A group of girls and I went up to Ojai for the weekend to celebrate our friend Tamara’s birthday, and we had such a good time. Ojai is such a special place – it’s this completely beautiful little town surrounded by mountains with orange and olive groves growing on them, and it has a casual hippie vibe to it. It’s so nice to have somewhere that feels so different from LA that’s just a little over an hour’s drive away.
We rented a house this time which was fun, though the last few times I’ve been there we’ve stayed at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa which is one of my favorite hotels. Justin and I actually got engaged there – fun fact 😉 We didn’t have a ton of time up there for this visit but we did make the most of the time we had. We went for a nice walk into town and hung around at Topa Mountain Winery’s tasting room, which had a Christmas market and live music, with food trucks for snacks and cozy blankets for keeping warm once the sun went down after Ojai’s famous ‘Pink Moment’. On Sunday we had brunch on the patio at Noso Vita before checking out their sprawling farmers’ market where I picked up some local olive oil, flowers and veggies to take back with me.
Here are a few iPhone snaps from the weekend. Let me know if you ever go and need any suggestions on what to see and do!