Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. Solar Eclipse Viewing on Monday, August 21 :: Thanks to our beautiful Santa Monica Mountains Parks Service, there will be 3 locations hosting Solar Eclipse events! Downtown L.A. (L.A. State Historic Park; 1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles): Bring out a blanket and enjoy one of L.A.’s newest parks! Come straight to the park,… Continue reading

3 Must Do’s When Hosting Visitors in the 805

Living in Southern California, you get a LOT of visitors. And living in Southern California, there’s a LOT to see and do. When you have visitors in town, it can be difficult to narrow it all down to just a few “must see” spots. We recently had Luke’s mom and sister in town from Wisconsin, and of course,… Continue reading

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

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

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

Your Guide to Local Farmers Markets

Spring time means longer days, beautiful flowers, sitting on porches and eating farm fresh foods. Don’t you agree!? And luck for all of us, the Conejo Valley and surrounding 805 area are home to an abundance of farmers markets. We didn’t even realize how many there really were until we started researching – which just adds to the ever-growing… Continue reading