Friday, January 21, 2022

The Local

Gardens of Love: Paul Doherty and David Behnke

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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’

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“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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Design Q+A: Little changes, big impact

Danielle Zerbonne, Interior Design Consultant, Vineyard Decorators Danielle recently helped client Anna Marie D'Addarie redesign her living room, including a new sofa, chair, ottoman, and a wild-colored rug. Anna Marie has since made her own...

Spring clean your health

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Think spring cleaning is just about housework? The new season offers a perfect time to check in with our bodies and minds as well. Here’s what local health practitioners recommend for clients, friends, and...

Made on MVY: Austin Designs

Austin Designs is an independent company owned by Rachel Austin Baumrin, designer and builder of handmade goods. Each piece is a unique, original work, and is featured at the Vineyard Artisans Festivals and at...

Made on MVY: Island Alpaca Co.

Island Alpaca Company is home to over 40 friendly, fluffy alpaca. Primarily a breeding farm, they welcome visitors year round to see these furry friends and meet the newest baby alpaca (called cria, some...

Can we take a peek?

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My phone buzzed on the way to this Vineyard home: “Text me when you’re here,” it read. “There’s a mean goose that attacks people.” I laughed to myself. These are the things you only...

A better place

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As a writer, you end up living in some creative places — a couch, a garage apartment, and if you’re lucky enough to be Kato Kaelin (O.J. Simpson’s now infamous sidekick), a pool house...

What Islanders wear to work: Molly Coogan dresses for Bunch of Grapes

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

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...

Regenerative gardening 101

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Regenerative gardening is gaining popularity across the country. It is a response to global setbacks, like climate change and population growth, which present more people to feed and fewer resources to do so. Regenerative...

The Housecleaners

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Four Island housecleaners give The Local a look at their busy industry, from the trials and challenges to the rewards, and to why they choose to clean houses. Maik De Souza and Kristina Kerr A1...