Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Local

The vine-tied fence at Lucy Vincent Beach

After moving to Chilmark seven years ago, I began to notice the intricacies of the bentwood natural fencing that lines the right side of the path leading to Lucy Vincent Beach. All the hand-tied...

Gardens of Love: Jaime Hamlin

Updated July 22 Jaime Hamlin is better known as the chef and caterer who has garnered annual Island recognition since 2008. She runs a successful catering and wedding business — now with her three sons...

Can we take a peek?

After a few missed turns down wrong dirt roads, I found Jamie Curtis’ and Jason Colin’s Chilmark home. It was around 4 o’clock, when the light starts to soften, casting pure gold on the...

Everything under the sun

Summer is here, and it’s offering up plenty of beach days, bike rides, and sunny skies. But there are a number of caveats that come with the Vineyard high season. In addition to ticks,...

Kanta Lipsky’s many arts

“Slow, long, breath,” intones Kanta Lipsky, her voice smooth as honey, warm as chamomile tea. “Feel your feet on the floor, let go of all those other thoughts, let yourself drop into the stillness.” Meditative...

Boxing and yoga, a perfect match

Lora Ksieniewicz and Charlie Giordano have been training in one another’s disciplines for about five years now. Giordano, a boxing teacher of 15 years, turned to yoga as an antidote to the tightness caused...

What Islanders wear to work

When people think style on Martha’s Vineyard, a certain vision sweeps over the minds of the unknowing. Salmon-colored shorts with tiny smiling whales. Pastel-pink dresses with teal embroidered flowers. He wears, but is not...

The Architects

Four architects share their processes and passions for building structures on Martha’s Vineyard. Joseph W. Dick, AIA Joseph W. Dick Architecture, Inc. 508-693-1717; josephwdick.com Tell us about your work on this West Chop house on the water. I have...

#GetFit

Updated June 20 Underwear and socks are high on the list of underratedly difficult items to find on Martha’s Vineyard. Most, if not all, of my off-Island endeavours account for a pit stop at Marshall’s,...

Can we take a peek?

Updated August 26 The road to Rose Meadow Way in Aquinnah is winding and quiet. It curves under canopied trees with blooming summer leaves, and water views that appear in and out of sight. The...

Gardens of Love: Paul Doherty and David Behnke

Updated July 2 When visiting Paul Doherty and David Behnke's home to write about their art collection, I knew I had to return to see their garden. They purchased the home on William Street in...

The summer of ‘crunchy calisthenics’

“The year was 1974. My dream was to open up an exercise studio that was fun. I had taken classes all over the city of Los Angeles. Most of the classes were very serious....

Hot off the (screen) press: Lucy Vincent Apparel

Chandler Cook moved to the Island five years ago with a passion for all things art, and a love for the place that held cherished memories from childhood summers. Cook moved to Chilmark after...

Design Q+A: Natural swimming pools

Daniel Whiting, owner and operator of Next Generation Natural Pools Native Islander Whiting shared three recent natural swimming pool projects, as well as facts about his eco-friendly business, and how natural pool installations compare with...

Can we take a peek?

A well designed room is like a painting, and like any great artist, a designer knows when it’s time to stop. “You have to sort of look at it, and walk away from it,...

Renovating a legacy

If you’ve driven through downtown Edgartown in the last month or so, you’ve no doubt noticed the abundance of chirping cranes, buzzing saws, and “hard hat only” signs. That’s because three Island hotels, all...

When trees blow down

Back in 1973, I was looking around my newly inherited acre of land for where to build my house. I settled on a ridge between a nicely shaped oak in the front, and a...

Gardens of Love: Marie-Louise Rouff

Marie-Louise Rouff, now almost 90, moved to the Vineyard with her husband Paul Levine a decade ago from California. It wasn't so easy finding a house with an art studio for her paintings, but...

What Islanders wear to work

When people think style on Martha’s Vineyard, a certain vision sweeps over the minds of the unknowing. Salmon-colored shorts spotted with tiny smiling whales. Pastel-pink dresses with teal embroidered flowers. She wears, but is...

The Electricians

Picture this: It’s a sweltering summer day — the kind where going outside is a task in itself. The humidity soaks your shirt, and the sun crisps any exposed skin. You’re watching mindless television...
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