I have started a second blog! Its my new little project.
And I am guest posting myself... I know its super lame. Read it and if you like it, then go ahead and follow it... but if you don't live in Oregon it might not be of interest to you...
However... If you live in a small town and are going through the same thing I am then follow suit!! :)
Here we go with some shameless self-guest blogging...
Welcome to my first post of Chic in Eugene! This blog is for those of you who live, work, play, eat, and shop in our beloved town of Eugene, Oregon. I have started this blog because I heard a lot of friends and family in town complaining about having nothing in Eugene. I heard a lot of "Ugh! We have no good restaurants in this town!" or "I always have to go to Portland or Shop online because there is nothing in this town!"... well I refuse to believe that. As a local business owner I get a lot of "Thank you so much!" and "I wish we had more businesses like yours in town!". What always surprises me is that I know that there are some great shops and restaurants in Eugene. I eat and shop local and I think a lot of people just don't know what is out there!
When the recession hit, it hit Eugene HARD! Unfortunately, we lost a lot of good businesses because of it. However with all tough times... comes a light at the end of the tunnel. Out of necessity comes invention... my favorite example of course is the chocolate chip cookie which was invented during the great depression. No one was feasting on cake or elaborate desserts... out of necessity the simple cookie was invented to spread a little joy during a tough time for everyone. This is what is happening to the businesses of Eugene. The ones who are surviving or are new to the community are coming up with fun and exciting things... all they need is the community behind it.
Through this blog I will be featuring all of the fun finds that I love in this great city. Check out the post tag list when looking for a particular service or restaurant in Eugene (ie Spa, Shop, Eat, Relax, Explore, etc)
One more thing about this blog- I will only be featuring businesses in Eugene that are LOCAL! 100% made in Oregon, brick and mortar businesses. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your business featured on my blog or to submit what you think is chic in eugene! No cost, no free goodies, I am doing this out of love for the town and to hopefully through this small page... I will do my part in helping the local economy, and also help the people of Eugene find the goodies they have been yearning for.
Lets bring some love back to local businesses here in Eugene!