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Hygge: The Key to Cozy Living

By Victoria Cox | Oct 1, 2021

It’s the moment when your toes find themselves slipping gently into the folds of your softest blanket. The warm beverage within your palms lifts up a scent that mixes and mingles with the crackling candle in the corner to create an aroma pleasant and settling. In a moment your breath leaves you in a long, […]

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Tori’s Reading List

By Victoria Cox | Sep 11, 2021

It may come as a shock to many who know me, but I didn’t always love reading… As a child I had minor dyslexia, which made reading difficult and frustrating. The only thing more frustrating and difficult was navigating the world of adolescence. I was desperate to live in a world not my own, so […]

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Tori and her dog Kai Hiking on Whidbey

Great Hikes on Whidbey

By Victoria Cox | Jul 6, 2021

I was talking to a relatively new resident of Whidbey Island the other day about our island culture. When they asked what I did for fun, I automatically started listing off our amazing local coffee shops, public beaches, and state parks. He laughed and said, “Is everyone on this island an outdoors person?”  The answer…. […]

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Black Owned Businesses on Whidbey

Black Owned Businesses on Whidbey

By Victoria Cox | Jun 18, 2021

Happy Juneteenth! To honor this pivotal part of Black American history I have collected a list of Black-Owned Businesses on Whidbey I think you are going to love visiting. Orlando’s Bar and Southern BBQ | 656 SE Bayshore Dr Ste 1, Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Orlando’s Bar and Southern BBQ is a community treasure that […]

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Farmers Markets on Whidbey

Whidbey Farmers Markets

By Victoria Cox | May 29, 2021

If you were given the task of describing this beautiful island, how would you respond? What would you say? Would you highlight the Navy community of Oak Harbor? Or maybe the vibrant artisan culture? What about the plethora of State Parks that help to preserve our island’s beauty? We all know any one of these […]

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Low Waste at Home

Incorporate Low Waste in Your Home

By Victoria Cox | May 20, 2021

Can I let you in on a little secret – I’m a huge hippie! But honestly, how could I not be? Who could live in a beautiful place like Whidbey and NOT want to preserve this island that we call home? Sometimes; however, it can be a little difficult. As much as we all want […]

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Tori and her dog Kai

Dog Parks on Whidbey

By Victoria Cox | May 10, 2021

If you are anything like me, you know one of the best ways to spend your time on Whidbey is simply exploring our incredible island. You also might have noticed an abundance of furry four-legged creatures. It’s not much of a secret that Whidbey Islanders LOVE their dogs and I have to confess I fall […]

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Making a Memorable Home

Making a Memorable Home

By Victoria Cox | May 6, 2021

I moved out on my own for the first time when I was fresh out of college. Although I moved into this incredible apartment with granite countertops, an open floor plan, and beautiful views; I had little desire to decorate or apply really any effort to my home. I guess I figured, “if it’s not […]

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