WRAP UP – Successfully Working From Home

Our March event was super fun! The Miacomet Golf Club hosted about 60 women, including our amazing panel of Nantucket women who have or had a really successful business at home.

The panel included :
Christine Smith – Family Counselor and Moderator
Liliana Dougan – Pasta Goddess
Carolyn Thayer – Interior Designer
Suzanne Daub – Yesterday’s Island Newspaper
Cate Raphael – Former Daycare Owner and Artist
Crystal Ray – Daycare Owner
Tammy Belanger – Acupuncturist
Yolanda Grant – Makeup Artist

Panelist discussed the pros and cons of working from home, how they got started, why they wouldn’t have it any other way, and much more. Thanks to everyone who attended and for those that shared their experiences!

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Announcing our April 1st Event – HEALTH BEFORE WEALTH

Introducing our April 1st event!


Come get inspired to stay healthy, fit, strong and in shape by listening to a panel of HEALTH, NUTRITION & FITNESS experts!

The Great Hall in the Fitness Center at The The Westmoor Club, 6:30-9pm. Come at 6pm for cocktails and networking, stay to get inspired! Delicious food will be provided by THE GREEN!

- Moderator and owner of Bliss Body Wellness, Jenni Houston
- Yoga Instructor Yoga Room Nantucket, Strong Girls Yoga and Nantucket SUP Yoga, Caitlin Marcoux
- The Green owner Jenny Bence
- Nantucket Health Club owner Sandy Schultz
- Personal Trainer Joy Marks Personal Training And Wellness, Joy Marks
- Massage Therapist Kim Bettincourt
- Joanna Roche, Wellness Director at The Westmoor Club
- And President/CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Margot Hartmann!


All are welcome! Petticoat Row does not currently have a membership so just RSVP and come join us! We have a suggested $10 donation at the door which helps pay for our venues/food/service for each event. Petticoat Row’s board members are volunteers and donations are always welcome to keep us moving forward.

Spread the word, we’ll see you there!
~ Angel, Becky, Darya, Emily, Jenny & Zofia



March Event, Successfully Working From Home

Join us in March as we gather a panel of Nantucket women who have successfully created home businesses. This event will be at Miacomet Golf Club on Thursday, March 19th from 6-8pm. All are welcome!

Christine Smith – Family Counselor and Moderator
Liliana Dougan – Pasta Goddess
Carolyn Thayer – Interior Designer
Suzanne Daub – Yesterday’s Island Newspaper
Cate Raphael – Former Daycare Owner and Artist
Crystal Ray – Daycare Owner
Tammy Belanger – Acupuncturist
Yolanda Grant – Makeup Artist


Discuss the challenges and rewards. Learn how to manage the home and business under one roof. Pursue your passion!




WRAP UP : Storing, Saving & Sharing Photography in the Digital Age




Thanks to all of the participants at our Storing, Saving & Sharing event hosted by me, Zofia Crosby!
I have copied the info that I shared in your handouts below, and have added helpful links as well. Be sure to scroll through and find the right programs and devices for you. If you still have questions, I’m always happy to help, just send me an email : info@zofiaphoto.com


Instructions to automatically sync your camera photos:
Dropbox - recommended
Microsoft OneDrive
Apple iCloud
Amazon Cloud Drive - free with Amazon Prime for personal use, 5gb free for all Amazon members

To automatically sync camera photos with Facebook, into a private album:
First, on your desktop, go to Settings and click Down a Copy of Your Facebook Data.


Next, in your Facebook phone app, click on ‘More’ on the bottom right. Then click on Photos. Scroll to the left of the albums (Photos of You, Uploads, Albums, Synced) and click Synced. Next, just click on Sync Photos.


To automatically sync camera photos with Dropbox (recommended):
Create a Dropbox account at www.dropbox.com. Free up to 2gb of space, or $9.99/month for 1tb (a lot!) of space.
Download the Dropbox app to your phone.
Got to Settings and turn on Camera Upload.


Programs to automatically back up your hard drive:
Back Blaze
Carbon Copy Cloner (for Mac)
Time Machine (for Mac)
Amazon Cloud Drive - free with Amazon Prime for personal use, 5gb free for all Amazon members

Always save your data in at least 2 places:
Locally on a USB Flash Drive or USB HARD DRIVE
and Online/cloud

Our favorite hard drives:
Lacie Porche Desktop drive or
Lacie Rugged portable drive
The bigger, the better, just be sure to BACK UP!


Where to buy hard drives:

Keep copies of your local files off site, in case of fire/flood:
The office
A friend’s house, do a swap
Parent’s home
Off island

NEVER reformat a card before backing up images in 2 places.
NEVER delete photo photos before having a second copy.

Organize your photos on the computer by:
(year) 2015
(month) 2 February
(date and event) 2/14/15 Valentines Day
(date and event in the file name) 021415_Valentines-05.jpg


Programs to rename your folders and files:
iPhoto, and iPhoto directions
Batch Rename, included in Yosemite
Lynn App

Windows Live Photo Gallery and Picasa (instructions)

Cull your images!
Delete out of focus and redundant images.
Start from the end. The last photo you took in a set is usually the keeper.
Group your photos by what you want to post online, share with friends, print, put in a book, etc

Photo Software that allows you to view and cull images:
Lynn App

Windows Live Photo Gallery

If/when you accidentally delete images from your hard drive:
Try command z to undo your mistake.
In some programs, you may be able to go to File:Open Recent to see if you can reopen it.
Look in the trash. Never empty the trash before backing up files.
Do a computer search for the file/folder name.
*It’s on your second device!*
If all else fails :
Try a recovery software like Recuva for Windows or FileSavage for Mac.
Ship the drive to DriveSavers or OnTrack. (Pricey!! Don’t make this mistake!)

If your memory card won’t read:
Try a different port (where the cord goes into the computer), cord or card reader
Try directly importing from your camera, which most likely came with a usb cord
DO NOT SHOOT OVER THE CARD (this may damage the images already on it and prevent them from being rescued)
Try a memory card rescue program, some come with your cards such as Sandisk Rescue Pro
Only use reliable card brands (SandiskLexarKingstonTranscend) from reliable sellers

Print your photos:
Make yearbooks and vacation photo books, check out Blurb.com
Let your kids pick the images
Let your kids crop the images, ask them “where’s the story?”
Include photos of your kid’s art
Make a book for each kid
Use a good lab so the prints won’t fade.
We recommend mpix.com for prints and photo products
Use easy, simple templates – most companies have them ready for you
Give photos as gifts
Make photo cards for more than just Christmas
Don’t over edit!

Some fun photo apps for your phone:
Squaready (to keep your images from cropping to a square on Instagram)

Technology moves fast.
Back up online AND locally.
Always update your devices.
Print a lot.

Thank you! We have 2 events we’re planning in March. Watch our Facebook page and your email for those announcements!

Did you find the event or this post helpful? Please comment below and share it!


Storing, Saving & Sharing Photography in the Digital Age, Presented by Zofia Crosby

Join us at our next Petticoat Row event, February 18th from 6-8pm at Fairgrounds!

Zofia Crosby of Zofia & Co. Photography, will teach you :

• How, where and when to back up your family memories
• How to recover deleted or corrupt images
• How to use Drop Box and the cloud
• How to keep your photos organized and ideas on how to print the

We will have a Q&A portion for your burning questions, and she will provide you with a printed handout of helpful photography resources. We all have a phone or camera, so come learn how to STORE, SAVE & SHARE from yours!



Women & Money, Presented by Cape Cod 5

Join us at our next Petticoat Row event, January 22nd at The Nantucket Hotel (77 Easton St) at 6:30pm. Cape Cod 5 will be presenting a light, fun, and informative seminar on saving, planning and saving. Get your purse and bank account in gear for 2015!

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Our First Nantucket HOLIDAY SHOP CRAWL!


Join us for our first HOLIDAY SHOP CRAWL featuring these downtown Nantucket shops and more!

Milly & GraceNaluMitchell’s Book Corner BookstoreParchmentStephanie’sPetite Travelers at Darya’s SalonVis a Vis – Hepburn - Zero MainPinwheels

Thursday, December 18th

Participants must start at Milly & Grace beginning at 5pm to pick up the “key” to the sale and a shop map.

Shops will provide drinks and snacks to brighten the spirit. Collect raffle tickets for each purchase at every shop. We will gather at 8pm at The Proprietor’s Bar and Table for our 12 GIFTS OF CHRISTMAS raffle.


Visit our Facebook page for details as we get closer to the date. See you there!



Our December Event, Wigs and Wine: Learn How to Taste Like a Rockstar!

Wigs and Wine: Learn How to Taste Like a Rockstar
Friday, December 12th at 6:30pm at Epernay Wines

24 ladies will have the “opportunity of a lifetime” to rub elbows with Wine Rockstars! Celebrities like Cher-donnay, Guns n’ Rosé’s and Pinot Grigi-GoGo’s will be in attendance.

Do you think there is nothing to do on the island right now?  Well, this is the time of year we form new friendships, invite friends into our homes to share food and drink and form a new book club (AKA wine tasting group). Ladies, let’s be honest.  Wine off the shelf just will not cut it.  Those are no more memorable

Attend our December event and learn Three “SRO” Standing Room Only Rules of Wine Tasting that will sure to impress at the next cocktail party and be easy on your purse for those Louboutins or to stock your wine cellar for winter.

This is the highest-level, best-in-class tasting event that will help you to debut as a ROCKSTAR wine taster.  Dress the part of becoming a ROCKSTAR of wine, so put on that wig and dress as your favorite Female Rocker (Chian-teena Marie or Syrah Vaughan). Enjoy the art of wine tasting as we indulge our taste buds through a selection of wines produced by Female Winemakers.

You will learn what to look for in the glass once the wine is poured, how to properly swirl and smell different aromas, along with how to taste for a plethora of flavors and the structural components of wine.  Just like any concert, this is going to last a few hours and we will put you to the test and see how you perform in your encore.

Our hostess for the evening who will teach you all this and more:

Jenny Benzie, the Iron Maiden of  Épernay Wine & Spirits, is one of few women in North America who holds her accreditation as Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and has been featured in Wine Spectator, Palm Beach Illustrated and N Magazine.  As a Certified Wine Educator, she has taught thousands of people how to easily master the basic principles of wine tasting.

THIS EVENT IS LIMITED – Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from an Expert!

As a member and friend of Petticoat Row, you are invited to attend for FREE.  There is NO FEE REQUIRED (plus you can bring some friends along), but you must RSVP to get on the list.  Call (508) 228-2755 or email Jenny at benzie@epernaywines.com

Don’t be the last to reserve your spot to be the breakout Rockstar, lock down the “SRO” Rules of Wine Tasting while networking, laughing and enjoying a night out with other Nantucket women in business.

Light snacks will be provided by Jenny Bence, Owner of The Green, Nantucket’s Organic and Natural Eatery for Conscious Eating.

Parking is available behind Épernay Wine & Spirits (enter through the back door) or street parking on Easton and South Beach Streets.  A raffle of prizes will be held and don’t forget to bring your business cards.

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A Warm Thank You

On Tuesday, April 15th, we held a fundraiser for Claudia Kronenberg Douty and her family at the Rose and Crown. The event once again showed just how much support there is in our tiny community when one of us is in need. Claudia had been fighting breast cancer gracefully for a few years, and her recent passing shocked us all. She was a generous and kind woman, a mother to 3 smart children, a wife, a sister, and a successful photographer on Nantucket. We want to thank everyone who participated and donated.


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April Event, PASCON Fundraiser

Please join us Tuesday, April 15th at the Rose & Crown from 7-10pm.

We are holding a fundraiser for PASCON, Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket, which is “a specialized health care program dedicated to providing excellent physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care for persons with life-threatening illness and their families”. This is an organization which is helping our loved ones, and may help any one of us at any time. It’s a great cause.

If you would like to donate to our silent auction, please contact Zofia at info@petticoatrow.com.

To help spread the word, share this post, like us on Facebook and share the event poster. Thank you!


Our April 15th PASCON event was quickly converted to an fundraising silent auction to raise money for Claudia Kronenberg Douty and her family, as she had fallen ill and has since passed. We appreciate all the support the community gave for this turn, the event, and the family. Thank you.