Our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Shopping Local this Season

Okay, it’s the same old story every year: you want to come up with creative gifts, you want to shop local, you want to choose products that promote sustainability and environmental responsibility… but you still end up grabbing something off of Amazon — right?! No excuses this year!  We’ve done the legwork for you by… Continue reading

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

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

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