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August 28th, 2012 | + | Leave a Comment

Labor Day on Martha’s Vineyard is often thought of as the last big Horrah – it’s our chance to full appreciate summer one last weekend, to enjoy our kids frolicking on the beach before they head back to school, to savor the flavors of summer in the most summery ways, and to wish well all our seasonal Vineyard neighbors, family and friends.  There will not be a shortage of Labor Day party invites nor a shortage of energy surrounding our famous island…but take some time out to head to the water, whether a beach BBQ or on the waterfront deck of one of your friend’s lovely coastal gems – indulge in the sea air, the classic summer foods and good friends. Here are some of our top picks for a lovely and memorable Labor Day Waterfront BBQ…



Easy Lemon Sword Fish Steaks


Grilled fish done simply – with a splash of lemon, olive oil, salt & pepper speaks for itself.  It’s the true flavor of the sea with little more than just that.  Make sure to keep your eyes peeled at the market for local sword fish….it’s delightful this time of year. Check out some tips on how to make perfectly done grilled fish here.




Watermelon Arugula Salad


The Atlantic Fish & Chop House in Edgartown serves one of the most delicious salads that screams summer…made with ice cold watermelon, spicy arugula, briny Kalamata olives, creamy feta cheese, drizzled with a rich balsamic reduction. We have been trying to replicate it for a year or so and we just can’t do it justice…so we decided to head into the restaurant when we need the real thing – but as a substitute for our Labor Day BBQ we love this rendition.  You’ll love it too.



Grilled Sweet Corn with a Trio of Flavored Butters


Grilled corn on the cob can’t be beat and then throw in a trip of flavored butters – chili, sundried tomato and truffle butter – wow.  The char of the grill, the sweetness of the corn and the creamy, salty, flavor-packed putter combos are well heavenly.   We love to grilled the corn in the husk for a portion of the and then give it a quick char with the husk removed.



Rice Paper Rainbow Rolls


The first word that comes to mind when we hop into Morning Glory Farm is – color.  Meander through the aisles of produce and pick your favorite vegetables and make this recipe all your own. You can even throw in some cold shrimp, tofu or boiled chicken.  These are perfect for on the go and can be made about 12 hours ahead of time.  These are healthy an can change with the season so start brainstorming your favorite fall vegetables to add to them once the trees change.




Grilled Watermelon


Grilled watermelon has a smoky quality and an intensified sweetness, all at the same time. A perfect melding of summer’s flavors, the result is truly splendid. This grilled watermelon recipe is easy to prepare and lends its slightly exotic flavor to a variety of different dishes.


Enjoy it as-is, straight from the grill, put it into a traditional fruit salad, or drizzle it with a sweet honey lemon sauce for dessert. Alternately, you can enjoy grilled watermelon as part of a savory dish. Combine it with different cheeses, vinaigrettes, and salad ingredients for an elegant twist on the summer staple.




The Classic ‘Shandy’


Popular in the U.K., where it’s also known as a Shandygaff, this drink mixes equal parts beer with either ginger ale, ginger beer, or carbonated lemonade (some folks even use Sprite or alcoholic sodas like Smirnoff Ice and Mike’s Hard Lemonade). If the drink has multiple sources of alcohol, it’s called a TurboShandy. In the following recipe from Gourmet, fresh lemonade and mint are used instead of bottled products.



The Timeless Pimm’s Cup


A gin-based cocktail – a blend of dry gin, liqueur, fruit juices, spices, lemon soda or ginger ale, enter the Pimm’s Cup.  Perfect to be mixed in a batch before the party, to let the mixture marinate a bit.   Everyone doesn’t love gin but everyone loves a Pimm’s Cup – a crowd pleasing drink to make all make everyone a little schwilly.



…Cheers to an amazing Labor Day BBQ….

August 24th, 2012 | + | Leave a Comment


It’s not everyday that your best friend calls you on an random Wednesday morning and says….Pack Up….We’re going to Cuttyhunk for the day. It’s quite a rare occurrence and a lovely one at that.  Iphone – Windbreaker – Boat Shoes – Cold Beers = and a young boat captain who welcomed us onto his boat ‘Big Smith’ with such nonchalance that we wondered if he had a second life over on Cuttyhunk.  The water was calm, the sun was warm and the company was supreme.   Take a glance….we’re brought you along for the ride….  (Click the photo to watch the video or click here)

August 19th, 2012 | + | Leave a Comment


Field Club Luxury Compound — Brand new construction in the prestigious Field Club in the Katama section of Edgartown. Many distinct details compliment the abundant and well though out living spaces. There are spacious decks and a covered porch with fireplace. Beautiful landscaping and expansive lawn area complete this very special new offering.



Luxury Compound features four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath Main House and separate one-bedroom Carriage House suite above two car garage.



Fine attention to detail throughout with many stylish touches, including chef’s kitchen and multiple fireplaces.



Outdoor spaces include covered porch with brick patio and fireplace, mulitple decks overlooking spacious backyard. Compound is half mile from South Beach




Baths: 4.5
Sqft: 4,000
Lot: 24,393 sq ft / 0.56 acres
Type: Single Family
Year built: 2011



For more information contact:

Stacy Ickes –

August 17th, 2012 | + | Leave a Comment

Being the 25th anniversary of Shark Week, we thought it socially responsible and beautifully synergistic to share a gorgeous ocean inspired jewelry line that not only has touched our hearts but moved us at LandVest MV to share Susan Rockefeller’s story and jewelry line.



Susan Rockefeller is a documentary filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and jewelry designer.



“Everyday, I try to make decisions that protect Mother Earth.”


Susan’s intense dedication to the sea began as a child, “Trying to spot a dolphin fin, a whale spout, and even the iridescent tail of a mermaid.” Her oceanic love has evolved into the creation of her Summer 2012 jewelry line launch.



The heart of the Susan Rockefeller jewelry line is inspiring and deeply committed to making a positive social and environmental impact which has ignited our interest and deepened our compassion to help conserve and be more aware of the state of our Oceans.



“I love the ocean because it is full of mystery, soothes my soul and makes me aware of its immense power.” Her unwavering admiration and respect for the sea has also led her to get involved in ocean protection and is one of the board of directors of Oceana as well as Alaska Conservation Foundation, where she met and fell in love with her husband David.


“A small ripple can grow to make big waves.”



A considerable portion of all jewelry proceeds will benefit Oceana, one of the world’s largest international organizations working solely to protect the world’s oceans. Since 2001, Oceana has protected over 1.2 million square miles of ocean and innumerable sea turtles, sharks, dolphins and other sea creatures.


The jewelry line brand’s main cause and mission is to:  “Protect What is Precious”

We applaud her efforts and life’s work!



If you are interested in seeing the line up close and personal, JMcLaughlin is hosting a celebratory Susan Rockefeller trunk show this Saturday, August 18th from 10 am to 6 pm.


Additionally, here is Susan Rockefeller’s website to learn more.


August 9th, 2012 | + | Leave a Comment


We are honored and it is our absolute pleasure to be able to take you passed the picketed white fences, meticulously manicured hedges, and classic Vineyard stonewalls to give you a look into some amazing and inspiring Martha’s Vineyard real estate properties.

Here are our top five under five…$5 million that is.



65 School Street – Edgartown

Designed by distinguished architect, Patrick Ahearn and located on one of Edgartown’s most desirable streets only several blocks from both Main Street and Edgartown Harbor lies this very special newly built residence.



  • .15 Acres & 4,667 Sq Ft
  • 5 Bedrooms/ 5 ½ Bath
  • Central air, beautiful pool, pool house, as well as indoor and outdoor fireplace
  • Price Tag: $4,500,000



71 S Water Street – Edgartown

A perfect in-town gem with breath-taking views of Edgartown Harbor and on Collins Beach, this property was built in the early 1900s but completely renovated in ’93.



  • .22 Acres & 2,900 Sq Ft
  • 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bath
  • In-town, Edgartown Harbor views, fronts on Collins beach and guest cottage
  • Price Tag: $3,995,000



127 State Road – Chilmark

Set on Quitsa Pond with views both West across Quitsa and South across Stonewall Pond this classic single story up-island vineyard home is complete with a quaint boathouse.



  • 2.5 Acres & 2,474 Sq Ft
  • 4 Bedrooms/ 3 Bath
  • Waterfront, Water views, boat house and set on Quitsa Pond
  • Price Tag: $3,950,000



9 Oyster Pond Road – Edgartown

Set in the prestigious Oyster Pond area of Edgartown, this amazing Vineyard compound offers dramatic living space, cathedral ceiling, expansive lawns and a gorgeous swimming pool.



  • 3.71 Acres & 4,670 Sq Ft
  • 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bath
  • Deeded beach, fireplace, gym, pool, pond & home spa
  • Price Tag:  $3,250,000



157 Boulevard – Edgartown

This custom built home on Sengekontacket Pond offers bright open living with expansive wrap-around decks and complete with all the nautical boating amenities of a dock and mooring for waterfront Vineyard living.


  • 1 Acres & 3,233 Sq Ft
  • 3Bedrooms/ 4 ½ Bath
  • Doc, Mooring, Fireplace, Jacuzzi and on Sengekontacket Pond
  • Price Tag: $2,700,000


For more information contact LandVestMV

August 4th, 2012 | + | Leave a Comment




Some call it a series of wine dinners at the stunningly charming tented outdoor dining area at Atria in Edgartown – we call it a place in the sun.  Atria does a stellar job of hosting, executing and charming their wine dinner patrons through all 6 courses of the famed wine dinners.  Vineyards so far represented: Duckhorn Wines, Frog’s Leap Vineyards and the next treat, Rombauer, to be held August 7th under the whimsical tent.



Rombauer, widely known for their superior Carneros Chardonnay, Carneros Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, is a brand family of wines that are rich and filled with personality and depth when consumed alone, and blossom and become a complex compliment to most food dishes.  Atria masterfully creates a beautifully tailored meal to compliment all those intricate features of each individual wine….each dish is an homage to the wine at hand.  Tickets are $150 and with that comes an Champagne Happy Hour pre-meal with appetizers and a 6 course wine-paired dinner. Bon Appetit!




To RSVP and book a spot under the tent call: 508.627.5850



Stay Tuned for a post on the next wine dinner coming to Atria – Far Niente on August 21st

August 1st, 2012 | + | Leave a Comment


New Listed Price: $2,250,000



Newly built, this custom home offers high ceilings, gas fireplace, oak floors throughout and an open floor plan that flows out to multiple decks, and outdoor spaces. The four bedroom, four and a half bath residence is located adjacent to the Boathouse’s Field Club – the island’s newest family oriented sports and leisure club that includes a clubhouse with a pool and restaurant, a racquet club with tennis (grass and hard turf), squash and paddle tennis and a sports facility that features a world class workout center and a full service spa.





Listing Info:


  • Price: $2,250,000
  • Status: For Sale
  • MLS/Source ID: 21204094
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 3,200 sqft
  • Single-Family Home
  • Built In 2011
  • Style: Colonial
  • Parking: Attached,Door Opener,Under


Listing Agent: Stacy A. Ickes –


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