Sunset Magazine highlights Vashon's 'sleepy pleasures'

Just months after naming Vashon one of the West's 20 “ultimate fantasy towns” to live in, Sunset Magazine has spotlighted the Island once again.

In its September issue, Sunset dedicates a two-page spread to Vashon, recommending its readers to hop on the ferry and give in to the Island's “sleepy pleasures” on a weekend day trip.

Set off by a large photo of local farmer Jasper Forrester grinning and holding a bunch of radishes at the Farmers Market, the piece praises the lively market, then recommends visitors explore the Island more fully.

Take a “lazy hike” at secluded Fern Cove, the author writes, or spot eagles at the driftwood-studded Point Robinson Park. Get a hand-pulled espresso at the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, the author goes on to say, and check out quirky-cool gifts at Kronos or stylish fair-trade wares at Giraffe.

The article also features Vashon's farm-to-table La Boucherie restaurant, which it says “goes toe-to-toe with Seattle's locavore best.”


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