this girl. 💗 gosh, this first Mother’s Day with you is such a gift. my heart explodes with love for you every single day, but today is just a little extra special. I am so very thankful you chose me to be your mama. you are my sunshine, forever and for always. ☀️
162512 May, 2019
My name is Joseph and I'm a new barista at Shift. I'm originally from Pflugerville, TX (outside of Austin) and have lived in Chicago, Boston, Virginia, and now Eau Claire! Some of my favorite pastimes are board games with friends, hot dogs + beer, and surviving with two 60lb hounds. I just got my bubblegum pink '87 Cannondale R600 bike shipped back to me here, and she's ready to roll on our lovely bike paths around town.
In my parallel life, I travel for work as a freelance bass singer in opera, concert work, choral ensembles, and early music. I have served for 10 years as the artistic advisor for a professional choir here in the US.
I also work at the wonderful Modicum Brewing, and sometimes I nerd out about beer. Just like with beer, I love that coffee is tied to time and place, people, and process, and am grateful that Shift is a place where people can chill and experience all of those things. When I'm here at Shift, I'm most likely to order a cortado (love that sweet little ratio of espresso to milk!) or try out a new coffee on pourover, or a cold brew with lavender syrup if I'm feeling extra sassy. I also thought that I didn't like scones before I tried our scones- I'm willing to admit that I'm a fool.
145218 August, 2019
A good time was had by all / We are saddened to say that Locavore ( @locavorewi )SHIFT Sundays are no longer. We are so grateful to have had Amy as an ally of SHIFT from the very start, as well as a generous contributor to the flavor maturation here in the valley.
We will be queuing up for that good grub for the remainder of the season while she's at the
Thursday night Sounds Like Summer Concert Series and the Saturday morning Farmers Market.
Amy & Ming - we heart you! 📸: @kyle_lehman_
12539 August, 2019
5 years ago this month is when the idea to open @latitude44yoga came to be. It was where the journey had led. I so badly wanted a studio to attend and explore my practice on a more consistent basis, I saw the need in our community and I had (and still have) the passion to justify the long hours and risk.
Here we are, nearly 4 years after opening, hundreds of #yogiswithlatitude strong [with the ongoing blessing of more discovering us daily]. I am thankful for the community that also (THANKFULLY!) wanted somewhere to practice yoga… somewhere to be surrounded by like-minded souls that desire to live their yoga and explore their deep-rooted wellness daily. The abundant blessings are reflected in every passionate teacher and team member, the ones that make it all happen, in the abundant moments of joy, laughter, and growth, in the daily flow of connection with this amazing community that contributes so much by walking through the doors and stepping onto their mats day in and day out. Without this community, there is no Latitude.
5 years later, the journey has led to a second, equally passion-driven project. Friends and fam, meet The Well! @thewelleauclaire is a space where wellness meets fitness. A place where our well-intentioned and well-minded community can continue to strengthen both body and mind in the form of a high intensity, total-body workout right here in @downtowneauclaire.
How did The Well come to be? After two businesses closed earlier this year, both downtown and both in the fitness industry, we have a gap that I selfishly want filled. A gap that I was respectfully enticed to fill. A gap that is clearly a risk to attempt filling, but I know we can do it. Prior to Latitude, I was mostly a runner and a lifter (doing yoga ‘on the side’) seeking foundation to my wellness in a group fitness setting. I [mostly] loved it, I saw the benefits, and that’s why I have sought partnerships for Latitude members in the past. We have come so close to feeling fulfilled, but ultimately felt there could have been just a little more. I believe the ‘little more’ will make all the difference in not only the survival of the business but also the
Introducing the Berry Berry Cold / Our tried & true @soulbrewedcoffee cold brew with some fancy fun raspberry & blackberry & blueberry infusion for your we're-not-done-with-summer refreshment.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thank you @jonathantrebor for the recipe.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
121129 August, 2019
It's sunny but very very cold. Get yourself a coffee and a cookie, sit indoors, and draw in strangely sized sketchbooks.
This year is all about seeing things in new, interesting ways. Changing the dimensions of your sketchbook is one great way to do that!
IMPROVE YOUR AT-HOME COFFEE EXPERIENCE!
Monin flavor syrups are available NOW at The Living Room. They make the perfect addition to brewed coffee, cold-brew, or espresso!
Just $9.95 for a 750 mL bottle of syrup. Don’t see a flavor you’d love to try in your coffee? Let us know! We can order it for you.
Come home to The Living Room, 2006 Cameron Street on Eau Claire’s West Side.
So you wanna ride some gravel? No, wait, you want to commute to work! Oh, but maybe you want to try some of that cyclocross. Blerg! Can't decide! No problem. You don't have to. Order up a 2020 Kona Jake ( @konabikes ) and you can do all three, and more. This bike is super versatile, and it'll handle anything you throw at it. Cross, gravel, commuting, touring... yes, please!
SMILE! We are halfway through the week and looking forward to another Saturday Farmers Market in Eau Claire! 🐷 #deutschfamilyfarm ⠀
Pre-orders are due by 6pm this Friday!
21111 September, 2019
Choose your stone for class to let the teacher know your preference for hands-on assists. Either one is great; just place it near the top of your mat!
Green✅ = Yes, I'm okay with hands-on assists from the teacher.
Red🛑 = No, thank you.
For those who do receive assists, it can be a powerful tool in alignment, engagement, & the overall deepening of your practice. Here's what some of our yogis have to say about their experience:
"Thank you for the awesome power flow! Love your hands on approach and your class!"
"Loved your hands on assist during my pigeon pose. Thank you for the mindful flow! Loved every minute!"
"Very nice. The hands-on means everything."
Awesome early turnout for WaffleFest 2019!!! Free coffee!! Free ice cream!!! Free waffles for first time customers!!! Special prices on bagged coffee and puzzles!!! What a fun day!!! We’re here until 1pm!!! Come home to The Living Room 2006 Cameron Street on Eau Claire’s “Waffley” West Side.
4717 September, 2019
Happy Market Day! We will be in Eau Claire until 1pm with a full menu of our locally raised products from our farm in Osseo, WI including our new SOAP! 🥛 #deutschfamilyfarm
Craving more WELL45 classes? You’re in luck! We’re adding two new class times to our schedule 🙌🏻 Whether you’re looking to get a quick midday workout in or to start your week off with a sweat, we’ve got your back! ⟁ Wednesdays 12:00pm (starts 9/11) ⟁ Sundays 6:00pm (starts 9/15) #EauWell
Your daily choices, your actions, your morals, your mindset should all be things you stand behind and are proud of about yourself. If you aren’t confident enough to shout it from a roof top, is it really serving you? YOU are the one to live with it. YOU are the one to decide if you like this version of you. Are you living your badassery or hiding in the shadows from it?
Bonus: Maybe some others follow, maybe they don’t. And either is fine.✌🏼 #EauWell
Good morning Eau Claire!
Meet our friend, Caitlyn. Caitlyn is a Living Room regular, and she’s also our second Jellycat customer!
She would like to introduce you to her newest friend, Lola. Lola is a “Woodland Bunny” and is one of the most recognizable Jellycat products!
Jellycat brand stuffed toys are available for purchase at The Living Room NOW! They make wonderful baby gifts, stocking stuffers, Christmas gifts, and just because gifts!
Come home to The Living Room, 2006 Cameron Street on Eau Claire’s West Side.
INCOMING ⟁ Coach Sarah completed her training this week and officially became part @thewelleauclaire team. You’ve likely seen her in class before - working hard, demonstrating how you can be strong yet respectful of your body, and always gazing inward to be a steward of growth. Welcome to the team, @sarahfab61! We are fortunate to have you join us. #EauWell
3485 September, 2019
Attention Eau Claire!
There’s just TWO days left until our second Ice Cream Social and WaffleFest.
This Saturday, from 8-1:30, we’ll have a free waffle to all new guests with FIFTEEN toppings to choose from. Create our pineapple upside down cake waffle, s’mores waffle (pictured above), or make your own brilliant new creation!
We’ll also be handing out FREE 12 oz brewed coffees to all guests and FREE ice cream sandwiches to all guests (while we’ve still got ‘em).
Come home to The Living Room THIS SATURDAY, from 8-1:30 to experience WaffleFest. Our address is 2006 Cameron Street on Eau Claire’s West Side.
2715 September, 2019
Yoga is so much more than the physical body. But we can also learn so much from the physical asana practice that we can apply to daily life.✨
Lengthen the spine. [Give yourself space.]
Twist & wring out the body. [Cleanse your body, mind, & spirit.]
Shine the heart toward the sky. [Open up to possibilities.]
Soften the body & surrender to gravity. [Let go.]
Release the effort. [Move with ease.]
Breathe. [Take time for you.]
Ease tension & soothe nerves. [Prioritize your wellness.]
Explore the asymmetry. [Allow for change & flexibility.]
Do you have a favorite asana that you've also learned something that translated off the mat?🧘♀️ Share your wisdom in the comments!
Why Choose ECSOD Reason #8 : LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!! ECSOD now has 2 awesome locations! Our OG studio of 21 years is located in the beautiful downtown Eau Claire! With plenty of local stores, coffee spots, ice cream shoppes, and more within walking distance, we’re proud to be in the heart of it all! And now with a second location in Elk Mound! 😊Join us for our 22nd Season of quality dance education!
📲Online registration is fast and simple at www.eauclaireschoolofdance.com!
1303 September, 2019
I have been at this for so long.
What do I mean? Doing hair that is. 13... 14 years depending if you include beauty school or not. I look back and feel like I was a child when I started. At times I feel like I grew up doing hair.
Over time I have gotten to know hair and it’s different textures, tendencies, wave patterns and underlining remaining pigments. I have also gotten to know it’s limitations. How far can we go? And how fast? This was Larken’s third appointment swipe right to see her journey!
OUR ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND WAFFLE FEST IS THIS SATURDAY AND THE NEXT! *Free ice cream sandwich to all guests while supplies last
*Free 12 oz brewed coffee to all guests *Free waffle to all first time visitors
PLUS flash sales on our puzzles, candles, and other gift items!