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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition: March 3rd}

HELLO, March. 🙂 Does this week’s weather have you feeling like spring is near?!? ‘Cuz we sure do! Apparently it’s supposed to rain on Sunday though, so don’t put away your winter jackets just yet.

1. Even though it’s sunny and spring-like today, don’t forget winter is still here in the mountains. So make sure to get in your last bit of snowy escapes before it’s all sunshine and rainbows/beaches 😉 2. Local entrepreneurs and good friends of our’s, Alec & Aric Avedissian, will be on Read More

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Best of … Happy Hour spots!

Did you say happy hour??

Why yes… YES we did.

Do you often find yourself wondering where to go for happy hour on a weekly basis? So do we. For some reason, no matter how long we’ve lived here, deciding on where to go for happy hour is always a difficult decision. #firstworldproblems

Luckily for you, we’ve done our best to compile our favorite local happy hour spots by neighborhood, as well as the favorites you all shared with us on Facebook and Instagram (thank you!).

PS if you didn’t get to share your favorite yet, please …

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Hello, Hidden Gem: Casa Dumetz Wines {Los Alamos}

As a local 805-er, we find ourselves cruising up the PCH/101 quite often. I mean, it is the best road trip route, right? And, it’s right at our fingertips. My family has some favorite pit stops along the way — to name a few, Anderson’s Pea Soup in Buellton, Solvang for some ableskivers, and McLintocks Saloon for dinner in Shell Beach on the way back. Los Olivos and Paso Robles are also favorite stops of ours, but be warned: you will want need more than a “quick stop” — there’s just that much to see …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. The newly created Boutique Wine Club which brings the best of 805 wine right to your door! PLUS, we have a $25 value SPECIAL OFFER for our readers — check out our blog post here to get the deets!

2. Y’all know we love our coffee and we especially love discovering new, local coffee roasters! We are super excited about Calioh Coffee and Prospect Coffee Roasters, both based in Ventura!! Have you tried either?

3. The sunshine is out and it hasn’t rained in a …

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This Hidden Gem of a Small Town Has it ALL {Los Alamos}

One of my favorite road trip pit stop discoveries is the little town of Los Alamos. It’s a true hidden gem. Nestled 50 miles north of Santa Barbara just off the 101, it offers history, charm and beauty. It’s located in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country amidst the agricultural farmland and hills of oak trees. And as you drive down the main street you immediately get a sense of the laid-back lifestyle and small town feel.

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How to Treat Yourself & the Environment {Lessons from The Wellness Kitchen}

We still can’t get over the amazing food we cooked at the Wellness Kitchen and how much we learned in so little time. Our tummies left very satisfied, but more importantly, we were inspired to make a change in our diet and share this nutritional wisdom with anyone we can.

Seriously, there was so much that we didn’t know about nutrition, and how it not only effects our own health, but also the environment.LocalLove805 - Four Seasons Westlake Village - Wellness Kitchen - hands on cooking class - healthy cookingLocalLove805 - Four …
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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 Southern California facade that transports you to a swank yet breezy Palm Springs hotel in the 70’s — yeah, I’d say The Goodland had me at hello. 

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DIY Holiday Gift Ideas for your Host(ess)

I mean, tis the season for festivities and giving, right? The holiday season is the most wonderful time of year for many reasons — some of which include all of the fun festivities with friends, co-workers and family! Which means weekends are jammed packed with holiday events and the hustle begins before you know it.

What we sometimes forget (or at least, what I tend to forget during this busy time of year), is bringing a gift for your host(ess) as a small token of your gratitude.

Our sister-in-law, Mandy, threw yet another amazing party (she’s also the one who threw this adorable Red Truck Garage themed …

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A New York Holiday {Exploring the Big City}

I just got back from New York a couple weeks ago and was asked about some of my favorite things to do, see, eat in the big city. I was there on business, but was fortunate enough to have my mom and sister join me to stay through the weekend! Here are some highlights from my holiday visits to New York!

First, walking around the various neighborhoods like Soho, Chelsea, Greenwich (my favorite:)…new york holiday vacation - locallove805 - Greenwichnew york holiday vacation - locallove805 - Greenwich

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DIY Flower Mart Themed Baby Shower {DIY events}

As you may have seen on our Instagram feed, my sisters and I recently hosted a baby shower for our very own, Tanisha Kipling! She is having her baby girl #2 due October 7th — so soon! {PS if you haven’t already, check out her maternity photos here!}

We were fortunate enough to host the shower over a delicious brunch at Mediterraneo on the Westlake Village Inn property. We love their outdoor patios and of course, their food! It is the perfect setting for a shower, and any small gathering at that — plus, it’s conveniently located right next door to Stonehaus in case any guests want to continue …

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