I’m just returning from a weekend at the Ojai Valley Inn. It’s such a beautiful hotel and only an hour and a half from LA. The grounds are stunning surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful mountains. We played tennis, walked around town (so many cute shops), had lunch at Ojai Rotie (amazing homemade bread), and a delicious dinner at Olivella.
A friend of mine give me a list of all the shops to hit in Ojai see below.
My family and I are just returning from a long weekend in Santa Barbara. We stayed at the Rosewood Miramar Hotel which was amazing! The hotel is nestled into the Montecito coastline with beautiful ocean views. It’s modern traditional decor creates a cozy and intimate boutique feel. It has everything you need on property. Paddle boards, kayaks, and boogie boards are all provided at the beach. You can eat and drink beachside while sitting under their iconic turquoise and white stripe umbrellas. If you need to do a bit of shopping both Goop & James Perse have boutiques on site. We ate at Malibu Farm and Caruso’s and the food was excellent. The rooms are gorgeous and spacious, we had a Grand Bungalow which was perfect for a family of four.
We left the property to have breakfast at Helena Avenue Bakery, Hook & Press for donuts, and Lucky Penny for lunch (recommended by my friend Mandy). We rented Mokes from Wheel Fun Adventures and rode them around town. It was the perfect weekend getaway, and an amazing place to celebrate my daughter’s 16th birthday. We can’t wait to go back!
Now onto what I packed, here are some highlights….
Katie Holmes became an accidental influencer last week when she was spotted wearing a barely there Khaite cashmere cardigan and bralette while hailing a cab in NYC. The week before it was her white double breasted Saint Laurent blazer and denim mini. Now it’s this killer asymmetrical dress she wore to the Zimmermann Madison Ave store to kick off NYFW. I love this edgier look a departure from her usual boho chic style.
Zimmermann threw a star studded La Dolce Vita weekend get away in Capri to celebrate the opening of their first Italian store. The pictures are out of a fairytale. The tables adorned with florals, lemons, and lush greenery. The guests were dripping in chic Zimmermann fashion all while eating, drinking, and watching the sunset on the Island of Capri. Some of my favorite fashion from the event listed below.
Goldie Scallop Short Dress Shopbop, $750. Dress worn above by Katie Holmes.