The Resort at Port Ludlow

Monday, November 24, 2014

Is it Summer Yet?

The view from my office is beautiful. I'm fortunate enough to be able to look out the window and see the water, the new development of Ludlow Cove Cottages and bit more than the occasional deer wander past. Being at the very tail end of the Washington state banana belt (or at least we feel like we are), it's sunny and bright here more often than not. Being from Colorado (although I've lived in the PNW most of my life) to say that I love bright blue sky, is an understatement.

There is nothing better than blue sky here on the peninsula. It's November and we've experienced one of the nicest autumns I can remember. However, I'm already longing for the lengthy days of summer. Days where I can enjoy the magnificent mountain and water views that come together like a breathtaking puzzle; take long hikes on endless miles of trails; ride my bike at 8:00 PM in shorts; and most all change my daily attire from boots, jeans and sweaters to capri's, tee-shirts and flip-flops. Doesn't that sound amazing?

OK - if you're wondering what it is that has me on this "I'm ready for summer" rant in November? Well, it comes from watching this video of Port Ludlow over and over again. Watch it - I bet you'll find yourself dreaming about the long warm days, too. Enjoy...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Little Reminder I Received While at the Office Today...

Someone shared this video with us this week and I have to admit that I didn't watch it until now, when I'm working feverishly to get the November Newsletter together. This was too good not to pass along...

Busy in my own daily life with kids, pets, family, work, and friends I make it a priority everyday to find ways to stay healthy, active and as appreciative of life as I can. It's not always easy, but I've experienced a couple of events in my life that have left me with a deep appreciation for being able to walk, for being able to coach basketball and for being able to do anything I put my mind and heart into. I saw a NIKE t-shirt once that said "I RUN...because I can". Such a simple phrase that carried so much weight for me. Staring down the path of my 40th birthday - I plan on running there all the way.

Aging and getting older is something that happens, but how we age, how we change is up to us. This sweet and inspirational lady is a reminder that the our desires in life shouldn't end until our heart stop beating.

This video warmed my heart and welled up my eyes with a reminder that life is what you make it and if you find your happiness and willingness within will shine and be beautiful forever. Enjoy!

Read the November Resort Newsletter here

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Knitters are Coming...

If you're into knitting, spinning and laughter this might be a group for you....

Later this week, we are expecting one of our favorite groups here at the Resort at Port Ludlow. Our glorious knitters and spinners meet here three times a year for their Strung Along Retreat.  The best part is what they leave behind when they go - the Resort will be uniquely decorated with little touches of spectacular knitted items. Stay tuned for photos after their departure!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Best Holiday Dinner Wines for Any Budget

Recently, The Resort at Port Ludlow's sommelier, Anne Sackett gave her suggestions for the best wines to enjoy this holiday season, regardless of your wine budget.