The day finally arrived… KK’s Bachelorette a Party!! My parents’ home, in Ojai, California, is my girls’ happy place. We moved around a lot when they were younger, and Grammie and Gramps’ home was always their ‘constant’. That is one reason Maggie chose ‘The Ojai Valley Inn and Spa’ for KK’s bachelorette party. Another was that over break, we could all be together in a stress free state of mind – well…as much as possible. And believe me, it’s not easy getting us all together in the same time and place! I believe I posted about Maggie’s plans before, but today was ‘the day’! Above, is a photo of the spa pool – the resort sports three: the hotel pool, spa pool and the lap pool. Below is the spa compound on the resort grounds, all photos courtesy of www.ojairesort.com
I chose to have the “lavender” spa pedicure. The third picture is not of me, but it IS of the pedicure room. There are three chairs, but I have never had a treatment with another client. There is a fire burning in the grate, a fluffy blanket to cover you, and then you’re reclined all the way back. Between you and me… I think they run the air conditioning. December in Southern Califirnia does not always necessitate a fire – and this year was one of them. The girls picked manicures and massages. If you choose to, as a spa guest, you can attend yoga, exercise classes, or walking tours of Ojai on their famous trail.
For an extra fee, you can even develop your perfume in their apothecary cottage.
Not only are the interior amenities exquisite, but Ojai’s outdoor nature is hard to beat. Directly from their website:
“Pink Moment at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
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 Topa Topa 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.”
(one doesn’t achieve the Forbes 4 star award for nothin’)