There’s nothing like Nantucket in August: blue skies, soft breezes and the smell of salt in the air. I was thrilled to be asked to sponsor a festive outdoor cocktail party to support the good work of one of my favorite charities, The Nature Conservancy.With renovations at our fisherman’s cottage on Madaket complete, Frank and I welcomed 60 environmentally-minded guests to our home on Thursday, August 25th .
My interior design firm, Dujardin Design Associates, Inc., pulled out all the stops to make it an evening to remember, bringing island caterer Simply with Style on board to serve delicious hors d’ouevres and fanciful desserts, and island favorite Spanky’s Raw Bar to add the proper sea-faring touch with a selection of chilled oysters and clams.
Mike from Spanky’s Bar with Chris McGuire, Massachusetts Marine Director for The Nature Conservancy.
William and Laura Buck with Trudy Dujardin
Gerry Schneider and Grace Hinkley
Trudy Dujardin with husband Frank Fasanella
Tracey Marshall, Bill Marshall, Nina Duchaine, Trudy Dujardin
Chris McGuire, Lynne Hale, Wayne Klockner, Trudy Dujardin
The Nature Conservancy works to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities of the earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive, in order to leave a sustainable world for future generations. More information is available at www.nature.org.