Prologue: Grill Masters {Dinner Series @ Four Seasons Westlake Village}

Last Friday, Tanisha and I got to live out every pregnant woman’s dream, as we sampled and ate all things “grilled” at the monthly Prologue Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village! Luckily, we are no strangers to the Four Seasons Tasting Kitchen [see here, here, and here], and always love what Chef Jesse Hansen creates in his… Continue reading

Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

Can you guys believe it’s the last weekend in July already!? This summer is just flying by! Luckily there’s lots to do in the 805 this weekend to enjoy this last month of summer! 1. Zucchini Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins :: This weekend I made Running with Spoons‘ zucchini muffins {thanks to the abundance of zucchini… Continue reading

A Budget-Friendly Romantic Date Night in Malibu Canyon {it does exist}

I know, I know — Saddle Peak Lodge is hardly aligning with our mission statement of “ballin’ on a budget” …or is it, actually? This is a place that I’ve always wanted to go [once my “money tree” started bearing fruit].  But, good news, guys — they’ve got HAPPY HOUR and a Supper Special! Last year, Brett +… Continue reading

Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. Pull your boots on and get ready to cowboy up — Oakheart Country Music Festival is this weekend! This Saturday at Conejo Creek Park in Thousand Oaks, you will get the chance to line dance in your cutoff jean shorts to the likes of Rodney Atkins, Josh Thompson, Chase Bryant, and more.  You can also sign… Continue reading

Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. Collection at River Park Fashion Show Get your tickets now, because they are going fast!  This Sunday, May 22 at 10am, several of the shopping center’s leading fashion retailers will contribute to the afternoon’s spring fashion showcase — models and their adoptable canine companions will be showing off the latest spring looks from M Fredric,… Continue reading

Beachfront + Affordable Al Fresco Dining {Padaro Beach Grill}

This weekend, we went beach camping with Brett’s parents — they drove their vintage trailer on its “maiden voyage” from Tahoe, and will be spending a total of 14 days camping in various locations across the 805! We met up with them in Carpinteria, which immediately made me crave fish and chips from Padaro Beach Grill…. Continue reading

Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. Conejo Valley Days A local favorite. Don’t miss it this weekend!  Tonight is Country Western Night, Saturday is Rock N’ Roll Night, and Sunday is Latin Beat Night — there is something for everyone, including rides, food, wine, live entertainment, and even dance lessons! 2. Carpinteria I (Nicole) will be heading here for the weekend… Continue reading

Best Kept Secret: The Old Place & Cornell Winery {Agoura Hills}

The Old Place is a tiny cabin tucked away in the canyon, which gives it that extra special, quiet mountain charm. You would never guess you were 20 miles from LA! Located off of Kanan and Mulholland, The Old Place is nestled in between Troutdale and Cornell Winery (which I’d say is pretty convenient). As soon as you pull… Continue reading

Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. Who loves pancakes?? THIS GIRL.  Thanks to IHOP, National Pancake Day is a “thing” now — and, it raises a ton of money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals! Get a free short stack of pancakes on Tuesday, March 8 [7am-7pm] and consider leaving behind a donation for one of many local charities!  Find an IHOP… Continue reading