Hi and Happy early Halloween to you! Do you have any fun plans lined up? Iâ€™m taking it easy and hitting the town with a bunch of family including my beloved grandparents. Should be a good time!
Now that Iâ€™m not traveling as much, Iâ€™ve been making more time to explore my own city which has been AWESOME. My friend Emily from Catalyst Coffee and I made a day of adventuring around Portland. We started at the Nob Hill Barista (some of the best coffee in town), made our way down to a few shops including Back Talk (check out their site to see the AMAZING clothing racks), then onto magazine shopping at Richâ€™s Cigar Store and finally, lunch at Marmo (see above).
Oh, I also finally bought some Lush products! Iâ€™ve visited their stores around the world but was always too overwhelmed by the options to even know where to start. I found a great sales lady at the Portland location who helped me pick out the best dry shampoo (no gross silicone additives like other brands) and some leave-in conditioner. Since Iâ€™m new to the brand, Iâ€™d love to hear what your favorite products are. Any recommendations of what I should try next?
I always get a little scared when I have to visit my accountant (to the point that I wear my metallic gold sneakers for good luck) but by the end of our meetings, Iâ€™m laughing like a madwoman. I swear that heâ€™s a part-time comedian. And, he makes understanding numbers kind of fun. Even funnier is the bike rack outside of his office!
I finally made it to Trader Vicâ€™s and it was everything I could have hoped for! Iâ€™ve been making the tiki bar rounds in Portland since I got back from Palm Springs and they have a fantastic happy hour. Plus, check out that swanky dining room!
Oh, Portland. Itâ€™s been raining every day and Iâ€™m ready for a mug of apple cider and curling up with a good magazine. Have a great weekend, friends!
P.S. Today, Iâ€™m sending out the first ever Branch Bulletin â€” itâ€™s my studio mailing list and Iâ€™m sharing a very personal story that most freelancers will be able to relate to big time. Hop on over to the site and sign up at the bottom of the page to receive yours! xo