Meet Dolly of Lilly James Co., the first of our first featured vendors in the LocalLove805 Marketplace!
Dolly hails from Paso Robles (one of our favorite 805 getaways) and sews handmade products — specifically leather clutches, bags, keychains and baby goods. And they are A-DORE-ABLE.
Read on to find out how she turned her hobby into a passionate business, Lilly James Co. [warning: get ready to feel her warmth and be inspired]!
Hi, I’m Dolly 🙂
I was eight years old when my mother taught me to sew. We worked together with needle and thread on my great grandmother’s sewing table, …
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. 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 🙂
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It’s no secret that these LL805 ladies loooove camping — what, you haven’t seen all of our Instagram posts?! 😉
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]. We have such hilarious 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 …
As avid DIY-ers, we have been loooving 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. Even on a Tuesday night, this workshop was completely …
What started as an unassuming restaurant in the middle of an Oxnard industrial park, has quickly turned into our new favorite hidden gem.
Kanaloa Seafood, with locations in both Oxnard and Santa Barbara, is easy on both your environmental conscience and your wallet — while being some of the best seafood we’ve ever tasted.
Too good to be true? NOPE.
We’re gonna let you in on a little secret… without naming names, Kanaloa Seafood supplies the exact high-quality seafood brought to your table that you …
Calling all who are engaged, almost engaged, planning a wedding, dreaming of a wedding… you name it! This is THE wedding event that you cannot miss.
Queue, the Camarillo Ranch Wedding Showcase:
Mix and mingle with 60 wedding vendors who can help plan the wedding of your dreams
Sample decadent food, desserts and beverages as you plan the perfect menu
Be inspired by the latest trends in rentals, lighting and decor to help you wow your guests
Enter or cheer on the Grooms Dance Contest before the fashion show (prizes include a free …