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Oh, Hi Again

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Abe and I had such a tremendous time in Ojai beginning of September, we immediately booked another trip following Thanksgiving, when we could stay a little longer.

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This time, we opted for the much more affordable Ojai Rancho Inn.

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Julius tagged along, too!

IMG_1673 Our room was comically dark so we spent a lot of time outdoors…
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…and explored a few new spots, too.

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Hip Vegan Cafe may have one of the best veggie burgers on the planet…

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…made from tempeh, with caramelized onions and vegan cheese.  (My raw salad, above, was stellar too – it included sea veggies and seed pate.)

IMG_1717More salad at Boccali’s – just okay, like the pizza…
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…but I loved the setting!

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We also ate at The Farmer and The Cook and Knead Bakery again – both experiences did NOT disappoint.  More pictures of the trip on both Instagram feeds!

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Vampire Weekend

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It was a fun weekend.  But an intense, tiring, sleep-depriving, body-wrenching weekend.  SDAFF is always one of my favorite events (201020112012) – I did a quick one-day trip to San Diego for the Gala…

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Michelle Hebert’s stunning dress was, as usual, the main subject on the red carpet (<—click for more pictures).  I ate a fancy dinner, presented an award to the amazing Anna Akana

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…woke up early the next morning, scarfed down a Yogurt Parfait/Pumpkin Muffin from The Patio on Goldfinch

IMG_1178 …got home, forced myself to nap, scarfed down breakfast/dinner, then woke up at midnight to film our next BuzzFeed video.
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These experiences have been wonderful, but unfortunately, not easy on my body.  I threw my back out again!  As you may remember, I’ve had problems before so I’m hoping I’ll make it to Wednesday Night’s Saving Face Screening.

I think I need to cancel some stuff from the agenda and take it easy.  I’m like an episode of Too Many Cooks!  Which, by the way, is a perfect thing to watch if you’re not moving like me.

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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 $$$.