Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

Can you guys believe it’s the last weekend in July already!? This summer is just flying by! Luckily there’s lots to do in the 805 this weekend to enjoy this last month of summer! 1. Zucchini Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins :: This weekend I made Running with Spoons‘ zucchini muffins {thanks to the abundance of zucchini… Continue reading

A Budget-Friendly Romantic Date Night in Malibu Canyon {it does exist}

I know, I know — Saddle Peak Lodge is hardly aligning with our mission statement of “ballin’ on a budget” …or is it, actually? This is a place that I’ve always wanted to go [once my “money tree” started bearing fruit].  But, good news, guys — they’ve got HAPPY HOUR and a Supper Special! Last year, Brett +… Continue reading

Best Kept Secret: The Old Place & Cornell Winery {Agoura Hills}

The Old Place is a tiny cabin tucked away in the canyon, which gives it that extra special, quiet mountain charm. You would never guess you were 20 miles from LA! Located off of Kanan and Mulholland, The Old Place is nestled in between Troutdale and Cornell Winery (which I’d say is pretty convenient). As soon as you pull… Continue reading

Girasol: The Restaurant You NEED to Know About {Studio City}

Excuse us while we emerge from our food euphoria that we experienced at one of the valley’s newest and greatest hot spots of a restaurant … GIRASOL. Absolutely worth the drive to Studio City, Girasol is a farm-to-table concept that is focused on Chef CJ Jacobsen’s interpretation of California cuisine through a refined, hyper-local and produce-driven menu.  Plus, he was… Continue reading

Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

Al Mulino Eatalian Bakery and Bar in Westlake Village has gotten recommended to me by, like, five different people over the past few weeks… so I think I definitely need to make the trip over there this weekend.  Apparently, the pizza is to die for and they will keep you coming back for the pastries, too…. Continue reading