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Mamas, Unite! [Our First Mommy Meet-Up]

So, remember when we did that amazing Mommy Meet Up at The Promenade at Westlake in collaboration with Vintage Grocers and The Arterie Studio? I know it was back in April, and I’m just now getting around to writing the blog post, but… #momlife.

For those who are moms, we know how exhausting the day-to-day can be, and how necessary it is to have the support of other moms — not only for our own sanity, but also to know that we’re not alone in this journey.ย  Motherhood can be isolating at times, and it’s …

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Newborn Photos [Brooke Borough Photography]

You’ve probably noticed ourย slight obsession with the photography skillz of Brooke Borough Photography [as evidenced by these adorbs photo shoots here, here, and here] — and, she’s responsible for making us look professional in our blog photos, as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

Three months ago [whoa, that flew by!] little Milo made his way onto the scene, and we of course contacted [okay, last-minute-panic-texted] Brooke to capture these early days as a family of four.ย  Luckily, she carved some time out …

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[Local Entrepreneur Spotlight] Meet Dolly of Lilly James Co.

Meet Dolly of Lilly James Co.,ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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, …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. Solar Eclipse Viewing on Monday, August 21 :: Thanks to our beautiful Santa Monica Mountains Parks Service, there will be 3 locations hosting Solar Eclipse events!

Downtown L.A. (L.A. State Historic Park; 1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles): Bring out a blanket and enjoy one of L.A.โ€™s newest parks! Come straight to the park, or meet with rangers at 8:30 a.m. to hike over from the new Gateway to Nature center in El Pueblo. Calabasas (King Gillette Ranch; 26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas): Join a ranger at the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center for a program about the total solar eclipse and more at …

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How to Travel Abroad with a Baby [and actually enjoy it!]

My husband and I have a serious case of the travel bug.

Everyone always told us, “Get your traveling done now, because it’s over once you have a baby!” ย Well, if there’s one thing that annoys me, it’s when people tell meย how my life has to be. ย So… we traveled anyways.

Before our little one was 9 months old, he had already been …

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Mother’s Day Ideas {10 things}

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching,ย but don’t worry — you still have time to plan something special for that mom or mother-figure in your life! ย Plus we’ve got some great ideas on how to wow your mom this Mother’s Dayย ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

 

1. ย Unwind with a Spa Packageย at theย 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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In Local Outdoors, local.beaches, local.getaways, local.lifestyle, local.moms

The Perfect Central Coast Getaway

During the last week that my husband was out on paternity leave, we decided that we wanted to do something memorable before he headed back to work. ย After a bit of searching on the HotelTonight app [genius concept, btw!], we settled on staying at The Cliffs Resort, located right between Pismo Beach and Avila Beach.

[hint: there’s currently a TravelZoo deal for this place, which includes a free upgrade!]

Also, perhaps in a moment of insanity, we decided to bring our dogs along, as well! ย Decidedly outnumbered with two pups and a 3-week-old infant, we …

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In Best Of..., local.fitness, local.giveaway, local.moms, local.resources

Everyday Battles: Safe + Effective Postpartum Strength Training [+ giveaway!]

During my pregnancy, I stayed very active — I was doing cycling, HIIT classes, Pilates, and barre classes up until the week before I delivered, determined to keep my body strong for the marathon of birth that was to come.

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In my search for pregnancy-safe exercises, I was inundated with Instagram pictures, emails, and advertisements touting postpartum fitness plans that guaranteedย I …

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Life With Two Under Two {local mom}

I’ve made it almost two months with two girls under the age of two {thanks to a lot of grace, an amazing husband, and a whole lot of coffee}. ย And while I won’t be saying that that much longer since Reese turns two at the end of the month (cue the tears!), life is definitely not going to be getting easier anytime soon. ย While it’s chaotic and messy and I’m in need of a shower (praise the Lord for dry shampoo), I wouldn’t change a thing. I feel so blessed to be the mama of two healthy, beautiful little girls.

We’ve been pretty lucky that …

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DIY Flower Mart Themed Baby Shower {DIY events}

As you may have seen on our Instagram feed, my sisters and Iย recently hosted a baby shower for our very own, Tanisha Kipling! She is having her baby girl #2 due October 7th — so soon! {PS if you haven’t already, check out her maternity photos here!}

We were fortunate enoughย toย host the shower over a delicious brunch at Mediterraneoย on the Westlake Village Inn property. We love their outdoor patios and of course, their food! It isย the perfectย setting for a shower, and any small gathering at that — plus, it’s conveniently located right next door to Stonehaus in case any guestsย want to continue …

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