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Can’t Get to Martha’s Vineyard for Springtime Getaway? Bring the Vineyard Home

April 2, 2020
Martha's Vineyard, MA

Picturesque Martha’s Vineyard is an easy drive when the all-clear signal comes for a well-deserved getaway © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com

Can’t get to Martha’s Vineyard for springtime getaway? Bring the Vineyard to your loved ones. With much of America confined at home under stay at home or shelter-in-place orders and travel to just about everywhere disrupted, many people have cancelled planned holidays and getaways. But the renowned merchants and artisans of the enchanted Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard have merchandise evocative of the island to bring the cheer of the island right to Vineyard lovers’ doorsteps.

The merchandise and other offerings run the gamut from handmade jewelry; handmade chocolates; Vineyard sea salt; alpaca fleece merchandise from ultra-soft, warm socks to blankets; to renowned photographer Alison Shaw’s Vineyard photos books; hand-blown art glass, bowls, pitchers and vases; Aquinnah jewelry; and Menemsha Blues line of casual wear.

A loving gift can lift the spirits and bring much-needed smiles to the faces of weary friends and family at this difficult time. Also, the new Martha’s Vineyard Visitor guide has just released and can be viewed here. And with Easter a little more than one week away, gifts to grace Easter baskets would be most welcome.

Be cheered by having a Martha’s Vineyard experience delivered to your doorstep. Local Vineyard retailers offer a wide variety of Island made and inspired products. Peruse their websites, shop til you drop, and in a few days time, a part of Martha’s Vineyard will come home to you:

Additionally, New England lovers might like this great campaign, called “Rally for Retail.” It allows lovers of Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Newport and more, to support the areas they love by visiting their favorite retailers on-line. It’s a win/win, and you get to have a reminder of your special place delivered to you to enjoy until we can travel well and safely again.

Alison Shaw Gallery

Support local photographer Alison Shaw and shop online for a few of the books she has photographed over time. Includes local cookbooks and more.

CB Stark Jewelers

The classic Martha’s Vineyard jewelers are online for your shopping pleasure – order a significant piece that represents the island.

Enchanted Chocolates

Craving locally made chocolates? You can order these tasty treats online but if you’re on island, they will also deliver to your front door.

Faherty Brand

Faherty is a family business working tirelessly to create great products that last a lifetime. They make thoughtful decisions for our community, customers and planet and you can find their shop in Edgartown, but can also order their full line, online.

Island Alpaca Co. of Martha’s Vineyard

Why not bring the softest items, made from alpaca wool, into your life right now? We all need that comfort and you can purchase socks, sweaters, and so much more on their website.

Katama General Store

Shop for gift cards and locally made items here – Katama General Store is a favorite in Katama.

Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt

We are all cooking and baking more at home these days, so make sure to sprinkle and finish your food with locally harvested Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt.

Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks

Looking for a piece of glass art that’s hand-blown right here on Martha’s Vineyard? MV Glassworks offers a few gorgeous pieces on their website.

Morrice Florist of Martha’s Vineyard

Order books online and, if you’re local, floral arrangements to brighten your home during these times.

Menemsha Blues

We are all living in sweats lately – and there’s nothing comfier than those Menemsha Blues sweatshirts.

Nell MV

A small boutique shop in Edgartown, with an online shop that currently has sales of up to 70% off, so make sure to check them out.

Not Your Sugar Mamas Chocolate

Craving chocolate? Why not have the healthiest kind – dairy-free, refined sugar-free, vegan chocolate made on Martha’s Vineyard. Plus, they’ve come out with a cookbook, so get baking with chocolate at home!

Rainy Day MV

Not only does this Vineyard Haven shop have online shopping but if you follow them on Instagram, you can shop through their social media as well.

Stefanie Wolf Designs

Ocean inspired jewelry handmade in Edgartown, and you’ll find everything from stud earrings to bracelets, necklaces, and much more.

Soft As A Grape

Another cozy clothing option, this time from the classic shop, Soft As A Grape.

Third World Trading Co.

Shop your favorite eclectic boutique at the end of Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs.

The Boneyard Surf Shop

Looking for surf goods, shirts, and more? This surf shop in Edgartown offers great items online.

Vineyard Vines

The classic New England brand and a Vineyard favorite, you can order online with 30% off and 50% off their sale section (limited time).

Aquinnah Jewelry

Nothing like a locally made, made to order piece of jewelry that you can carry with you and remind yourself of your favorite place in the world.

Bibi’s MV

Luxury bedding, furniture, decor, and more can be found in this online shop. You can even personalize items for a fun and unique gift idea.

Bunch of Grapes Bookstore

At home and not enough books to read? Instead of purchasing books from the big online retailers, support our local Vineyard Haven bookstore by ordering books from them.

Citrine X Trust

Everything from this Martha’s Vineyard boutique shop uplifts your spirit – or protects it! Find clean beauty and wellness products, as well as trendy yet sustainable clothing and locally made jewelry.

Driftwood Jewelry

This Oak Bluffs jewelry shop carries a variety of local artists and jewelers – from wampum bracelets, sea glass necklaces, and much more.

Kenworthy

A mother-daughter collaboration that spun into being after countless trips throughout Asia, Central America, and the Middle East. Inspired by the textiles from their travels, more than what’s leading the current trend, they look to personify the laid back island lifestyle that their home practically breathes. Each piece is hand sewn at their studio on Martha’s Vineyard and purposely designed to outlive fashion cycles.

Salte

Looking for thoughtfully curated home goods? Everything from candles, blankets, and much more available here. Unique items!

Slate

Do some spring shopping at this boutique shop in Edgartown, offering a 20% discount with a special code.

Sea Legs MV

A new boutique in Edgartown, Sea Legs has a variety of goods you can pre-order online.

Slip77

Known for their beach to bonfire clothing line, this Oak Bluffs shop is definitely a favorite.

Martha’s Vineyard is an easy drive of most places in the Northeast and, once we get the “all clear”, its fans can start making their pilgrimages once again. From Aquinnah to Edgartown, there is no shortage of seasonal happenings and many of the Vineyard inns are offer special rates to incentivize booking.

Get your copy of the 2020 Martha’s Vineyard Travel Guide.

Whether an armchair traveler or planning your visit, see our feature: Cruising into Martha’s Vineyard’s Warm Embrace

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Romantic Places: Southampton Inn Offers Winter Getaways on the Idyllic East End

February 13, 2020

A winter getaway awaits at the idyllic Southampton Inn on Long Island’s East End.

A winter getaway awaits at the idyllic Southampton Inn. Located in the heart of Long Island’s historic Southampton Village, the Southampton Inn is just steps from Main Street, shopping, theaters, art galleries, museums and wonderful experiences—from candlelight tours of the Rogers Mansion and delicious dining to spectacular plays, art exhibits, spa days, hiking and walks on the beach.  

Stay packages offer families, friends and couples a fun and affordable place to gather and make new memories. Enjoy the Inn’s many on-site amenities or arrange outings with the assistance of the hotel’s guest services. Pets are welcome in one of the Inn’s specially designated pet-friendly guest rooms.

  • February is Romance Month: Celebrate with your Valentine anytime in February. Package for 2 adults includes an elegant overnight room, early check-in/late checkout, a special 3-course dinner and a delicious breakfast the next morning ($240, plus taxes and fee. 2020 room rate). For non-guests of the Inn and those who are just looking for a delicious romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day, Claude’s is offering a special $35 Prix Fixe Menu. (alcohol, tax or gratuity no included).
  • Ghost Hunting & Tour at Rogers Mansion, & Dinner in Claude’s: Enjoy a delicious, 3-course dinner in Claude’s on Saturday, February 29, 2020 and then join the crew of the Long Island Paranormal Investigators at the Rogers Mansion for Ghost Hunting!On the hunt, you’ll test paranormal theories, hear great, spooky stories, and maybe even leave with one of your own(Ghost Hunting Tickets: $40/adult, Claude’s Dinner: *$40/adult). And the following weekend, take a self-guided, candlelight tour of the Gilded Age Rogers Mansion on Saturday, March 7, 4pm-6pm. Then enjoy an elegant 3-course dinner and complimentary glass of wine in Claude’s. ($45/Adult includes tour, dinner, tax and gratuity). Stay overnight at the Inn for *$125, and turn your adventures at the mansion into memorable getaways (*Plus tax and fee). 
  • Girls’ Getaway: Southampton Inn’s fabulous room rates make it perfect for a girls’ getaway! Enjoy Friday Happy Hour and dinner in Claude’s, shopping, yoga, pampering at the spas on Jobs Lane, 15% off hair treatments at John Dillon Salon, walks on the beach and wine tasting. Pet-friendly and connecting rooms available. Give us a call to discuss special packages and ideas to enjoy with your BFFs. 
  • Presidential BOGO

Bring the Family! The Inn is near ice skating, indoor mini-golf at the Children’s Museum of the East End, moonlight hikes at the Quogue Wildlife Preserve and ghost hunting at the Rogers Mansion. Or, just play “at home” at the Inn in our Game Room. From March 20 through April 20, buy one room, get 50% off the second. Children 12 and under stay and eat breakfast for free with parents/guardians.

  • Takeover 2020!

From February 1 through April 12, the Southampton Arts Center will hand over its galleries to ten East End artists. Stay at the Inn, just one block from the artists, and deduct $20.20 off the overnight rate. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with dinner at Claude’s on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. *(Call-in special only. Plus, taxes and fees. 2020 special. Voucher provided at check-in).

  • Spas at 71 Hill Street: Pamper yourself at the day-spas, located just across the way at 71 Hill Street. At Yippee Feet, hotel guests can enjoy a one-hour full body massage for $55 or one-hour foot massage for $35. Cosmic Nails is offering a $39 mani-pedi.

For more information on Southampton Inn’s Special Packages, visit: southamptoninn.com/special-packages/

The Southampton Inn is classic, unassuming and utterly charming. The Inn offers the personal attention of a bed & breakfast with the services of a hotel. The 90 guest rooms, all with slightly different decor, offer individual temperature control, sparkling tiled bathrooms, refrigerators, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The grounds consist of several acres of manicured lawns and gardens, with amenities that everyone can enjoy: 50-foot heated outdoor pool, All-weather tennis court, Croquet and volleyball, Game Room for all ages, and Claude’s Restaurant.

Located in the heart of historic Southampton Village, just steps from Main Street, the Southampton Inn is a special place to enjoy all four seasons—from the quiet beauty of winter and warm, sunny spring to the long, lazy days of summer by the seaside and brilliant colors of autumn. The inn offers year-round packages to celebrate the seasons, holidays, weddings and events. Claude’s serves breakfast daily, 7am-10am, Sunday brunch until 2pm, dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 5pm-9pm, and half- priced drinks at Friday Happy Hours. Dine indoors, or enjoy a hot toddy by the cozy fire pit in the garden courtyard. Menus feature locally sourced food and flavors and seasonal favorites.

The Inn and Claude’s Restaurant are also popular, established settings for corporate retreats, meetings, reunions, destination weddings and other gatherings, combining the natural beauty of the East End of Long Island with seasonal amenities, all in one convenient location. Facilities and amenities are designed to accommodate both small and large groups.

The Southampton Inn and Claude’s Restaurant are located at 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY, 11968. For more information, contact 631-283-6500, southamptoninn.comreservations@southamptoninn.com.

 

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