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Our Favorite Local Brunch Spots

Not to sound too basic, but…

we LOVE brunch.

Like, borderline obsessed. And what’s not to love? Delicious, insta-worthy food. Acceptable day drinking, in public. Catching up with good friends. Beautiful, outdoor patios [our favorite, and — thanks to the 805 — it’s almost always patio-sitting weather :)]!

Today we’re sharing some of our fave brunch spots in the 805.  But friends, this is a two-way street — so if you have a fave brunch spot or two that we haven’t listed, please share in the comments below 🙂

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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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4 ways to celebrate Thirsty Thursday in the 805 {local drinks}

Happy #ThirstyThursday 805-ers! Is it just me, or does it feel like today should be Friday?? Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s not. However, it IS Thirsty Thursday! And luck for you, we compiled a list of our favorite spots to kickback for a drink (or two:).

Bottle & Pint Competition: Local craft brewers will be having a competition featuring two of their best beers on tap from today (May 19th) through the weekend.  This little competition will be judged by you and which ever brewery has the most pours at the end of the weekend with a dedicated …

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Best of: Coffee + Wine Bars {and yes, they do exist}

I don’t know about you, but this whole “half coffee bar, half wine bar” thing that people are catching on to is nothing but pure. GENIUS.

Two of my favorite vices, married into a one-stop shop?  #heaven

Ready for the breakdown of our favorite places?  Pick your poison:

BeanScene Espresso and Wine Bar [610 N. Lindero Canyon Rd., Oak Park]

IMG_7406IMG_7406Pretty much the cutest darn coffeehouse you’ve ever seen, now with BeanScene After Dark – Coffeehouse-turns-wine bar, with a large assortment of wines …

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Super Bowl 50: 2016 {Local Guide}

Still scrounging up plans for “the big game” on Sunday?  No sweat!  There are options a-plenty, all of which include delicious beer, incredible deals, and drool-worthy food.  Oh yeah, and football on big screen TVs, naturally.

…but for reals, when do Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars come on stage? 😉

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Cronies [Agoura Hills, Newbury Park, + Ventura]: Two draft beers, game day meal, raffle tickets for halftime show, and a limited edition Cronies t-shirt for only $27.95!

Cisco’s [Westlake Village]: All-you-can-eat tailgate buffet, contests, Clippers + L.A. Kings ticket giveaways, and beer towers [we …

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A Favorite Caffeine Fix: BeanoVino {Newbury Park}

There’s really nothing better than a cute little coffee shop that serves delicious lattes, invites you to sit in a comfy over-sized chair, and use their free wifi… until you discover they also serve wine.  So now you’re only dilemma is what to order. Coffee. No, wine. No… coffee {I mean, it’s only 11 AM so I guess it’s coffee ;)}.

Those are just a few of the reasons why we love BeanoVino in the Dos Vientos Ranch community of Newbury Park, located in their Village Center.

It may be a little out of the way, but it really is the perfect place to …

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I have this thing for cozy coffee shops {Ragamuffin Coffee Roasters}

I have this thing with cozy coffee shops (and also, a good cup of brew #duh), and let me tell you, Ragamuffin has it all.

We had heard of the local roaster opening, but unfortunately, since we we don’t make it out to Newbury Park that often, I hadn’t had the chance to visit yet. So, when I was recently in the area, I knew I had to stop by.

Ragamuffin is the perfect spot to meet up with a friend, get in a little quiet time, finish some work, go on a date {wink wink 😉 } … you name …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. It’s officially 2016 and we’ve been taking the time to plan our goals for the year (personal and blog-related) as well as trying to figure out how to actually “stick to” our goals throughout the year.  It’s so easy as time goes on to forget what we were trying to accomplish in the first place.  You can read our recent posts here and here about our 2016 Goals and Aspirations.  What are some of yours?A Beautiful Mess holiday party

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Join a Local Sports League – more fun, more friends! {local fitness}

Did you know that you can join adult sports leagues through the Conejo Recreation and Parks District?? [The Fall Basketball League just started, but you can register for the Fall Soccer League now. Check out here for more deets!]

My husband and brother-in-law Luke (Hayley’s husband) participated in the men’s soccer league last year, after first playing a few pickup games at the Pepper Tree Playfield Park in Newbury Park. A couple of the guys had invited them to join the league so they thought they’d give it a go.

[And from the wife of a player, I can …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. ICYMI: We are looooving all of this press about something we’ve known for, like, ever.  Ventura County was just recently ranked #1 most naturally beautiful county in the entire United States.  Hey, Santa Barbara, not too shabby for you, either — you came in at #3!  Other honorable mentions from the 805 include Monterey County (coming in at #9) and San Luis Obispo County (#21).  That’s out of 3,111 counties!

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