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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 guaranteed I …

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In Best Of..., Local Outdoors, local.fitness, local.resources, local.trails

5 Simple Ways to Incorporate Exercise into your Vacay {DIY Fitness}

I love to be active and explore while on vacation, as I think most people do — unless you’re more the lounging, reading a book type, which is also fine (I guess;). Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about laying poolside and enjoying a few Pina Coladas (which the waiter so kindly brought over to me) … BUT, that kind of vacay only happens every so often, and after a day or two of lounging, I’m usually ready for some activity anyway.

I was recently camping at Refugio Beach (one of our family’s fave local campgrounds) and realized how many simply ways there are to incorporate exercise and/or …

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Local Entrepreneur Spotlight: Marianne Wilson Photography

We absolutely love supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs in the 805 area — which is one of the main reasons we started our blog back in April 2014! So over the next few weeks, we are taking time to share some of our favorite 805 entrepreneurs/businesses 🙂

Today we are speaking with Marianne Wilson Photography (who actually photographed our very own Hayley Texidor’s wedding in October 2012! You can see some of those photos here).


LL805: What ignited you to start your own photography business?

MW: In 2008 Marianne was finishing up Art school as Joe was just …

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Patriotic Party {Local Entrepreneur: Down Emery Lane}

Part of the fun at LocalLove805 is meeting new people with similar interests and discovering new local businesses. We recently discovered Down Emery Lane, a local party planning business and service based in the 805 area.

The founder, Jaclyn, reached out to us recently to share her story (as well as some adorable ideas for throwing a red, white & blue themed party — perfect for 4th of July!!).

So first, a little about Down Emery Lane from Jacyln:

The name came about as a play on the saying “down memory lane” combined with my daughter’s name, Emery. I started my Etsy shop in 2012 after …

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In Best Of..., Local Date Ideas, Local Outdoors, local.events, local.hangouts, local.parks, local.resources

Best of: Summer Concerts {2016}

Your picnic basket is looking a little sad, sitting there in the corner of your closet.  Don’t you think that it’s time it got out a little?

Good news, everyone — Summer Concerts are almost here!!

Here’s a round-up of some great places to pack a picnic dinner and wine, grab a big blanket, and hear some tunes while taking advantage of these balmy summer evenings.  Singing along is strongly encouraged.

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In Best Of..., Local Eats + Drinks, Local Outdoors, local.drinks, local.events, local.fitness, local.lifestyle, local.parks, local.resources

The Cash Can Namast’ay in Your Wallet {Free Yoga}

Nothing can make you feel more centered and stress-free than knowing you are saving money and getting healthy, right?

Every Sunday in May (May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th) from 9:30-10:30, lululemon athletica and Kreation Organic are sponsoring free outdoor yoga! And helloooo, cherry on top: they will also be offering juice samplings, special in-store discounts, and weekly giveaways!


And, for our more North-dwelling neighbors, you will LOVE what they are doing over at Ventura Grassroots Yoga!

If you like beer, community, and supporting local businesses, then …

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How to Make The Most of Your Garage Sale {10 Things}

Considering the fact that we are having a SWEET multi-family garage sale this Saturday, we decided to reference our previous post for some tips and tricks to holding the perfect garage sale.  This is the time for Spring Cleaning [and for saving up for those summer vacations!], so organize that closet and turn your trash into cash!

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So, we all know that garage sales are a lot of work, but they can also be super worth it (if you do it right). My husband was not excited to hear …

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In Best Of..., Eat.Shop.Play.Explore., Local Eats + Drinks, local.deals, local.eats, local.events, local.fitness, local.resources

Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. Who’s hungry?! Don’t forget that this week (and next) is dineLA’s Restaurant Week, and Santa Ynez’s Restaurant Week isn’t far behind!  We’ve highlighted some restaurants that are worth a visit (and in/close to the 805!) right HERE.

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2. Speaking of food, a friend of mine told me about the …

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Join a Local Sports League – more fun, more friends! {local fitness}

Did you know that you can join adult sports leagues through the Conejo Recreation and Parks District?? [The Fall Basketball League just started, but you can register for the Fall Soccer League now. Check out here for more deets!]

My husband and brother-in-law Luke (Hayley’s husband) participated in the men’s soccer league last year, after first playing a few pickup games at the Pepper Tree Playfield Park in Newbury Park. A couple of the guys had invited them to join the league so they thought they’d give it a go.

[And from the wife of a player, I can …

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