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Rising from Tragedy: How to Help

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.Β  Words cannot express the horror we all felt, as well as the grief and loss experienced, when hearing of the 12 innocent …

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In Featured, Local Date Ideas, local.events

The Perfect Day Date at Santa Barbara Polo Club

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.Β  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,Β sans kids, for a little day date and we wanted to …

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In Best Of..., Featured, Local Date Ideas, Local Eats + Drinks, local.eats

Our Favorite Local Brunch Spots

Not to sound too basic, but…

we LOVE brunch.

Like, borderline obsessed. And what’s not to love? Delicious, insta-worthy food. Acceptable day drinking, in public. Catching up with good friends. Beautiful, outdoor patios [our favorite, and — thanks to the 805 — it’s almost always patio-sitting weather :)]!

Today we’re sharing some of our fave brunch spots in the 805.Β  But friends, this is a two-way street — so if you have a fave brunch spot or two that we haven’t listed, please share in the comments below πŸ™‚

S A N T AΒ  B A R B A R …

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In D.I.Y., Featured, Local Outdoors, local.camping, local.lifestyle

Pop-Up Fixer-Upper: Part 1

It’s no secret that these LL805 ladies loooove camping — what, you haven’t seen all of our Instagram posts?! πŸ˜‰

Both my husband and I grew up camping with our families all of our lives [he in a pop-up tent trailer, me in a camper on the back of my dad’s truck]. Β We have such hilariousΒ ridiculous fond memories of sitting with our marshmallow-clad roasters extended over a roaring fire, eating hot dogs, and getting into various types of mischief in the middle of nowhere.

Regardless of where we set up camp, one thing was for sure — nothing makes a strong family bond like having …

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In D.I.Y., Featured, Local Eats + Drinks, local entrepreneurs, Local Entrepreneurs + Shops, local.deals, local.drinks, local.events, local.lifestyle

The [hand]Writing’s On The Wall {Brown & Co. Designs}

As avid DIY-ers, we have beenΒ looovingΒ the new emergence of local artisans offering workshops on how to get crafty + creative in their own specialty.

One such artisan, Heather Brown from Brown & Co. Designs, has been offering brush lettering workshops that seem to sell out within hours of announcing a new one!

Lucky for us, we snagged two seats at her latest one, held at MadeWest Brewery in Ventura. Β Even on a Tuesday night, this workshop …

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Our Favorite Healthy Food Eateries in the 805

The holidays may be our favorite time of year, but it might not be our body’s favorite. Am I right?;) All the feasts, treats, spirits, stress… it can catch up to you quickly. But don’t fret! Now is the perfect time to start fresh (again) and get back to eating healthy:)

And lucky for you, we laid our our favorite healthy spots to grab a bite to eat in the 805. Let us know about your fave in the comments below!

New Year, New You. Let’s do this!

JOi Cafe {Westlake Village}

Check out our full blog post here on how JOi Cafe …

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