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Nantucket Portrait: Karen Lee

You might have noticed a fiery sparkplug of energy on Nantucket’s dance floor, dressed in costume at one of Nantucket’ many themed events or teaching at The Westmoor Club. Karen has quietly been working on Nantucket as the Director of Pilates at Westmoor for…

July 29, 2014
100 PORTRAITS Contributors

Karen Lee, Pilates Instructor

New to Nantucket, Karen Lee was named Pilates Director at The Westmoor Club in 2013 and designed a fully equipped studio and developed their training program. Karen has been dancing/teaching for over 3 decades, beginning at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket MA, then Broadway.…

July 28, 2014
100 PORTRAITS Writing

Is your life Perfect?

My dear friend, Greg Mehringer, continually inspires me.  We became friends on Facebook first, bonding over the idea of Random Acts of Kindness.  Greg is one of those people who actually follows through by consistently practicing anonymous and Random Acts of Kindness to those…

May 20, 2014

Jenny Benzie

Jenny Benzie. Wine Woman About Town. She’s upbeat, has a great deal of wine knowledge, owns Epernay and is seemingly everywhere. I was thrilled to catch up with Jenny in person and learn more about her positive outlook, wine experience, and her tips for…

April 20, 2014
100 PORTRAITS Wine Wine

Portrait | Cushing Donelan of Donelan Family Wines

Umami* of Nantucket Cushing Donelan, Donelan Family Wines By Sara Boyce Cushing “Cush” Donelan has recently joined his family’s business, Donelan Family Wines. While the family has been making wine for 10-12 years, the brand is four years new and the ratings scores continue to rise.…

March 15, 2014
100 PORTRAITS Chefs Uncategorized

Chef Profile: Cesare Casella

Umami* of Nantucket | Chef Cesare Casella Perhaps you caught a whiff of Rosemary from his pocket garnish as he walked through the Nantucket Wine Festival crowd with a grace you don’t often see in a man of his height and frame?  Or maybe…

February 12, 2014

Nantucket Portrait: Tracy Root’s Career in Wine

Umami* of Nantucket | Tracy Root “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” The Roman philosopher, Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C. – 64 A.D.), obviously did not have Tracy Root in mind. But he could have. My first job on Nantucket was waiting…

November 5, 2013
100 PORTRAITS Delicious

Nantucket Portrait: Craig Hanna of Topper’s

Umami* of Nantucket | Craig Hanna As the Cellar Master at Topper’s, Craig Hanna maintains a 23,000+ bottle collection spread out over three locations on the property. Craig makes wine decisions for the upcoming season as well as making long-term purchasing decision. “The owners…

November 3, 2013