Ventura Two Trees Hike

I love to get a good walk in, so when I heard about the Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust's hike to the historic Two Trees, I was all in. I was originally supposed to do this hike back in December, but because of the Thomas Fire, it never happened. Two Trees (Blue Gum trees) is located [...]

By |2018-06-16T12:30:29+00:00June 16th, 2018|Archive, Health, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Cheers! Ojai Wine Festival

For my Sunday Funday, I decided to trek to Ojai and get my drink on at the 32nd annual Ojai Wine Festival with my friends Lena, Nicole and Fred. All proceeds supported the Rotary Club of Ojai-West Foundation. So I am not going to lie to you guys: wine festivals are expensive. I have seen them go [...]

By |2018-06-10T20:08:50+00:00June 10th, 2018|Archive, Events and Festivals, Home|0 Comments

Fillmore Steam Train Rail Festival

On my Sunday Funday, I decided to check out the Fillmore and Western Railway's Steam Rail Festival. I had always heard and seen photos of the railway, and after browsing upcoming events in the SoCal area through Facebook, it was the perfect time to go and check it out! According to the festival website, the festival is [...]

By |2018-04-29T17:00:39+00:00April 29th, 2018|Archive, Events and Festivals, Home|0 Comments

Ojai Raptor Center Spring Open House

I read in the local newspaper I write for, VC Reporter, that The Ojai Raptor Center was hosting their annual Spring Open House to view the raptors and learn about how they have been healing since the Thomas Fire. According to the Raptor Center website, every year the center takes in 500 - 1,000 sick, injured [...]

By |2018-04-08T15:33:35+00:00April 8th, 2018|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Variety and Fun at The Annex in Oxnard

Everyone in town has been talking about this place called The Annex at The Collection in Riverpark, so I decided to go and see what the hype has been all about! According to the website, The Annex is a "16,000 square foot collection of 12 microshops, artisan boutiques and epicurean discovery that showcases unique local retailers and [...]

By |2018-01-13T22:00:31+00:00January 13th, 2018|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Surviving My First Wildfire: Thomas Fire

UPDATE: After 39 days of burning, on January 12, 2017, fire officials announced that the Thomas Fire is now 100% contained. It burned 281,893 acres, destroyed 1,063 structures and damaged 83 structures. Full press release is here. Thank you all for going on this journey with me! If there is anything I learned it is [...]

By |2018-01-12T11:06:47+00:00December 6th, 2017|Archive, Home, Survival Tips|0 Comments

Underwood Family Farms Fall Harvest Festival

Over the weekend, my friend Ana and I attended our first ever Fall Harvest Festival in SoCal at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark (Ventura County)! This is the 20th year the festival has been held and is considered the ultimate one to visit every fall in the SoCal region. According to the website, Underwood Family [...]

By |2017-10-24T20:26:42+00:00October 15th, 2017|Archive, Events and Festivals, Home|0 Comments

Hot Spot: Happy Hour at EMC Seafood & Raw Bar

Earlier in the week, my friend Ana and I decided to hit up EMC Seafood & Raw Bar for Happy Hour in Oxnard. As you know, I am a huge fan of oysters and I was dying to try this place out. The establishment opened in my city in April and is known for their oysters, [...]

By |2017-07-15T20:30:38+00:00July 15th, 2017|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Hot Spot: Happy Hour at Larsen’s Grill

After a long work week, this past Friday my friend Ana and I decided to do Happy Hour at Larsen's Grill at The Collection Riverpark in Oxnard. People are literally waiting outside of the restaurant 30 minutes prior to opening at 5 p.m., so I knew this would be a fun place to be at! [...]

By |2017-06-18T20:12:51+00:00June 18th, 2017|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Hot Spot: Cafe Nouveau

I absolutely love going to Cafe Nouveau for breakfast on a weekend, it is seriously one of the best breakfast spots in Ventura! The restaurant is hosted in a 1920s Spanish bungalow and even has an outdoor patio in a Mediterranean setting. It's so gorgeous, it's a must place to dine at! The restaurant does get [...]

By |2017-05-21T19:58:11+00:00May 21st, 2017|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments