Double Take: Nantucket vs. Bermuda
Face-off: Nantucket vs. Bermuda
LEFT: Nantucket, New England’s windswept outpost for sailors and shoppers, is one of America's most classical seaside destinations.
RIGHT: Bermuda, the pink-sand retreat with button-down British style, has remained a glamorous escape for generations.
LEFT: The Bermuda short began as a British military uniform adaptation and remains the classic choice. Get the full outfit (including knee socks) from The English Sports Shop; 441-295-2672.
RIGHT: The official preppy short of New England, Nantucket Reds are renowned for fading to a shade that looks just right with navy blue. Get the originals at Murray’s Toggery Shop.
LEFT: Whether before a sunrise fishing trip or at the tail end of a wild night, breakfast at Nantucket's family-owned Downyflake has been a must for 80 years.
RIGHT: The enormous fried-fish sandwich—slathered in cole slaw and tartar sauce—draws pilgrims on Bermuda to Art Mels Spicy Dicy, Art Smith’s original hole-in-the-wall café; 441-295-3965.
LEFT: A late-summer standout on Nantucket at The Nautilus, the ACK Nauti pairs New England’s classic cranberry with tequila and lime bitters in a sweet-tart sip. Stir up your own ACK Nauti to sip on with the recipe, here.
RIGHT: Bermuda's celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson elevates the iconic local cocktail with a homemade ginger beer for the Darker & Stormier at his Marcus’ restaurant. Make a Darker & Stormier at home with this recipe.
LEFT: Nantucket lightship baskets, crafted famously by 19th-century seamen and woven now by artisans, are gorgeous, highly collectible treasures.
RIGHT: Bermuda Perfumery has been blending essential oils and floral essences since 1928. Find your ideal Lili Bermuda fragrance at the historic, whitewashed Perfumery.