Twas the Night Before School Starts

westward beach sunsetTwas the night before school starts, and all through the house…

We were sweating our butts off so we piled into the car and headed for the beach. It’s something of a tradition in our family, that I bully everyone into motion and we all drive out to the beach, where they have so much fun that they feel bad for dragging their feet and they say “why don’t we come to the beach more often?”

Today we were so hot that we stopped and got subs for a picnic dinner instead of eating at home or making food at home to bring with us. Besides, it’s good to support local businesses.

This year we changed up our routine and went to Westward Beach instead of County Line. We were greeted with a beautiful sunset, nice big waves, and another year of memories to close out the summer.

westward beach boy rock

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westward beach ocean wave rocks

The Dime Picnic: a Wine, Beer, and Food Festival

sipurbia dime picnic logo

The Dime Picnic The people who brought the SIPurbia Wine and Beer Festival to Paramount Ranch are back with a new plan: a “daycation,” if you will. The Dime Picnic, with tastings of local wines, beers, spirits, and food, will be held at a private estate in Hidden Valley on October 14. But this time, there are only […]

Dig Cycle Is the New Spin Class in Town

Dig Cycle lobby

Dig Cycle & Strength was one of the first businesses to open in the brand new shopping center at the north end of Las Virgenes Road. Locals who like a good exercise class should appreciate Dig Cycle’s cheerful atmosphere, varied workout menu, and its big parking lot. Dig Cycle opened last year, adding another spin studio […]

Wonderful Weekly Wine Tastings at Vintage Grocers

Vintage Grocers, Westlake Village’s favorite neighborhood homegrown market in The Promenade at Westlake, hosts free weekly wine tastings. The store has a beautiful, intimate wine room where they pour unique, seasonal varieties – whether it be chilled whites for the warm summer, complementary meat-pairing bottles to gear up for a weekend barbecue, or the cool, newest brand hitting the shelves. Guests can also enjoy light bites […]