Salt Glow

Salt Glow Wellness Spa is now open at 729-B SE Fidalgo Ave!

Salt Glow spa facilities are designed to provide a serene and peaceful environment for their clients. From the comfortable waiting area next to the soft glow of a Himalayan Salt wall to the private treatment rooms, every detail has been carefully considered to ensure your comfort and relaxation. They offer skincare, energy healing, manicures/pedicures, and massage, along with a full-spectrum sauna and halotherapy to help heal their clients on all levels.

At Salt Glow wellness spa, they believe in providing transformative and rejuvenating experiences, focusing on holistic self-care from the inside out.  They are dedicated to nourishing the mind, body, skin, and spirit by creating  a tranquil space for the residents and visitors of Whidbey Island to heal and recharge.

Carol, Shannon, and Nora are all experienced and licensed estheticians - and are dedicated to providing the best possible skincare products to their clients. They have chosen to feature Korean skincare lines because of the quality of the ingredients and the amazing results. These highly sought-after products combine the ancient art of herbal ingredients along with cutting-edge innovation. 

Carol is the skincare specialist focusing on treatment-based facials and facial waxing.  Her specialties include; anti-aging and acne facials; hydradermabrasion; peels and  skin resurfacing; oncology skincare and much more. She stands ready to guide and support individuals on their journey to optimal skin health and confidence.

Shannon serves as the in-house energy healer and esthetician with a specialization in sensitive skin care.  Her primary focus is on soothing the nervous system and skin, reducing anxiety; and aiding clients in holistic healing.  Her offerings encompass Reiki and energy healing, NeurOptimal brain training as well as deeply relaxing and therapeutic skincare treatments.

Nora, the holistic esthetician, is a graduate from the Aveda Institute with a focus on Ayurvedic natural esthetics.  She offers a variety of services from women's and men's care, face and body waxing , sugaring, and vajacials, while giving  her clients the feeling of  relaxation and rejuvenation through her intentional touch in her  facials and body treatments.

You’ll find Salt Glow Wellness Spa at 729 SE Fidalgo Ave • 360-320-6011

Online bookings at:

Bookish Beauty Co. 

Bookish Beauty Co. opens May 6 in the Loft at Fidalgo and Dock!

Bookish Beauty Co. strives to offer luxury services to all people, through comfort & creativity. They aim to create an alluring atmosphere, just like the ones we read about in our favorite novels. 

They will have a station where you can take a book, leave a book. Anyone can come in and peruse the little library. Operating hours are Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm.

715 Fidalgo Ave #201 • 

Owned and operated by Alyssa Newman. 

Wild Ophelia's

Wild Ophelia's opened April 26! Stop by and meet mother & daughter Billie & Ameina - you’ll find them at 881 SE Pioneer Way - Main Street Market A & B.

Ameina, owner of Wild Ophelia’s has lived in Oak Harbor for 2 years. She, her husband and daughter moved here to be closer to family.Ameina has been selling curated, fashionable, hand picked trendy items online for 10 years for something to do while being a stay at home mom with her daughter. Family and friends have encouraged her to open up a shop and when the Oak Harbor Main Street Association moved to our new location with the incubator store location up front it was the perfect opportunity to open Wild Ophelia’s downtown!

At Wild Ophelia’s you’ll find modern & vintage women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, purses and decor with a bohemian vibe.

You can find them in historic downtown Oak Harbor or shop online

Island Inflatables

Meet Marri Metz of Island Inflatables. Marri is a local resident of Whidbey Island and was raised on Fidalgo Island.

Marri and her husband Tyson Metz were raised on Fidalgo Island, both Marri and Tyson navigated the journey of education from kindergarten through high school in the picturesque town of Anacortes.

Marri truly got the best of both worlds, living on Whidbey Island while commuting to Fidalgo Island for school, she loved growing up in both communities.

The spark for Island Inflatables ignited when Marri and Tyson noticed a gap in party rentals for island residents. Fueled by their creative minds, they envisioned a business that would not only bring joy to celebrations but also become a part of the communities they hold dear.

Island Inflatables is more than just a business; it's a passion project rooted in love for our islands. They want to contribute to the communities they grew up in and are now raising their children in. Join them on this exciting journey, filled with laughter, celebration, and the joy of bringing people together.

Marri is excited to pursue her passion with Island Inflatables and make a positive impact on our Islands, one party at a time!

Island Inflatables has 6 inflatable rentals, custom balloon designs, an event & party rental space, concessions for parties: popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones. 

Island Inflatables offers free delivery to all of Whidbey Island & Fidalgo Island. 

Island Inflatables is located at: 710 SE Fidalgo Ave #103 • 360-672-7600

[email protected]

For more information about Island Inflatables:

Sand and Stone

Be sure to check out Whidbey Island’s Newest Luxury Boutique Shop Sand and Stone in The LOFT on Fidalgo & Dock!
Owner Joanne Hays has clothing for men & women, decor for your home, children’s games & more!
Check them out at 715 Fidalgo Ave #105, downtown Oak Harbor
Hours are 11-5 Tuesday - Saturday

More Movers & Shakers!

A lot of changes are happening on Fidalgo!

Island Inflatables will be having a Grand Opening on Sunday, April 14. They are located at 710 SE Fidalgo Ave #103.

Apothecary Skinworks & Mind Sanctuary have moved out of the Loft and will soon be opening "Salt Glow" at 729 SE Fidalgo Ave.

Speaking of The Loft on Fidalgo & Dock:

Melissa York Studio has moved in to Suite 104.

A new shop, Sand and Stone has opened in Suite 105.

The Studio by Chelsea B Photography is open now in Suite 203.

Ship Shape Hair Salon has moved from Suite 201 to Suite 202.

The Lash Librarian will be opening up in Suite 201 (we'll keep you posted on her opening).

Construction has begun for Amaya's Bakery in Suite 102 and we hope to see them open in May!

Speaking of moves - We've moved!

We have moved from the Harborside Village Mall to our new location at 881 SE Pioneer Way! We are excited to be in our much larger space where we have offices for our executive director Margaret and marketing coordinator Teresa, a space for visitor information, a meeting room, storage and most exciting of all - 2 incubator stores up front! We'll keep you posted for our Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening in May!

Bandana's Italian Market

We're excited to have Bandana's Italian Market open at Fidalgo & Dock!

Chef in the Black Bandana is a Whidbey Island family run business that offers five generations of Southern Italian cooking methods and recipes. Chef Thomas and Crystal are excited to share their culinary and cultural traditions by serving their family recipes using locally sourced ingredients. Their foods can be enjoyed in three ways: Bandana's Italian Market, Bandana's Catering and Bandana's Street Food.
Bandana's Italian Market is at 1191 SE Dock Street, Suite 2 • 360-682-5902 • [email protected]
Facebook and instagram @chefintheblackbandana

The Studio by Chelsea B Photography

The Studio by Chelsea B Photography is in downtown Oak Harbor in the revitalized Feed & Seed building "The Loft" at Fidalgo & Dock. With 9 foot slanted ceilings and natural wood beams, the character of the building is undeniable. When you first walk into the unit you will enter into the "business area". This area is the perfect landing area for all your gear and a place to greet your clients.  In this area you will find a table,  seating area, changing area, and a few things to drink and snack on. The business area could also be cleared out and changing room curtains pulled to be used for a micro event space like hosting a book club, birthday party, or class. The Studio space is a light and bright versatile area ready for any shoot you have in mind. The Studio has been used to host classes, meet with clients, shoot head shots, lifestyles photos, and boudoir. The possibilities are endless. The Studio is a natural light studio and will not have lighting unless it is brought in by yourself.

715 SE Fidalgo Ave #203 • [email protected]

Blanket Creations by Mary

Blanket Creations by Mary is a new business downtown in the Harborside Village Mall at 830 SE Pioneer Way in Suite 104.

Blankets are Continuous “HUGS”

Blanket Creations by Mary is a small business owned & operated for 15 years by Mary (creator/sewer) and her husband Doug Fyfe.

Mary has sewn all of her life, taught by her grandmother and school way back when. Being in business for 15 years, the passion and love for sewing has not changed except for the LOVE and PASSION is much stronger, creating and making people warm, cozy and all her “HUGS” that last forever are sewn into each and every blanket and they LAST FOREVER! That is her reward for what she does.

Mary’s blankets are double anti-pill fleece and/or cotton/fleece depending on a customer’s request. Requests can be far and wide in nature from flowers to dinosaurs and anything in between, if she can find the fabric, she can make you a beautiful, high quality, warm & cozy satin bound blanket that will last forever - custom orders are her specialty!

Come see Mary in the mall or you can contact her at 360-675-2695 or [email protected]

Movers & Shakers!

We had lots of moving around going on downtown during 2023!
Allure Salon & Spa moved from Pioneer Way to Dock Street & Bayshore. 
TerraVen moved from Bayshore to where Allure had been located on Pioneer Way.
Bayshore Chiropractic moved from Bayshore to Dock Street and opened "Dock Street Health & Wellness".
Polished Studio moved from Pioneer Way to where Bayshore Chiropractic was on Bayshore Drive.
PNW Vibes moved from Dock Street to half of where Polished had been in the Historic Masten's Bldg on Pioneer Way and Whidbey Leaf & Vine opened a new business in the other half of the Masten's location on Pioneer Way!

Whidbey Leaf & Vine

Meet mother & daughter duo Geneva & Tanzi Blackmer of Whidbey Leaf & Vine! Whidbey Leaf & Vine is our newest store in historic downtown Oak Harbor with houseplants & accessories.

Geneva and her daughter Tanzi both grew up in Oak Harbor and love it here. Because of their love of plants, a few years ago they started talking about opening a shop. Now that dream has become a reality!

At Whidbey Leaf & Vine you’ll find houseplants, plant accessories, pots, plant themed jewelry & stickers and there’ll be much more to come.

You can find them at 861 SE Pioneer Way Suite 101.

They’re having a soft opening today and their grand opening and ribbon cutting will be at Noon on Saturday, December 2. 

Follow them on Facebook for more information!


Keto Carb Crave

Meet Sarah Smallwood and her daughter Morgan Magnia. They just brought their business Keto Carb Crave to a new location in the Harborside Village Mall in Historic Downtown Oak Harbor!

Their bake shop sells low-carb, diabetic friendly and gluten free pre-packaged sweets and desserts, baked by Magnia and Smallwood. You’ll find items like cupcakes, brownies, cookies, carrot cake and chocolate-covered strawberries that are made without sugar or white flour. All the ingredients are listed on their products and they have additional nutrition information in store.

They make everything but also they sell other keto items such as bread, pasta and ice cream.

They’re doing a soft opening now and their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting will be on Saturday, November 18. You can find Keto Carb Crave at 830 SE Pioneer Way #103.

Follow them on Facebook for hours and more information and to order online:

A Vintage Affair

Visit owner Marisa, along with her several consigners and you’ll be transported to a Parisian Market. 

Soothing sounds of old Jazz play, as you browse individual, customized consignment areas. 

“Some of us needed a home and a space of our own”, says owner Marisa.

“We were patiently collecting and waiting for markets to showcase our treasures at”.

“This was just a way to have a permanent market and be surrounded by the wonderful vendors I had met along the way”.

Seeing Pioneer Way change over the last nine years of being stationed in Oak Harbor, Marisa knew this amazing street was the place for her shop. 

“The walk ability of Pioneer is so wonderful now. It’s changing and I wanted to be part of it”.

A Vintage Affair has something for everyone.

Shabby Chic, Boho, Faded Beauty decor along with amazing clothes and accessories.

Visit A Vintage Affair at 720 SE Pioneer Way Suite 1

Tuesday-Saturday 11-5

Follow them on Instagram & Facebook for weekly changes & new items-


Whidbey Wellness Collective, LLC

Introducing Whidbey Wellness Collective, a space for healers and healing.

Founded by Carrie Potter, LMHC, The Collective is a community of mental health and allied professionals who, believe that work is better together. 

Are you a wellness professional looking for community? Whether you’re a seasoned, full-time private practice owner or just dipping your toes in the water of running your own business, the Collective has a plan that will allow you to thrive.

Are you a client looking to work with a wellness professional? All the members of the Collective are independent contractors and run their own business. 

Learn more about Whidbey Wellness Collective at

You’ll find Whidbey Wellness Collective at 

658 SE Bayshore Drive, Oak Harbor


[email protected]

Cosmic Veggies

Meet Jackielynn Larsen of Cosmic Veggies Oak Harbor!

The Navy brought Jackielynn here to Whidbey in 1996, she is originally from Ventura, California. 

You may recognize her, she’s been an insurance agent with RIS Insurance for 17 years. Working in Anacortes is how she discovered Cosmic Veggies. Needing a special diet made her fall in love with them and become a regular customer!

A lot of people from Oak Harbor were going to Cosmic Veggies in Anacortes, so when Cosmic Veggies decided to franchise, Jackielynn became the 1st Franchisee! They have raw juices, smoothies and much more - All organic, local sourced ingredients, no sugar added. They are here to help you with healthy living and to feel better! 

They have 3, 5 & 7 day cleanses and soon they will be introducing food items and meal plans.

You’ll find Cosmic Veggies at 661 SE Fidalgo Ave (behind Frasers and across from New Leaf)

You can call in your order at: 360-246-4940

Hours are: Monday-Saturday 8-6, Sunday 10-4

You can find out more about Cosmic Veggies at:

Enchanted You

Enchanted You opens at 749 SE Pioneer Way today! You may recognize owner Lonnie Schopen, she had businesses downtown before, “Lonnies Notions” and then “Red’s Boutique” until the Navy moved them away in 2019.
Lonnie and her family have been back in Oak Harbor since 2021. She’s been selling crystals online and holding classes for 3 years now and is excited to again be a part of historic downtown Oak Harbor! It brings her great joy to help others and she feels it is her life’s purpose. She has opened a very cozy shop where you’ll find crystals, candles, books, jewelry, clothing, handbags, gifts and so much more! 
Lonnie will be offering free classes for meditation and energy healing. Classes are on Sunday and Monday.
The store hours for Enchanted You are Wednesday - Saturday 10am-5pm
You can shop online at
Welcome back to downtown Lonnie!

Varner Candle Company

Meet Megan Varner-Duckett of Varner Candle Company!

Megan is originally from Seattle, she moved to Whidbey Island 3 years ago to raise her children here. She comes from the corporate world and during the pandemic while working from home, she started making candles as a way to de-stress. She became obsessed with finding the cleanest safest ingredients for her candles as well as unique products that she doesn't see from larger candle makers. She makes all of her candles, wax melts, reed diffusers and room sprays with all-natural ingredients (no additives) and clean scents. 

At Varner Candle Company you will be able to come in and have your own candle-making experience, complete with many different containers to choose from, such as glass, tins, wax melts and even reed diffusers. You can choose from wooden or cotton wicks and even get the opportunity to create your own candle label. Megan can do custom orders for events, birthday parties, weddings, baby & bridal showers, and more! You can schedule a party of 6-12 with Megan where you’ll make candles - all kinds of special occasions, birthday parties, showers, ladies nights - there can be alcohol or non-alcoholic drinks and snacks while you enjoy candle making at the candle bar.

Varner Candle Company is more than candles, it is a gift store where you will find cards, consignment art, and candles from other vendors such as: Happy Wax Melts, Snarky Mermaid, Good & Well Landmark Candles, Candle Daddy and Pallel Candles out of Amsterdam.

Stop by and meet Megan this Saturday at her Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at 11am!
You’ll find Varner Candle Company at 810 SE Pioneer Way, Suite 102 in downtown Oak Harbor.

Hours are: Tuesday-Thursday 11am-6pm, Fri & Sat 11am-7pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. Closed Monday.

[email protected]

Whidbey Wonka's Chocolate Company

Meet Ryan Prichard of Whidbey Wonka’s Chocolate Company! Whidbey Wonka’s is a chocolate shop & mercantile. You’ll find chocolate, candy, cards & more. A one stop gift store. And soon you’ll be able to buy drinks and snacks there as well.Inside Whidbey Wonka’s you’ll also find fashionable & antique jewelry with Shannon - Ryan’s mom. Ryan opened this business with his parents - it’s a family business and music hub. Ryan moved back to Whidbey Island 4 years ago to be near family. Ryan has a restaurant industry background. He explored a few business ideas and when he saw this location on Pioneer Way open up, he knew it was time to go for it! He called his parents to see if they wanted to open a shop with him and Tom & Shannon said yes! They would like people to come in & browse. It’s a very warm and inviting shop. You can rely on them during the holidays, birthdays and special occasions for gifts & cards all in one place.Ryan and his father Tom are in a band together “Walk The Line” they’ll be having live music there soon on Friday evenings starting around 6pm. You can expect to hear Old Country, New Country and Johnny Cash music. You can find Whidbey Wonka’s Chocolate Company at 810 SE Pioneer Way, Suite 101They are open Tues-Sat 11-7, Sunday 12-5