Escape To Ojai

10727592_594962317292661_1285751541_nI have been wanting to go to Ojai, California for a very long time.

Not just because stars like Reese Witherspoon, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have all called it home, but for the simple fact that every once in awhile I just need to get the hell out of LA.

reese-witherspoon-ojai-home-in-elle-decor-september-2012 620-ReeseWitherspoon1-072512-jpg_222740 reese27f-4-webWhat better way to get my zen on and feel normal again then surrounding myself with beautiful nature and picturesque landscapes. 

Ojai-Valley-Just 90 minutes North on the 101 freeway and through Ventura, the town of Ojai gently greets you as you drive through its magical mountain getaway.

FullSizeRender-11 copy 2 FullSizeRender-11What’s the big deal about Ojai?

That’s just it, there isn’t one AND that is the secret!

simpleOjai could possibly be the most non-pretentious city in California as  the locals strive to keep up with its reputable low-key and not so super showy charm.

FullSizeRender-11FullSizeRender-14 copy 3FullSizeRender-14 copy 5You won’t find fast food chains, strip malls or over the top restaurants, but rather unique, individually owned, quaint boutiques with earthy-hippie vibes.

FullSizeRender-21 copyFullSizeRender-14 FullSizeRender-14 copy 2FullSizeRender-14 copy 4 FullSizeRender-14 copyFullSizeRender-14 copy FullSizeRender-16 FullSizeRenderFullSizeRender-14 copy 3FullSizeRender-24 copyAfter stocking up on artsy fartsy knick knacks and peppermint sorbet smelling soap, we sat down for homemade bean dip and shrimp tacos! 

FullSizeRender-14 copy 2 FullSizeRender-28 FullSizeRender-14 copy 3 FullSizeRender-14 copy 4Along with Ojai’s gorgeous hiking trails, mediation retreats, pottery classes and organic friendly food, its biggest attraction has to be the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. 

FullSizeRender-11 copyWith weekend rates starting at $400 a night and a 50-minute massage priced at $140, the Spanish colonial-style resort is a hidden treasure. With three pools, four restaurants, an 18-hole golf course, a 31,000-square-foot spa, the Ojai Valley Inn is perfect for travelers who just want to escape!

10731500_810989245609350_1366099304_n 10731562_1488524194761500_1019797524_nSo, whether you live in California or across the country, just know that you are only a hop, skip and a jump away from a little piece of heaven.

FullSizeRender-29Ojai is the place where you can look up at the sky and be reminded of how amazing life is.

FullSizeRender-24Is it time for you to get some fresh air? 

xo

The Other Hubby

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