Cape & Islands Cuteness: The 2012 Vineyard Seadogs Calendar

2012 Vineyard Seadogs Calendar

We just love the 2012 Vineyard Seadogs Calendar, available here. Says calendar creator and wildlife photographer Lisa Vanderhoop:

“The cover dog this year is Ensign, an adorable little Border Terrier. He is owned by Ben and Maria Batsch who captain and run Maurice Templesman’s yacht the Relemar during the summer months here on the Vineyard. Maurice just adores Ensign and can be seen walking the little guy everyday during the summer in Menemsha.”

Buy calendars ($16) and other artwork at Part of the proceeds from the calendars will go the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard!


Happy New Year from Cape Cod Life!

Love N Happiness | The Little Store in Provincetown, Cape Cod

The Little Store in Provincetown, Cape Cod

May your 2011 be filled with all the good things in life!

So Appealing Glass Onion

Life December 2010 We step into The Glass Onion’s foyer, and it’s effervescent with happy couples sipping glasses of wine. Soon we are sipping our own wine while we wait for a table (no reservations here). Two dining rooms glow with wall sconces, illuminating dark floors, vaulted ceilings, and sage-colored walls. Bright white molding and linens serve as a delightful touch of luxe minimalism. The menu here changes seasonally to spotlight local produce, and everything is very reasonably priced ($15-$29 per entrée.) As a vegetable enthusiast, I ordered the Local Greens Salad ($7), a perfect heap of greens, radish, cucumber, carrots, and grape tomatoes, all grown close by at Coonamessett Farm. My guest went for the Boston Bibb Salad ($9), an artful combination of crisp lettuce, toasted almonds, grapefruit, and goat cheese. For an entrée, I decided on the evening’s special: fresh New England Halibut ($24), delicately crispy and cooked to perfection, served with tender beets in a horseradish dill sauce. My guest savored his Spiced Long Island Duck Breast, ($29), with wild rice, cranberries, and a velvety sweet potato puree. For dessert, we shared a serving of homemade fresh and flavorful raspberry lemonthyme sorbet: a refreshing ending to an exquisite locally-inspired meal.

GLASS ONION, 37 North Main Street, Falmouth; 508-540-3730,

Seaside Scentsational

Life December 2010 Pat Thrasher of East Falmouth first began crafting all-natural soap 12 years ago all for love and the fun of it. Today, her hobby has become her business: Cape Cod Soaps, inspired by the beautiful colors and divine smells of Cape Cod, are making appearances in wedding favors and gift shops all over the Cape & Islands. The bars of soap can be found in a scent for every fancy, including Hydrangea, cranberry, and ocean breeze. All are made with completely pure natural ingredients. Teak’s Tea Tree Dog Shampoo, named for Pat’s daughter’s Brittany Spaniel, is the newest addition to her line of products. The company also offers several theme gift baskets, and will work with you to create your own unique basket. For more information about Cape Cod Soap, visit

Gripping Gunning

Life December 2010 Cape Cod native Sally Gunning’s latest work of historical fiction, The Rebellion of Jane Clark, is a gripping fireside read. The story begins in Satucket, today known as Brewster. Jane Clark, the daughter of a hot-tempered tanner, finds herself unwillingly betrothed to Phinneas Paine. Upon her refusal to marry, Jane’s father exiles her to Boston. There, Jane meets some of the American Revolution’s key figures as tensions between the patriots and loyalists reach a boiling point. After witnessing the Boston Massacre, Jane must make the most difficult decision of her life. Gunning’s elegant writing coupled with her mastery of colonial dialogue paints a riveting picture of pre-Revolutionary Cape Cod and Boston. Visit to read an excerpt and take a virtual tour of Satucket!