A week ago I was feeling a bit ragged and couldn’t take it anymore… So I played hooky from work and got out of the city. Since a dear friend of mine lives in North Santa Barbara and I don’t get to see her much, I thought it might be cool if we met in Ojai and hit the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa to catch up. It was the perfect respite in every way.
From the moment you get there you feel pampered. The place has beautiful old oaks and is built in the old Spanish Mission style. After booking our spa treatments on the phone, we met at the front desk and checked in. With any treatment, you get the use of the pool which is really lovely, the steam-room, whirlpool and sauna. It’s great. We hit the pool first and lazed around, swimming and reading and talking while sipping fresh fruit smoothies we conveniently ordered without moving from our comfy chairs.
Our treatments were perfect. I got a mint scrub and massage and afterwards I was so relaxed I could hardly slither back to my chaise to nap. After all that strenuous activity we were famished, so we ordered up great salads to cap the day. As the sun went down, I took off down the highway back to LA, thankful that for a mere $200 I can pretend I’m a princess for a day… (and get treated like one!)
It kind of rocked.