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A Scenic Hike to the Top of Lizard Rock {Thousand Oaks}

Over Memorial Day weekend, my mom and I hiked up to Lizard Rock for a scenic outdoor workout. We entered from Hill Canyon in Santa Rosa Valley (which we’ve posted on a few times now!), and you can also enter it from Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks.

From Hill Canyon, you can head up the switch backs to the left of the entry gate. Luckily, it was a cool day — and of course, the earlier you head out, the better.

Here’s a couple reasons why we love Lizard Rock/Hill Canyon & Wildwood Park:

1. 360 views of …

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Maternity Photos: Malibu Creek State Park {Brooke Borough Photography}

I have known the lovely Brooke Borough of Brooke Borough Photography since she was a junior high student and hung out with my little sister — they both were adorably awkward and hilarious growing up, so it’s so much fun to see what a lovely and talented woman she’s become! (…still waiting for my sister to grow out of the awkward phase… just kidding TayTay! 😉

After seeing her work with Tanisha’s maternity photos, I knew that I had to have her take my maternity photos one day.  Funny story actually — in December, I was in the early stages of my pregnancy, …

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A Secret Garden Escape {local trails}

So far, we’ve had unseasonably warm days (thanks to El Nino), but it has cooled off just a bit this week which we are so thankful for. Cooler weather means time to enjoy the outdoors. Plus, with all this talk about El Nino rain storms coming Jan – March, we better get outside STAT before we’re all flooded in! Ok, that was a little dramatic, but you get the point!;)

One of our favorite local trails/outdoor activities is visiting the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden in Thousand Oaks off of Gainsborough Road.  It really is a secret garden escape – it’s quite the hidden gem. If you’ve never been to the …

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How I Broke My Hand and Had a Blast {no joke}

Happy Work-It Wednesday!  Thank goodness I am no longer in a cast (phew!). Here’s a throwback post from a few months ago, but worth mentioning again because CORBA is hosting another FREE “Intro to Mountain Biking Skills” class this Saturday, August 1 from 9am-1pm in Malibu Creek State Park!  For more information, like where to meet, head to their event page.  Fasten those helmets (and maybe some wrist guards) and hop on that bike!

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We are so lucky to live in a beautiful area with …

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This Week’s Edition :: Five Friday Faves

Happy May Day! We cannot believe that May is already here! We had a great April celebrating our 1 year blog-iversary (yes that’s a thing…at least to us!), attending some great new openings {like Burn60, the newly remodeled Westlake Plaza, and so much more!}, and enjoying this gorgeous weather (with pony parties and more!) that just begs you to get outdoors.  We hope you all are having a great FriYay and here’s this week’s edition with our Five Friday Faves!

1. Pssst… we’ve got the inside scoop …

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Hiking Backbone Trail {local trails}

Happy Work-it-Wednesday! Natasha is here to share one of her favorite local trails and ways to keep in shape, hiking Backbone.

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Is it just us, or are you stoked on 80 degrees in February? After Valentine’s Day and a little too much indulging, I was craving a complete body overhaul; physically and mentally.

As you may have noticed by now, hiking and biking are two of my favorite ways to get in shape and clear my head. It is the best way, in my opinion, to …

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This Week’s Edition {eat. shop. play. explore.}

First off, we’d like to wish our very own Tanisha a very Happy Birthday today!  She will be spending the weekend up in Los Olivos with her husband (sans baby, for the first time!) and is looking forward to checking out some of the great parts in the northern 805 region!

{eat + drink.}

I don’t know about you, but a nice, relaxing afternoon in the sunshine with a glass of wine in my hands and snacks within reach… that’s sounding pretty amazing right about now.  The husband and I are meeting up with some friends and coworkers to lounge at Malibu Wines this weekend …

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Our Weekend Roundup {local lifestyle}

Happy Monday! How was your Super Bowl weekend?

I’m not sure if you follow our Instagram account @LocalLove805 yet (and if you don’t, you should:), but we had a great time this weekend! Date night at Jeannine’s in Westlake, hiking around Potrero Road/Satwiwa Hiking Trail in Newbury Park, smoothies at Sunlife Organics at The Lakes in TO, local brews and games at Enegren Brewery for Tanisha’s early bday celebration, babysitting and froyo at Wild Cherry, and of course, Super Bowl Sunday. Here are some photos highlighting our weekend in the 805. ..

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This Week’s Edition {eat. shop. play. explore.}

And it’s Friday again. Can you believe it ?!? I can. Haha it was a looooong week and I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for the weekend. Luke and I are looking forward to seeing American Sniper and grabbing happy hour tonight. What are your plans?? Let us know by tagging @LocalLove805 and #LL805 on Insta/Twitter/FB, or write in the comments below! We love to hear from you!

Here’s a little look into what caught our eye from the 805 this weekend-

{eat & drink.}

we should really just make this one drink because I think I’ve been seeing a trend…

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Best of… Mountain Bike Trails {Work it Wednesday}

Happy Work It Wednesday! Allow me to introduce myself…

My name is Natasha and I am new to the LL805 Team:) I am helping with social media & marketing; but more importantly, I’d like to share my passion for the outdoors and healthy living with you.

LocalLove805 - meet Natasha, our new Social media & marketing internLocalLove805 - meet Natasha, our new Social media & marketing internI am someone who enjoys nothing more than a good plate of food and feeling my best. Let me tell you, it’s not …

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