfection.

Upon your visit to Nantucket, I encourage you to discover the hidden beauty of this island. Capture it in moments and build memories. The small charming cobblestone streets, the details of these old fashioned restored whaling captains' homes (yes! did you know most of the homes have sort of quaint names?), the waves crashing at Madaket, the magenta colored roses and all the other fragrant flowers blooming, the fog rolling in on a super early morning, Yes, shopping is exciting downtown, and sunning on the beach is relaxing, but walking around and discovering bits and pieces is so thrilling. You don't have to be an artist to admire and capture Nantucket.

Here is to discovering the awe inspiring beauty of this island thirty miles out to sea.





For our Nantucket bed and breakfast and a quiet relaxing getaway visit us at http://www.centuryhouse.com


Cheers,

Otilia

22 April 2011

Easter Bunny Stops by Nantucket

It's Easter time and well, the bunny showed up. He made it all the way to Nantucket.

Wishing you Blessings this Easter time!

Otilia

18 April 2011

Innkeeper's Corner: Nantucket Update

{photo Company of the Cauldron dot com}

The upcoming Season 2011 is bristling with excitement with the opening of several new, in-town Nantucket restaurants. The stately Jared Coffin will again be a place to stop and dine; 21 Federal Street will be reborn with a new menu, both with hosts experienced in the ways of the Season and Off-Season demands of the Island. The recent write-up “here and there” in the Inky shows that journalistic management is very interested in good food and processes the ability to interpret different cuisines. We hope that we will again see an informative weekly food column in our local rag.

This Spring would be a great time to come to Nantucket and really discover some new food choices right down town, mixed with the added freshness of the flowers and scents of Spring….and not to forget the upcoming Wine Festival, attracting sommeliers from all over the USA and internationally vineyards as well.

Don't forget about the Nantucket Restaurant Week this Spring.

I will continue in ensuing weeks to blog of openings of other new venues on Nantucket. A quick mention of our southern neighborhood – Palm Beach – and the arrival of our newest restaurant "Buccan” which has opened on the corner of South County and Australian Avenue --- a block away from our favorite, “CafĂ© Boulud” at the Brazilian Court. These are two very special establishments who are consistently serving superb cuisine.

And speaking of Palm Beach, real estate again seems to be moving with an ‘uptick’ in sales first quarter 2011 making daily headlines in the “Shiney” ( PB’s answer to the Nantucket “Inky”. With Palm Beach celebrating its 100 Birthday April 17, 2011, along with the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, I will share a few observations in coming weeks.

Innkeeper Gerry
Century House Bed and Breakfast
Nantucket Island

15 April 2011

Nantucket : View a Play this Season!

One of the best Nantucket activities you can find on the island is seeing a play! It is in the top five of the best and most memorable times here. We welcome another season of plays by the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket located at "Centre Stage," 2 Centre Street; "Bennett Hall," 62 Centre Street.

What a great time this is to be spent with family, friends, loved ones! Truly each time I see one of these plays I am so moved. I promise you will not regret seeing one of these. Here is the schedule for all the plays for this Season 2011.

This season it commences with "I Hate Hamlet" a comedy by Paul Rudnick.

"A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there's one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore's ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment." theatreworkshop.com

Also, here is a list of all the plays from 1956 - 2010.


Century House invites you to experience the true beauty of this island that has made it unforgettable for hundreds of years. Come experience what a bed and breakfast is like on Nantucket.

{photo/info by theatreworkshop.com}

See you this Season!

14 April 2011

Nantucket flower boxes

One of the beautiful things of Nantucket you will notice when you arrive is the flower boxes. At any given time these are perfect. It's almost like art. I am constantly amazed at them. Words are failing me right now. So here are some photos that capture them:




They will change throughout the season so stay tune. I will be posting flower boxes from our bed and breakfast inn, Century House, also.

Cheers!

12 April 2011

Signs of a Nantucket Spring

Spring is in the air...signs of it everywhere! I am absolutely in love with the Nantucket flowers. The daffodils are out and about all yellow, pretty and cheery. They are a sign of something new, something fresh, something hopeful.

I remember the first time I saw flowers on Nantucket, I could not believe the deep bright colors. They seemed unreal, painted on.


Century House offers a quiet romantic getaway for those looking to remove themselves from the hustle and bustle of daily life. We love it here and we encourage all to "stop and smell the roses." Discover our inn here http://www.centuryhouse.com


otilia

08 April 2011

Innkeeperette Reflections/Memories/Connections

Awakened @ 6:30 AM this morning to the sound of the whistle blowing diligently as the train passed through West Palm Beach, Florida, a few miles away. It’s the steady signal that another day is dawning as I ponder knowing how many people are already “up and about” and traveling to the day’s destination.

And today, I reflect on the “travel connection” of this morning train with the sounds of the fog horn at Nantucket's Brant Point Lighthouse less than a mile from our bed and breakfast, Century House. It doesn’t “honk” on schedule, only when the midst and fog surround the Island; but it is another travel connection guiding the boat people approaching Nantucket Harbor.

It is just a little reminder of a special memory for the visitor who has been on Island when the fog is thickly embracing this plot of God’s Earth. One doesn’t forget its haunting sound; as one doesn’t forget the sound of the train whistle --- at times evoking a sense of timelessness and at times melancholy, all with the purpose of signaling “take heed”.

For me, I smile, roll over and catch a few more winks before my day begins!!

JeanE
Century House Bed and Breakfast

01 April 2011

10 Cliff Road, Nantucket, Massachusetts

{photo via facebook}

Nantucket Historical Association posts photos each week on their facebook page for fans to guess. A couple of weeks ago the photo above was posted. Lovely! Most guessed Cliff Road, and a few Century House at ten cliff.

Great job facebook fans!

Otilia