Shopping on Martha’s Vineyard

Before moving to Martha’s Vineyard, I was a frequent visitor to Philadelphia’s First Fridays. Downtown was a sea of artists, food vendors, music, and more. One of my favorite ways to enjoy the city. Funny how you miss those types of events, but now I can enjoy First Friday Vineyard Haven. With over 40 shops […]


Imagine, it’s the 1940’s in New Bedford, MA. A handsome Coca Cola delivery man meets a beautiful woman who is working in her father’s grocery store. It’s love at first sight. A courtship begins, they marry in 1945. They move to Martha’s Vineyard where the man had worked a couple of Summers. In 1947, the […]


Expect Anything…..the mantra for PIKNIK, and it is so true. PIKNIK has been a fixture in the Arts District of Oak Bluffs for over 15 years.  It is the kind of store that makes you long for things they carry. Owner Michael Hunter has an innate ability to find the extraordinary for home and self. Simply walk […]

{ 1 comment }

 Bunch of Grapes has been Martha’s Vineyard’s year-round, independent, locally-owned  bookstore for over 40 years.  It has been a favorite to more than one president, to a large number of local and national authors, and almost every visitor and Summer resident I know has stopping by on their list of “must do’s” when they’re here. […]


It seems as though there is even more to add to the growing list of changes in Vineyard Haven.  In addition to another place to grab a bite to eat, and the opening date of La Choza, it is also rumored that soon downtown will have new street poles, new benches (good for people watching), […]


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 […]