Perfect Pumpkin-Picking Patches

Okay, sorry about that ridiculous title — I do love some alliteration…! 😉 Fall means all things PUMPKIN (and of course a few other things from our fall bucket list, am i right??).  Sure, it’s cheaper to grab one from outside your favorite grocery store, but going to a pumpkin patch brings around a whole… Continue reading

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

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

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