Lovely (yes, that’s her real name) is the owner and Clinical Director of Skin by Lovely, a top aesthetic facial practice with locations in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Santa Monica, California. A nature lover, avid traveler, and self-described foodie, Lovely relishes in soaking up the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Pacific Northwest with her husband, daughter, and son. @skinbylovely


Groundwork Coffee Co.

On a perfect Friday morning, I will walk from my house in NW Portland to my favorite neighborhood coffee shop for their most amazing cashew milk latte.

Thurman Street Studios

From Groundwork Coffee Co., I’ll head to Thurman Street Studios for an ever-changing selection of beautiful home goods from local artisans.


Forest Park

One of the best things about living in NW Portland is the accessibility to everything. On this Saturday, I’ll walk south on NW 23rd Avenue before cutting through the neighborhood to hike Washington Park.

International Rose Test Garden

The hike is not complete unless I swing by the Rose Garden in Washington Park for one of the most amazing views in Portland (though Pittock Mansion comes close).


Root Whole Body

They don’t call it “self-care Sunday” for nothing. After a weekend of walking around NW Portland and counting my steps, it’s time to relax before the workweek begins. For some downtime, I’ll swing by Root Whole Body for a yoga class, followed by their amazing Japanese Breakfast Bowl at the on-site Root Cafe.

Urban Waxx, Echo Natural Beauty & Skin by Marywynn

Now, if I really want to take care of my beauty needs, I’ll say hello to my friends at Urban Waxx, Echo Natural Beauty, or Skin by Marywynn and receive some lovely treatments.

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