Summer Fun in the Sun!!!!!!

If you are looking for a GREAT summer adventure on the east end of Long Island then you should take a peek at Peconic Water Sports. Without a doubt this premier wake boarding, water skiing, wake surfing, tubing and boat chartering company will meet  all of your outdoor adventure needs!  Located in Greenport, New York, Captain Joe and his crew will make sure you have fun in the sun while enjoying the pristine water ways of The North Fork!

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Whether novice , intermediate or advance rider, Captain Joe has the newest boards and gear to make sure your adventure is fun! Perhaps an evening cruise to Shelter Island  or Sag Harbor for dinner is your destination. Whatever you desire, Peconic Water Sports is sure to have the boat to get you there!  If you are planning a visit to the east end of Long Island this summer you will definetely want to book some ‘fun in the sun’ time with Captain  Joe on one of his brand new Malibu boats!

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Brahmin ‘Starfish’ Handbags!!!!

I’m so excited to share with you an AMAZING find that will bring nautical flare to your spring and summer wardrobe. I’m pretty particular when it comes to handbags. I like my bags and wallets to be well made, easy to use, and I always love brands that are made in America. Recently, I came across the ‘Nautical Style Collection by Brahmin and fell in love! I treated myself to the ‘Anytime Tote’ and ‘Soft Checkbook Wallet’ and I couldn’t resist the ‘Annabelle Satchel’ for my daughter!

I love the fact that Brahmin is a family-owned handbag company producing classically beautiful and functional handbags that are of the highest quality. Each bag is made in Rhode Island, and of course I love their schooner logo! Here’s some of my favorite pieces from the nautical collection. Happy Shopping!!

Anytime Tote!

Soft Check Book Wallet!

Annabelle Satchel

Jody Cross Body Bag!

Trina Drawstring Tote!

Quinn Hobo!

Mystic Knotwork

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I love using nautical rope and knot decor in many of my design projects and am always looking for new ideas and product lines that I can incorporate into my home.  Recently, I came across a family run business called Mystic Knotwork  located in Mystic, Connecticut that I just had to share. Mystic Knotwork hand makes all of its rope and knot decor items –  a tradition that has been carried on by owner Matthew Beaudoin’s  family for generations. They’ve perfected the art of macramé, splicing, sennit work, and other fancy knot work to  create a variety of home decor items and even jewelry that you’ll absolutely fall in love with.

If you’re “tying the knot” or even just having a dinner party, take a peak at the white nautical coasters, napkin rings, and center piece place cards. If you’re accessorizing a book shelf or desk,  a monkey fist paper weight is a great addition. I’m so excited to share with you some pictures I’ve taken of the ways I’ve used Mystic Knotwork items in my home.

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I also love the  monkey fist curtain tiebacks!  A perfect accessory to a nautical or beach inspired room!

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Mystic Knotwork also  has the largest selection of woven rope sailor bracelets I have ever seen! Traditionally, wearing a sailor bracelet has represented the love of the ocean. Whether you’re looking for a white sailor bracelet, or fashion forward bracelets outlined in bright satin, there is no doubt that you will find the perfect one for you or as a special gift!

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If you love all things that are nautical like I do, you will love Mystic Knotwork!

Happy shopping!

Captain’s Quarters

When thinking about decorating your nautically inspired home, do not forget your bedroom!   There are so many great ways to keep your bedroom a comfortable, peaceful &  tranquil environment while still keeping with a coastal nautical theme and not going ‘overboard ‘.  I have found some beautiful bedrooms to share with you and perhaps inspire you to create your perfect Captain’s Quarters!

 

Navigation Charts!

A navigation chart is a map designed and used primarily for navigation. A nautical chart includes the information used by the marine navigator, including latitude and longitude scales, topographical features, navigation aids such a lighthouses and radio beacons, magnetic information, indications of reefs and shoals, water depth, and warning notices.  This information allows both plotting and a safe course and checking progress while sailing or boating.

If you love nautical decor like I do, you can turn these charts into beautiful wall art in your home like I have.  Charts are easily accessible in any marine supply store.  Once you have selected your favorite port of call, the next step is easy: deciding how to use it.

I have a large chart of Long Island framed hanging in my home.  I love it because when guests come I can show them exactly where they are.  It is a great point of reference.  Happy plotting!

 

Something Extra: While you search for the perfect chart of your “one particular harbor,” enjoy listening to this classic Jimmy Buffett tune!