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 […]


People sometimes wonder where I find inspiration for blog topics, and there’s no one answer. However, one of my favorite sources is Instagram. There’s something nice about such a visual source. Frequently, something beautiful catches my eye and I research a bit further. Such is the case with Leslie Freeman Designs which consists of beautiful handmade […]


The Island of Martha’s Vineyard can have such an effect on people. Meet Kelley Solomon of Aquinnah Jewelry. Growing up, Kelley spent her summers and many holidays here on the Vineyard. Her parents have a house in Oak Bluffs, and this was where she loved to be. As a child she fell in love with the […]

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I know it’s hard to believe, but Summer 2012 is almost over, and there are so many things left on my bucket list!  Why do June, July, and August go by so quickly? Luckily, this week I was able to cross one more thing off that list, a trip to the Featherstone Flea and Fine […]


I first saw Stefanie Wolf’s jewelry at an Art Stroll during the Summer, in the Arts District in Oak Bluffs three years ago. Immediately, I fell in love with the glass bead jewelry she made.  I got my first piece at that event and now have several.  Over the years, I have gotten to know Stefanie, […]


Though we may not have as many restaurants open, and there are no Target stores to get lost in for hours, we definitely have ways to have a little fun and enjoy a little retail therapy.  No ferry reservations required! Martha’s Vineyard has a vibrant year round community, and we are pretty creative with ways […]


We’ve survived the first half of January!  A much deserved long weekend is finally here. With the three-day holiday, there are lots of opportunities to enjoy time on Martha’s Vineyard and the celebrate the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oscar Worthy Feeling the Oscar Buzz a little early with the Golden Globes happening […]