hand made on Martha’s Vineyard

I have admired Tiffany Vanderhoop’s Beaded Jewelry for sometime now. Each time she posts a photo of her handmade beaded earrings or there happens to be a pair at Citrine in Vineyard Haven, I have to admire them. The intricacy, the ornate designs, the beauty she can create with her hands and what used to […]


For almost five years, I have been writing On Point now, and I still love the story behind the special places on Martha’s Vineyard. On a glorious Fall day, I made my way up Middle Road in Chilmark to learn about Mermaid Farm. I have been there many times before for their lassis and yogurt, […]


Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, I love to wear scarves. Let’s face it, they’re an easy way to dress up an outfit, hide something, and an accessory you can have a little fun with. When I saw these really cool scarves made out of wool when out the Summer, I had to discover where they […]


When Jessica Kramer’s friend invited her to come to Martha’s Vineyard to work for a summer over a decade ago, little did she know that this amazing Island would become her home. After coming for a number of summers to work, she moved here full time three years ago. She fell in love with an […]

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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 […]