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Mother’s Day Ideas {10 things}

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, but don’t worry — you still have time to plan something special for that mom or mother-figure in your life!  Plus we’ve got some great ideas on how to wow your mom this Mother’s Day 😉

Here are 10 things in the 805 that will make a mama in your life VERY happy {you’re welcome}.

 

1.  Unwind with a Spa Package at the Four Seasons Westlake Village {You can choose between a 50 minute facial, or 50 minute tranquility massage for only $145}

BONUS: It comes with a glass of sparkling wine or a smoothie served poolside, as well …

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Featured Vendors: LL805 3rd BLOGiversary Celebration!

In case you thought we were done with announcing our giveaways… we have MORE.  

Here is another sneak peak of what you can win at our BLOGiversary celebration [remember, it’s Saturday April 27 — a.k.a. TOMORROW — from 2-5pm at RELM Wine + Beer Bistro in Camarillo!].  See you there!

Copper Mugs Co. :: Who doesn’t love a good Moscow Mule, especially when it is served from a cold copper mug?  Thanks to Copper Mugs Co. in Ventura, we will be giving away a set of copper mugs PLUS a hand-stamped cuff that says “MOM” — perfect for Mother’s Day …

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FREE event :: Come to our BLOGiversary Meet-up this Saturday, 4/29!

No one likes FOMO… so you should probably jot this down.

It is time to celebrate our 3 year BLOGiversary! As you should know by now [no stress if you don’t, because you’re here now and that’s all that matters :)], we are hosting a sip + social meet-up at our fave new venue. RELM Wine + Beer Bistro in Camarillo on Saturday, April 29th.

This event is free — yes, FREE — and not only will you have the chance to win one of many awesome GIVEAWAYS, or take home one of the 25 locally-curated SWAG BAGS, but you will also have the opportunity to connect with new faces and …

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Five Friday Faves {Featured Vendors: LL805 BLOGiversary}

Right now, the rest of the country is all like

… but here in the 805, we’re all

Sorry, we’re not sorry..?!  😉

Happy FriYAY 805-ers!  Here is a roundup of our five Friday faves , featuring a few of our favorite vendors that will featured at our 3 Year BLOGiversary [we’re talking swag bags and giveaways, people!].  So get ready to sink into that weekend bliss — that …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

Spring has definitely sprung, which means love, new life, and apparently TRAVEL are in the air.  For some reason, this time of year makes us filled with wanderlust, whether that’s in the form of a local getaway, or an international adventure.

Hayley just returned from a missions/tourism trip to Cuba, Tanisha and Hayley went camping with their family in Santa Barbara, and Nicole is heading to Japan tomorrow — so, naturally, we are making this a travel-themed post 😉

1. RAREFORM in Cuba:: Hayley partnered with our friend’s super awesome company (recently featured on Shark Tank!) that repurposes billboards into super durable, one-of-a-kind bags. …

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Five Friday Faves [This Week’s Edition]

Oh hey, Friday!  Here’s what we’re crushing on this week…

1. Brown & Co Designs :: Tanisha and I had such an amazing time at the brush lettering workshop this week!  We learned so much, and the beer definitely helped us let our guard down while we practiced a new skill 😉  Plus, there were cupcakes and lots of fun, new people to meet — best night ever?  We think YES.

[p.s., in case you didn’t notice, her workshops sell out FAST, so check out her …

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Five Friday Faves: Luck yeah.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Before you go indulge in all-you-can-drink green beer, check out our Five Friday Faves for a little luck o’ the Irish!

1. Guinness Cake with Bailey’s Frosting :: I made this for Brett’s birthday one year, and it. was. UNREAL. Plus, it’s pretty much the most deliciously Irish dessert ever.  Add green food coloring to the frosting to really add that extra St. Patty’s Day feel.

2. Sing-a-Long with Princess Beauty :: The Lakes in Thousand Oaks are …

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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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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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