Days off ‘ are meant to explore, wander, and de-stress. We must allow ourselves time to decompress from work and daily life stressors. I know . We feel like we have so much to do. That we don’t have time. But .. It’s important.
(You know , that whole work-life balance thing. )
It can work in your favor. It already is. You’re taking time to read this post. Treat yo self.
Also .. you’ll have more energy. You might not lose your cool, as easily. You might even be happy , like smiling. Voluntarily.
Sounds fun, right?
The husband and are getting back into the routine of work-life balance , dating each other , and truly enjoying our free time together.
Join us – as we escape to – BainBridge Island.
We’d heard wonderful things about Bainbridge . Bainbridge Island is one of the neighboring islands near Seattle. It’s about a 30 minute ferry ride. So happy we jumped on the Seattle Ferry & headed over. (It’s only $8.20 for walk on pedestrians. And free on the way back.) You can either pre-load your Orca card (at various locations) or purchase tickets at the Seattle ferry terminal.
There are some wonderful boutique shops , equisite restaurants , beautiful green spaces and lovely events on Bainbridge. This is our first trip , so I’ll be unveiling cool spots to check out on this feature series.
1) Harbour Public House
[ 231 Parfitt Way SW . www.harbourpub.com ]
Get thee to the pub house! Fantastic selection of local micro-brews, wines, eats in a historical lil out house. They have a versatile menu for GlutenFree too. Unbelievable seafood with an unbelievable view. (21 & up only)
His : Bainbridge Island Kommuter Kolsch with Bo Burger with Bacon and side of hand-cut Washington fries.
Hers: flash fried (GF) calamari with the Eagle Harbor Pubordeaux ( a 50/50 mix of merlot & cab. Blended on island)
[139 Madrone Lane N.
Best ice-cream ever. It ’twas Fresh , flavorful , and light. Local ice cream shop. hand-crafted (48) different ice creams , sorbets , milkshakes & desserts. Almost all flavors are gluten-free. Also, they deliver. Yup. You read that right.
Hers: mint chocolate chip
His: orange (he ate it before I could snag a photo ! )
4.) Fun Stuff – BainBridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA)
[550 Winslow Way East. www.biartmuseum.org ]
Contemporary art museum filled with interesting world-renown collections. Rotating collections often feature prominent local artists. The art museum is free & open daily, which is amazing. (Woop) .What is more amazing is the additional programs they feature on a daily basis. They offer workshops & art classes for students of every age. They also have lectures / readings , book arts programs , and a podcast series.
We happened to catch the opening night of the SMARTfilm series , comemorating the age of the classic movie musicals.
You guys know.. “I’m all about film”..
So, I was excited to see this was an ongoing series that they use to educate and spark conversations in the community.
Opening Night – Sept 20- Animal Crackers
Animal crackers : the Marx brothers comedy caper . Loved all the physical comedy. And the audience interactive response between musical numbers. A talk-back was featured with Frank Ferrante (award-winning professional Groucho Marx impersonator)
Sept 27: Gold Digger’s of 1933
Oct 4: Top Hat
Oct 11: Stormy Weather
Oct 18: On the Town
Oct 25: West Side Story
Tix can be purchased through a link on their website & Facebook event . (Only $10 each)
We loved our first visit to BainBridge.
can’t wait to show you more next on the next feature of “Escape to BainBridge Island” II.
Where is your favorite escape spot?
Quirky and wanting another Island Day,