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Beyond The Acorn
Summer 2017

Beyond The Acorn
Camarillo 2017

Welcome | From the Editor

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ow many times have I heard people say the longer they live out here, the less they want to venture into the city? Oh sure, there are special occasions to go “to town.” The Dorothy Chandler, new restaurants in West Hollywood, meeting out of towners near LAX for a quick layover visit. How many times have I heard people say the longer they live out here, the less they want to venture into the city? Oh sure, there are special occasions to go “to town.” The Dorothy Chandler, new restaurants in West Hollywood, meeting out of towners near LAX for a quick layover visit.

But, with all that’s going on out here, there seem to be fewer compelling reasons to fight the 101 and head east all the time. Add to that our sense of country living here on the outskirts of one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas and, really, I feel like we’ve found some kind of paradise.

With summer in full bloom, that sense of rural life is even more apparent. In this issue of Beyond we celebrate local living. We begin by sipping some ice-cold lemonade, spiked for grownups who want to relive the lazy days of childhood, and top it off with sweet and creamy artisan ice cream, creatively concocted with luscious flavor combinations and the finest ingredients.

We also meet a woman who has chosen to live a simple, uncluttered life in a teeny, tiny house surrounded by trees. Vina Lustado’s story is the kind that makes me long to fill up a trash bin with my excess stuff and head for a country road with all my belongings in a knapsack. Clearly, not going to happen, but it makes a nice fantasy. And Vina’s tiny house is truly inspiring.

And, when I look around at our flaxen-colored hillsides dotted with oak trees, I’m aching to be outside—on horseback, preferably. That’s where our visit with Elvenstar comes in. This stellar riding academy in the hills of Moorpark is truly a country retreat for horse lovers.

After you’ve immersed yourself in our summer stories you might want to check out our back-to-school specials—lunch boxes to get the kids excited for the first day of school and an extensive guide to after-school enrichment programs that will keep them stretching their minds and bodies long after the school bell has chimed.

Happy reading,

Leslie Gregory Haukoos
Editor-in-Chief
beyond@theacorn.com

P.S. Here’s our publisher’s find for all you cowgirls out there who can’t bear to part with your boots (or those of your loved one). Ship old riding boots to Zemado and they will handcraft a custom purse out of them. Each purse is made almost entirely from recycled materials.
www.zemado.com; (928) 778-5098

 

 

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