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Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

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Oh, take me back to Ojai!!!  Here’s the magical place we stayed – The Ojai Valley Inn and Spa.  Situated on a golf course…

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…with majestic grounds and many pools.  My tip – go to the spa one if you want shade/quiet!

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I didn’t actually utilize any of the spa services or classes…

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…mostly we hung out in here.

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This is one of the Wallace Neff Rooms, which includes a wonderful view of the mountains…

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…two free drinks in the evening, and complimentary breakfast.

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I ordered an Egg White Omelet with Kale/Shrooms/Tomatoes, while Abe got the Granola and Yogurt Breakfast.

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The unexpected winner was the salsa!

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Stayed indoors; it was a bit too warm during our trip to be outside…

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…though there are plenty of interesting places for that too.

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If you’ve been to Ojai, what are your favorite places to stay?  We plan on coming back in November; loved this hotel, obviously, but it’s a bit $$$.

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Oh, Hi

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If you follow me on Twitter/Instagram, you know what’s been going on personally for us these last few days, and why we escaped to Ojai.

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These pics are from Meditation Mount.  Just magical.  When I was actually being present.

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It was super duper hot, super duper early.  We cooled off with ice cream at – where else?  Ojai Ice Cream.

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The trip was only 2 days, but we can definitely see ourselves coming back on a regular basis.  Hanging out Bohemia Coffee is something I could get used to…

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…as well as Bart’s Books!

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I didn’t personally sample any of these goodies, but I did pack a loaf of bread for Julius‘ caretakers from Knead.

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Stay tuned for more blog posts about where we stayed and ate dinner!

Ojai Ice Cream on Urbanspoon Knead Baking Company on Urbanspoon

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Jersey Fried

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Made it to Jersey!

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First stop – even before we reached my Mom’s – food!

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Skipped the usual dumplings at Petite Soo Chow and went for Beef Noodle Bowls…

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…with two sides of fish – one smoked…

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…and one fried.

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We spotted a lot more deep fried eats at The San Rocco Feast nearby, but didn’t eat any.

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I’ve a feeling we’ll be taking my nieces/nephews again today – any other suggestions of things to do in the Bergen County/NYC area this weekend?