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Appar­ent­ly, the sub­urbs have been starv­ing for adult activ­i­ties. I mean, we here in Agoura Hills and the Cone­jo Val­ley, in gen­er­al, are burst­ing with things to do for chil­dren, to do for fam­i­lies, to do for every­one it seems like except adults. It’s prob­a­bly a tough place to be single.

I’m going to say, almost every time my hus­band, Howard and I want to have a fan­cy or unusu­al date, we have to schlep over the hill. That is quite a drag. Espe­cial­ly if we’re plan­ning on hav­ing a drink or two. Add the cost of babysit­ters to the Lyft ride and we are pay­ing an uncom­fort­able amount of mon­ey to have some unin­ter­rupt­ed adult time.

Until now.

There is a huge buzz, grow­ing loud­er, around the West Val­ley that a new beer and wine tast­ing event called Sipur­bia is com­ing on Sun­day, May 6 to final­ly relieve that hunger and quench that thirst for some adult fun.


At least for one afternoon.

So, that Sun­day, we are get­ting togeth­er with a slew of adult friends, lis­ten­ing to great music, sam­pling the best restau­rants in our area and hav­ing unlim­it­ed tast­ing of the finest wines and beers in Cal­i­for­nia — all in the com­fort of our backyard.

Sipburbia wine and beer tasting

Chill­in’ close to home

Well. Not in our lit­er­al back­yard because what kind of fun would it be if we have to clean up after? Instead it’ll be right down the street from our back­yard, at Para­mount Ranch, the scene of the sets of many Hol­ly­wood clas­sics like Gun­smoke and TV shows like Dr. Quinn Med­i­cine Woman and more recent­ly, Weeds.

Paramount Ranch

Pho­to cour­tesy of Nation­al Park Service

That and the fact that it’s a gor­geous space, sur­round­ed by rolling hills and a jagged sky­line of sycamore and oak trees, makes it the per­fect place to spend an after­noon sip­ping on wine, dressed in wide-brimmed hats, flowy dress­es,  crisp vests and fedo­ras. And did I men­tion you have to be 21 to attend? That means no kids and being your own per­son for a few hours.

Sipburbia wine and beer tasting

sparks can fly

You can even do a kind deed by bring­ing a sin­gle friend to meet oth­er peo­ple’s sin­gle friends in this sub­ur­ban des­o­late dat­ing scene. You are so thought­ful to think of others.

I’m feel­ing pret­ty lucky that I am friends with the fel­la putting this on. His boys and my boys have this whole sports / love thing going on.

Sipurbia wine and beer tasting

The Boys

And you know the old say­ing: my friends are your friends! It’s true! I have real­ly nice friends and because you’re now his friend too, you get the Friends and Fam­i­ly Dis­count to the chill out zone he’s cre­at­ing. Just use the code STORY25 to get 25% off your tick­et here. Seri­ous­ly. It’s going to be a blast. And Uber or Lyft will be so much cheap­er. But if you have a des­ig­nat­ed dri­ver, there’s tons of free park­ing. You don’t even have to find a sit­ter because Monar­ch’s is offer­ing a great deal to enter­tain your kids while you do your thing. So, for one low (dis­count­ed) price, you’re get­ting so much. So much more than you usu­al­ly get for that price on a typ­i­cal date night — or girl’s night.

Also a por­tion of your tick­et will ben­e­fit the Bum­ble­Bee Foun­da­tion so real­ly, you actu­al­ly are doing a good deed.

Spon­sors are jump­ing aboard this steam­ing train but as of today, these are the con­firmed winer­ies and brew­eries who will share their yum­my delights. Here are the restau­rants who will feed us and the enter­tain­ers who will get our bod­ies mov­ing. See you there!