Block Party This Sunday at Malibu Country Mart


Malibu Country Mart will turn into a street fair this Sunday, August 11, at 2:00, with a Summer Block Party just like the ones in your old neighborhood. You know, if your neighborhood was right near the Pacific Ocean and your neighbors were Ralph Lauren boutiques, 7 For All Mankind, and Mac Cosmetics.

The already lovely shopping destination and adjacent family park will host activities and attractions including a photo booth, tarot card readings, a petting zoo, balloon art, and face painting.  Multiple food vendors will be positioned around the Mart and will offer complimentary carnival treats such as cotton candy, popcorn, funnel cakes, churros, sno cones, candy apples, and ice cream. There will also be live music.

To cap off the day, bring your blankets and low chairs for an 8:15 outdoor screening of The Goonies. Nice way to ring in the end of summer. For more information check out Malibu Country Mart’s Facebook page.

Easy Summer Challenge: Agoura Hills Parks


Reyes Adobe Park during Reyes Adobe Days, 2012

There are three weeks left until my sons start school again. Three weeks! This is right around the time every year that I start to panic and realize that we haven’t had enough fun yet this summer! And I come up with various fun activities to squeeze into the remaining time.

I don’t want to drive too far too often. Maybe one day each week, I will take the kids on an excursion. I’m thinking a water park here, a museum there, and of course the beach. (I could use suggestions too, so I would love it if you would leave your ideas in a comment.)  We really don’t have to go far to enjoy ourselves because we have the pool, the hiking trails (at least  before the heat sets in!) and…drumroll please…our amazing parks!

A few weeks ago I thought it would be a fun challenge to visit every park in Agoura Hills during the rest of the summer, even those parks we didn’t know about. What I did not realize at that time was that I actually did know about all of them, and had been to visit them all on multiple occasions already!

There are only five official parks listed on the City of Agoura Hills website. If you haven’t been to any or all of them, I encourage you to check them out. For me, I’m going to revisit them and look at the experience through the eyes of a visitor to our town. So stay tuned for those park features, coming soon!