Martha’s Vineyard

Steve and I had the best time in Martha’s Vineyard this past weekend.  Now before you all get nervous, let me clear the air.  Nantucket is my favorite place in the world.  The love I have for my little island is everlasting – it is the one place where I feel happiest, inspired and comforted all at the same time.

I was excited and open minded about our adventure to Martha’s Vineyard but thought that there was no way I could be captivated by another island.  I was wrong.

The Vineyard had an effect on me and I quickly developed an affection for it.  I have long forgotten what Nantucket feels like as a vacation spot because I now call it my home.  Nantucket is comfortable to me.  Don’t get me wrong, the beauty of this island catches me by surprise everyday but I now know the ins and outs and secret spots.  Visiting Martha’s Vineyard reminded me of my early days on Nantucket and that wondrous feeling you would get as the ferry made that turn around Brant Point!

 So, I’ve concluded that Nantucket will always be called my home but the Vineyard will be my new vacation spot!!

Alan Claude

First stop OTV (on the Vineyard):  The most delicious breakfast at Art Cliff Diner in Vineyard Haven.  It’s a totally cute retro inspired diner with great food and service.  Order the Lobster & Asparagus Eggs Benedict.


Art Cliff

Next we headed southwest through West Tisbury; the middle of the island.  We were amazed by the beauty of the rolling hills and farmland – sometimes we felt like we were in Vermont.


After that we made our way to the the island’s most westerly point; Aquinnah.


Below is Gay Head Lighthouse a top of the colorful clay cliffs.  The view up here was spectacular – a must see!


We stumbled across Moshup Beach – it’s pretty cute!

Moshup Beach


We finished the day with a farm to table inspired dinner at State Road Restaurant.  It was recommended to us by a friend who also happens to be the most talented floral designer; Becca Olcott.  Do yourself a favor and order the house made ricotta!

State Road

More Martha’s Vineyard posts to come…Stay tuned!


  1. So fun! I can’t wait to visit! But I’m glad you’re home where you belong! xo

  2. auntie joanie :

    WOW!! You truly did a wonderful job of captivating its beauty and quaintness. Thanks for sharing.

  3. So glad you have a new vacation spot—and that you like State Road!! Next time let’s do it together! xo

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