A recap of my weekend in Nantucket with Lorissa’s Kitchen for the Boston Pops 30th Anniversary hospital fundraiser.
Earlier this month I was invited to spend a weekend on Nantucket with my dear friends at Lorissa’s Kitchen and Real Simple magazine. I’ve been working with both organizations over the last several months in conjunction with the series of videos I shot in NYC earlier this year but this time we were coming together for another purpose.
Every year Jettie’s Beach on Nantucket is closed for one day to host a fundraiser to raise money for the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. In honor of the 30th anniversary, I was invited to attend along with my friends Lee, Davida and Monique pictured above.
As you know, I’m a huge fan of Lorissa’s Kitchen. Not only is it a shelf-stable, high protein snack but it’s naturally low carb and gluten free. Beyond that, I love the bold, inventive flavors like Szechuan Peppercorn and Korean BBQ.
If you happened to visit the Real Simple website over the last several months, you may have seen these fun videos I created for them in partnership with Lorissa’s Kitchen.
If you’ve never been to Nantucket, it’s as quaint and picturesque as you can imagine. Marked by its unpainted, cedar-shingled buildings, Nantucket is the quintessential New England village lined with brick and cobblestone roads.
While you all know I’m partial to Lake Michigan’s sandy beaches, Nantucket did not disappoint. We got to enjoy this gorgeous view during brunch at Galley Beach which I highly recommend if you ever visit.
This wheat berry and quinoa salad topped with grilled shrimp was filled with poblano peppers, Swiss chard, preserved lemon and fruity olive oil. The ultimate light, healthy yet flavor-packed brunch dish.
Later that afternoon we headed to the Boston Pops fundraiser where 8,000 people gathered to raise funds for Nantucket Cottage Hospital.
Whenever I travel back to New England I like to eat as much fresh seafood as possible. Having lived in Boston for 9 years before moving back home to Michigan, I will never take accessibility to endless seafood for granted. Needless to say, I made frequent visits to the oyster bar that evening.
A huge thank you once again to Lorissa’s Kitchen and Real Simple magazine for hosting me!
Nantucket is one of the most dreamy destinations I’ve ever visited and I can’t wait to return one day with my family.
Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Lorissa’s Kitchen who covered my travel to Nantucket. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible!