Guinot’s Youth In A Box

November 15th, 2012

Forgo the stress of finding the perfect present for loved ones this holiday season with prestige French skin care brand, Guinot. The Youth Box Gift Set is the ideal gift for the young-at-heart, while the Age Logic Luxurious Vanity Case will leave even the hardest-to-shop-for mothers-in-law grinning from ear to ear.


Guinot’s Youth Box Gift Set

A scientific solution for dull skin, this age-defying gift set includes two of the line’s most popular products, Long Vie Cellulaire and Time Logic Age Serum, to provide glowing skin.


  • Long Vie Cellulaire, 1.7 oz jarGuinot’s first product is still its star; this youth renewing cream provides 56 essential elements for cellular life and necessary for the renewal and longevity of skin cells. It also aids in the healing of damaged skin and works to revitalize the skin for a radiant, youthful complexion.
    • Key ingredients: 56 Active Cellular Ingredients, Titanium Dioxide
  • Time Logic Age Serum, travel-size pumpThis nighttime serum stimulates the metabolic energy of skin cells, repairing damage at night for beautiful skin all day long.
    • Key ingredients: ATP, Actinergie, 56 Active Cellular Ingredients, Vitamin C, Vitamin E

Price: $85

Guinot’s Age Logic Luxurious Vanity Case

Designed for women over age 50, this Guinot “Fountain of Youth” set will leave skin looking and feeling more like age 25.

  • Age Logic Cellulaire, 1.6 oz jar – Guinot’s rejuvenating, best-selling face cream is celebrated as the first treatment product to minimize the effects of cellular aging, help skin heal itself, and prevent wrinkles and fine lines from maturing. Vital functions of facial skin cells are reactivated, stimulating tired skin and infusing new energy, resulting in a firmer, visibly smooth visage.
    • Key ingredients: ATP, Actinergie, Vitamins C and E, Cellular Life Concentrate
  • Age Logic Cellulaire Corps, 1.7 oz tube – Modeled after its face cream counterpart, this body cream is packed with high-powered ingredients that combat the cellular aging process and rejuvenate the skin to provide an all-over youthful appearance.
    • Key ingredients: Cellular Life Concentrate, Vitamins C and E, Alaria Esculenta Seaweed Extract, Anti-Glycation Agents, Hydrocyte Comples, Passion Flower Oil, Shea Butter

Price: $140


more than just turkeys and touchdowns, nantucket thanksgiving

November 14th, 2012

Come celebrate Turkey Day in the same state as the Pilgrims (the Grey Lady isn’t so far from Plymouth Rock!). The island is full of charm in the fall; the summer crowds have dispersed, prices have dropped, and the island is awash with vivid hues of crimson and purple. There’s no better setting for a tryptophan-induced food coma and a belly full of pie!


With Nantucket Island Resorts’ Hot Dates, Cool Rates promotion, rates at the White Elephant for Thanksgiving weekend (November 22-26) start at $195 and rates at the Jared Coffin House start at $155.


White Elephant’s Brant Point Grill hosts a special Thanksgiving buffet with all of the comfort foods you’d expect at your grandmother’s house, without all of the cooking and dishes. Think turkey with gravy, roasted leg of lamb, tenderloin, raw bar, warm cranberry bread pudding and house-made pies. Cost: Adults $72; children 4-10 $10; 3 & under free. Reservations required: 508.325.1320


While football may be the traditional Thanksgiving game, golfers will be thrilled to know that post-pie they can go play 18 at Nantucket’s top-notch Sankaty Head Golf Club. This members-only club with coveted ocean views and links-style holes is open (for a fee) to anyone from October to May.


Nantucket’s own Cisco Brewers, known for its Whale’s Tale Pale Ale and other beers as well as its wine and distilled liquors, is a great place to come in from the fall chill. Taste a flight of beer, wine, or liquor and catch a brewery tour.


Take part in a Nantucket tradition with the 11th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge! Every Thanksgiving morning, hundreds of brave souls gather on Children’s Beach and jump into the cold Nantucket Harbor. Prizes are awarded for best costumes, so be creative!


If you don’t want the Thanksgiving fun to end once you’ve returned home, here’s a recipe from Chef Fred Bisaillon of Brant Point Grill to help you hold on to that autumnal spirit.

Chocolate and Cranberry Herb Scones (makes 20 scones)


1lb +10oz Pastry flour

2tsp salt

1oz baking powder

3oz sugar

12oz cubed cold butter

2oz egg yolk

2oz egg

15oz heavy cream

6oz cranberries

6oz white chocolate chips

Zest of 1 orange

¼ tsp chopped fresh thyme



Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Sift together flour, baking powder, and sugar. Add butter to dry ingredients, mixing on low speed with paddle attachment. In another bowl, combine the eggs, yolks, and cream, then add the egg mixture to the sifted ingredients and butter all at once, mix just to incorporate, then add zest, cranberry, chocolate, and thyme. Pat down dough onto the baking pan about 1” thick. Allow to rest in refrigerator for about 1.25 hours. Cut the dough into 4”rounds or any desired shape, brush with eggwash (one beaten egg, separate from the recipe above, plus 1 T cold water) and allow to sit for 5 minutes then repeat. Bake until golden brown. About 15-18 minutes in a convection oven. Cool to room temp and Enjoy!