Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Hanging Out In Ojai

 Ojai has been on my bucket list for a very long time.  
So when our daughter announced she was doing a pop-up at a local hotel in Ojai, we hit the road and met her there.

We discovered every store, including this one, Summer Camp which was located at an old gas station and filled with items both new and vintage.

Ashley was looking for inspiration here and we found it.
We were calling it "shop envy!"

More "shop envy" down the road at Cattywampus Crafts where crafters and makers can find everything they're looking for, including classes in knitting, sewing and dying fabrics.

Their art of display is wonderful!

Lots of yarn!

I felt like I was in a time warp.
Back to the 70's when macrame was huge.

I couldn't resist this handmade soap!

My favorite shop though was In The Field, a lifestyle boutique with a bohemian vibe.

I loved their displays too of both clothing and housewares.

I fell head over heals for a vintage California map here, but it was way to big to take home and shipping wasn't an option.

 Fig Curated Living is a curated collection of local and free trade gifts for home and garden.

Let's not forget, Ojai is an agricultural community, so a feed and seed store is going to be the best!
Just off the main street, we discovered Wachter Hay and Grain.  They bill themselves as chicken headquarters!

 
But they also have gifts and home furnishings!

All that shopping made us hungry so we ventured to Farmer and the Cook, a grocery store that also offers Mexican food and smoothies.
It just so happens to be down the street from Bart's Books!

 For dinner, we ended up here twice!
How can you go wrong with outside seating for the dog and live music every night!

It was a fantastic trip and not once did we hear a complaint from this little guy!
Oscar proved to be a great traveller which earned him the right to go on the next road trip with us!

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7 comments:

Lesa said...

What a fabulous town! Oscar is as cute as ever! Can't wait to see where you guys go next!

Rebecca said...

Now that's MY kind of place! (I have to confess I didn't know where Ojai was though...)

Ron said...

Ojai is on my bucket list too ever since I watched the show Brothers & Sisters years ago.

Sammy said...

How fun!

Dianne said...

Did you see Patina Farm?

Delores Arabian said...

I wish! Someday I would love to visit but decided not to disturb the Gianettis!

Cindy Hattersley said...

I was just there about a month ago, such a charming town with severe water issues. I missed a few of the gems you found darn it!!

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