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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

First off, how cute is my baby girl?!? {shameless mom over here!} Secondly, it’s the weekend! Which means it’s time for this week’s edition of our Five Friday Faves.  It’s all about getting into the holiday spirit (including how to sneak in some R&R and give back amidst the chaos). Enjoy and happy fri-yay!


1. Tis the season for Christmas Tree Lighting! It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year and to celebrate, a lot of the shopping centers around the 805 are hosting their annual tree lighting events.  We will definitely be at The Promenade on Friday from 7:30-9pm and The Collection at Riverpark in Oxnard is having theirs on Saturday starting at 5:30pm. Both of these events not only involve tree lightings, but there will also be live music, fireworks & a visit from Santa of course!

2. Did you catch Hayley’s Santa Barbara Daycation post? If you are in need of a little R&R {I mean who isn’t!?!}, then you definitely need to check this place out. Read all about her day trip to the Four Seasons Santa Barbara here.

Four Seasons Santa Barbara brunch

classic daycation escape to santa barabara's Four Seasons The Biltmore - LocalLove805

3. 805 Living magazine wrote an article in their November issue about giving back to our community.  They listed some great local non-profits and charities that would love your donations this holiday season. This year, at our annual Fakesgiving, the Schussels collected clothing for foster youth through the LoveDoes Bags organization.  LoveDoes Bags is a ministry for the children of Ventura County who are entering foster care, sometimes in an emergency.  They often times are without essential items, which is what LoveDoes Bags provides. For more information, as well as different ways to donate or volunteer, check out their website here.

LocalLove805 Fakesgiving - donations

4. Looking for some fun workout inspiration this weekend? How about a beer and brunch post yoga with Yoga at Topa Topa? Or a giveaway hosted by Four Seasons Westlake when you post your favorite way to fitness on instagram and #FSWellness and #MOVEmber. For more info check out our Work It Wednesday post here.  Sounds like a great time to #sweatitout to us!

local Yoga on Tap

5.  I recently had our family photos done by the so-very-talented Brooke of Brooke Borough Photography (a local wedding and lifestyle photographer) and here is a little sneak peak of some of my favorites {more to come soon}.  It’s going to be hard to decide which one to use for our Christmas card!!

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We hope you enjoyed our Five Friday Faves and have a great weekend 805-ers! Be sure to let us know what you are up to this weekend by tagging us on facebook, twitter, and instagram @LocalLove805 #LL805.  We’ve got a lot of fun stuff in store for this holiday season so stay tuned!


Tanisha at LL805

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  1. Ashten
    3 years ago

    Tanisha! I cannot get over how freaking cute Reese is!

    1. Nicole
      3 years ago

      Ashten, I am seriously dying over here, too! UGH!


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