Top 5 Bakery Picks

There is nothing better than an amazing pastry.  It was one of the things that I was sad about not being able to eat anymore when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  One thing is for sure I shouldn’t have worried because living in the Portland Metro area means that I am thankfully able to find my favorite pastries.  If you are looking for a yummy pastry here are five of the top bakeries on the Westside, and yes my fave gluten free bakery is on the list.

My fave Blue Moon Bakery in Hillsboro – yes they are gluten free

Decadent Creations in Hillsboro – the owner has won Chopped and their macrons are to die for

La Rose Patisserie in Beaverton

Tour de Jours in Hillsboro right across the street from my office in Orenco Station

Carina’s Bakery in Beaverton

Ready for a new hairdo?

They say that anytime a woman goes through a major change in her life she changes her hair.  I know for me that’s been true to some extent.  I also know that as the holidays approach many of us want to look our best even if we won’t be attending a ton of holiday parties this year.  So last week I introduced you to my fave place to go get your wax on at and this week I’m sharing where Revival Studios will be moving to come December…..Glam House Salon in Hillsboro.

Glam House Salon was established in 2017 and provides high quality beauty services to the Greater Portland Metro area.  Hillary Lemmon is the owner of Glam House.  She specializes in advanced hair color and extensions.  She loves to see the transformation her clients make when changing up their hair.  She has been in the industry for 10 years and is always expanding her knowledge through continuing to educate herself.  Her goal is to always bring new and exciting things to the salon.  This is her dream job as she’s dreamed of doing hair and owning her own salon since she was in the third grade.  There are two other hair stylists in addition to Hillary as well as three lash artists/estheticians.  Honestly if I wasn’t already in a fully committed relationship with my hair stylist for over 10 years I’d totally get my hair done here.

Be sure to check out all of the amazing hairstyles they have created on Instagram and Facebook!

 

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.