January 2018

I am relatively new to the kombucha scene, but know that it has been gaining popularity. I admit that I like to have a bottle or two a week, and love getting the Island made komucha when I find it in  stores or at the Chilmark Fles Market. Why is kombucha becoming so popular? Well, first […]

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When I lived in Philadelphia, you would go to the cobbler – if your shoe broke, had a handbag that needed some TLC, etc. Moving here, it took me a while to figure out that there was a cobbler on the Island. Yesterday, I broke the tab on a pair of my favorite ankle booties. Such […]

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Ah brunch, just saying the word makes me smile and think of the weekend and food with friends. Guess what Oak Bluffs’ restaurant has added brunch to its menu – yes, the Ocean View. There are many things that make this brunch a little different from some other brunches on the Island. First of all, […]

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Molto Bene – very good, is definitely how I would describe the food at La Soffitta in Vineyard Haven, and now in its third year, I would say this Italian restaurant has found its boschetto (groove). When you walk in, you almost forget that what the space looked like when it was Le Grenier, which is […]

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The joy of four day weekends in January on the Island. Having just travelled for a week for the holidays, and getting ready to travel for Winter break, I was feeling less than motivated to pack up the kids and head off Island. I do, however, like to feel like I went away or did […]

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A little over three years ago, I wrote a story about Lauren Morgan. An Island designer who was launching her clothing line, premiering at Martha’s Vineyard Fashion Week. As it turns out, that collection was a stepping stone in this designer’s evolution to where she is now. After designing her line, she was working with […]

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Warm sunny days on Martha’s Vineyard may seem far away right now, but there is an important vacation planning deadline this week for anyone who has a summer rental in place or who is thinking about renting this summer on Martha’s Vineyard. Advance car ferry reservations go on sale this Thursday, January 11th. An advance reservation […]

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Winter on Martha’s Vineyard doesn’t look or feel anything like Martha’s Vineyard in the Summer. Gone are the crowds, and the warm beach days. It’s quieter and colder. Many will tell you it’s a peaceful time. It is the dead of Winter, but life on the Vineyard is far from dead. Add Skating To Your […]

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I have to admit it – I do not have an Island Club Card, which offered a 20% – 30% discount at Cronig’s Market, and yes not having that discount did sometimes deter me from shopping at Cronig’s because the costs of some products versus other Island grocery stores. However, that is no longer the case. […]

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On many of these cold days, folks can use a little cheering up, and a lunch date can do just that. Slice of Life in Oak Bluffs has great lunch options, and is open for lunch Tuesday thru Saturdays. During the off-season, Slice offers a $10 lunch special. On this specialty menu, you’ll find a couple […]

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