How To: Put Together the Ultimate Charcuterie Plate {featuring Boutique Wine Club}

So… I have a confession. I. LOVE. CHEESE.  Of all kinds. Unconditionally. Head over heels. Wanna marry it. Obsessed.  {Phew, thanks for listening. I feel so much better with that out in the open.} But, a man cannot live on cheese alone [that’s how the saying goes, right?].  A perfectly-balanced cheese plate needs more than… Continue reading

The Club Everyone’s Been Waiting For {& how you can JOIN NOW}

True story: 98% of the time I buy wine, I look for the prettiest label. Sure, I’d love to actually know what I’m buying, where it’s from, and hey, if I’d actually even like how it tastes.  But, as I peruse the wine aisle for the 437th time, I can’t help but go back to… Continue reading

How to Make [+ Achieve!] Goals in the New Year {2017}

When the New Year comes around, I can’t help but feel nostalgic about everything that happened during the past 365 days. With the retrospective look, however, comes the reminder to look forward — making goals is one major way to ensure you’re getting to where you want to be. As my wise dad says, “Aim… Continue reading

Fun Holiday Gift + Craft Ideas {DIY}

Trying to pull together some last-minute decor or gifts for the holiday season?? {Of course, this has never happened to us… we’ve never, ever waited until the final moment to get working on something we had been putting off since Thanksgiving… 😉  …amiright?!} Here are some holiday crafts you can throw together with most of the items… 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}

{via Otis and Pearl} The Autumnal Equinox {translation: first day of Fall} has come and gone — how will you ring in the new season?  Here’s a start… 1. Yellow fruit lovers, listen up: we’ve got the 25th Annual Lemon Festival {Goleta} and the 5th Annual Banana Festival {Port Hueneme} happening this Saturday!  Whether you like… Continue reading