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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 …

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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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This Week’s Edition {Eat. Shop. Play. Explore.}

Happy Memorial Day Weekend & summer kick-off!! Are you guys excited because I know we are!? Well, before you check out for the weekend, here’s our latest roundup for {Eat. Shop. Play. Explore.} — enjoy!

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Memorial Day weekend means a BBQ is definitely in order. Check out our post on how to throw a simplified BBQ party – friends, burgers, lawn games and beer. What else could you need?! 

Also to share, I needed something to beat the heat during last week’s heatwave — so in a jolt of overheated impulsiveness, I ordered this:

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This Week’s Edition {Eat. Shop. Play. Explore}

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Time to celebrate because it’s another beautiful Friday in the 805! Not sure where to brunch for Mother’s Day this weekend?  Here are a few of our favorites for a special occasion:

Old Place {Agoura Hills} Marmalade Cafe {Westlake Village & Malibu} Paul Martin’s American Grill {Thousand Oaks} Hugo’s {Agoura Hills} The Rabbit Hole Cafe {Westlake Village} M Cafe at Calamigos Ranch {Malibu} Local Table {Newbury Park}

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Instagram Must Follows: Favorite Boutiques {local shops}

Looking for some great fashion inspo, or wanting a closer look at the fun and trendy boutiques in the area?  Then follow these local boutique Instagram accounts!

Things we love: It’s like shopping on your lunch break, without leaving the comfort of your office 🙂 BONUS: For most of these boutiques, you can request details directly in the boutique’s Instagram account — price, size, color choice, availability — and even place holds or make purchases!

Soto Boutique {2899 Agoura Road, Westlake Village}

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A DIY Healthy Brunch Recipe Option

So, I’m sure you’re all aware that Mother’s Day is coming up (ahem, this Sunday), and you have something great planned, riiight? 🙂 Well, just in case you’re still thinking about what to do for your mother, our neighbor {and guest blogger} Lauren Remmenga has a fantastic (and healthy)  idea for you! Enjoy!

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Hi there!

I am so honored to be able to share my passion for healthy recipes as a guest blogger on Local Love 805! I grew up in Santa Rosa Valley and have lived in the 805 for 25 years. I have a passion for creating healthy recipes, …

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The Local Low-Down {May Events}

May 1st

Free Live Entertainment, The Commons at Calabasas – 5:30-8:30pm {more}

May 2nd

Operation Glow Run 5k Run/Walk, Camarillo Airport – check in starting at 7pm {more}

Free Live Entertainment, The Lakes at Thousand Oaks – 6-9pm {more}

May 3rd

Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride, Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station – ride start time 8am {more}

Hamburger and Hops Music Festival, Collection Park of Oxnard – 11am-5:30pm {more}

Free Live Entertainment, The Promenade at Westlake – 6:30-9:30pm {more}

May 4th

Free Yoga at Lululemon Athletica, The Promenade at Westlake – 9:30am

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Stonehaus Winery {local eats & drinks}

One of our favorite local spots is Stonehaus. I mean, really — any place that serves wine, good food, and has a good vibe… we’re IN. Plus, a spacious, dog-friendly, outdoor seating area brings it to the top of our list. Priorities, people.

Here are just a few reasons why we love this place…

It’s classy. It’s great for large parties (we stopped here for wine tasting during a friend’s bachelorette!). Did I say dog-friendly? Gelato and delicious baked goods (the macaroons and muffins are my fave!). Serves all three meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bocce Ball courts for playing outside – um what? Indoor …

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Hello, Spring! {April Events}

Spring is here, which means lots of FUN events are on their way! Here’s a quick list of some upcoming community events.

See you there!

April 3rd

The MELT food truck event at Beanscene Espresso, Oak Park — 6-9:30pm {more}

April 5th

Scandinavian Festival at CLU — 10am-5pm  {more}

Comedy Show at Hillcrest Center for the Arts — 8pm {more}

Arbor Day Celebration, Thousand Oaks — 11am-4pm {more}

April 7-9

Public School 805 presents Beer 101 with Enegren Brewery — 6-8:30pm {more}

April 10-13

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Enegren Brewing Company {Moorpark}

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In case you haven’t noticed already, one of the many things we love about Conejo Valley is this relatively new local brewery scene we have going on these days.

Case in point: Enegren Brewing Company in Moorpark.

Enegren Brewing Company was started by two brothers, Chris and Matt Enegren, and their friend Joe Nascenzi, while in school together at Loyola Marymount University.   It has since relocated back to their hometown of Moorpark, and has grown into a commercial brewery with several of their craft beers on tap.

If you haven’t been to their brewery yet, you might still recognize the name, as several …

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