• Kibo Sushi: best sushi in Ventura! (Trust me, I've done a lot of research on this topic.)
  • Santino's Pizza Parlor: I grew up going to this spot. Great pizza, pasta and salad bar!
  • Allison's Country Cafe: my favorite breakfast spot in Ventura! The biscuits are to die for!
  • Cafe Fiore: a great place to go for a fancy dinner. The butternut squash ravioli is incredible!
  • Spencer Makenzie's: two words: FISH TACOS.
  • Social Tap: such a great location (steps from the beach!). Parking is a challenge, but the cocktails and food will make up for it!

Coffee & Cocktails

  • Stoked Coffee: cutest coffee shop in the cutest location with a great menu! They also serve acai bowls that are delicious!
  • Poseidon Brewery: a hidden gem! Their decor and beer are equally awesome.
  • MadeWest Brewery: quickly becoming a Ventura staple. Created by locals, for locals.
  • VenTiki Lounge: if you like strong cocktails, this is the place for you! 
  • Beacon Coffee: great coffee served by passionate people who truly love what they do. 
  • Cork: a cute little wine bar (don't worry they also serve beer) that's affordable and a little removed from the usual "bar scene". 
  • The Cave: I love this place because you can load $$ on a card and taste any wine you like and they charge per oz. Super fun!


  • The Studio: best gym in Ventura that focuses on functional fitness. Your first two classes are free! You’ll catch me there Monday-Friday in the evening classes!
  • O'Malley Reels: this is my husband's business so I'm biased but he's an amazing videographer, video editor and he's darn good at converting VHS, super 8 and Hi8 to digital.
  • Vintage Modern: an online vintage boutique that mixes vintage with eclectic style. Beautiful pieces for any home! Sara is a true talent.
  • Brown & Co Designs: hand lettering studio that does weddings, events and workshops in local small businesses! Heather did all the signage for our wedding and we loved working with her! Take one of her workshops!
  • HomeMadeVentura: a modern macrame studio that does workshops in local small businesses! Take one of her workshops! Jessica is AWESOME and a childhood friend.
  • Kaila Dinius: Kaila is an awesome esthetician who works at The Loft in Ventura. She does facials, peels, waxing, brow shaping and chemical peels. She truly is a magician. 
  • Bolga Bae: an online boutique that sells fair trade goods that are unique, stylish and fun. Jasmine is a childhood friend. 
  • Goldenberg Dentistry: my dentist and the best dentist in Ventura, in my opinion! Dr. Jessica is one of my very best friends!
  • Meridian Construction and Design: an incredible contractor who truly cares about their clients and their work. Owned by my friends Sara and Justin.
  • Sugar Lab Bake Shop: cutest little bakery that does themed days like Harry Potter Day! They are really creative and their treats are delicious!