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Our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Shopping Local this Season

Okay, it’s the same old story every year: you want to come up with creative gifts, you want to shop local, you want to choose products that promote sustainability and environmental responsibility… but you still end up grabbing something off of Amazon — right?!

No excuses this year!  We’ve done the legwork for you by putting together our ultimate holiday gift guide, featuring local products + companies that will be sure to please any of your gift recipients!  All that’s left to do is browse through this list, click, and swipe 😉

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Why Macrame Will Be Your New Fave DIY

I’m sure you’ve seen those gorgeous macrame wall hangings on all of your fave ‘grammer accounts — and then you go to buy one, and you’re like, “hi, NOPE.”

Thank goodness for Jessica Needham, entrepreneur and girl boss of homeMADE Ventura!  She is totally rocking this DIY craft that we now love, and taking the 805 by storm with her own macrame workshops!  She invited us to stop by and give it a try this month… and now, we’re hooked. Our workshop was in the beautiful barn at Camarillo Ranch, and provided the prime environment for a beautiful summer Sunday.

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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 Edition)

It’s the last weekend of July, can you believe it?! Insane. That means we have to live up summer as much as we can in the next few weeks. We can do this! #YOLO 😉

Here’s a few things we’re looking forward to this weekend in the 805 —

1.This Saturday, 7/29 at 11amWestlake Brewing is hosting Pints & Poses. Enjoy a yoga class followed up with a pint of beer for $15! More info here.

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LL805 3-Year BLOGiversary Party! [recap + photos]

W O W.

We are still in awe of our amazing 805 community and how many of you came out to our 3rd BLOGiversary party to build new relationships, support each other and celebrate our three years of this blog-venture!

For those of you that had to miss out on the fun, don’t you worry because we have a photo recap (special thanks to local 805er Kimberly Conley Photography for shooting our event!) and will be planning more #LL805meetup events in the future!Our BLOGiversary was hosted at the lovely RELM Wine …

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We did it… and so did YOU!

Guys, our BLOGiversary was a huge success! And it’s because of all of you:)

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our 3 year BLOGiversary at RELM Wine & Beer Bistro in Camarillo last Saturday, 4/29. And, another HUGE thank you to our featured partners for donating such amazing, local goods to our community!

We heard time and time again throughout our event how excited guests were to be discovering new local businesses and making new connections. And guess what, that was our hope for this event!

We were blown away by the love and support we’ve received and are so …

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FREE event :: Come to our BLOGiversary Meet-up this Saturday, 4/29!

No one likes FOMO… so you should probably jot this down.

It is time to celebrate our 3 year BLOGiversary! As you should know by now [no stress if you don’t, because you’re here now and that’s all that matters :)], we are hosting a sip + social meet-up at our fave new venue. RELM Wine + Beer Bistro in Camarillo on Saturday, April 29th.

This event is free — yes, FREE — and not only will you have the chance to win one of many awesome GIVEAWAYS, or take home one of the 25 locally-curated SWAG BAGS, but you will also have the opportunity to connect with new faces and …

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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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Homemade Ventura {local shop}

We love to support small, local businesses, especially ones that make and sell things as adorable as Homemade Ventura.  Homemade Ventura was started by stay-at-home mom (of two toddlers no less!) Jessica Needham. She was born and raised in Ventura and was inspired by the laid back, small town vibe. She started creating macrame wall art using modern, but simple designs.  You can check out her beautiful macrame wall art on her etsy shop here.

Jessica will also be hosting a macrame holiday workshop at MadeWest Brewery in Ventura.  Join her on December 6th from 6-8pm and for just $60 a person you …

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