Adelaide's....Great Books, Great Coffee and Great Conversation
When I go to the Long Beach Peninsula on the Pacific coast of Washington, I soak up the beauty of the natural world and also make time to stop in at a few of the many small shops and eateries found there. A current favorite is housed in the old Taylor Hotel, which was built in the 1800s and recently renovated by my new friend, Cyndy.
In tribute to the hotel's proprietress, Adelaide, above, the new establishment is named after her, and though it's no longer a hotel, there's no shortage of hospitality here.
Cyndy and her knowledgeable staff serve up great conversation, delicious espressos and wonderful pastries in the eatery side of the store; and offer a truly interesting selection of books in a very comfortable "reading room" that includes a lovely corner for youngsters. All in all, it's pretty easy to while away some hours at Adelaide's.
A serendipity of my visit this past Saturday, was the discovery that Cyndy's sister, Colleen Hayward, is an extremely accomplished encaustic painter, installation artist and sculptor. Represented by the Catherine Person Gallery in Seattle, you can see more of her beautiful work here.