Do You Need to Relax?

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.

Yiwen Yoga

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.

Yoga OMazing

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 beginning to look a lot like…….

My Copy of May 2020 Graphics  (1) copy 5It’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.

Time To Get Your Scare On!!!

Halloween is Saturday and one of the big Halloween events is Haunted Houses.  I know they’ll look different this year but here is a list of some amazing Portland area Haunted Houses that you can check out and get your scare on:

The Fear PDX

ScareGrounds PDX

13th Door Haunted PDX

Creatures of the Night

Sauvie Island Haunted Corn Maze

Please note that many of these haunted houses do require tickets to get in because of COVID and some of them are close to selling out for this weekend.  Hopefully you’ll be able to find somewhere to get your scare on at.

I Love Unique Jewelry…

I am that person on your gift list that LOVES unique jewelry.  I do not want to wear something that I’m going to see on every other person out there.  Case in point on year for Mother’s Day my daughter bought me T-Rex earrings from Coach because I saw them in the store and fell in love.  Plus how many people are going to wear T-Rex earrings.  Hmmmm maybe I need a T-Rex costume to go with them?  That’s a whole nother story.

So since I love unique jewelry I love to find local artists who make amazing jewelry to give to those hard to shop for women on my gifts list.  We all have them, the ones that have everything.  Therefore when I found this week’s Local Etsy Shop of the week I knew I had to share.  It is Asakawa Silver located in Hillsboro, OR.  I am more than a little bit obsessed with the bee earrings.

The owner/artist is Monte Gueber and he takes his inspiration for the unique pieces he creates from the world around us.  From beautiful butterflies to honeycombs there is certainly a unique piece of jewelry for someone on your gifts list.

There is nothing better than a good pen

Alright I’m going to admit it, I’m an office supply snob.  I absolutely love going into office supply stores and looking at all the amazing goodness that they have.  The best part is finding the most amazing pen EVER!  You know the ones I’m talking about right?  The ones that if someone were to steal it you’d be really mad.  When I worked at the elementary school I taped flowers to my pens so that they wouldn’t walk off, that’s how much I love a good pen.  And when said pen can be combined with beautiful artistry it’s truly a win win.  And that’s exactly what this week’s local Etsy shop of the week does.

I’d like to introduce you to Custom Story Pens which is owned by Hillsboro resident Don Osborn.  Don’s pens are truly one of a kind.  He has pens that have been created using wine barrels, that look like a gear shift, use a 50 caliber bullet and so much more.  I personally feel that Don’s pens would make a great holiday gift for that hard to buy for person in your life.