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

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

Welcoming Vintage Grocers to the Neighborhood! {Westlake Village}

Are you ready to see your new favorite grocery store/wine shop/juice bar/coffee stop/bakery/etc.?! Here it is… Vintage Grocers! The grand opening event kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Paige Laurie, owner of Vintage Grocers, Eric Fuchser, Market Director of Vintage Grocers, and Rick Lemmo, SVP of Development-Community Relations at Caruso Affiliated. Live music 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