Cheers to a Classic New Year

A Vineyard 31st:
Lambert's Cove Inn (Vineyard Haven):  Jerry Berlin on piano, Johnny Hoy & the Bluefish to ring in the New Year, prix fixe dinner and overnight accommodations available.
Atlantic (Edgartown):  DJ and dancing for the fashionably chic.
The Wharf (Edgartown):  The Boogies kick up your heels in retro-60's-style.

photos: thesteward


Tween Christmas Wish List

Each year, "one" item costs as much as the pile of gifts they used to receive when they were in kindergarten...

The Girl

Clothing:  Lots of "leggings".  A big hat with pom pons on the ends.  A duffle coat.  Some warm/cozy flannel PJ bottoms.  "Sweet" t-shirts.  Those big boots with the colored-laces (Sorel's).

Books:  Adores the cover of "The Candymakers" by Wendy Mass, "Savvy" by Ingrid Law (again, a "wow" cover...and the girlfriends are reading it, and it's "really good"), and "Touch Blue" by Cynthia Lord (just purchased at the Scholastic Book Fair, it's about island kids who are trying a drastic move to keep their school from closing.  She is enjoying her early Christmas present).

Speaking of candy...a gingerbread house kit would be nice.  Or anything from Goodship Lollipop!

Music:  Wants ("wants" - under your breath...the way Brick does on The Middle...) an iTouch....and gift card from iTunes.  Still liking Taylor Swift.  And please, these headphones.

Bedroom:  Just redone last wants a big loft bed.
Sorry, luv, I know you no longer believe in Santa Claus....but that definately won't fit down the chimney.

The Boy
all he a Nintendo DSi...that's it.
Boys are so easy.  I didn't say inexpensive...but easy.  

Card Schlepping...

Once again, that tedious task has arrived.  Time to drag the kids out onto a stretch of sand or magical forest somewhere on the island, to take the annual Christmas photo.  It's usually bitter cold, and they hate you for it.  "Is this the last one? more pictures!  Can we go home, now?"...haha....nope.  Just a few more!

If you're looking for a great photographer on MV, here are some favorites that come to mind:
Nicole Friedler
Jocelyn Filley
and Joe Mikos
...see if they can squeeze you in.

In pursuit of this year's ideal card, I found several appealing designs at Rainy Day and Bunch of Grapes, in Vineyard Haven.

If you're the can find the above cards at Minted, Fine Stationery and Pear Tree Greetings.  Adorable tartan plaid jacket at Kayce Hughes.
Reminder:  December 10-12 is Christmas in Edgartown weekend...more on that coming up.