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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

Summer is starting to wrap up — but, as any 805-native knows, that hardly means the end of amazing weather, warm days, backyard barbecues, and balmy evenings.  Cram in some more summer fun before pumpkin-flavored-EVERYTHING starts rolling out!

1. MadeWest Brewing Company :: joining the ranks of my faaavorite breweries in the 805, MadeWest is hot on the scene.  Grab a generous 4oz sample size of any beer for only $2 [seriously!] with most full-size beers coming in at $3 and $4.


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Plus, they have a ping pong table, life-size Connect 4, and incredible food trucks! Get there, NOW.

2. Santa Barbara Bowl :: Summer is the season for outdoor concerts, so why not take part at the place awarded for “Best Outdoor Music Venue of the West” by Sunset Magazine?!

santa barbara bowl - LL805

Click here for upcoming concerts and ticket sales — Hayley and Tanisha are going with their family to see Van Morrison in October, and loved their time seeing Foreigner last season.  Don’t forget to travel by Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner for the ultimate experience!

Pacific Surfliner Train - LL*05 Train Ride - LL805


3. Refreshing Adult Beverages :: Now that I can partake in alcohol again [yusssssss…!] I am ready to add vodka/run/whatevs to the La Croix mocktails that I’ve been concocting for the past 9 months.  Enter: this fine round-up of refreshing fruit-based cocktails to ease you into the weekend.


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Hit your local farmer’s market and start mixing!

 4. Studio BPM :: new on the workout scene in the Whizin Market Square in Agoura, Studio BPM is a cycle + circuit studio guaranteed to make you sweaty and pumped!


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Lights, lasers, disco balls, and heart-pumping music are just a few of the features that will hopefully take your mind off of the pain, while you work your way through a 50-minute class.  Good news — get your first month of unlimited classes for only $129!

5. Surviving the Commute :: School is back in session — feeling that change in traffic yet?! Yeah. Thought so.


Here are 10 tips to survive the commute without losing your freaking mind… it’s possible, trust us.

One more weekend until Labor Day Weekend!  You’re almost there!  Enjoy it and soak up every ray of sunshine…

xx, Your Team {LL805}

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