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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. Solar Eclipse Viewing on Monday, August 21 :: Thanks to our beautiful Santa Monica Mountains Parks Service, there will be 3 locations hosting Solar Eclipse events!

Downtown L.A. (L.A. State Historic Park; 1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles): Bring out a blanket and enjoy one of L.A.’s newest parks! Come straight to the park, or meet with rangers at 8:30 a.m. to hike over from the new Gateway to Nature center in El Pueblo. Calabasas (King Gillette Ranch; 26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas): Join a ranger at the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center for a program about the total solar eclipse and more at …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s #LL805 Edition}

1. Sip & Nightlife

Sips N’ Giggles at Malibu Wines Tonight Friday, June 9th starting at 7:30pm at Malibu Wines. Come enjoy live comedy, wine and food under the stars in Malibu! You can purchase $5 tickets ahead of time here. Otherwise, it’s $7 at entry.

2. Eat, Drink & Play

Topa Topa Brewing 2nd Anniversary Party Sunday, June 11th 12-6pm at Topa Topa Brewery in Ventura. Put on your aloha shirts and join us for a day of …

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Five Friday Faves {Featured Vendors: LL805 BLOGiversary}

Right now, the rest of the country is all like

… but here in the 805, we’re all

Sorry, we’re not sorry..?!  😉

Happy FriYAY 805-ers!  Here is a roundup of our five Friday faves , featuring a few of our favorite vendors that will featured at our 3 Year BLOGiversary [we’re talking swag bags and giveaways, people!].  So get ready to sink into that weekend bliss — that …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

Spring has definitely sprung, which means love, new life, and apparently TRAVEL are in the air.  For some reason, this time of year makes us filled with wanderlust, whether that’s in the form of a local getaway, or an international adventure.

Hayley just returned from a missions/tourism trip to Cuba, Tanisha and Hayley went camping with their family in Santa Barbara, and Nicole is heading to Japan tomorrow — so, naturally, we are making this a travel-themed post 😉

1. RAREFORM in Cuba:: Hayley partnered with our friend’s super awesome company (recently featured on Shark Tank!) that repurposes billboards into super durable, one-of-a-kind bags. …

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Five Friday Faves: Luck yeah.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Before you go indulge in all-you-can-drink green beer, check out our Five Friday Faves for a little luck o’ the Irish!

1. Guinness Cake with Bailey’s Frosting :: I made this for Brett’s birthday one year, and it. was. UNREAL. Plus, it’s pretty much the most deliciously Irish dessert ever.  Add green food coloring to the frosting to really add that extra St. Patty’s Day feel.

2. Sing-a-Long with Princess Beauty :: The Lakes in Thousand Oaks are …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition: March 3rd}

HELLO, March. 🙂 Does this week’s weather have you feeling like spring is near?!? ‘Cuz we sure do! Apparently it’s supposed to rain on Sunday though, so don’t put away your winter jackets just yet.

1. Even though it’s sunny and spring-like today, don’t forget winter is still here in the mountains. So make sure to get in your last bit of snowy escapes before it’s all sunshine and rainbows/beaches 😉 2. Local entrepreneurs and good friends of our’s, Alec & Aric Avedissian, will be on Read More

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. The newly created Boutique Wine Club which brings the best of 805 wine right to your door! PLUS, we have a $25 value SPECIAL OFFER for our readers — check out our blog post here to get the deets!

2. Y’all know we love our coffee and we especially love discovering new, local coffee roasters! We are super excited about Calioh Coffee and Prospect Coffee Roasters, both based in Ventura!! Have you tried either?

3. The sunshine is out and it hasn’t rained in a …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. Every Fall, without fail, I get an intense urge to go to Paris.  Yup — just sell my worldly possessions, buy a one-way ticket, and live in the City of Light.

Since I don’t plan on doing that (yet), I should probably just head to Chocolatine French Café in Thousand Oaks for a crêpe and café au lait, take a chill pill, and pretend I’m sitting at a sidewalk cafe.

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

{via Otis and Pearl}

The Autumnal Equinox {translation: first day of Fall} has come and gone — how will you ring in the new season?  Here’s a start…

1. Yellow fruit lovers, listen up: we’ve got the 25th Annual Lemon Festival {Goleta} and the 5th Annual Banana Festival {Port Hueneme} happening this Saturday!  Whether you like things sweet or sour, there’s something for everyone.  You better believe there will be live music, pie eating contests, food + drinks, and kid-friendly events galore — be there!

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. Searching for places to take out of town guests? Well look no further than Hayley’s post on must see local spots for visitors.  She has some great ideas and now even we can’t wait to hit up some of those wine tasting places in Santa Barbara!

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2. Not only are we planning out next trip to Santa Barbara, but after seeing Nicole’s pics from her quick local getaway to Avila Beach, we can’t wait to head …

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