Thanksgiving is over and now it’s time to deck the halls and enjoy the beautiful tree lighting ceremonies throughout our different communities on the westside. While they look different this year there are still plenty of ways for you to enjoy the beauty of the season:
Hillsboro Holly Days/Light Up Hillsboro
Is Saturday, Dec. 1. While downtown businesses will be open please check out The Holly Days of Hillsboro site to see how you can support the local downtown businesses. Due to COVID the tree lighting will be virtual In addition you can also experience the fun of Light Up Hillsboro
Beaverton Winter Lights
Enjoy several light displays throughout Beaverton during Winter Lights.
North Plains Jingle Parade
For the past 17 years residents of North Plains have enjoyed the Jingle Parade. This year enjoy all the fun and the tree lighting ceremony at the community garden.
Forest Grove Tree Lighting
Enjoy seeing Santa and listening to carolers during the Forest Grove tree lighting event.
Please be sure to check with each city for any changes to their events due to COVID prior to attending. I hope you enjoy all of the wonderful holiday events.
Several years ago thanks to a Groupon I found yoga, however do not practice as much as I should. There are so many great videos online to help you with your yoga practice, however I know that having an actual instructor help you through the flow be it in person or virtually can be so beneficial. If you are looking for something new to add to your fitness routine I’ve got four local recommendations for you:
Ether & Stone
Located in Orenco Station in Hillsboro they offer classes for beginners to advanced level 2 Warrior Flow classes. They even have yoga for kids which I think is amazing. I know that with kiddos sitting at computer screens more due to distance learning yoga might be a great activity for them.
Pure 8 Hot Yoga
Located in Beaverton they offer both in studio and virtual classes. They have different pricing packages that include both in studio and virtual classes or you can choose just virtual classes. I love this option because it allows you to access the fitness program in a way that you are comfortable.
There studio is located in Beaverton, however due to COVID all classes are currently online. You are able to choose to have access to the virtual classes via recording only or live interactive classes with access to recordings.
This is where I got hooked on yoga thanks to that Groupon I mentioned. Located in Hillsboro you are able to attend classes in person or via live stream. I fell in love with their studio. There are so many windows and because it is located on the second floor of the building it is in you have some amazing views, and this time of year is gorgeous because you get to see all of the leaves changing color on the trees. Oh and if you get the chance to take a class from Cindy Stockdale I highly recommend it.
No matter what your fitness level yoga is a great practice to add into your daily life.
It’s November and that means the holidays will be here before you know it, and while the holidays will be looking different this year we all still want to look good right? So this month I’m going to be sharing my favorite places to get your glam on at on the Westside. Today we’re starting off with my new waxing studio – Revival Waxing Studio. Jill Christensen is the owner and she is absolutely amazing.
Jill was recommended to me by my former Esthetician Katie moved to Southern Oregon. I was heartbroken when Katie told me she was moving as she had been my go to gal for the nine years I have lived here on the Westside. I was sad to be losing my gal but I was more sad that I was losing my friend. You all know that your peeps that do your hair, waxing, nails, etc. become your friends and are a part of your life for all major events right? However I totally knew that Katie would hook me up with the perfect human to take her place, and boy did she.
Not only does Jill do waxing but she also offers lash lifts and lash tinting. Um if you’ve never tried this it’s pretty amazing. Talk about not needing mascara. She also does brow tinting which I recently had done. It’s a total game changer. I have very light brows so having them tinted has meant not as much brow pencil work needs to be done. I know that some may not understand the power of having your brows or other parts of your body waxed but let me tell you it can make you feel great.
Revival Waxing Studio is currently located in Historic Downtown Hillsboro but will be moving to a new location in Hillsboro in December. Jill will be moving to Glam House Studios who I’m excited to feature as my business of the week next week.