Chris and I often plan little getaways, somewhat nearby. We put them on the calendar, make sure my mom can come stay with the kids and then we get giddy for the next few months as we look forward to having some adult time! But this was a spur of the moment getaway. Like... we planned Thurs night and left Sun morning. We have stayed at the Ojai Valley Spa a few years ago with the kids and loved it but that's a big indulgence! So we went the airbnb route and was so pleasantly surprised!
Our little cottage for the night.
LOVE this place!
Our cottage owner is a potter. Her studio is also on the property and her work is amazing!
Most of our time was spent reading and relaxing by the pool. Chris read Gone Girl. I started Goldfinch.
Fig. I'm pretty sure this is my new favorite store. More than Anthro even! So delightful!
Freaking love all the quotes all over this store.
Shop Summer Camp. Cute, hip little shop for lots of moonrise kingdom sorta stuff. :) Our airbnb owner's pottery is featured there.
Found the tastiest, healthy food at The farmer and the cook. Thanks to yelp! I'm super picky about my smoothies but this one was delish! Also had cashew "cheese" for the first time, on taquitos- SO good.
Cocktails at the Ojai Rancho Inn. Initially tried to get a room here but since the pool was out of order, we went the airbnb route.
Few thoughts about leaving Ojai and going back to busy LA. It's close enough to drive within the day but feel far enough like we got away. It's much quieter in Ojai. People seem more relaxed and are very pro local. I love and appreciate little getaways with my man. They're rejuvenating and relaxing. Good things!