I have a very bad habit of taking photos while I'm driving. It's terribly easy to get carried away with the pacific northwest sunsets. The photo above is one I took on my way to Whidbey Island, Washington a few weeks back when I was headed up for an in- store tasting with Cole from our WA distributor, Cascade Trade.
Whidbey Island is simply gorgeous. The south island and more specifically Langley is a sweet little town full of artists, amazing shops and restaurants and you can feel the sense of community the moment you get off the ferry. Cole and I started our Saturday morning at Useless Bay Coffee Company where we sat out in the sunshine and enjoyed coffee and live music before heading to the tasting. The in store tasting was at Vino Amore a great little wine shop owned by husband and wife team Brian and Gail pictured behind the bar below (who are not only entrepreneurs but great local actors as well!).
After our day of tasting we headed to the wonderful Prima Bistro where we were joined by Chef Sieb Jurriaans and Star Store owner Gene Felton. I didn't get to spend nearly enough time there but thankfully it's very close so I'll be back. For all of you looking for a peaceful little getaway, Whidbey's the place - and drink some Anne Amie wine while you're there!
Thanks to Cole, Brian & Gail and Chef Sieb for a fantastic day on Whidbey!
P.S. Congratulations to Cole (pictured below on our ferry ride back to the mainland) and his wife on the arrival of their first child - Camile Rose Ratliff a couple weeks ago!