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  • Carmel Magazine, Holiday 2013

    Nestled against the TopaTopa Mountains, which glow pink at sunset, is the picturesque valley of Ojai. Abundant sunshine and dry heat makes the region, just south of Santa Barbara...

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  • VC Star, November 2013

    GEORG PAULUSSEN
    The dish: My Favorite German (Goose) Turkey Recipe
    The chef: Paulussen, 48, is the executive chef at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. On the job since July, Paulussen oversees the seven restaurants and cafes that dot the property.
    He is ramping up the farm-to-table theme at the Oak Grill...

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  • VC Star, November 2013

    Before Suzanna Szkalak gave birth in August to her first child, she and husband Matthew took a "babymoon." The couple wanted get away for some quiet "couples time" before their new life of diapers, sleepless nights...

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  • Global Traveler, November 2013

    From packing light to security an upgrade and discovering little-known gems to talking your way into the best seat in the house, frequent travelers pick up a few tricks along the way. We've convinced some of the top voices in the travel industry to share their experience...

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  • BeautyJunket.com, November 2013

    Our time in Ojai and at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa was short, sweet and allowed us to kick up our feet and relax after a whirlwind trip down the coast. After a busy day in Santa Barbara we were ready to drive inland, check into our suite and soak up some much needed rays at the beautiful adults only...

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  • LuxAngelesMom.com, October 2013

    Make the most out of Halloween this year and use it as an excuse to get away from a night of tricks and treats. Check out hotels offering specials for kids this month...

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  • Meetings Focus, October 2013

    Sophisticated performing arts center, vintage theaters, cultural centers and cool nightsopts are an increasingly vibrant part of the California meetings scene. Here's a look at some of the new and improved places for off-site events or for simply kicking back and enjoying a performance...

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  • 805 Living Magazine, September 2013

    With seven different cafes and restaurants at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Georg Paulussen had his work cut out for him when he became the new executive chef in July. He felt up to the challenge from his first day...

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  • Elite Travel, September 2013

    Aspen's only hotel with ski-in, ski-out access to iconic Aspen Mountain and its sister property, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California, have launched a luxurious winter package that takes four guests from the mountains to the valley in six days - and offers them exhilarating skiing and golf, indulgent spa treatments and fabulous dining along the way...

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  • HotelScoop.com, September 2013

    Love seems to fill the room tonight at Jimmy's Pub, as old friends and feelings of celebratory bliss come together to embrace the beautiful bride-to-be and her fiancé. Although having no direct connection to the wedding party, our dinner group is fixated in the corner of the restaurant enjoying both micro-brewed beers and brick oven pizzas while soaking up the energy...

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  • WorthTheWhisk.com, September 2013

    Faithful readers of this blog might be gobsmacked to learn of our stay at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. I am renowned for frugality. And this is a 5- star destination with a decidedly pricey reputation. How our four-day visit came about was kismet; it allowed me the chance to tell YOU, dear readers, why you should save up your hard earned nickels for a stay here. This place really is that special...

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  • Luxury Travel Advisor, August 2013

    It's not too early to start thinking about the ski season! This year will mark Ojai Valley Inn & Spa's 90th anniversary. To celebrate, the California resort has launched an extravagant package with sister property The Little Nell in Aspen offering six nights of heli-skiing, spa and golf...

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  • LA Times, July 2013

    It's not surprising hotels are unleashing special perks and menus aimed at dog owners.

    Pet owners are an attractive demographic, last year spending more than $50 billion on their four-legged friends...

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  • Harper's Bazaar Magazine, Summer Fashion 2013

    The Escape: Ojai. Nature Weekend. Irene Neuwirth's Ojai. The L.A.-based jewelry designer on her country retreat.
    Where I stay: I rent a house. I love that Ojai's only 45 minutes from where I live in Los Angeles, but it feels like a total getaway... 

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  • Food Traveler Magazine, Summer 2013

    A Moroccan fountain, 50-foot bell tower and inviting outdoor fireplace welcome you to the charm and ambience of the Spa Ojai Village courtyard...

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  • FirestoneSisters.com, July 2013

    We are just back from the most relaxing and restorative and downright delightful work trip ever! We headed up to the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa last week for a night to meet with the event team and check out the property to see...

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  • LA Times, July 2013

    Spa fans want more than sloughing off dead skin or soothing aching muscles from those pampering places of eucalyptus-scented bliss. And businesses are transforming into mind, body and soul temples of wellness...

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  • Prevention Magazine, June 2013

    Long before the Ojai Valley Inn was built in 1923, the Chumash Native American tribe inhabited parts of coastal California, including the 220 acres of land the inn...

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  • LAist.com, June 2013

    The small artists' community of Ojai is just one and a half hours away from Los Angeles, but it feels like it's a world apart...

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  • NewBeauty.com, June 2013

    Set 70 miles north of Los Angeles, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is an elegant place that has a special energy-the resort and surrounding town are known for their "energy vortex" location...

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  • Santa Barbara Magazine, Summer 2013

    Despite the frentic development of southern California over the past decades, quiet towns of yesteryear can still be discovered tucked away in hidden areas. One such locale, is Ojai...

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  • Orange Coast Magazine, June 2013

    Come along for five weekend escapes to nearby places where life just seems simpler, including Ojai, Julian, Avalon, Del Mar, and Montrose. We tell you what to see, where to shop and eat, what's nearby, even what it costs to feed the main street parking meters-if there are any...

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  • TravelPulse.com, June 2013

    The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is offering golf and tennis academies. Through Dec. 20, the resort is offering 13 golf academy programs for beginning and...

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  • CBS Los Angeles, May 2013

    There are so many different things to do at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa that you may not be sure where to start. You can enjoy a relaxing and luxurious weekend focusing on spa treatments, laying by the pool and gourmet dining...

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  • Luxury Hotels of America, Chinese Edition, Summer 2013

    Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has played host to...

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  • KCET Living & Travel, May 2013

    There's even a Pixie Tangerine Body Scrub at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. It's like being stalked by Vitamin C. Ojai's residents absorb this largesse...

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  • Mercury News, May 2013

    Some things come and go -- Hollywood celebrity Reese Witherspoon's Ojai residence, for instance, is up for sale. But some things stay the same, or like wine, get better with age and proper care. Such is the case with Ojai Valley Inn & Spa...

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  • Curious Traveler, May 2013

    3. Ancient Healing
    Case in point was the Kuyam Experience at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, which claims to be the only treatment of its kind offered in the U.S. Kuyam translates to "a place to rest together" in Chumash, and if you opt... 

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  • CSocialFront.com, May 2013

    C's social correspondent Stephanie Steinman took the weekend off from her usual party hopping duties and unwound with a serene escape to Ojai. Here, she shares a few of her favorite places in the charming town she's already itching to revisit...

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  • 805 Living, May 2013

    The Art of the Cocktail, Raising the bar on mixed drinks.
    There was a time in this country, as well as in many others around the world, when the process of mixing up delicious cockatils was considered high-class handiwork. That golden age of cocktails ran from...

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  • Cheapflights Travel Blog, May 2013

    Whether you travel frequently or once a year at most, an uncomfortable hotel room can take its toll. For someone like travel writer, luxury hotel reviewer and all-around road warrior Nancy D. Brown, who typically spends around 12 nights a month in a hotel, knowing how to make a hotel room feel more...

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  • Ventura County Star, May 2013

    Chef Shuffles: Chad Minton, prior executive chef at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, resigned from his post late last month. William Fravel, chef at the resort's fine dining restaurant, Maravilla, remains on the scene, overseeing a menu that includes grass-fed beef from...

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  • SommerDish.com, May 2013

    I Left My Heart In Ojai
    After spending my formative high school years at The Thacher School and then becoming engaged to my now husband at the campus' spectacular Outdoor Chapel, it is no wonder a little piece of me has always been an Ojai girl. Over the years I have found my way there on occasion, but it wasn't until this week that I realized how much has changed since my days as a student...  

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  • National Geographic Travel, April 2013

    The inn, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, has long been a hideaway for Hollywood celebs from Bing Crosby to Kristen Stewart. But something else drew me in: Artist Cottage and Apothecary...

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  • Golf Magazine, April 2013

    Ojai offers a classic track in a soothing mountain setting. Some golfers crave a U.S. open-type... 

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  • TravelingCircus.com, April 2013

    When I began writing my novel (a young adult adventure set in Italy, with mythological themes; I promise I will give more details when it's complete... which will hopefully be sooner than later!), I created a character who loves geocaching...

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  • LetsPlayOC.com, April 2013

    We were blown away by all the amenities and "Ojai Hospitality" (let's call it that whenever they go above and beyond with their services). I invite you to count it all up...

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  • New Beauty Magazine, Spring 2013

    Ojai Valley Inn & Spa and the surrounding town are known for their "energy vortex" location, as the area is on the of the few places on Earth where mountains...

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  • NBC Worth The Trip, April 2013

    Happy 90th, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa! Get a $90 resort credit when you check into the historic property...

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  • Bask Magazine, Spring 2013

    Situated between east-west mountain ranges just miles from the Pacific Ocean, sits the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, a treasured mecca for endless outdoor activity, healthy living, and breathtaking views...

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  • Prevention Magazine, April 2013

    Long before the Ojai Valley Inn was built in 1923, the Chumash Native American tribe inhabited parts of coastal California, including the 220 acres of land...

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  • Los Angeles Confidential, March 2013

    While the diverse landscape of Los Angeles is ideal for a weekend staycation, LA residents would be remiss not to take advantage of the city's prime proximity to some of the country's best vacation...

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  • NewBeauty.com, March 2013

    Massively relaxing, authentically Moroccan and just a little bit magical, the Kuyam Treatment at Spa Ojai features blended clays that combine the therapeutic...

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  • TheDailyMeal.com, March 2013

    Chad Minton is the executive chef at the 90-year-old Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, a AAA Five Diamond resort for six years running and home to a world-class spa and a golf course that dates all the way back to 1923...

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  • Association News, March 2013

    Meeting planners looking for a wellness component will find that many of these new wellness offerings are focused as much on the inside (healthy offerings and fitness breaks) as they are on the outside...

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  • Santa Barbra Magazine, March 2013

    Known for the expansive Mediterranean architecture and the resort's own 18 hole championship golf course, being the location of the film classic, Lost Horizon, and the ultraluxe Moorish-style spa…

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  • Conde Nast Traveler, February 2013

    Destination Wedding Guide: How to Plan a Wedding in Southern California

    With its Mediterranean climate, statuesque palm trees, and organic everything, you could pretty much erect a pup tent in SoCal and still have a wedding the rest of the country would envy...

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  • Professional Spa & Wellness, February 2013

    As spas around the world increasingly begin to open their doors to children, we examine the trend and look at the intracacies of catering for this particular market...

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  • US Today, February 2013

    Ever since George Washington took office in 1789...

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  • CBS Los Angeles: Ask The Expert: Best Spring Break Staycations, February 2013

    Spring break is not just for college students anymore. Anyone in need of a mental reset ought to take part...

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  • Westways Magazine, January/February 2013

    Send a message in a bottle with a personalized fragrance from the Artist Cottage & Apothecary at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa...

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  • U-T San Diego, January 2013

    After my soul-centering spree at the luxury Ojai Valley Inn & Spa - where I had a Native American card reading by a spiritual healer, awakened my creativity during a glass painting class with the artist-in-residence, awakened my...

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