Nantucket is good, old-fashioned American summering. Our house is a 1920's cedar-shingled cottage that overlooks the harbor and Jettie's Beach -- "on the cliff," as they say. It's an easy walk into town. My wife's store, the Children's Shop, is on Centre Street.
July agenda: Take our dogs -- Oliver, a Lab, and Sally, a Westie -- to the beach; go surf-casting for bluefish; water-ski behind our old mahogany Hacker Craft.
Eating out: My kids love Congdon's Pharmacy, an old soda fountain, for milk shakes and tuna melts. When my wife and I are out alone we go to 21 Federal or the Summer House.
Most romantic spot: Great Point at sundown.
For the local look: Murray's Toggery. They make Nantucket Reds, those pink canvas trousers everyone here has worn for years and years. (They also sell my clothes.) I get a lot of inspiration on the island. The fishermen in their hip waders, chambray shirts, and weathered Reds are classic.
--Interviewed by Elizabeth Garnsey
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