It's the last day of January! (And if you get this in your inbox, happy 1st day of February!) How did this happen? I just deleted the entire first 2 paragraphs of this post because I wrote it three weeks ago and it's no longer relevant! It was close to my birthday then, New Years Day, that now feels ages ago. Anyway, that's what happens when life interrupts my blogging schedule. Really I have no schedule, but I'm working on it.
If you've been following my blog you know I love Ojai! If you're new here, oh hi, I love Ojai! OMG I am SO corny. Anyway, it's a sleepy, artsy, magical place about 2 hrs from Los Angeles. I also love the Lavender Inn and have stayed there many times. It's a French B & B and all the rooms are different so it's fun to stay in a different room each time, but I've never stayed in the charming Provence Cottage before which is where we stayed for my birthday weekend. Two east coasters, two west coasters, (who are former east coasters), my sister and girlfriends of 30 years. It was a sunny Friday morning at my house and we were off!
spa all day really sucked, said no woman EVER.
Saturday night it was pouring rain but since we were in walking distance to everything we jumped puddles with the big umbrellas provided by the Inn and went to dinner at another beautiful restaurant called Osteria Monte Grappa on the main strip, East Ojai Ave. I've previously only had lunch here outside in their beautiful garden but dinner was a whole other great vibe and we loved it! Creme Brulee with a candle anyone?
After a long and lovely dinner it was more puddle jumping back to the Inn and slumber party activities. What happens in Ojai stays in Ojai.Yoga Shala. It was amazing. In fact this picture of us below, which I love, (that's me in the gray), was taken by a women across from us in class who came up to us after at the farmers market, also next door to the Inn. She wanted to know how we glammed up so fast. Don't we all look so relaxed?!?
Found 230 Studio.
Then we discovered a brand new favorite for lunch, The Nest. I think it's fairly new and it's amazing. Now this will sound weird because I'm going to talk about brussel sprouts but seriously we all went crazy over these brussel sprouts. They were incredibly delicious. Just look at this food! This place is now on the repeat, repeat, repeat list! Notice how fries always make their way in there among the healthy stuff.
More Ojai here, here and here.