Monday, April 15, 2024

At Home

At Home with the Oslyns

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If a pair of rom-com script writers were given the task of bringing the romance of Gina Patti and Rob Oslyn of Oak Bluffs to the screen, they would have found the storyline too...

At home with Sophia Brush Warren of Vineyard Decorators

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Growing up, Sophia Brush Warren never imagined she would live on Martha’s Vineyard as an adult. However, after establishing herself in a successful corporate career in Los Angeles, the West Tisbury native was drawn...

At home with Lisa Katsounakis at the Tivoli Inn

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It’s been on top of lists for dream jobs for eons now: Inn Owner. In a recent boston.com story, “Bed and Breakfast purveyor” was right up there with Actor (a photo of Robert De...

At Home with Alan Schweikert

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Alan Schweikert grew up in the pastoral hill and dale of Chatham, N.J., which also put him near the bright lights of Manhattan. Half country boy, half sophisticate, he was happy to be a...

At Home with Joanna Fairchild: A home that stretches to include many

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Either entertaining comes naturally to you or it doesn’t. Yes, American mores insist anybody can learn anything, but when it comes to hosting 20 guests on your porch in the summer when the table...

At home with the Aronies of Chilmark

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Alice in her Wonderland has nothing on a visit to Nancy Slonim Aronie and Joel Aronie in their small and wildly quaint cottage just up and over from Chilmark Chocolates off South Road. You...

At home with Sam Feldman and Marilyn Meyerhoff

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Set back from the south cliffs of Chilmark, surrounded by tall ornamental grasses and uncommon cultivated flowers that blend with the wildflowers and equally wild grasses beyond, Sam Feldman’s four acres sat wild and...

At home (for now) with Marla Blakey

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“Look Homeward, Angel,” the 544-page bildungsroman by Thomas Woolf, was meant to steer a course back to one’s childhood town, and to make some sort of peace with it. For dancer and choreographer Marla...

At home with Olive Tomlinson

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On a recent early March afternoon, Olive meets me and young MV Times staff photographer Stacey Rupolo at Olive’s front door. When I introduce them, Olive glances at the young shutterbug with her fully...

At home with Russell Maloney and Jay Schmidt

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My curiosity has been piqued ever since I started seeing Barnes moving trucks pull into the property on North Road across from North Tabor Farm. I never actually saw a “for sale” sign, but...

At Home in the Campground with Brian and Stephanie Kirkpatrick

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At an eastern spoke of the Methodist Campground, a maze of over 300 tiny Victorian cottages all clustered together as if the occupants fear the big bad wolf might blow them down, a cottage...

At home with gallery owners David Behnke and Paul Doherty

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David Behnke and Paul Doherty have been together as a couple for 32 years. “Thirty-two LONG years,” groans Paul, handsome, with an acting background in addition to the successful art advisory business long conducted...

At Home: The Little House that Betty Built

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There’s an old saying that people start to look like their dogs, but has it ever occurred to anyone that some people resemble their houses? On a recent rainy Tuesday, Betty Anne Wilson of Newburyport...

At Home with Ewell Hopkins and Kim Cartwright in Oak Bluffs

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It’s pretty notable the way so many of us end up living on Martha’s Vineyard. Kimberly Cartwright, yoga instructor, intuitive spirit coach, mother of three, and wife of local mover and shaker Ewell Hopkins,...

At home with: Uma and her sisters (in-law)

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The three Datta wives, ranged around Uma’s expansive granite kitchen counter, try to explain their arranged marriages in today’s terms. And, no, it’s nothing like poor Juliet Capulet being ordered to marry the conceited...

At Home with Ed Merck — retired, but hardly retiring

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Does it ever seem as if our lives are guided by a set of flukes? A couple of years ago, Ed Merck, retired entrepreneur, musician, sailor, and author, could never have foreseen that in...

At Home With: Emilee Whorton and Michael Valenti in Edgartown

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Every tale of young love, especially in this age of high tech and low romantic expectations, is widely different from the next. In the match made almost-in-Heaven of Emilee Whorton, now 30, and Michael Valenti,...

At Home With Holly and John Alaimo

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“There’s a story to everything,” said John Alaimo recently when he and his wife, Holly, opened their home on Webaqua Avenue in Oak Bluffs to the MV Times. He stood over a pair of...