Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition: March 3rd}

HELLO, March. 🙂 Does this week’s weather have you feeling like spring is near?!? ‘Cuz we sure do! Apparently it’s supposed to rain on Sunday though, so don’t put away your winter jackets just yet. 1. Even though it’s sunny and spring-like today, don’t forget winter is still here in the mountains. So make sure to get in your last bit… Continue reading

7 Reasons Why Brunch is a MUST at Outpost {The Goodland in Goleta}

As soon as we drove up to The Goodland Hotel located in beautiful Goleta, just miles north of downtown Santa Barbara, we were instantly obsessed. And I mean, instantly. Everything from the font used on their signage, the dreamy airstream trailers and green grass lawn out front, the eclectic decor and vibrant colors all throughout, the laid-back… Continue reading

Oysters + Martinis = the Happiest of Hours {The Gallery Restaurant, Westlake}

Most of the time, happy hour means cheap, fried food and a decent bottle of domestic beer — you leave feeling somewhat satisfied, but mostly a little tipsy and a lot bloated. This is definitely not the case at The Gallery Restaurant, located at The Shoppes at Westlake. The Gallery is a casual, yet elegant… 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

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

{The Best of} Our favorite Mexican restaurants for Cinco de Mayo!

Buenos días!! And, de nada. The countdown begins for yet another holiday. Not just Mother’s Day, but a very different holiday. Cinco de Mayo!! Which means it’s almost time for you to actually go out on a week night and get a delicious margarita. #noexcuses Here are a few of our favorite Mexican food places (if you… Continue reading

Five Friday Faves [Our 2nd Blog-iversary!]

Happy 2nd Blog-iversary to us! We are so thankful that you have been faithfully following our journey through (and around) the 805 — which as far as we’re concerned, is the best-kept secret of Southern California, am I right?! Don’t mind our moment of nostalgia, but here are five of our favorite events and happenings that we’ve… Continue reading