When do I ever look forward to a Monday morning? Unless, a spa day awaits me! Am I right, or am I right? My Aunt Brooke, Mom, and I had planned a spa day away from the city. Shout out to AB because she introduced my mom and I to this beautiful location in Ojai at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa!
Our day began at the spa, soaked in all the lavender in their special lavender steam room, got in the pool, developed some tan lines (the not so flattering ones), and eventually went in for the Honey and Orange Blossom Wrap. It was an amazing feeling. If only I have time to get pampered like that everyday! Afterwards we took a stroll around the campus.
I took these photos (except for the very bottom photo) as we toured the country club. It couldn't have been a better day, the weather definitely completed the ambience. Not for long we ended up at a restaurant that also resides in the vicinity called The Oak. Under the main course I ordered Pacific Salmon and let me tell you that topped it off! Happy tummy happy life. I also poked at my moms meal (Shrimp Linguine) and my aunt (Grilled Pork Chop) because we love to share. But I wish I had all the plates to myself, but it's not a perfect world is it? Haha.
"The city of Ojai is situated in a small east-west valley, north of Ventura and east of Santa Barbara. It is approximately 12 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean coast. Since Ojai is lined up with an east-west mountain range, it is one of few towns in the world to have a "Pink Moment" occur as the sun is setting. The fading sunlight creates a brilliant shade of pink for several minutes on the Topatopa Bluffs, over 6,000 feet above sea level at the east end of the Ojai Valley. It is a rare and magical moment that thousands of visitors come to Ojai annually to see." -http://www.ojairesort.com/socal-resort-experience.php
We didn't get to experience The Pink Moment at its very best because the pacific coast was running a little gloomy that day. No complaints though, the day was still beautiful. Got to spend it with two of my loved ones.
You guys are probably wondering, where are the spa photos? Did I really get a spa treatment? Well, I wanted to respect the privacy of the other guests, and keep the the disruptions to a minimum. So the photo above was taken outside of the spa. I guess you just have to go to see it for yourself!