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

Prologue: Grill Masters {Dinner Series @ Four Seasons Westlake Village}

Last Friday, Tanisha and I got to live out every pregnant woman’s dream, as we sampled and ate all things “grilled” at the monthly Prologue Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village! Luckily, we are no strangers to the Four Seasons Tasting Kitchen [see here, here, and here], and always love what Chef Jesse Hansen creates in his… Continue reading

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