Monthly Archives: June 2016

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A Guide to BBQing in Ventura

Image courtesy of Ventura Meat Company. By Michelle Madsen Summer and BBQ go together like me and avocado. In other words, they’re best friends. Next time you BBQ for the family reunion or a casual lunch, skip the supermarket and hit the local spots for supplies. Ventura Meat Company. Selling grass-fed meat is what this […]

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9 Competitions You Never Thought to Enter at Ventura County Fair

by Fiorella Calderoni Although we love carnival rides and fireworks, the heart of fairs has always been agriculture and we’ve compiled a list of fun, unique Bounty of the County competitions that you’ve never thought to enter. Get inspired and enter for the first time at Ventura County Fair! Nothing like a prize for best […]

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Made from Scratch, Brio Cafe

By Tara Cummins Not all of Ventura’s best restaurants and cafes are found within the historic downtown area. Travel two miles down East Main Street and stumble upon some of Ventura’s best kept secrets. Looking to eat a fresh salad or tasty sandwich? Look no further than Brio Cafe to satisfy your next lunchtime craving. […]

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Fair-Inspired Bucket List

by Fiorella Calderoni 1. Win a prize for growing the largest tomato Did you know Ventura County Fair runs entire competitions for the best tomatoes? Not just the overall best, but the best of 11 varieties including yellow, orange, heirloom, and cherry. Southern California is blessed with perfect tomato-growing weather! If you have tomato plants […]

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Find your fashion niche at Kariella

by Amara Bessa “Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.” – Kate Spade I remember being a little girl in Ojai, watching my mom get dressed in the morning thinking I couldn’t wait to look like her one day. The elegance in which she wore her clothes, applied her makeup and thoughtfully […]

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11 INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCES YOU CAN ONLY HAVE IN VENTURA, CA

HOME TO CLASSIC SURF BREAKS, carefree vibes, and 250 days of sunshine a year, Ventura is the quintessential California beach town. Think sweeping coastline and swaying palms, flip flops, wetsuits, old Volvos hauling surfboards, fish tacos and Tecate beer, and sunsets that never seem to end. Despite being sandwiched between two of the state’s wealthiest […]

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Iced in Ventura

By Claire Adams Ice cream and sweets are common weak spots for the majority of people. Everyone likes to indulge themselves every now and then, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! What follows is a list of several places in Ventura where you can stop by and enjoy some delicious ice cream. Coastal […]

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Smithsonian Exhibition Coming to the Museum of Ventura County

For the first time ever the Museum of Ventura County will be hosting a Smithsonian Exhibition! This traveling exhibition is the first of its kind and will be celebrating Asian Pacific American history. Asian and Pacific Americans make up more than 5 percent of the U.S. population—more than 17 million people—and those numbers are growing. Their ancestral […]

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12 Facts you didn’t know about Ventura, CA

HALFWAY BETWEEN LA and Santa Barbara lies the coastal city of Ventura. It starts at the top of the steep Ventura foothills and winds its way down to the Pacific, overlooking Channel Islands National Park. The city is reputed — among those in the know, that is — for its epic surf conditions, its nearly […]

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5 Items You Didn’t Know You Needed to Pack

by Garrett Tickle When you make your way to Ventura, there are a few things you may not have known you needed to bring to make your experience even more memorable. Oyster Shucker The Jolly Oyster at San Buenaventura State Beach Park is the best place to find fresh, sustainably-sourced oysters from the coast of […]

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