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

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 …

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Why Macrame Will Be Your New Fave DIY

I’m sure you’ve seen those gorgeous macrame wall hangings on all of your fave ‘grammer accounts — and then you go to buy one, and you’re like, “hi, NOPE.”

Thank goodness for Jessica Needham, entrepreneur and girl boss of homeMADE Ventura!  She is totally rocking this DIY craft that we now love, and taking the 805 by storm with her own macrame workshops!  She invited us to stop by and give it a try this month… and now, we’re hooked. Our workshop was in the beautiful barn at Camarillo Ranch, and provided the prime environment for a beautiful summer Sunday.

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

Summer means extra daylight, warm evenings, rosé ALL day, and some of our favorite things… so, here we go!

1. Tequila + Taco Music Festival [Ventura] :: These are a few of my faaaavorite things… $10 admission [kids 12 and under are free!] gets you in on the fun! There will be tequila tastings [Saturday], margarita madness [Sunday], tacos galore, and plenty of live music. Proceeds benefit Food Share, Ventura County’s food bank.

2. Dallas Cowboys Training Camp [Oxnard] :: Yes, the Dallas Cowboys …

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Five Friday Faves

1. This Sunday is Mother’s Day and every mom deserves to be celebrated! In case you didn’t know, being a mom is HARD so to show your mom (or mother figure) how much you love and appreciate her (because you better!), we have our top 10 Mother’s Day ideas on the blog.

2. It’s our (Hayley and Tanisha’s) sister’s birthday this weekend (HBD Ry!) and we are going to celebrate with some local wine tasting at DeLiese Cellars and Giessinger Winery (we’ve never been to either).  We really like wine and love trying out new wineries.

What are some of your favorite local …

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We did it… and so did YOU!

Guys, our BLOGiversary was a huge success! And it’s because of all of you:)

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our 3 year BLOGiversary at RELM Wine & Beer Bistro in Camarillo last Saturday, 4/29. And, another HUGE thank you to our featured partners for donating such amazing, local goods to our community!

We heard time and time again throughout our event how excited guests were to be discovering new local businesses and making new connections. And guess what, that was our hope for this event!

We were blown away by the love and support we’ve received and are so …

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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: 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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The Club Everyone’s Been Waiting For {& how you can JOIN NOW}

True story: 98{fd7f0a6624fbd2224f3c60e3404acbd2207eb416c38268e7e97265ebe361b912} of the time I buy wine, I look for the prettiest label.

Sure, I’d love to actually know what I’m buying, where it’s from, and hey, if I’d actually even like how it tastes.  But, as I peruse the wine aisle for the 437th time, I can’t help but go back to my old habits.

But, what if — just what if — there was a wine club that only sourced local wines from the Santa Barbara/Paso Robles area, delivered specialty-curated shipments directly to your door, promising ultra-premium, limited-production wines that you can’t find in grocery stores, at the lowest winery-direct pricing, that also …

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Small Business Saturday {local shops}

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In case you didn’t know, this coming Saturday is Small Business Saturday- a day to celebrate and support the small businesses in our community.  Small businesses play a vital role in our 805 community and it is so important to go out and #shopsmall whenever possible, and this Saturday is the perfect day to do just that.

Here are a few of our favorite small businesses in the area and we would love for you to go out and support them or any of your own favorites.

Local.Coffeeshops:

Beanscene {Oak Park} Raggamuffin {Newbury Park} Beanovino {Newbury Park} Tifa {Agoura Hills & Westlake Village} The French …

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