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[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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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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In Best Of..., Local Outdoors, local.parks, local.resources, local.trails

Best of Dog-Friendly Trails, Parks & Beaches

It’s time for Work It Wednesday, and we’re including man’s best friend for today’s workout post 🙂

That’s right, we’re killing two birds with one stone today — not only will you get some fresh air and good exercise, but you can also bring your dog along too!

This is the perfect way to get your daily dose of pure 805 sunshine and exercise your pup (and yourself, of course) — we promise, both you and your furry friend will love the trails, parks, and beaches we’ve listed here!  And guess what (!?), our tax dollars pay for the maintenance anyways, so go get your money’s worth already!

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In Best Of..., Local Eats + Drinks, local.drinks, local.eats, local.events

{The Best of} Our favorite Mexican restaurants for Cinco de Mayo!

Buenos días!! And, de nada.

The countdown begins for yet another holiday. Not just Mother’s Day, but a very different holiday. Cinco de Mayo!!

Which means it’s almost time for you to actually go out on a week night and get a delicious margarita. #noexcuses

Margarita Monday!Margarita Monday!

Here are a few of our favorite Mexican food places (if you can’t tell already, we LOVE mexican food!). Make sure to check out their happy hour/Cinco de Mayo specials and share it with us by tagging @LocalLove805 #LL805 on your …

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A Favorite Caffeine Fix: BeanoVino {Newbury Park}

There’s really nothing better than a cute little coffee shop that serves delicious lattes, invites you to sit in a comfy over-sized chair, and use their free wifi… until you discover they also serve wine.  So now you’re only dilemma is what to order. Coffee. No, wine. No… coffee {I mean, it’s only 11 AM so I guess it’s coffee ;)}.

Those are just a few of the reasons why we love BeanoVino in the Dos Vientos Ranch community of Newbury Park, located in their Village Center.

It may be a little out of the way, but it really is the perfect place to …

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In Best Of..., local.fitness, local.lifestyle, local.resources

My Journey to 70.3 {Part 1}

Happy Work-It-Wednesday!  Ready to take your workout to the next level?  Everyone, give a warm welcome to our guest blogger and 805 resident, Jessica Rodriguez!  By day, she is a physical therapist and all-around wonderful person, but she recently added a new title to her long list of accolades: triathlete.  Check out her story, and follow along as she trains for a half-Ironman — and maybe, get involved yourself!

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If you told me at the beginning of this year, that I would be training for a half-Ironman distance triathlon in December, …

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In Best Of..., local.events, local.fitness, local.resources

$1 Boot Camp Classes {Ventura}

Hey everyone! It’s Nicole (the other Nicole), and I’m so happy to be back on Local Love 805 today for another Work It Wednesday.

By now I’m sure you are in full swing with New Year’s Resolutions, and I bet most of you have a fitness or nutrition related goal for 2015. I mean, who doesn’t?! I, for one, need to break some bad eating habits {can we say too.many.cookies..?!}

Where should you start when looking to achieve your fitness goals? If you need a fresh, cheap, local idea… you are in luck!

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Locally Roasted: Beacon Coffee Co. {Ventura}

Have you ever heard of a cupping class? We’re true coffee fanatics at LocalLove805, but we’ll be honest — we hadn’t heard of one until last week. So, as you can imagine, we weren’t sure what to expect when we signed up for the New Crop Cupping Class at Beacon Coffee Co. in Ventura.

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We were thrilled as soon as we discovered this local coffee shop.  They not only purchase their coffee directly from small producers and single estate coffee farmers and then roasts it here …

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In 10 things, Best Of..., D.I.Y., local.events, local.lifestyle, local.resources

805 Summer Bucket List

Even though it’s felt like summer since, like, February, the summer solstice has come and gone… which means, it’s official: summer is HERE!

Summer time means more play time on the beach, staying outside later to enjoy the late evening sunsets (so much more time in the sun!) and those special summer vacay(s) — but it also means more time for yourself and trying out new things.

As they say, the world is your oyster. And what better time than the summer?! We created our very own Summer Bucket List of things to accomplish over the next couple months. Hopefully, our Summer Bucket List will inspire you to …

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