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No Holds Barre 

Bring Balance to Your Life By Liza Long  Photos Kimberlee Miller What if one hour could change your life? That’s what happened to Jen Bobodzhanov, the owner of Eagle’s new Barre3 studio, when she tried a Barre3 class for the ...

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Luxury at Lupo Motors

A Driving Ambition By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson Photo Bart Cepek Eagle resident, Drake Beaudry, grew up in the automobile business. His grandfather’s shop, British Auto Parts in Spokane, Washington, serviced European cars starting in 1952, and later expanded into a ...

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Soup’s On

Bowled Over with Flavor By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson  Photos Kimberlee Miller “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”–Ludwig van Beethoven Perhaps because it is housed in an 1800s era church with a pew adorning the entryway, the ...

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Every Dog has its Day 

Local pets and their owners By Drew Dodson  Photos Kimberlee Miller Winter has arrived and with it the perfect opportunity to curl up by the fireplace with a blanket and cuddle somebody special. Or two. Or maybe even three. Regardless ...

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Boise Hunter Homes

New Eagle development coming soon By Brad Carlson  Photo Jim Peterson Jim and Jan Hunter founded Boise Hunter Homes in 2007, an Eagle-based, developer-builder catering to “move-up” homebuyers. BHH seeks to combine luxury, value, and active-lifestyle amenities at developments that recently include Sky ...

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Brimming with Delight

The Brim Aims for Coffee­Making History in Eagle By Kurt Orzec  Photos Kimberlee Miller Every cup of coffee comes with a story, as any lover of the beverage will tell you. From the place where the beans were grown to how they were prepared, coffee lovers savor not just the taste of their drink but also the rich narrative behind it. The Brim Coffee House in Eagle has a special story of its own, not to mention a plethora of unique drink blends. The motto of the establishment is “Spilling Over Since 2016,” but that’s somewhat deceiving, as the Brim is housed in a building that’s roughly 110 years old. The Eagle Hotel — nicknamed “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” — originally served as quarters for bridge builders and teachers, before it was transformed into a loan office, reopened as a hotel, and eventually modified into a candy shop.   Now, the Eagle landmark is home to the Brim, where the scents of freshly made macchiatos, cappuccinos, and chai tea lattes swirl through its single main room. The walls are lined with framed photos that pay homage to the building’s history, while the modern LED lighting and sleek rustic furnishings (including live edge wood tables) lend an art­gallery atmosphere to the quiet space. “Our Downtown Old Eagle location in the Old Eagle Hotel is quite an enigma. Classy, yet laid back. Refined, yet casual,” General Manager, Christian Gunderson said, noting Brim owner Krista Coleman’s eye for authenticity. “We charge what we need to and focus on the quality of our coffee; for there is no better environment than that.”   The Brim’s focus is sharp, indeed: It is a place run by, and for, devoted coffee drinkers. The menu consists almost solely of coffee offerings, exclusively roasted by Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters in Sandpoint, Idaho. One of the main appeals is the Brim’s pour­overs — which some coffee aficionados consider superior to espresso caffe Americanos — while other exotic options include doppios con panda, affogatos, and cortados. “Our menu may expand more with the new year,” Gunderson said. “We are, of course, a coffee shop proper but with our attention turning to selling wine in the evenings, and in particular expanding to a full­service tea bar, our food options will evolve to cater additional needs.” On the subject of catering, Gunderson revealed that the Brim — small as it may be — occasionally hosts post­wedding get­togethers and other private events of modest size.

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Beauty for the Busy Mom

One company catering to the everyday woman and her skincare needs By Brittney Byrne  Photos Kimberlee Miller Have you ever grabbed that face cream off the clearance shelf at the grocery store, or rationed your sample tube until there were only drops remaining of the high­end product? The prices for quality skincare can put a major dent in a budget and on the flip side the bargain products can leave much to be desired for your skin. That’s where Olivia Kelly of Jasmine and Juice saw a need and decided to fill it. Olivia was born and raised in Idaho and, after getting her esthetician’s license in 2013, she noticed a lack of affordable, easy skincare for the busy everyday woman. She started searching for something to fill this void in the marketplace. Once she became pregnant with her daughter, the need increased due to her struggle with a common symptom of hormones, cystic acne. Olivia said, “did you know most acne skincare says it’s not safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?” And from her need, arose her company Jasmine and Juice. The company is named for a childhood memory of her mother. Growing up, Olivia said her mother would get up every morning and put on her jasmine lotion. To this day, jasmine still brings back those memories and sparked the idea of the name of her company. She went on the hunt for skincare products that fit the Jasmine and Juice mission statement. She started by blogging and finding products that worked for her.  As it grew, it evolved into an ecommerce business and jasmineandjuice.com was born. Since launching in August, Jasmine and Juice has found more and more products to fit the need. Their number one seller currently is the Blue Nirvana Facial Oil. The oil is formulated with Ylang Ylang and is excellent for all skin types. It contains anti­microbial and anti­ inflammatory properties and is loved by oily, acne­prone and even rosacea­prone skin. It gives a glow to the skin and leave it looking healthy. It is 100% cruelty­free, organic, and vegan. Retailing for only $59, this is exactly what Jasmine and Juice is all about. Healthy, affordable, and easy. The oil is by a Korean skincare line KBeauty, but they also carry quite a few products made by small US based companies. What does the future hold for Jasmine and Juice? The sky is the limit for this up and coming company. In the next year, Olivia hopes to work with a manufacturer to formulate and produce her own line of skincare products. She wants to help every busy woman out there to take care of her skin. She hopes to also perfect a line of skincare for the pregnant and nursing mothers who are dealing with skin issues from hormonal acne to dryness. She wants to make something that is safe to use when in that delicate stage of life. The local company can be found online on their beautiful and clean­cut website and hopes to have a retail location in the future.

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Bonding Over Burgers: Celebrating 25 years

The delicious Doug’s Burger Den By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson  Photos Kimberlee Miller Doug’s Burger Den is celebrating 25 years in business. With the help of his parents, Doug Corta opened the restaurant on January 4, 1993. It was a big ...

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Love From the Inside Out 

Tammi Baliszewski on life, Kelsey Grammer, and love By Veronica LeMaster  Photo Kimberlee Miller Tammi Baliszewski, former model, actress, and now author and artist shared the secret to true success with Eagle Magazine: finding your soul-self within. Baliszewski wears many ...

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Idaho Scrapbook Show

Coming this February 2nd & 3rd, 2018 Get ready for the Treasure Valley’s first national paper crafting event! The Idaho Scrapbook Show will have something for everyone. Are you a scrapbooker? You will be able to shop for the latest ...

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