Monday, July 18, 2011

Real quick, Martha’s Vineyard

Did you know there’s a ferry that leaves from midtown Manhattan and delivers you all the way over in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard? Amazing and true.

It’s the perfect weekend getaway, especially when the weather is perfect and the crew is fun.

Alison invited a small group of us to her family’s gorgeous home and we had to make good use of our 36 hours on the island.

We started with breakfast at Art Cliff Diner.

Crab cakes benedict (delicious) and this beautiful blackberry-walnut scone, sliced down the middle, toasted ever-so lightly and served with whipped butter.

That was followed by cocktails…

And lobster rolls for lunch…

…and Mad Martha’s ice cream for dessert.

Dinner was a gourmet feast, cheapened only by our sweet tea cocktails and ensuing juvenile behavior. But man, was it fun to dance until we were sweaty messes and the lights came on, sending us home.

But it wasn’t all gluttony and hedonism. There were quiet moments and spectacular views…

Hours reading on the beach and playing lawn games in the backyard.

And then, just like that, we were back in New York again.


  1. It all looks perfect... food , drinks and all.
    Coming back to that view .. most perfect of all :)

  2. I used to live in Boston before the Universe smiled upon me and allowed me to return to my beloved Seattle. I'm not gonna lie: the East Coast and I did not get along. But you do paint quite an inviting picture. Ice cream and lobster rolls will always tell a tempting story. And I love the juxtaposition between the last green island photo and the twinkling lights of midnight Manhattan.