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

It’s finally cooled down (slightly) and it’s Friday– hooray! Here’s just some of the fun that’s going on this weekend in the 805…


Soooo incredibly excited about the newly opened Joi Cafe in Westlake!! We have not been yet, but have heard amazing things and cannot WAIT to go. Definitely making a stop this weekend 🙂 Joi offers a clean organic menu full of plant based & gluten free options — smoothies, breakfast (UM, the superfood pancakes!?), lunch, dinner, dessert and their own kombucha!? Please, sign me up. STAT

Joi Cafe


Plus, the owners, Joi and Nick, opened Joi Cafe because they are so truly passionate about living a healthy, active lifestyle and eating clean. How amazing is that!? So yes, we will be seeing you all there soon and of course, you can expect a blog post soon with photos that will leave your mouth watering (and convince your man that plant-based, gluten-free food can be de-lic-ious)!



Alright, enough healthy talk: I’m absolutely loving For Heaven’s Cakes right now.  The gourmet cupcake craze (is that still a thing?) was a little tough on the bank account, but I am happy to report that a) these are the best cupcakes I’ve ever had, and b) they are only 99 cents each!  Take that, Sprinkles 😉

Nicole recently ordered a bunch for an event, and owner Lisa was happy to bend over backwards to accommodate her requests for pick up date and time, special cupcake decor, and combinations of flavors.  Must try: Chocolate Bomb.

BONUS: You can even order online, and they will ship the cupcakes to you directly!


They make custom wedding cakes, too! Stop by for a sample of some incredible sweet treats 🙂


All good things must come to an end… it’s almost time to say goodbye to Ventura County Beer Week, but FIRST there’s more fun to be had! Tonight is Beer with a view of the Park at The Tavern in Ventura (5:30 – 8:30); Saturday is Craft Beer Heaven (12:30 – 4:30) at Mission Park in downtown Ventura; and Sunday is the Blues and BBQ Festival family friendly event at Mission Park in downtown Ventura (11a – 6pm)! For more info and to purchase tickets, click here!

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Speaking of good beer, Figueroa Mountain Brewing is throwing their Figtoberfest on Sunday, 12-6pm at their Santa Barbara taproom on Anacapa St — live music, german food, games, contests, special beer releases and more! Plus, it’s free admission! If you’re further north, check out Figueroa Mountain Brewing’s Buellton taproom next Saturday 9/27, from 12 – 6pm as they will be hosting their Figtoberfest then!


Why not get outside and explore something new this weekend?! We encourage you to get out and try one new thing in the 805 and share with us. There’s a plethora of local trails for hiking and biking, local beaches and parks for a fun getaway, local events and even DIY ideas. So, no excuses ! 😉

explore new trails - LL805We look forward to hearing back from you and sharing your experience with the rest of the LocalLove805 community! Don’t forget to #LocalLove805 #LL805 #spreadthelove

TGIF!! xx~

your team at LL805

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1 Comment

  1. Lauren
    4 years ago

    Joi Cafe is the best!!! 🙂


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