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Our Go-To Guide for Hiking Solstice Canyon {local trails}

Summer means spending lots of time outdoors, especially since the days are long and it is always gorgeous out here! If you’re looking for a great hike [with lots of shade… hiii heatwave!] that is dog- and kid-friendly, look no further than Solstice Canyon.  Here’s one of our favorite throwback posts for today’s Work-It Wednesday — enjoy!

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So, I woke up on Saturday morning and got the strange urge for a hike.

Now, for me, hikes are fine and all, but I have a couple of caveats:

1. The hike needs to be pretty gorgeous and/or have …

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A Scenic Hike to the Top of Lizard Rock {Thousand Oaks}

Over Memorial Day weekend, my mom and I hiked up to Lizard Rock for a scenic outdoor workout. We entered from Hill Canyon in Santa Rosa Valley (which we’ve posted on a few times now!), and you can also enter it from Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks.

From Hill Canyon, you can head up the switch backs to the left of the entry gate. Luckily, it was a cool day — and of course, the earlier you head out, the better.

Here’s a couple reasons why we love Lizard Rock/Hill Canyon & Wildwood Park:

1. 360 views of …

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A Secret Garden Escape {local trails}

So far, we’ve had unseasonably warm days (thanks to El Nino), but it has cooled off just a bit this week which we are so thankful for. Cooler weather means time to enjoy the outdoors. Plus, with all this talk about El Nino rain storms coming Jan – March, we better get outside STAT before we’re all flooded in! Ok, that was a little dramatic, but you get the point!;)

One of our favorite local trails/outdoor activities is visiting the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden in Thousand Oaks off of Gainsborough Road.  It really is a secret garden escape – it’s quite the hidden gem. If you’ve never been to the …

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How I Broke My Hand and Had a Blast {no joke}

Happy Work-It Wednesday!  Thank goodness I am no longer in a cast (phew!). Here’s a throwback post from a few months ago, but worth mentioning again because CORBA is hosting another FREE “Intro to Mountain Biking Skills” class this Saturday, August 1 from 9am-1pm in Malibu Creek State Park!  For more information, like where to meet, head to their event page.  Fasten those helmets (and maybe some wrist guards) and hop on that bike!

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We are so lucky to live in a beautiful area with …

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Five Friday Faves :: This Week’s Edition

You made it to the weekend! Hoo-rah! There’s so much to enjoy this lovely (and hot) July weekend and we are sharing with you our Five Friday Faves! Enjoy!

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1. We were able to try the Summer Picnic Basket from The Grill on the Alley and oh em gee was it delicious! Such a great idea and perfect for all of those outdoor concerts happening this weekend or simply enjoying an evening picnic at a local beach or park.

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

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Alright, friends.  Whether you saw white + gold, or blue + black, the only color we’re are seeing right now is WEEKEND.

 

{eat + drink}

Okay, someone just paired my two favorite things: wine and crafts! Helloooo, dream.

Labyrinth Winery in Ventura hosts a monthly craft night [this week’s craft features wine corks!] for only $10, which includes materials and a glass of wine — what a score!  Unfortunately, you just missed this month’s event, but sign up early for next month’s, which happens on Thursday, March 26.  Tickets often sell out, so reserve early!

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Hiking Backbone Trail {local trails}

Happy Work-it-Wednesday! Natasha is here to share one of her favorite local trails and ways to keep in shape, hiking Backbone.

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Is it just us, or are you stoked on 80 degrees in February? After Valentine’s Day and a little too much indulging, I was craving a complete body overhaul; physically and mentally.

As you may have noticed by now, hiking and biking are two of my favorite ways to get in shape and clear my head. It is the best way, in my opinion, to …

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Best of… Mountain Bike Trails {Work it Wednesday}

Happy Work It Wednesday! Allow me to introduce myself…

My name is Natasha and I am new to the LL805 Team:) I am helping with social media & marketing; but more importantly, I’d like to share my passion for the outdoors and healthy living with you.

LocalLove805 - meet Natasha, our new Social media & marketing internLocalLove805 - meet Natasha, our new Social media & marketing internI am someone who enjoys nothing more than a good plate of food and feeling my best. Let me tell you, it’s not …

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

Happy Happy Friday! Here’s the local lowdown for this weekend’s {eat. shop. play. explore.},

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Well, we will be enjoying our very own Fakesgiving hosted at Nicole’s house this weekend and we CANNOT wait. Don’t worry, we’ll be sharing photos and a delightful recap from the afternoon:)

local fakesgivinglocal fakesgiving We also love this idea – Redwood Middle School in Thousand Oaks is hosting their own Farmstand on Friday from 3-4pm! Such a great idea to promote healthier eating & shopping local!

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There is a lot of holiday …

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