Martha’s Vineyard is divided into Up-Island and Down-Island. Down-Island is where most of the towns are, and Up-Island is far more spread out, private and unspoiled. At the tip of the Island is the Indian Reservation, Gay Head, now known as Aquinnah which is known for its clay red cliffs and natural beauty. The first summer I ever spent here with my family (the year of my 13th birthday), we stayed in a cabin just down the road from here, where the only thing to do was to ride bikes to the beach or up to this view below — pretty spectacular!
Because my first memories of the Island all take place here, we always make the drive at least once to watch the sunset over the lighthouse, one of the more spectacular views on Island. If you have been reading this blog for a while, you might know that I met my husband on this Island. He sailed here from England (he was a sea captain when we met) and the first thing he saw of the Island was that lighthouse. It was early morning, still dark, and very stormy and so you can imagine what a relief it was to see.
It suited us well that we watched the sunset here before heading to meet Will’s parents at The Covington— which is a must!! if you visit — delicious! I wore this sweet plaid shirt with a ruffled sleeve which dressed up well with gold earrings (super sale!) and my new go-to jeans which I wore endlessly last week, too. I had a jacket with me here but ended up putting on the same (this one is similar) cashmere sweater that I wore in this post for dinner. I love these simple fall combinations and soft, cozy fabrics. This shirt is so soft as well as comfortable and feminine (the sleeves and fit). It felt great! Xx