Be you romantic or rocker, Boston Common’s Editor-in-Chief Lisa Pierpont has designed a perfect Martha's Vineyard escape for all your moods.
If You’re Lovey Dovey:
Stay: Indulge in couple massages, fluffy king beds, crisp white linens, and breakfast in bed at the Hob Knob Inn. 128 Main St., Edgartown, 508-627-9510
Shop: Hop in a convertible and head to Menemsha Harbor for cool antiques, maps and vintage marine trinkets at Pandora’s Box (4 Basin Roadd, Chilmark, 508-645-9696) and Chilmark Chandlery (18 Basin Road, Chilmark, 508-645-9562).
Eat: Snuggle up at a candlelit table for two for honeysuckle oysters and butter poached island lobster tail at Alchemy. 71 Main St., Edgartown, 508-627-9999
If You’re Sporty:
Stay: Line up one of the superhero concierges to guide you to the best walking trails, golf courses, bird-watching, and biking paths at the Harbor View Hotel. 131 N Water St., Edgartown, 508-627-7000
Shop: From old-fashioned pinwheels to snazzy beach pails and shovels, Alleys General Store is stocked with goods ready for any out-in-the-wild adventure. 1045 State Road, West Tisbury, 508-693-0088
Eat: Pick out your own at Morning Glory Farms, a fabulous, 60-acre farmers market growing sweet corn, lettuce, strawberries…you name it…as well as knee-weakening baked goods and awesome festivals. 120 Meshacket Road, Edgartown, 508-627-9674
If You're Artsy:
Stay: Bring your paints or old-school camera to the Home Port restaurant to catch the sunrise and sunset over Menemsha Harbor at The Beach Plum Inn, a boutique luxury paradise. 50 Beach Plum Lane, Chilmark, 508-645-9454
Shop: Fill your home and closet with handcrafted words of artistic wonder (pastel blue wooden trays! Ethereal chiffon slip dresses! Ecru linen chaises!) at Midnight Farm, co-owned by singer-songwriter Carly Simon. 44 Main St., Vineyard Haven, 508-693-1997
Eat: Start your day with a rad cup ‘o joe and move onto lunch in one of the porch rocking chairs at The Chilmark General Store. Don’t be surprised if you end up waxing poetic on acting and music with regulars like Ted Danson and James Taylor. 7 State Road, Chilmark, 508-645-3739