Collect Memories, Not Things

Collect memories, not things: this was the mantra of our trip to Ojai.

The fashion fast is underway and so far, I don’t miss shopping one bit.My husband has never been surprised before, so I took the opportunity to arrange for his best friends and their darling son to join us for a weekend getaway. Instead of opting for the typical hotel vacation, we stayed at the Mediterranean Villa amongst chickens, goats, beehives, fruit trees and lots of greenery. The owners of this special abode greeted us with homemade granola, organic coffee, fresh citrus and handmade soap. We tended to the animals, collected fresh eggs in the morning, picked plums from the trees, milked the goat and played badminton. The weekend was jam packed with wine tastings, golf, walks on the trails and a trip to the Farmer’s Market for fresh Ojai pixies. We drank champagne and ate pizza in the kitchen nook while talking about traveling the world. Of course, the trip would not have been complete without a  visit to my favorite essential oil producer. I can’t wait to get into the kitchen to start crafting with this taste of Ojai.

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