Conscious by Chloé

Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

Bonjour & Welcome! Conscious by Chloé is a Sustainable Lifestyle Blog focusing on Zero Waste, Slow Living, and Ethical Fashion.

Travel - My Favorite Small Shops in Portland, OR

Palace in Portland for Conscious by Chloé

Whether you need a last minute Valentine's gift or just want to treat yourself to a luxurious body oil, these Portland small shops got you covered.

It was very hard to narrow them down to 5, but you'll soon be able to discover all my favortie in the Conscious by Chloé City Guide I'm currently working on.

1. Palace

Palace has got the best zine selection. I'm always tempted to get one of the many funny and activist pins they sell. And, last but not least, they also offer a wode variety of zero-waste friendly accessories (furoshiki, wooden utensils). Also, the shop is accross the street from my favorite lunch spot, Luce.

Spartan in Portland for Conscious by Chloé

2. Spartan

I never miss an opportunity to stop by Spartan after looking for vintage treasures at the Portland Flea. I am a fan of their kitchenware. Their taste in ceramics is on point. It's now also very close to my new studio and within walking distance from Rejuvenation and its little cantine, Figlia Americana.

Field Trip in Portland for Conscious by Chloé

3. Field Trip

Field Trip can be summed up in 3 words: California meets Oregon. There's something so peaceful in Kara's shop. Her self-care selection is simply the best in Portland and I love her penchant for all things witchy (incences, crystals, tarot workshops).

Wild Poppy Goods in Portland for Conscious by Chloé

4. Wild Poppy Goods

Wild Poppy is the last small shop I discovered in Portland last November. Taylor's aesthetics got me hooked at the first Instagram post I saw. Funny story: I had forgotten my wallet, but still came back home with a jade roller and paid for it online once I got home. It's the little things that make you come back.

Beam & Anchor in Portland for Conscious by Chloé

5. Beam & Anchor

I save a visit to Beam & Anchor for special occasions, especially when I'm on the hunt for a host/hostess gift. Their home goods selection is so simple and elegant! Plus, they carry Roots & Crowns product, and I'm a total fan of Max's herbal apothecary.


Do you live in Portland or are you planning on visiting Bridge City any time soon? What's the one shop you('d) love to stop by?

Self Care - Beating Jet Lag in 3 Simple Steps

Golden Hour PDX Acupuncture Studio in Portland Oregon

Image: Golden Hour

I usually do not suffer too much from jet lag. But for some reason, I knew that this time would be harder than usual.

So here's what I did as soon as I woke up after a short night of sleep (I landed at 9pm and knew I'd have trouble finding sleep).

EAT HEALTHY - Breakfasts at work with colleagues, lunches on the go, after work drinks with friends, dinners with more friends, mom's cooking, birthdays and wedding... you get the picture. I've overindulged in France and Switzerland. I'm not mad about it, but now I need to reset my eating habits.

I arrived late the night before and the fridge was still empty so I woke up early, had an apple cider vinegar shot, went for a walk and got a vitamin packed smoothie at Poa, my favorite conscious cuisine provider.

STAY ON SCHEDULE - I have some pretty big projects in the works and really need to get back to my regular working hours. Working from home in the same room as Octave hasn't always been successful so far so I'm looking at other options. A room (or studio) of my own would be my ultimate dream, but coworking could be a solution in the meantime.

So I'm about to visit The Weller Society, a coworking space that opened a couple weeks ago while I was traveling. Octave attended the opening and liked the vibe, so I'm excited to give it a try.

RELAX - Everybody talks about that new acupuncture studio, Golden Hour, and I was just waiting for the right occasion to go. As I was sitting in the Frankfurt airport lounge during a 6+ hours layover (I'm so bad at scheduling flights) I remembered it and immediately scheduled an appointment for the next morning. Best impulsive purchase ever where I actually learnt that there is an acupressure protocol to beat jet lag!


What's your secret recipe to beat jet lag? What are your thoughts on melatonin?

Have a Blissful Weekend #8

Keukenhof Flower Fields in Holland by Conscious by Chloé

What are you up to this weekend?

On Saturday, I'm going to vote to elect the next French president (wish us luck). Saturday also happens to be Earth Day, so I'll take some time to reflect on my impact on the planet and reevaluate some of my habits (less dairy, turn off electronics at night, water plants with rain barrel water, etc.).

I hope you'll have a great one and in the meantime, here are a few links from around the web:

Portland recommendations:


Since many of you are reading this blog from not too far away, I thought I'd add a special segment at the end of my week-end recommendations, just for you. You can find more local & conscious tips and events on the Zero Waste PDX Facebook page.