November 2016

One of the joys of the holiday season on Martha’s Vineyard is walking down the main streets of our towns, well three out of six. With holiday lights sparkling and many buildings adorned in festive attire, it’s almost reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting. When I saw the sign for the Rosewater Holiday Pop-Up Shop, […]


With a soft opening last week, Tin Hanger, where Flatbread once was, is now open for business, daily for dinner. A brave endeavor to open a restaurant in November one would think, but not for this Island family. Jack McGroarty is no stranger to businesses on Martha’s Vineyard. His family owned The Wharf in Edgartown, and […]


The pie’s the limit on the Island for holiday treats. This year, there seems to be an amazing collection of local businesses offering their pies for your enjoyment over the holidays. Like the change in wine from white to red, the Fall brings a change from my love of cupcakes to pie. It’s sweet but […]

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I know what you’ll be doing this Thursday – going to l’etoile for $10 short ribs. This amazing Frugal Foodie special is for two weeks only — last week and this week. It is one not to miss. I might even say that this is one of the most amazing deals I have found on the […]


For Emily Coulter, owner of Morrice Florist, when her children witnessed the aftermath of a bombing in the Middle East, seeing their fear and terror, she realized that people needed to be reminded of all the good in the world. Sometimes the media is so focused on the negative stories, that good can be forgotten. The […]


Last year, my friend Kim asked me to write a blog about Vineyard Montessori’s Truckin’ MV event. At the time, I didn’t really know much about it so, I declined. Then I went to Truckin’ MV and was blown away by how much fun it was. Of course, most of the fun was geared towards […]


When you’re in Oak Bluffs, one of the best, and one of the few places to get coffee is Mocha Mott’s. Last winter, when it closed for renovations, many of us were devastated. Then when it never reopened because of pipes bursting in the space above it (basically destroying the newly renovated Mocha Mott’s), people […]