Last Thursday was the annual Taste of the Vineyard event on Martha’s Vineyard. Local island restaurants, caterers and bars serve up bites of their best dishes, wines, beers and liquor, and once everyone is done schmoozing, boozing and stuffing their faces, you hit the dance floor. It’s always a blast and one of the few occasions when it’s appropriate to get dolled up on the typically uber-casual Vineyard.
When the Taste comes to an end around 10PM, the younger crowd continues the celebrating at The Wharf, and that’s usually when things start to go downhill. And by “downhill” I mean “uphill”…in an embarrassing way.
I used the Taste as an excuse to buy three new dresses because…I suck. I ended up settling on this white, fitted dress from H&M. I figured the high neckline made it classy enough for the event, while the tightness and super-short length kept it very “me.” Not sure what that says about “me” and my style, but oh well.
Highlight of the Taste this year was Sharky’s serving up tequila shots and the band playing Call Me Maybe. Low point was my decision to get on the 6AM boat the next morning to make it back to Boston for work. By 10AM I had downed three gallons of coffee, two bagels and convinced myself that I was dying.