Ah, I remember the days of stopping by Pizza di Napoli after work in Edgartown last year, and then it was gone. This pizza place that was once located in Nevin Square — just across from our new Point B Real Estate Store — quickly made a name for itself.

Pizza di Napoli At The Loft Oak Bluffs Pizza On Martha's VineyardWith fresh, inspired combinations of topics, and a crust to die for, it was a favorite of many. However, it’s location was not able to work, so it closed in October.

Fast forward five months later and Pizza di Napoli is back, but this time, in Oak Bluffs, and at Loft. Whoohoo, the Pollo can be mine again (roasted chicken, pears, and goat cheese), a pie one should not have to live without.

Pizza Lounge @ Loft

Pizza di Napoli is now open seven days a week at The Loft at 5:00 p.m. The menu is still a work in progress, but pies are being made nightly. It was great to see the founder, Joe Monteiro, working with pizza ovens again!

Chef Joe Monteiro Founder Pizza di Napoli Martha's Vineyard

It’s a fun addition to the Island’s “adult” game room. Pizza, darts, etc., and beverages — what’s not to like?

The pizzas are served on pizza peels, on top of large sauce cans. It’s rustic and cool. Also, the pies are huge, the biggest on the Island for sure.

Martha's Vineyard Pizza: Pizza di Napoli The Loft Oak Bluffs Bar Lounge

I stopped by on the night of Pizza di Napoli’s soft opening, and was thrilled to see people being served these great pizzas. Taking a break from a game of pool or darts to grab a bite, the pizza really added to the “night out” feel. It’s also nice to have a good pizza and watch a game.

The high tops had people enjoying pies, the front room had tables set up for dining, the space really lends itself to being a pizza place. Just think the menu is going to become even more extensive, including appetizers, salads, and more.

Funghi Mushroom Pizza At Pizza di Napoli Oak Bluffs Pizza The Loft

Pizza di Napoli’s crust is thin and has just the right amount of crisp to it. On this particular evening, I had the Funghi, which is loaded with mushrooms, goat cheese and topped with truffle oil. So good!! I can’t believe I can get some of my favorite pizza again, and lucky for me, it’s right around the corner from where I live.

Pizza di Napoli

The only thing to keep in mind is that The Loft is 21 & up, but don’t you worry, I believe that Joe and JB have somethings in the works to help make it easy to access pizza from Pizza di Napoli. Stay tuned for that. This is one dynamic partnership.

Pizza di Napoli At The Loft Oak Bluffs Restaurants Pizza

But in the meantime, be sure to stop by and try Pizza di Napoli at The Loft. It’s a little slice of heaven, surrounded by games for adults. There’s to-go as well…think pizza parties at home or a pie for the beach (warm weather is on its way).

Author’s Note: This week not only is the opening week of Pizza di Napoli but also the newest Wash Ashore beer, the Maya Mae is going to make its debut there. Might be fun to try this weekend, and if IPA’s are not your thing, Wash Ashore Budda Pale Ale is well represented.

Wash Ahore Beer Debut Maya Mae Beer At Pizza di Napoli The Loft Martha's Vineyard

Maya Mae, named after Joe’s dog, is an India Pale Ale, with notes of cantaloupe, and he says this beer is so delicious. As an IPA fan, I am looking forward to trying it, and I can’t wait to try the Summer Ale coming out later this year.

To find out the story behind Pizza di Napoli, you can check out A Crust Above, Pizza Di Napoli Brings Innovative, Delicious Pizza To Edgartown Village On Martha’s Vineyard from March 2016.

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Martha's Vineyard Dining Out: Isola Restaurant Edgartown

Isola is open for the season, and has a fresh approach to making nights in Edgartown fun. Since things are a little quiet still — though Summer is right around the corner — Isola is mixing it up a bit.

New Bar Lounge At Isola Restaurant Edgartown Dining Out

A number of dining tables have been removed, and a comfy couch and chairs were added instead, creating a cozy lounge area. The space is inviting, and perfect for a relaxing evening out.

New Lounge Bar Isola Restaurant Live Music Jesse McGrath Martha's Vineyard Restaurants

If you’re out on a Saturday, you’ll find live music at Isola. Jesse McGrath is there with his guitar adding the the fun, lounge vibe. It’s nice to know that you can find live music this time of year. It’s a draw for a lot of people.

fun guy mushroom pizza Martha's Vineyard Italian Restaurant Isola Edgartown DiningThe restaurant is open Thursday – Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The pizzeria menu is available, and there are specials too.You’ve got salads, sandwiches, pies and more.

If you haven’t had The Fun Guy, definitely give it a try. It features roasted crimini and portobello mushrooms, white truffle oil and spinach. One of my favorites!

It’s good to have options for going out this time of year. So many restaurants are still closed, and it’s nice to know there are fun things to do.

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And it’s time to vote for Best Of The Vineyard Again. We’d be honored if you’d vote for us as Best Real Estate Company in the Services section of the ballot.

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We’re also nominated for Best Charity Event, for the annual Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser, which raised $35,000 this past year for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club. Here’s the link for the Teddy Bear Suite.

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On Friday, Lucky Hank’s posted a delectable picture of potential beverages available to accompany brunch. On Saturday, the text went out to meet some friends at Lucky Hank’s for Brunch on Sunday.

Martha's Vineyard Brunch: Lucky Hank's Restaurant Edgartown

I had not yet had brunch at Lucky Hank’s and felt inspired to go. Braving the freezing cold, we nested into a table for four. Anything you order at Lucky Hank’s is going to be good, and when you’re with friends, it’s fun to be a little bad.

There are so many delicious sounding options like Cod Cakes & Eggs, which has local cod, lobster tartar sauce, two eggs any style, with home fries and whole wheat toast. Maybe the Oak Bluffs Omelet, which is a
three egg omelet with bacon, onion, tomato, and cheddar cheese, served with home fries. There’s classic buttermilk pancakes and so much more.

Best Brunches On Martha's Vineyard: Lucky Hank's Blueberry Mascarpone French Toast

Feeling the need for something a little sweet, I opted for the Blueberry Mascarpone French Toast. These little slices of heaven were made for an easy, slow Sunday. Just the right amount, creamy and fresh, with a little burst of sweetness from the blueberries, served with real maple syrup. Yum! I know you’re hungry now.

Lucky Hank's House-Made Sausage Best Brunch Martha's Vineyard

Of course a side of house-made sausage patties were required to complete my meal.

Another friend was on my sweet, comfort food kick. She got the Lucky Hank’s French Toast with fresh strawberries, shaved almonds and sweet ricotta cheese. These too looked so good, but I felt good about my option and didn’t ask to try hers, since I did not want to share.

Lucky Hank's Restaurant Edgartown: Brunch On Martha's Vineyard Lucky Hank's French Toast

Other friends were a little more healthy, opting for the Veggie Breakfast Sandwich. Stacked high with heathy goodness, it was a smart and delicious way to start one’s day.

Martha's Vineyard Brunch: Lucky Hank's Veggie Breakfast Sandwich

Before we dove into our brunch selections, we started with a little fresh fruit. The addition of mint to this simple dish was unexpected and added a little extra brightness to the fruit. A great way to start.

Lucky Hank's Fresh Fruit Bowl: Martha's Vineyard Brunch

A great thing about Lucky Hank’s is that it is easy to relax and feel like home. The space is inviting and cozy. Hours seem to go by in minutes. Also, owner/chef Doug Smith’s lovely wife, Yulia, was our server, and she fantastic!

Yulia Smith Lucky Hank's Edgartown Restaurant Brunch

I was even lucky enough to catch Doug in the kitchen whipping up the delicious brunch items.

Lucky Hanks’s is currently open Thursday – Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Brunch is offered Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Martha's Vineyard Restaurant Lucky Hank's Owner Chef Doug Smith In The Kitchen

In addition to brunch on the weekends, there are a number of other reasons to go the Lucky Hank’s, including inspiring dinner specials, wine specials (a list of great bottles of wines, all under $30), and it’s great to support restaurants that stay open year round!

Edgartown Restaurant Lucky Hank's Brunch Lunch Dinner Martha's Vineyard

Also, starting in April, every First Friday of the month, 10% of food sales will go to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard. This is a great gesture on Doug’s part. Hospice is funded by the generosity of others, and is in need of support. What a delicious way to help.

Author’s Note: The only bummer about brunch was that we went too early for cocktails. You would think that at this my point in my life I would remember that you can’t have a bevy on Sunday before 11:00 a.m., but below is the picture that reminded me it was time to get Lucky!

Lucky Hank's Craft Cocktails: Hank's Bloody Mary, Raspberry Mint Lemonade and Blood Orange Mojito

Represented are Hank’s Bloody Mary, Raspberry Mint Lemonade and Blood Orange Mojito. All look and sound so good. Guess I need to go back.

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When you shop at Conroy’s Apothecary, you can’t help but look around and see what else you might need. One day while shopping for cold medicine, I noticed these sleek modern candles on the counter. Of course I felt compelled to smell them.

Vineyard Wick & Bath Candles Made On Martha's Vineyard

I was really impressed with the scents. The candles smelled so fresh and close to the real thing. The Black Cherry brought me back to days of camping with my parents in the Adirondacks when I had Black Cherry soda as a treat.

Vineyard Wick & Bath Candles Made On Martha's Vineyard

I was even more interested in them because they were made by Vineyard Wick & Bath. I had heard of this candle, but had also heard it was just a manufactured candle with a Vineyard label on it. Paula, who was helping me with my cold medicine said that was NOT the case.

Beth Thigith Vineyard Wick & Bath Candles Made On Martha's VineyardEach candle was handmade in Oak Bluffs by Beth Thigith. She creates the scents, hand pours them, stirs each one. These candles ares so far from being mass produced. They’re small batch and made with care.

Paula sold me. I needed to find out more. So, I reached out to Beth to find out more about these heavenly scented candles.

Scents Of Genius

Beth moved to Martha’s Vineyard in 2011, after her husband lived for four years in Afghanistan, and having traveled and lived all over the world (military family). However, she had been coming to the Island since she was little, so her love of this small little part of the world ran deep.

Vineyard Wick & Bath Made On Martha's Vineyard Candles

Moving to the Island can be challenging, especially when you’ve lived in some exotic places, but it just so happens to be a great place for artists. Not that Beth knew she was an artist, but it happened.

She had always liked candles, and thought to herself one day about a year and half ago, why not make one? She began to research how to make candles on Youtube, and after some trial and error, she created the perfect candle.

Vineyard Wick & Bath Candle Workshop

Now a large area of her basement is her studio, devoted to her art work. Beth likes clean, simple things. She found a company to make her label early on. That part was easy. She didn’t want anything fussy, just simple, yet eye catching. Her labels certainly caught my eye.

Making candles is a sort of therapy for Beth, who has a panic disorder. It is a calming processes, yet one that allows her to be creative. She has a number of different scents. The website only represents a fraction of what candles Beth has created.

Her candles are handmade, and each one has to be stirred by hand to capture the scents from the fragrance she uses. She also uses some essential oils in her candles. Never did she think she’d become a scent alchemist, yet fantastic things happen on the Island.

Limoncello Candle Vineyard Wick & Bath Martha's VineyardThe skies the limit, and the adventure of new scents is like an addiction. New ideas just come to her, and she has in amazing ability to really capture the scent in a candle. The Limoncello candle smells exactly like limoncello. You feel as though it should be served with a side of ice.

Black Raspberry Vanilla candle Vineyard Wick & Bath

The Black Raspberry Vanilla candle smells like it should be an ice cream flavor. It actually made me hungry when I smelled it. I could go on and on about how good they smell, but you need to discover these candles for yourself.

Currently, you can find them at Conroy’s but I think Vineyard Wick & Bath is going to be popping up in a lot more places. Beth’s candles are really lovely, and after this summer, she’s going to be known as the candle maven of Martha’s Vineyard.

Not only does she have a booth at the Chilmark Flea this summer, but she is donating products to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival and the MV Wine Festival (think cabernet scented candles, yum)! You can also get Vineyard Wick & Bath products on the website, click here.

Vineyard Wick & Bath Candle VarietiesVineyard Wick & Bath has different sizes, including adorable tins which are perfect for traveling, gifts, and more. I know I am going to be bringing one with my on my next vacation.

Beyond The Wick

In addition to the soy candles, Beth has also started making goodies for your body, like scrubs and lotions. Her Whipped Coffee Sugar Scrub smells so good, it’s like a latte for your soul. To add to its awesomeness, it’s made with Chilmark Coffee.

Vineyard Wick & Bath Whipped Coffee Sugar Scrub With Chilmark Coffee

How about Lemon Poppyseed? This just happens to be my favorite muffin flavor and boy does it smell good as a scrub.

Vineyard Wick & Bath

Her body butter is so silky and fluffy. It feels so luxurious to the touch. Her secret? Her Kitchen Aid mixer. I love it. I can barely make a good buttercream frosting, and she can whip up crazy good body butter.

Body Butters From Vineyard Wick & Bath Martha's Vineyard

She even has fragrant bath salts to add to the ways to spoil yourself. How about Pink Berry Mimosa?

Pink Berry Bath Salts Vineyard Wick & Bath Martha's VineyardThere’s lip balm and lotion sticks, to tackle the driest of skin, and these things feature Beth’s fantastic scents.

Lip Balm Lotion Sticks From Vineyard Wick & Bath Martha's Vineyard

Everything she makes is made with as pure and simple ingredients as possible. Another great thing, is that Vineyard Wick & Bath is super affordable. Candles range from $12.00 – $25.00, not a lot for handmade candles. Lotions and scrubs are $10.00 – $20.00.

Authors note: In addition to all the scents Beth has, she can do custom scents for events. The bride loves pina coladas? She can have pina colada candles for her wedding. Basil and lemon transports you back to Italy? Not a problem, Beth can make it happen.

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