I just returned from a business trip with my husband in Ojai California. I didn't decide to go until the last minute, and threw some clothes in a suitcase and hit the road. It took almost 7 hours to get there (ugh), but along the way we revisited a few places in California that I haven't seen in ages, so it was enjoyable and helped to break up the long driving hours. We stopped for lunch in Paso Robles, and I quickly ran into Birch fabrics, also known on line as Fabricworm. I took a quick tour and then dug through the scrap bins and purchased about 2 yards worth of Birch organic cotton to add to my stash, then we got back on the road.
While my husband attended meetings, I hung out by the pool, went to yoga classes, walked around the grounds (there were hiking trails everywhere) and even got a pedicure at the Spa!
Their attention to detail was impressive. I particularly enjoyed the gardens filled with Mediterranean plants. They grew several varieties of lavender, lots of rosemary and had an herb garden, and heirloom tomatoes, which were included on the menus.
We ate most of our meals at the Oak Grill and sat on the patio, which overlooked the golf course. At night the oak trees were full of white lights.
On the way out of town we stopped at Bart's Books, an open air book store that has been around for about 50 years. We were curious about this place, since it was " open air ".
It feels great to be home, and I have a crochet clutch purse to show you next time as well as an update on the quilt I'm making for my son. Have a great weekend!