Save the Date: SIPurbia Wine and Beer Festival at Paramount Ranch – May 6

This one is just for Mom and Dad – to get ready for SIPurbia Wine and Beer Festival, book a babysitter and make sure your Lyft app is current!

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An amazing beer and wine festival is coming to Agoura Hills! Right to one of the most beautiful and weird places around: Paramount Ranch! This picturesque area of open space with an old fake Western Town at its entrance is one of our city’s most iconic locations. The perfect place for an outdoor festival that will feature live music, good food, local businesses, and your friends! Plus, the proceeds will benefit The Bumblebee Foundation, which raises money for families dealing with pediatric cancer.

SIPurbia will feature UNLIMITED samples of craft beer and wine, delicious food, awesome live bands/DJs, lawn games, and a variety of vendors. There’s something for everyone, so gather your friends and come have fun! All tickets include a souvenir tasting cup, UNLIMITED samples of craft beer and wine, and live entertainment all day.

SIPurbia Wine and Beer Festival
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
3 p.m. – 7 p.m. (last call @ 6:30 p.m.)
Tickets: $40-$100 per person until 2/28.
Get 25% off if you use coupon code AHM – click here to purchase

Take this ghost town:

Add in some awesome breweries:

AND wineries:

…and live music, and delicious food from local restaurants like AHM favorite Fresh Brothers, and you get one heck of a party! Grab your cowboy hats, everyone! Are you ready?

cowboy hat

I am!

Agoura Hills Mom is a media supporter of SIPurbia. 

Happy New Year! First Week of 2018 in Review

I waited a week to wish you all a happy new year because I was gone for much of December and I returned with a terrible cold that turned into bronchitis. My usual happy energy was muted during the first week of the year.

The good news about that is that on New Year’s Eve I visited the urgent care in Westlake Village and discover that it was a pretty great resource for a holiday Sunday. So, add that place to my list of recommendations.

On that same day, my husband and I finally got a car that belongs in this century, and we bought it at Honda of Thousand Oaks, which is another place I would recommend.

I had to work during the week, and that took all of my energy, so every day I came home and passed out. Except for Wednesday, when I attended a read-through of LVUSD’s benefit play that will happen on February 24 at Agoura High School. It’s all original works written, directed, and performed by school district staff and families and students. Again, I recommend.

Yesterday I finally headed outside to watch the kids play flag football in the new league started by the head coach of the Agoura Chargers. They had fun and it was such a gorgeous day!

And to round out the week, the whole family went to Yamato last night for the first time since we moved here 7.5 years ago. The hibachi dinner was part meal, part show. We had so much fun. Definitely worth an indulgence every now and then.

So for a week when I thought I didn’t have anything to contribute, it turns out I had some things to share with you after all. Imagine what it will be like when I truly kick this cold! Here’s to 2018. Cheers!

Last Minute Gift: Vellabox Candle Subscription

My gift guide has only one thing on it: Vellabox candles. 

I first met Vellabox last year and I loved it at first sight. It’s the only subscription box that has come along that I would actually recommend. Clothes, makeup? No thank you. But candles? I burn through candles like crazy. I love their glow and the way they fill a space with the scent of my choice.

The thing is, I don’t actually go candle shopping. Sometimes I wind up in the candle section at a store by accident. So the idea of a box of candles showing up at my house every month sounds like a dream to me.

Also, I don’t really go shopping. So I’ve been ordering gifts online almost exclusively this holiday season, and I’m definitely running out of time. This year we’ll be traveling to see family at Christmas time, so I have to keep everything light and/or shipped to our destination.

vellabox packaging

vellabox candles

That’s why Vellabox is the perfect gift idea for you – it’s only a few days ’til the end of Hannukah and one week ’til Christmas! If you order a Vellabox subscription now, your loved one will get a surprise gift of warmth and deliciousness later. (You can snag a fancy candle from a local store to wrap it up with the printed certificate, but I would just print that and stick in our holiday card.) This is truly a last minute gift that keeps on giving!

vellabox office candle

Vellabox subscriptions are $10-$30 per month. Each comes with at least one candle and a surprise gift, and the boxes at all levels are lovingly hand-packed, making the unboxing experience a delight in someone’s day. This box is the “Vivere” box, that comes with 2 candles and a surprise gift.

I received a complimentary Vellabox. I shared one of the candles and the snack treat with my family, but I kept Granma’s Pumpkin Pie for myself. 😉 All opinions are my own.