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

A Day at the Races {Santa Anita Race Track}

It’s tough living the “suite” life … which is exactly what we did on Opening Day of Santa Anita Race Track’s 2016 season! Aptly named #theGreatRacePlace, it is absolutely the place you want to visit this year.  After undergoing a ton of incredible renovations, it has a whole new look — and it definitely isn’t your Grandpa’s weekend… Continue reading

How to Host House Guests {Tips + Tricks}

This weekend, I will be attending the much anticipated [for reals] annual Schussel Family Reunion! Lucky for me, I married into a pretty awesome family that values time spent together.  Since the reunion is taking place in Southern California this year, we are hosting my brother-in-law, sister-in-law [whom is pregnant with my future nephew!], and The World’s… Continue reading

Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch, Pt. 1 {Local Eats & Venue}

So I may have a soft spot for Calamigos Ranch [my husband and I got married there in October 2012], but it really is a magical place – perfect for any occasion. Malibu Cafe offers a plethora of seating and games on their huge lawn, making it super dog- and kid-friendly too (so don’t be afraid to… Continue reading

10th Annual Reyes Adobe Days {Agoura Hills}

Maybe you’ve seen the signs around town, but the 10th Annual Reyes Adobe Days are here this weekend!  Lots to do and see, so check out our guide so you don’t miss a single event! Plus, look at their tag line: play. eat. shop. …sound familiar..?? 😉 {All weekend} Self-Guided Tours with site docents at The Historical… Continue reading

Stonehaus Winery {local eats & drinks}

One of our favorite local spots is Stonehaus. I mean, really — any place that serves wine, good food, and has a good vibe… we’re IN. Plus, a spacious, dog-friendly, outdoor seating area brings it to the top of our list. Priorities, people. Here are just a few reasons why we love this place… It’s classy. It’s great for… Continue reading