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OJAI 2018 

Here is the long overdue post on Ojai, where I've had the pleasure to spend some time these last few months. This charming little town miraculously survived the Thomas Fire earlier this year and is still a lovely destination at the gates of Los Angeles, so do not hesitate to give it some love and support its businesses. Stroll downtown along the arcades, picnic in Libbey Park, delight in wine and olive oil tastings, enjoy nice hikes in the surrounding areas, contemplate orange groves for as far as the eye can see, and simmer in the hot springs of Ecotopia. Ojai has it all for a quick escapade from the city.

STAY ($–$$$)
Ojai Rancho Inn
Capri Hotel
Caravan Outpost
Ojai Valley Inn

EAT & DRINK  ($–$$$)
Tipple & Ramble
Food Harmonics
Harvest
Knead Baking Company
Beacon Coffee
Azu
Osteria Monte Grappa
Chief's Peak
Ojai Deer Lodge
Coffee Connection
Ojai Coffee Roasting Co
Ojai Vineyard
Bocalli's Pizza & Pasta
Ojai Tortilla House
Noso Vita Cafe
Ojai Beverage Company
Nocciola

SHOP  ($–$$$)
Bart's Books
deKor&Co
In the Field
Fig Curated Living
Summer Camp
Cattywampus Crafts
BookEnds
Sunday Farmer's Market

SEE & DO
Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
Ecotopia
Meditation Mount
Ojai Olive Oil Company
Porch Gallery Ojai
Ojai Meadow Preserve
Ojai Valley Trail & Bike Path
Libbey Park & Bowl
Arrow Heart Yoga
Greater Goods
Old Creek Ranch Winery

I also recommend my friend Jessie Webster's blog for more addresses from a true local! Check out her beautiful photography too.

All photos in this post were shot using my Mamiya 7ii medium format camera, and a mix of Kodak Portra 400 and 800 film.

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