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#designlife
Jesse Hayes

I never set out to be a designer. A one-off stint doing album art led to more album art, then a paint scheme for Nascar, branding a law firm and marketing for non-profits. Before we knew it, my wife and I had a full-blown design business with an international client base. Our “work from anywhere” business model led to Martha’s Vineyard.

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Inn Style: Design With A Touch of Mischief
Paula Lyons

Julie and Marla Accursio-Gibbs, co-managers of two Edgartown inns—the 8-room Sydney and the 15-room Christopher— are passionate about their roles as stewards of these totally updated, boutique properties. Here they talk to The Vine about their new roles, Island hospitality and going the extra mile for their guests.

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Fashion Forward: D.I.Y. Design on MV
Heather Hamacek
From runway renegades to fashion al fresco, Vineyard designers evolve in style.
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Dog Overboard: Nantucket Sound Rescue Is Team Effort
Heather Hamacek

A spaniel named Chesney was safe Monday after the captain of the Island Queen and the crew of a pleasure boat teamed up to save her from the waters of Nantucket Sound.

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If You Build It.... Island Home Designers
Erin Ryerson

How do ideas for a new home or an updated kitchen move from dream to reality? Erin Ryerson goes back to the drawing board with three up-and-coming Island home designers to learn about craft, juggling young families with a budding career, and what it means to work a traditional 9-5 on an Island where seasonal schedules prevail.

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House Hunting with Ruth McGorty
Paula Lyons
In 1985 Ruth McGorty started the Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Guide, then just a black-and-white pamphlet. Today the magazine is a full color, glossy Real Estate bible, known to many as The Book of Dreams.
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Gourmet To-Go, Black Sheep's Chef Judy Klumick
Alexandra Bullen Coutts

The secret is out. Black Sheep, a “picnic to pantry” specialty food shop and take-out operation is the place to be at lunchtime in Edgartown.

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This Old House
Chris Burrell
The price tag on the 200-year-old Cape was $135,000, but it was a house that cried out for a wealthy owner who could dash off checks to a platoon of plumbers, carpenters, electricians and masons.

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How to Feed an Island
Louisa Hufstader
Seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, the small staff at Island Grown Initiative's Thimble Farm — now doing business as Island Grown Farm Hub at Thimble Farm — tends more than 30,000 square feet of greenhouses.
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Farm to Page
Julia Rappaport

Julia Rappaport

Writing about food, which I’ve done now for just a few months shy of a decade, was never something I set out to do. And, especially at the beginning of my career, it was anything but trendy or glitzy. It was dirty, gritty, and messy – at times quite literally.

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