805 Living

About 805 Living

805 Living is a high-end regional lifestyle magazine that combines the best of both worlds: the quality and style of a national publication with smart, locally relevant, actionable editorial.

Our focus highlights the vibrant communities of western Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties. Readers depend on 805 Living for its exciting mix of home design, fashion, entertaining, health and wellness, philanthropy, recreation, shopping, dining out, cooking, wines and spirits, family, events, travel, and, most important, the extraordinary people who call this unique region of Southern California home.

Thanks to our seasoned group of contributing writers and photographers, 805 Living has been nominated for several Maggie Awards by Western Publications Association for our premier issue, for "Best City and Metropolitan Magazine" and "Best Public Service Article" in 2006, and "Best Regional and State Magazine" and "Best Lifestyle Magazine" in 2011.

805 Living was launched in 2004 and is published ten times a year.


FEATURE STORIES capture the spirit and style of the area and the notable neighbors who call it their home. Our feature stories often include entertaining, home design, and exciting travel destinations, (along with stunning photography and art direction), but we also include profiles on many of the individuals who make a difference with our lives right here at home.

PULSE Whether it's a profile of an interesting personality, a tip from an expert in a particular field, or a look at what’s trending in local businesses, Pulse finds the beats and rhythms of our communities.

FINDS Shopping. Fashion. Travel. Finds is a potpourri of stylish, must-have products. Finds/Style is a "look book" of men's and women's fashion and accessories. Finds/ Travel helps readers plan extraordinary getaways in the 805 and beyond.

INSIDER spotlights the hottest events and activities taking place in the region, including concerts, theater, festivals, dance, visual arts, charity events, sports, and more.

MIND BODY SOUL Our focus on health and wellness features local resources and area experts to help enhance the mind, body, and soul.

ARTS & CULTURE encompasses the literary, musical, and performance arts. This column is a lively look at the people and events that entertain us.

FACES IN THE CROWD Some are well known and "out there" while others are more of the behind-the-scenes types. Either way, with this regular column we'll get to know a little more about our Central Coast neighbors doing something unique for the region.

UPGRADES offers expert tips and creative ideas for interior and exterior home improvements.

GOOD DEEDS Our social pages highlight the charitable community.

TASTE incorporates food, recipes, wines, and spirits into each issue, as well as where to find them locally.

DINING OUT Appetizing intelligence from the new, the classic, and the best restaurants in the region.

DINING GUIDE A spotlight of fine and casual dining establishments that includes the most comprehensive dining guide around.

P.S. SKETCHPAD Award-winning illustrator Greg Clarke's humorous take on life.