29-ish: A Backyard Birthday Bash

I find a lot of joy in planning parties for other people, but not gonna lie — when they’re for me, it is 100% stressful.  I waffle back and forth between “I don’t want any attention on myself” and “people are giving up a Saturday night, so I want it to be worth their while.”… Continue reading

Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

Summer means extra daylight, warm evenings, rosé ALL day, and some of our favorite things… so, here we go! 1. Tequila + Taco Music Festival [Ventura] :: These are a few of my faaaavorite things… $10 admission [kids 12 and under are free!] gets you in on the fun! There will be tequila tastings [Saturday],… Continue reading

Stars + Stripes {Independence Day Edition}

Oh, say, can you see how many amazing events are going on in the 805 area (and beyond) this 4th of July?!  Hold onto your stars and stripes — here they come! Fireworks (le duh!) Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park Janss Marketplace and The Oaks parking lots, 9pm Bethany Church on the Hill Westlake Village Westlake Village… Continue reading

Five Friday Faves {Summer Solstice Edition}

What did you do with all of that extra sunlight on Tuesday?  This is white-wine-drinking, porch-sitting, live music weather — and we are soaking in every minute of it! Here are five ways to take advantage of these balmy summer evenings… 1. Outdoor Concerts :: because it gives you a great excuse to drink wine… Continue reading

Our Go-To Guide for Hiking Solstice Canyon {local trails}

Summer means spending lots of time outdoors, especially since the days are long and it is always gorgeous out here! If you’re looking for a great hike [with lots of shade… hiii heatwave!] that is dog- and kid-friendly, look no further than Solstice Canyon.  Here’s one of our favorite throwback posts for today’s Work-It Wednesday… Continue reading

Father’s Day Recap: Biking in Ventura

Hope you all had a relaxing and refreshing Father’s Day weekend 🙂 It was Brett’s first Father’s Day as a new “dada” (as Graham calls him… ok he calls me that too sometimes, haha!), so I decided to take our little family north to Ventura for the day! [photo cred: Brooke Borough Photography] We loaded… Continue reading

Get Inspired at Global Wellness Day {Four Seasons Westlake Village}

We have always admired Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village‘s commitment to health and wellness, and look forward to their Global Wellness Day events every. year.   This year, however, they have totally one-upped themselves. Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, in partnership with the hotel’s on-site wellness center California Health & Longevity Institute, invites guests to experience wellness… Continue reading

LL805 3-Year BLOGiversary Party! [recap + photos]

W O W. We are still in awe of our amazing 805 community and how many of you came out to our 3rd BLOGiversary party to build new relationships, support each other and celebrate our three years of this blog-venture! For those of you that had to miss out on the fun, don’t you worry because we… Continue reading

Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. California Strawberry Festival {Oxnard} :: So… if you don’t love strawberries, you should re-evaluate your priorities. 😉 You can’t miss this event, which features so many vendors, food and drink options, contests, family fun, and live entertainment.  It will be berry fun… okay I’ll stop.  Be there this Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm!  … Continue reading