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smitten travels: ojai babymoon

in-the-field-ojaiin-the-field-ojai2Just before all the holiday madness Rupe and I snuck away for a little babymoon in Ojai. We fell in love with the sweet little town all over again and I would be amiss if I didn’t share a few of my favorite spots. These top two photos are from the gorgeous new shop, In The Field. They have a little bit of everything, men’s and women’s clothes, home goods, furniture and sweet things for baby. I wanted to hang out in the beautiful space all day.

ojai-valley-innojai-valley-inn6ojai-valley-inn4ojai-valley-inn2We stayed at the Ojai Valley Inn, which was the perfect setting for some pampering and R&R. The grounds are as picturesque as you can get, I mean, did you see that pool? The spa is also incredible, so relaxing that we both fell asleep in the communal lounge area after our massages.

ojai2ojaiWhen we weren’t snoozing in the spa we spent time around town checking things off of my friend Jessie’s list of things to do in Ojai. Because even though I have been there a few times, nothing is better than getting a local’s recommendations. So, if you are planning a trip make sure to check out her extensive guide!

My favorites that overlapped with her list include:
To Stay: Ojai Valley Inn & Ojai Rancho Inn
To Eat: Knead Baking Co. (the best place for breakfast), and Farmer and the Cook
To Shop: Modern Folk Living and Shop Summer Camp

And then these two lovely new shops that opened after Jessie made her list, In The Field, and Dekor & Co.

To see more of our travels check here.

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel 

in my bag: girls getaway in ojai

in my bag, ojai // smitten studioI packed my bag and headed up to Ojai yesterday for a little getaway with a great group of creative ladies. Hosted by the Bash Please girls along with Catherine and Jaimi, they have put together a little “girl scout camp” themed retreat. Here’s a peek and what came with me.

Shopping guide: Arvada Tote Bag from Anthropologie // One by Otte Ellen dress from Shopbop // Issa Cat Sweater from Matches // Denim Shorts by Victoria Beckham // Alberto Fermani Booties // Straw Hat from Topshop // Polka Dot Cami & Short PJ’s from Topshop // Allure Bikini by Zimmermann