February 2015

Frequently I am distracted by pretty shiny things, and Star Dancer Designs, by Jeanie Hay Sternbach, has been catching my eye for quite a while. Whether it’s at Martha’s Vineyard Fashion Week, Citrine or pop-art shows on the Island, her creations pique my interest. This is unexpected because many of her pieces have crystals. I haven’t […]

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Continuing with my Winter quest of visiting places on Martha’s Vineyard that are not part of my usual repertoire, I put on my Frugal Foodie hat and decided to stop by Dock Street Coffee Shop in Edgartown for breakfast. Dock Street has been serving up breakfast and lunch for 40 years. For years, it was the […]

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For some reason, this month seems to be the time I venture to places on Martha’s Vineyard that I have not gone to. For this week’s exploration, I went to Soigne in Edgartown. Many of my friends were shocked to hear that I had never stepped foot into this Edgartown staple, and I have no […]

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Many us gasped in horror when we opened our NSTAR bill last month (now Eversource). Everyone I know had an increase, some  greater than others. I think a lot of Islanders have now begun to wonder what they can do to address the added cost when it can be financially challenging to live on Martha’s […]

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If you’re like me, you’ve driven by Tropical Restaurant in Vineyard Haven at Five Corners almost daily for years. I decided that this was the year, the season, the day to stop in. One craves a little adventure during February on Martha’s Vineyard. Friends have told me it’s really good, but I was skeptical. The […]

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It’s the week before Valentine’s Day, and perhaps you’re struggling for ideas. For some, this is “Hallmark” holiday time, full of fluff. For others, this day is taken very seriously, and is a day to revere the ones you love. For me, I enjoy this sweet little holiday. It’s a reason to smother the people […]

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These cold nights provide an excellent reason to indulge in a little comfort food here on Martha’s Vineyard. That’s why, when I heard about the amazing fried chicken at Henry’s at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown, I thought it it was time for a little Frugal Foodie dining out research. I really enjoy Henry’s but […]

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When jewelry designer Stefanie Wolf asked me to come to New York City and help her sell her collection, Stefanie Wolf Designs, which are all handmade on Martha’s Vineyard, at the NY Now gift show (which is the largest in the country), of course I said yes. First, what a fun reason to go to […]

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