We live incredibly close to this adorable little island, but rarely make it over. When we do, we bring our bikes, some snacks and like to fly by the seat of our pants! This time we had the opportunity to check out the absolutely GORGEOUS location and world renowned chef at The Willows Inn! This space is so beautiful, elegant, simple and inspiring. You can walk freely throughout the entire restaurant, check out the cooks in the kitchen or smoking on the grill off to the side of the building and enjoy the gardens all around the property- not to mention a spectacular view of the water and a public trail to Sunset Beach right across the street! All sorts of unique ingredients, fresh flowers and soothing island artwork are on display everywhere you look. The staff is so friendly and obviously love to be a part of the magic here! We stopped in for some morel mushrooms and house made sausage along our biking loop around the island. There is so much to see here and so many kind people!