Whistler is Calling!

If you are blue (and even if you’re not) and are looking to get away, it’s a good time to schedule it. Whistler and Canada is calling. Best rates for ski and lodging packages ends November 15th. Let’s Go! Winter activities galore. Relax. Explore. Thrill.


Northwest Washington weekend

Spending time in Northwest Washington, even in winter, will make your weekend or weekday a good one.  It’s March and at this time of year you’ll see budding trees and flowers as you make your way from one city (or town) to another.  You just might experience a rain and wind storm too.

Start the weekend off right with a wine tasting at Hellams Vineyard in La Conner and go in search of daffodil fields.  Enjoy a tasty dinner at A’Town Bistro in Anacortes. End the weekend with a day in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.

While in Friday Harbor, stop in at San Juan Island Cheese for sparkling wine and the World Board.  The cheeseboards and lunch plates  are delicious at this small family-owned local cheese counter and lunch bistro.  Sip wine, taste cheese, eat lunch, eat in or take it to go.

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So Satisfied.

Sessions at Chateau Ste. Michelle

Looking for a fun Friday night out?  This is it.  During the winter, Chateau Ste. Michelle showcases a concert series called Sessions in their barrel room.  A great venue for an intimate night out.  Enjoy dancing, good tunes and wine. Come as a couple or with friends – you’ll find a reason to tap your foot. So far this year, Caety Sagoian and Funky 2 Death have entertained us.  Coming up is Ian Skavdahl and Jordyn Day as well as Mealfrog (sold out).  The concert runs 8 – 10 pm with the doors opening to the barrel room at 7:30 – stop by the wine shop at 7 pm for a glass of wine or items for purchase. The Col Solare tasting room is open as well.


Chateau Ste. Michelle is in a great location in Woodinville Wine Country with many dining options nearby.  These include The Hollywood Tavern, Barking Frog, Forecasters Pub at Redhook Brewery, the Commons, The Station Pizzeria, The Herbfarm, Purple Cafe and Wine Bar and more.  On this evening, I can recommend the Pub Fish & Chips (with a fabulous house-made tarter sauce) at Forecasters Pub – great to see that they had a number of Red’s on their Guest Taps menu too.

If you have a chance to check out the 2015 Sessions winter concert series this year – do it!