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Neighborhood Guides

Whidbey Neighborhood Guides

By Victoria Cox | May 3, 2022

When you are preparing to move to a new location or to buy a home for the first time, you are likely eager to learn literally EVERYTHING from the home buying process to everything about the area and what it has to offer when you arrive. Whether from pure excitement or overwhelming nerves you are […]

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Penn Cove Mussels

Penn Cove Mussels Fest

By Victoria Cox | Feb 20, 2022

Every city or county has that one thing they are famous for. Their claim to fame that puts them on the world map. For some it is a world-famous sports team, others it is a historical location, still some gain fame from the presence of rare exotic animals.   For Island County, it is our […]

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Racial Discrimination in Real Estate

By Victoria Cox | Feb 2, 2022

This room might seem simple to you, but to me, it marks the saddest day in my career. 💔 This picture was taken shortly after I had finished staging one of my client’s homes. I wanted to show the owners all I had done – admittedly looking for a pat on the back. Although I […]

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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

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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