Washington is beautiful in the transition toward Autumn; the plethora of amber and red leaves, the aroma of rich espresso drinks, and an abundance of local events and attractions with a distinctive Northwest charm.
Willows Run Golf Complex – 10402 Willows Road NE Redmond, WA 98052
Nothing says leisure like a lackadaisical game of golf! Although many golfers bring booze into the cart, Washington State law stipulates that anyone under the effects of marijuana should not operate a motor vehicle. So wait to enjoy a relaxing and sociable indica hybrid pre roll from Mary Jane after the game is over, and treat yourself to a dinner at the Willows Run Clubhouse! The Fire Creek Grill offers a happy hour menu and tasty menu options including blackened salmon tacos, a western burger which features a spicy jalepeño sauce, and the Willows breakfast sandwich, which is made on a buttery croissant roll.
Bridle Trails State Park – 6619 132nd Ave NE #265 Kirkland, WA 98033
Bridle Trails is located right in the middle of Kirkland and Bellevue, making it a hub of Eastside adventurers. The primary entrance of the park is on 116th Avenue in Kirkland near the Central Park Tennis Club and Bellevue Golf Course. To park in the ample parking lot, one must obtain a Discover Pass, which covers parking at 100 state parks, 350 campground and picnic areas, and almost 700 water access points.
Dogs are welcome at this state park, as long as they are kept on leash. These grounds are so much more than a web of trails; Bridle Trails also offers horse show grounds with arenas, bleachers and a judging stand. Wildlife viewable from and alongside the trail includes blacktail deer, coyotes, skunks, barn owls and great blue herons. Plants include wild morning glory, thimbleberries, salmonberries and many variations of trees within the old growth. Try one of Mary Jane’s many energizing products, like the Yippee-Ki-Yay Zoot Drops, for an invigorating boost before a romp through the woods.
Chateau Ste Michelle – 14111 NE 145th Street Woodinville, WA 98072
This prestigious Washington winery was built in 1912, shortly after the repeal of prohibition. Cold Creek Vineyard was planted in 1972 in the Columbia Valley of Eastern Washington. All white wines are produced at the Woodinville Chateau, while reds are made Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard, planted in 1991. The Chateau aims for sustainable and environmentally safe practices with organizations such as Low Input Viticulture and Enology (LIVE), and Salmon Safe. Both vineyards have earned their certifications in relation to these organizations, while also being a certified Washington State EnviroStar business.
The largest event in the United States dedicated to showcasing Riesling wine varieties is held in correspondence with Ernst Loosen at Chateau Ste Michelle, as the Woodinville wine maker is well known for their sweet and crisp Riesling varieties.
Whether you are planning your next big event and looking for a place to host, or just looking to treat yourself to incredibly paired cuisine with your next glass – Chateau Ste Michelle has something for everyone. On the Autumn events calendar there are some compelling attractions lined up, including concerts featuring Rob Thomas and Tears for Fears in September, All Hallows Eve on October 29th and a Chef Dinner on November 12th to celebrate fall in the Northwest.
Willows Lodge – 14580 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072
The Willows Lodge was created where the industry-leading families of Seattle used to build their country homes. Today, it is seen as a hub for great food, fine wine, comfort and romanticism. Other plush amenities include Australian lambs wool atop each room’s mattress, 300 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, toiletries by Molton Brown of London and an individually-stocked noiseless refrigerator. Each room faces the gardens which feature large conifers, Japanese Maples and pieces of art from highly skilled, traditional Northwest Coast Native American sculptors.
The Barking Frog emanates Northwest culture through its polished bistro-like dining room complete with stone fireplace, Austrian glassware and German cutlery and china. The simplicity of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients is met with the sophistication of Chef Bobby Moore’s prowess. View the menu here. The Spa at Willows Lodge has many attractive services like the popular Carita Facial. Derived in Paris over 50 years ago, this method utilizes sunflower seeds along with other natural exfoliants to promote radiance and anti-aging properties. Pets are welcome in the Willows Lodge guest rooms, and are given a lavish dog bed to get cozy by the fireplace, a large bottle of filtered water, a copy of CityDog magazine and even doggie room service!
Whether visiting Willows Lodge in Woodinville for business or pleasure, you will enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, spacious surroundings and enchanting amenities. What better way to add to that relaxation than with weed? Willows Lodge may be a smoke-free environment, but Mary Jane in Kirkland is a mere 2.3 miles away and offers a vast selection of edibles and cannabis oil vaporizers. Curl up with a loved one by the fire and enjoy tasty infused treats like Goodship’s selection of infused baked goods. One package of Goodship Chocolate Chip cookies contains 60mg (six doses) of THC. If you’d like to try a different method of consumption, Circanna carries a line of potent cartridges that includes designer strains like Nectar Jesus OG.
The French Bakery – 219 Kirkland Ave #102 Kirkland, WA 98033
For a dreamy fall day in downtown Kirkland, start at The French Bakery on Kirkland Avenue across the street from the beloved Eastside restaurant Trellis at the Heathman Hotel. To provide a superior consumer experience, this bakery uses Attibassi Crema d’Oro coffee. Attibassi is a time-honored roast which was originated and is distributed to this day from Bologna, Italy. This imported blend has a rich history leading back to its creation in 1918 by Agostino Atti and Marco Bassi. The passion for producing traditional Italian espresso is an essential pursuit of Attibassi.
Aside from tempting pastries and handcrafted coffee drinks, The French Bakery has a considerable menu with savory items like grilled a Parma Prosciutto and Figs Panini or Sockeye Salmon Crepe. Also listed are less conventional finds for the Eastside including an impressive twice baked almond croissant, Millefeuille (otherwise known as a Napoleon) and fresh blueberry crème brulee.
There are so many pairing opportunities available between the Attibassi espresso’s pungent floral and cherry notes, the complex flavors of The French Bakery’s extensive menu, and Mary Jane’s cannabis products! Check Mary Jane’s menu here for a list of sweet and savory cannabis products. Refine Cookies and Cream Wax by Xtracted Labs would be excellent paired with a cherry strudel, while a pre roll of Sour Bubba by Emerald Evolution would combine well with Provencale salad topped with fresh warm goat cheese and crostinis.