This Week’s Edition {eat. shop. play. explore.}

Can you believe it’s already August!?! So crazy- summer is just flying by! As mentioned las week, we took the Pacific Surfliner to Santa Barbara and it was so fun! I especially enjoyed the complimentary wine in business class- can you tell ?:) If you’re heading anywhere from SD to SLO, I recommend you check out the Pacific Surfliner- it’s worth it!

Now for this week’s edition of {eat. shop. play. explore.} –

Eat.

This weekend in Santa Barbara you can try authentic Spanish and Mexican American dishes to your heart’s content at the Old Spanish Days Fiesta.  There are several markets featuring local restaurants and caterers as well as the Casa Cantina.  Check out our post to get all the details!

spanish days fiesta

Also, we were excited to find that Travelzoo is offering an amazing deal right now for the new restaurant Sage Room  in Agoura Hills. You can purchase a deal for two at $49 (a $100 value) or for four at $85.  For two you will have an appetizer to share, two entrees, and two drinks.  We checked out their menu and were already salivating (I’m dying to try the Zucca pasta dish)! This place sounds amazing!

Shop.

Santa Barbara is a shoppers heaven. For reals though. You can find out more here.

If you’re in the Santa Barbara area this weekend (I mean, it is the Old Spanish Days Fiesta all weekend long), you should of course stroll down State Street for some leisure window shopping and adorable side street cafes– ok fine, and possibly get in some serious shopping– BUT, we also want to highlight what’s known as the Funk Zone. The Funk Zone is sub-culture of artisan shops, art galleries, wineries, micro-breweries, eateries and a craft distillery! Basically everything you could ever need in one spot. A lot of the shops have live music and even corn-hole (thanks to Oreana Winery)! The Funk Zone is super close to all the action – Anacapa Street runs right down the center of it. You can’t miss it!

wine tasting

And for those of you who didn’t make it to the farmer’s market this week (don’t worry, we understand) or if you’re simply planning to hang around home this weekend, try to get in a trip to your local farmer’s market! There’s a ton close by on Saturday and Sunday- check them out here.

Play.

Design Bar Studio in Thousand Oaks is a one stop shop for all things creative.  You can host parties and gatherings, attend one of their workshops, or join in on one of their seasonal dinners to meet and network with local creatives and small businesses. Basically it’s a studio where you can get your DIY on and make those pinterest crafts you’ve been dying to make. Bonus: Conejo Deal for Kids Craft Club every Saturday from 12-3pm!

Design Bar design bar

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Stop by The Lab Brewing Company in Agoura this Saturday night 8/2 from 9pm-midnight to listen to a great live folk/rock band Anchor & Bear. Every Saturday night The Lab features local bands from the 805 area.  There’s never a cover and you can enjoy music from local musicians and grab a brew (we recommend trying some of their own brewed beers) and some delicious food.

Explore.

This is the weekend to explore a new gym or fitness studio.  There are so many grand openings happening and we couldn’t be more excited about them (we love to get our sweat on in a new, fun, and friendly environment)!

The Studio

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First we have the grand opening of The Studio in Ventura– one of our featured writers not only wrote a post on the new fitness studio, but she also is an instructor there so be sure to check her out!  They are hosting an event for their grand opening this Saturday 8/2 that is not to be missed! They will be offering free classes, a mobile juice truck, and several vendors including Lorna Jane and Better Body Ventura!!  And lucky for you (and us) they’re running a groupon deal right now! So, get it while it’s hot!

If you love barre workout classes, then you will love the new Studio Barre opening in Newbury Park this weekend!  The Studio Barre calls itself a premiere exercise boutique specializing in barre classes that offer effective, personalized, and goal oriented workout.  Sign.us.up!  And we can’t forget to mention that they are also offering a new client special #doneanddone

Studio Barre in Newbury Park

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Total Woman Gym Westlake Village also recently opened at the Shoppes of Westlake!   Total Woman Gym is a full service gym and spa complete with personal training, group classes like Zumba, power yoga, and kickboxing, and a pilates studio.   You can also download a free VIP 3 day pass  on their to try them out!

Total Woman Gym & Spa- Westlake Village

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That’s a wrap for this week’d edition! Let us know what you’re up to by tagging @locallove805 and #LL805 #spreadthelove #eatshopplayexplore

Cheers!

xx~

your team at LL805

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