Fall-to-Winter Fashion

As we begin the transition from autumn to winter, the days might be dreary, but your wardrobe doesn’t have to be! With the help of local boutiques, we’ve picked out some pieces that will help you step into the new season with style.

Art for All at Creative Hope Studios

It’s the perfect place to try something new because it’s a judgement-free space and a beginner-friendly space.

Food and Wine from the Land and Sea

Located at the crossroads of Chuckanut Drive and Bow Hill Road stands Cob + Cork, a quaint, small-town restaurant “inspired by the harvest of local soil and water.” After opening its doors in August of this year, Cob + Cork has quickly become a community gem thanks to the work of owners Lisa and Terry Thomson.

The Gift of Good Spirits

Infused spirits are the best kind of holiday gift: Simple, homemade, and delicious. You can whip them up in batches for everyone on your Christmas list, but we wouldn’t blame you if you kept a jar (or two) as a present to yourself as well. Best of all, they couldn’t be easier to put together. All you need are Mason jars, ingredients of choice, and a little bit of patience.

Bringing the Farmers Market to Your Doorstep

With our lives becoming busier every day, the relentless question of “what’s for dinner” is, for many of us, a headache. If you’re like me, that question is answered by a trip to the grocery store in search of something quick and easy. But quick and easy isn’t always what’s best for our health, or the health of the planet. In 2011,…

Holiday Cocktails

When I think of holiday punches, there is a lot to choose from. Traditional Moscow mules are simple and fun, while fruit-based rum and gin punches are also popular. Other options for Thanksgiving and the holiday season include hot ciders (rum, cinnamon schnapps, cider with your choice of spices) as well as mulled wines. One recipe I enjoy for…

A Holiday Haven

The holiday season brings a lot of joy, from cuddly sweaters to festive decorations and one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones. Luckily you can find all of this merriment in one place: The Red Barn Holiday Market.

Baking Your Dreams Come True

If you have ever visited downtown Anacortes, you may have sampled one of the 50+ delicious varieties of Fidalgo Fudge Co. From creamy classics like the choco-late walnut to unique creations such as the dark chocolate ginger or habanero, there’s something for every sweet tooth.

The Perfect Martini Bar

He was a real estate agent and she was an accountant. Neither had any intentions to buy a martini bar, but a decade ago, Becky and JD Merris did exactly that.  

A Whimsical Addition to the Arts District

Beloved illustrator Phoebe Wahl has opened a new brick-and-mortar retail shop in the heart of the Bellingham Arts District. Now residing within Bison Bookbinding & Letterpress, the gift shop is home to her collections of prints, home decor, and her own illustrated children’s books.