A weekend of relaxation for me… and in Ojai???? This was like a dream come true. I actually spent a wonderful weekend at The Oaks at Ojai.
Yes, a dream come true. I was a huge fan of the hit series Brothers and Sisters and since then I have always wanted to visit Ojai and have my Calista Flockhart moment by staying in a cute little cottage.
As I approached the door to my cottage I did not know what to expect.
You will not believe it but, I was having my moment. Yes, this is how I was hoping my room would be. My cottage was very spacious. As I entered the large entry way and headed left there were two double beds.
As made my way past my bedroom I did not know which way to turn so I decided to turn right and there was a large, Spanish style bathroom with a jacuzzi tub, double sink and shower.
I did turn to my left and there was a vanity area and a large walk in closet. The cottage had two closet areas. This was great. Now I was beginning to feel like the kid from the movie Home Alone. I was going to have a blast.
It did not end there, when I opened the blinds there was a cute patio area outside of my bedroom.
As I got settled in I instantly transformed into relaxation mode. That was very unexpected. The Oaks had taken hold of me and I was not worried about what my family was doing. They were going to be fine without me.
Not only was I there to relax, but I was looking forward to the healthy meals. I need to lose a pound or two maybe three or four….. I was looking forward to this, because I was able eat light without worrying about one of my children suggesting we eat something unhealthy.
I am an avid hiker and decided to go on the 6:30 a.m. hike. I did not do so well on this hike. My hikes begin at 8:00 am. My body was in shock! All though I did not fair so well, the best part of the hike was watching the sunrise.
Later that day I sat by the pool with a great book. I made it to the pool twice that day, once to read and then to hang out with an awesome group of ladies I met and had been spending my weekend with.
A spa weekend would not be complete without a body scrub and massage. I got the Sleek and Slim Body Treatment. Oh my goodness, Toni did an amazing job. She scrubbed me, massaged, wrapped me and we conversed a bit. Toni has worked at the Oaks for some years. I may be wrong, but I think she said 20 years. I absolutely loved her personality. I could tell she loved her job. I was more than relaxed when she was done. I had an 8:00 p.m. treatment so I slept like a baby.
Since I have children I do not recall taking a vacation without them or anyone for that matter. I went to the Oaks at Ojai not knowing what to expect. Going there by myself was the best thing ever!!! I met a group of ladies that I am now keeping in touch with, a did lose a pound a two, I did not think about anything other than relaxing and having a good time. I appreciate moments like this and will make a habit to try to take time for myself more often.
Lastly, the Oaks at Ojai gave me my Brothers and Sisters moment. I had an awesome time.
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Don’t be afraid to be free!!!