Here at LL805, we are committed to providing resources for our community, especially ones that assist under-served populations. We have a passionate and vast special needs community across the 805, and we are fortunate to have so many excellent resources for these families! However, there are still gaps that need to be filled by community members. We are honored to share this guest post by 805 resident and local business owner, Jessica Rodriguez, as she shares her heart for her patients, the struggles of venturing out in entrepreneurship, and how she saw a need in her midst — and did something about it.
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 …
It’s officially FALL! Not that we’re jumping on holidays too early, but… that means Halloween is right around the corner, and there are already a ton of events to help you get into the spirit! Whether you’re looking for events geared toward family, fitness, or fun, there’s something for everyone!
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 …
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 …
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 …
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! … … … …
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 …
Oh, say, can you see how many amazing events are going on in the 805 area (and beyond) this Independence Day?! Hold onto your stars and stripes — here they come!
Fireworks (le duh!)
Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park Janss Marketplace and The Oaks parking lots, 9pm [family activities start at 5pm!] Bethany Church …
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, …