Artemis Design Co. founder Milicent Armstrong — who makes the coolest kilim loafers this side of the Atlantic — is part of a new shopping collective called Skinny Dip that opened in Nantucket this summer. She weighs in how to make a trip to this tiny island feel like a big adventure getaway.
How to get there from the city
There’s the option to grab the fast (or slow, if you please) ferry from Hyannis or New Bedford, but you can skip the potential sea legs by opting to fly instead. “I like to take Cape Air directly from Logan,” says Armstrong. “It’s such a beautiful flight and there’s so much to see from a small low-flying aircraft.” Direct flights from Logan to the island are just under an hour.
Where to stay
Armstrong recommends 21 Broad, a chic, cheery hotel just a few blocks from the ferry docks. “It’s so beautifully designed,” she adds. “There are oven-fresh chocolate chip cookies when you check in and incredibly deep and soft covers in the beds.” Plus, a comped small plates breakfast of cheeses, fruit, overnight oats and hotel-made baked goods.