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Ventura Pop Up Yoga

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Business Name:
Ventura Pop Up Yoga
Business Owner:
Jessy Raspiller/Jen Spencer
Type of Business:
Outdoor Yoga Studio
City:
Ventura
 
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OCT
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Things from Heaven

 
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Originally posted in December 2009, lost in the virus of 2011, found October 2016. Please enjoy...again.
Before opening their gift shop, the Richardson family was going through hard times. Mr. Richardson was out of work, and nobody was hiring in his field. As a last resort, Keith and Francesca decided they wanted to open a store, but had no clue what kind.

They looked into opening a thrift shop, but could not find an organization to sponsor them. So, they decided to open a shop of their own. One night, Mrs. Richardson had a dream. A friend of hers, that she had not seen for many years, but whom she had known committed suicide, came to her with a book. She read the book along with her friend. The book was about angels.
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Good To Go Juice

 
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A few days ago, I had the opportunity to peer into a lifestyle that I have always been curious about and often envied: life on a food truck. The life I envisioned was a delicious, nomadic, and carefree one, though after an interview with Susannah Pilcher, manager of the Good to Go Juice smoothie and juice bar, I found that while these things may be true, it takes a whole lot of hard work to be successful.
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OCT
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Eat This Shoot That: Food and Photo Tours

IMG 0536When I heard about Eat This Shoot That, a food and photo tour of Santa Barbara, I immediately thought it was a genius way to see a city and wanted to take one myself. What could describe a city better than a taste of the local cuisine? And how can these memories be cherished better than by learning the secret to capturing them on camera? I had the opportunity to talk with Tara Jones, the “Owner/Big Cheese” (as her email signature notes) of this four-year-old business. Tara has an extensive background in photography and, like most of us, a great appreciation for food, which gave her the inspiration to open this now very successful tour concept. I got the chance to ask her about her inspiration, love for food and photos, and much more and quickly became even more excited by her unique company.
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805 Boasts North America’s Largest Himalayan Salt Cave

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 Santa Barbara resident Pam McCaskey is clear on one thing: salt changed her life. During a particularly hard time, McCaskey was introduced to her first salt cave while visiting her mother on the East Coast. After stepping in she felt a bond to the elements that surrounded her, reminding her of a deep connection to the earth and simultaneously melting her temporal burdens away. 
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Lunchbox: A Beacon of Ingenuity and Dedication

LunchboxLunchbox’s story began with Jennifer Shively, a Santa Barbara local whose entrepreneurial vision revolutionized a simple idea that has been around for quite some time. The catering company was founded in 2000, and essentially delivers large-order lunches to businesses in the area. What distinguishes Shively’s business from other standard deliverers is her knowledge of both sides of the equation: her passion for food coupled with an innate understanding of her client’s world renders her services unbeatable. Even after a kitchen fire in April of 2010, Lunchbox is back and stronger than ever.
 
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SB's Best Kept Secret: The Santa Barbara Public Market

SBPM image 1Established in 2012, the Santa Barbara Public Market is, first and foremost, a food court. However, it is the best food court you will probably have the fortune of venturing in to, delivering high quality artisanal chows in a space that will enhance any culinary experience with its stimulating aesthetics and ambiance. From Thai fusion and fresh-off-the-boat seafood to delectable cupcakes, ice creams and seasonings, this marketplace is sure to indulge even the most high-standard of palettes. 
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Congratulations to Fox Fine Jewelry, Awarded First Place in National Jeweler Contest.

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Congratulations to Fox Fine Jewelry of Ventura who won first place in the national contest for jewelry stores, “America’s Coolest Stores!” A panel of ten experts in the jewelry and retail field selected Fox Fine Jewelry as the “America’s Coolest Store” out of 23,000 jewelry stores.

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Chocolatine and Tea Room

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Chocoltine titleAs Americans, we have the idea that we need to get our money's worth for just about everything. I am definitely guilty of it, especially when it comes to food. The problem with our nation's idea of "get your money's worth" is that people interpret it as "lots of food to eat for cheap." But what if we had a new interpretation of that phrase? What if we got our money's worth by eating smaller portions with better ingredients? At Chocolatine, that is what they are all about; a sit down eatery providing a menu of home-made quality items with all the personal touches that reflect their French backgrounds.

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OCT
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Let's go to the movies at the drive in Goleta!

 

 

 

"There’s more to watching movies than going to a typical theater…”

 

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Homemade Ice Cream in Ojai

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   “I’ll take a sugar cone single chocolate chip.”
On a hot summer day, it’s very common to go to the beach and constantly have the urge to quench your thirst with something refreshing and cool, especially in the small town of Ojai. Known as an outdoor walking town to many, the inland location of Ojai can reach temperatures averaging between 85-90 degrees on a typical summer day. To beat the heat, one can be entertained nestled in the shades of Libby Park, shopping indoors downtown, catching a movie at the Ojai Playhouse, or even grabbing some ice cream at Ojai Ice Cream. Originally opened in 1979, the ice cream shop is still in business as third owner Doug Rydbeck personally states “the shop is designed for an ice cream shop.”
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At Home in Ojai: An Afternoon at Farmer and the Cook

introFarmer and the Cook owners, Steve & Olivia, are dedicated to growing and providing fresh, organic food. After nearly 11 years, they have built much more than a place to stop in for lunch – they have created a community gathering place for friends old and new.
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Buffalo Records

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Buffalo Records finds its new home in a white adobe building topped with a Spanish-style roof. When you enter the record retailer nestled in residential Ventura, you may catch a slight, musty aroma possibly emanating from the old vinyls. Flanking the walkway to the register are rows of boxes on the floor, filled with un-shelved "2 for $1" vinyls, the shop’s recession special.

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NOV
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Strike! And we’re not talking about baseball baby!

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 “Yabba Dabba Doo” and “Lets Rock” would be the response of my bowling buddies Fred Flintstone and Al Bundy. The 805 offers a good variety of bowling alleys and they all have their perks. I’m sure most of you know, but for those of you who don’t… lace up those funny shoes and put those twinkle toes to work. Throughout Ventura and Oxnard there are three bowling alleys to choose from. Ventura offers Buena Lanes (located by Skating Plus), and Ventura Bowling Center downtown off of Thompson. Oxnard offers Wagon Wheel Bowling off of the 101 fwy. So let’s answer the main question that is on all our minds, YES!!! , all bowling alleys come with fully stocked bars and lounges. For those of you 21 and over, there is nothing wrong with warming up at the bar; bowling is a sport after all. For those of you under 21, I think they have soda machines. Now some people say bowling is like disco, dead. Well those people obviously haven’t listened to my playlist, because bowling is stronger and more diversified than ever. It’s the number place to take a date, regardless of the age range.
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