Five Faves: Things to do for Valentine’s Day

We know that not everyone is the red-roses-and-box-of-chocolates type of person — good thing there are tons of different ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day!  Here are a few of our personal faves: 1. For the Adventurous: RUNdezvous 5k Fun Run // win prizes, such as massages, dinner gift certificates, chocolates, and more, while having fun… Continue reading

How to Treat Yourself & the Environment {Lessons from The Wellness Kitchen}

We still can’t get over the amazing food we cooked at the Wellness Kitchen and how much we learned in so little time. Our tummies left very satisfied, but more importantly, we were inspired to make a change in our diet and share this nutritional wisdom with anyone we can. Seriously, there was so much that we… Continue reading

7 Reasons Why Brunch is a MUST at Outpost {The Goodland in Goleta}

As soon as we drove up to The Goodland Hotel located in beautiful Goleta, just miles north of downtown Santa Barbara, we were instantly obsessed. And I mean, instantly. Everything from the font used on their signage, the dreamy airstream trailers and green grass lawn out front, the eclectic decor and vibrant colors all throughout, the laid-back… Continue reading

ESPN LA: The Jeff Fisher Show {Westlake Village Inn}

Guess who’s back… The Los Angeles Rams!! For people that are clueless when it comes to football (liiiike myself…), LA has an NFL team for the first time since 1994.  Why should you care?  Because their practice fields and facilities are in our own backyard, at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks! This means more than… Continue reading

Oysters + Martinis = the Happiest of Hours {The Gallery Restaurant, Westlake}

Most of the time, happy hour means cheap, fried food and a decent bottle of domestic beer — you leave feeling somewhat satisfied, but mostly a little tipsy and a lot bloated. This is definitely not the case at The Gallery Restaurant, located at The Shoppes at Westlake. The Gallery is a casual, yet elegant… Continue reading

Welcoming Vintage Grocers to the Neighborhood! {Westlake Village}

Are you ready to see your new favorite grocery store/wine shop/juice bar/coffee stop/bakery/etc.?! Here it is… Vintage Grocers! The grand opening event kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Paige Laurie, owner of Vintage Grocers, Eric Fuchser, Market Director of Vintage Grocers, and Rick Lemmo, SVP of Development-Community Relations at Caruso Affiliated. Live music and… Continue reading

Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. Grand Opening of Vintage Grocers [Westlake Village] :: This is a grand opening like you’ve never seen it, with a whole week of FREE activities! Saturday, October 1 – Grand Opening (starts at 2pm) — Join us for the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, followed by a celebration with live music, our local vendors, kid’s crafts and… Continue reading

Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

Summer is starting to wrap up — but, as any 805-native knows, that hardly means the end of amazing weather, warm days, backyard barbecues, and balmy evenings.  Cram in some more summer fun before pumpkin-flavored-EVERYTHING starts rolling out! 1. MadeWest Brewing Company :: joining the ranks of my faaavorite breweries in the 805, MadeWest is hot on… Continue reading