Whidbey Island , about 30 miles north of Seattle. We crossed Deception Pass with its breathtaking view:
Coupeville for lunch at a really lovely place called The Front Street Grill. Coupeville is the second oldest town in Washington. The waterfront is home to wonderful shops featuring talented local artisans. After lunch and ice cream at Kapaws Iscreme ( Coffee Almond Fudge yum!) we headed south to Langley, another very artsy town.
I resisted temptation to break my "Stashbusting September" commitment when we stopped at Greenbank Farms and Winery, a sustainable marketplace featuring local artisans, one of whom was there dropping off her newly dyed yarns while we watched another spinning raw wool into yarn.
Throughout the property are art pieces by local artisans like these:
Langley, another seaside town filled with incredible art galleries and shops and this should come as a surprise to exactly no one that my favorite shop of the day was this one:
Chocolate Flower Farm itself is a nursery just outside of Langley where they specialize in "chocolate" (dark colored) plants and rare perennials. They've been featured on HGTV and have a store in the town of Langley called The Garden Shed. You don't have to live here to visit the store because they have a virtual tour here.
|Chocolate Candle and Chocolate Mint Tea|