Tuckernuck Founder Jocelyn Gailliot’s Guide to Nantucket
Jocelyn Gailliot, the co-founder of Tuckernuck, an online retail destination that sells classic yet unique pieces curated for a fun-filled life, draws endless inspiration from Nantucket.
“From a little girl to now, the moment I step foot on Nantucket, I immediately feel care-free and at ease. Surrounded by beautiful nature, endless activities, and fantastic restaurants, this special island is the ideal backdrop for magical memories with family and friends. My sister, Maddy, and I look to this happy place for constant inspiration as we build our company, Tuckernuck.”
Read on for a few of Jocelyn’s favorite places on island.
Favorite Restaurant: Chanticleer
This iconic Nantucket restaurant is known for its charming ambiance, incredible food, and specialty cocktails. Nestled out in Sconset, Chanticleer’s beautiful gardens and excellent food have made it a beloved restaurant for Jocelyn and her family. “Ask for a table outside,” recommends Jocelyn. “You will not be disappointed. The Eton Mess (a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, meringue, and whipped cream), is a must-have for dessert.
Favorite Shop: Murray’s Toggery
Murray’s Toggery is a local shop for men and women. They’re known for making the iconic Nantucket Reds, a style of trousers famously featured in the tongue-in-cheek 1980 guide, The Official Preppy Handbook. “These faded pink pants have been synonymous with Nantucket style for over 50 years,” says Jocelyn. “At Tuckernuck, we recently collaborated with Murray’s to create exclusive Nantucket Red Tretorns.”
Favorite Beach: Clarks Cove
This low-key beach, a short walk from Cisco Beach, has great waves. It’s Jocelyn’s favorite because it’s “surrounded by endless preserves. It has a private feel, and it’s difficult to get to, so it’s never crowded.”
Favorite Activity: Clamming Off Coatue
Pack a cooler of drinks and head to Coatue on a boat for clamming and a beach day. You’ll feel all alone on the deserted land preservation, where you’ll also enjoy beautiful views over town and sunsets. “I have an active family,” says Jocelyn, “and this is one of our favorite adventures. It’s a 10-15 minute boat ride from town, but you’ll feel like you’re on a private beach. Don’t forget to go at low tide.”