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Rising from Tragedy: How to Help

On Thursday, November 8th we woke up to such devastating and shocking news: a mass shooting at Borderline, a Country-Western bar, occurred during College night, leaving 12 victims dead. Borderline — a place everyone in the 805 knows very well, a true landmark in our community.

We grew up having line-dancing birthday parties there, attended frequently throughout our adolescence, and eventually had our 10 year Thousand Oaks High School reunion there. It was a safe place to have fun.  Words cannot express the horror we all felt, as well as the grief and loss experienced, when hearing of the 12 innocent …

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In local.events, local.lifestyle, local.moms

Mamas, Unite! [Our First Mommy Meet-Up]

So, remember when we did that amazing Mommy Meet Up at The Promenade at Westlake in collaboration with Vintage Grocers and The Arterie Studio? I know it was back in April, and I’m just now getting around to writing the blog post, but… #momlife.

For those who are moms, we know how exhausting the day-to-day can be, and how necessary it is to have the support of other moms — not only for our own sanity, but also to know that we’re not alone in this journey.  Motherhood can be isolating at times, and it’s …

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In Local Entrepreneurs + Shops, local.moms

Newborn Photos [Brooke Borough Photography]

You’ve probably noticed our slight obsession with the photography skillz of Brooke Borough Photography [as evidenced by these adorbs photo shoots here, here, and here] — and, she’s responsible for making us look professional in our blog photos, as well 😉

Three months ago [whoa, that flew by!] little Milo made his way onto the scene, and we of course contacted [okay, last-minute-panic-texted] Brooke to capture these early days as a family of four.  Luckily, she carved some time out …

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In Featured, Local Date Ideas, local.events

The Perfect Day Date at Santa Barbara Polo Club

I’m sure many of you have driven by the Santa Barbara Polo Club just north of Carpinteria, but have never stopped – thinking it either wasn’t open to the public or too expensive to attend, just like I originally thought.  Well, turns out we’re all wrong. And guys, attending a polo match is SO MUCH fun, especially on a beautiful sunny day in the 805! Not to mention, it’s such a good excuse to dress up (and wear that big hat in true polo fashion).

My husband and I were lucky enough to sneak away, sans kids, for a little day date and we wanted to …

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In Eat.Shop.Play.Explore., local.shops

[Local Entrepreneur Spotlight] Meet Sarah of Beautiful Threads Co!

In case you haven’t noticed, we have some amazing new products in the Local Love 805 Marketplace right now!  Lately, we’ve been especially drooling over these gorgeous pillows and wall hangings from Beautiful Threads Co., which is run by 805 native, entrepreneur, and creative badass, Sarah De Los Cobos!

 

We spent some time catching up with her, chatting about how she started into mastering her craft, and having her spill the details on her fave things about the 805.  And, if you feel so inspired, head here to shop her adorable products! …     …     …    …

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[Local Entrepreneur Spotlight] Meet Lelaina from The Gannons Studio

Hi there! I’m Lelaina,

My love for art started when I was just five years old! Growing up I watched my mother paint and once I was old enough she started giving me canvases to make my own creations on (and let me tell you there are stacks and stacks of those creations!). Throughout my childhood I knew I loved art, but I hadn’t found that one technique that REALLY captured my heart. Then I discovered resin art and let me tell you, I became OBSESSED! My main love for resin art is that it takes two minds to create a piece. My mind AND

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[Local Entrepreneur Spotlight] Meet Dolly of Lilly James Co.

Meet Dolly of Lilly James Co., the first of our first featured vendors in the LocalLove805 Marketplace!

Dolly hails from Paso Robles (one of our favorite 805 getaways) and sews handmade products — specifically leather clutches, bags, keychains and baby goods. And they are A-DORE-ABLE.

Read on to find out how she turned her hobby into a passionate business, Lilly James Co. [warning: get ready to feel her warmth and be inspired]!

Hi, I’m Dolly 🙂

I was eight years old when my mother taught me to sew. We worked together with needle and thread on my great grandmother’s sewing table, …

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In Best Of..., local.drinks, local.eats

Our Favorite Mexican Restaurants

Buenos días!! 

Here are a few of our favorite places to grab Mexican food (if you can’t tell already, it’s pretty much our favorite food genre).  Did we mention any of your faves? Check it out and let us know!

Plata 

{28914 Roadside Dr., Agoura Hills} — all-natural margaritas [try the blackberry + sage] + homemade tortilla chips!

Sabor Cocina Mexicana

{2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., The Lakes, Thousand Oaks} — huuuuge margaritas [and a killer brunch for the next morning]

The Latigo Kid

{NEW location: 5617 Kanan Rd., Agoura Hills} — …

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