Happy Monday, all. How was the weekend? Did you shop? Decorate?
As is our tradition for the weekend after Thanksgiving, we hopped a ferry and put off the holiday hustle and bustle for a couple days. A weekend on Whidbey Island, enjoying the view from our cozy room at the Inn at Langley, proved the perfect escape.
"Black Friday" takes on a different pace when you wander the streets of the small island town of Langley, taking time to page through a book or two or admire the holiday decorations.
For a taste of the island, Chef Matt Costello's 12 course meal draws inspiration from Whidbey's agricultural community and local artisans. From Dungeness crab harvested just off the Inn's decks to an edible "winter scene" in a glass ornament made by local glass artists and filled with flavors from the island, this is an truly unforgettable feast unlike any meal we've had around the world.
Come Sunday, there's time for one last walk on the beach or on the bluffs over looking the Puget Sound at Ebey's Landing.
We catch a ferry and return to the city, rested, restored and ready to take on the holidays.
What's your favorite place to hide away and slow down the season a bit?