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ARE YOU READY TO TOAST THE 17TH ANNUAL NANTUCKET WINE FESTIVAL? HOLLY FINIGAN OF THE NANTUCKET BLACKBOOK GIVES LADIES THE INSIDE TRACK ON WHAT TO WEAR, WHERE TO GO, AND WHO TO SEE THIS WINE FEST!

VINTAGE STYLE
The Wine Fest events are the talk of the town, so you’ll want to make sure to dress for wining and dining success! The ever so chic Beth English, owner of the lifestyle boutique currentVintage, gave an exclusive what-to-wear guide for three haute NWF events!

What to wear to THE GALA: Three letters: L.B.D. The Little Black Dress is your secret weapon here! Think of it as stealth dressing to hide any signs of splashing or spillage!

What to wear to the GRAND TASTING: Comfort is key, but you can still be stylish! Beth says a boho maxi, preferably in an “of the moment floral” with a wrap sweater and wedge heel is ideal for fashion and comfort.

What to wear to the BUBBLES + BEER BEACH PARTY: Dress warmly! A fisherman sweater, with genetic denim jeans and campus boots are chic and cozy for a lazy May afternoon at Galley Beach.

PERFECT PAIRING
Dress up your Wine Fest look with hot Nantucket accessories! Celebrity loved jewelry designer JESSICA HICKS moved her store to 2 Union Street, and this season is all about adding brights to bling. Using colorful stones to accent her fine metal pieces, we love her new long crescent champagne diamond earrings! And the excitement on Centre Street is the ADDISON CRAIG expansion! Celebrating their fifth year as a staple for stellar shoes and beautiful bags, Addison Craig doubled their inventory! Check out their exclusive “SEE” by Chloe handbags and make sure your feet are fashion-forward and comfortable during these full Wine Fest days with collections from Tory Burch and new favorite Giuseppe Zanotti!

BEAUTY BLEND
Afternoons filled with gabbing and get-togethers, and you’re going
to want to make sure you look your best from that first sip to last call. blACKbook caught up with Lizzie Wiggin, owner of Beauty by the Sea, to get the goods on looking great. Keep your lips looking luscious by primping first with lip balm, followed by lip liner filling in your pout with the color as well. This will create a base to last throughout the day. Finish with a swipe of gloss, and reapply when necessary. Maintain your skin’s moisture with Tata Harper’s “Floral Essence Moisturizing Spray” which keeps your face looking fresh all day long. Continue your look from day to night with a Kevyn Aucoin cream blush to add a pretty pop to both lips and cheeks, and an eye brightener that doubles as a concealer can do wonders helping you look awake!

VINE & DINE
Book a few nights out at some of Nantucket’s finest restaurants as they collaborate with winemakers to create delicious wine dinners.
GALLEY BEACH + PETER MICHAELS: Not only is this the first restaurant dinner to kick of the 2013 Wine Festival, but also Galley Beach’s Michelin starred Executive Chef Neil Ferguson’s first special event! It is also the first time in over a decade that Peter Michaels has had an event on Nantucket.

CRU + CAIN: Celebrate with the Cru crew as they toast their one-year anniversary with this intimate dinner featuring Cain Vineyard. Highlight? The Mediterranean seaside influenced cuisine from Chef Erin Zircher, accompanied by the hugely buzzed Cain Five!

DUNE + PRIDE MOUNTAIN: A five course meal from chef Michael Getter paired with Pride’s big, bold, full bodied reds and even a few surprise bottles that aren’t even on the market yet.

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