We took a girls’ trip to the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa…and this happened


On the golf course at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

My friend Robin’s birthday was a few days ago (how old are we saying you are, Robin? 25? Let’s go with 25), and so a few of my girls and I took a trip to Ojai. Silliness ensued. I’ll do a real post later (actually, I plan on pitching an article somewhere, but either way, you’ll get the full scoop here eventually), but in the meantime, voila…

Recreating the Vanity Fair Hollywood cover

I present to you Dorks Gone Wild:

Makeup? We don't need no stinkin' makeup.

Enjoying a drink on "campus" at Jimmy's at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. Look how well behaved these darlings are.

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

Three drinks and two hours later? Classiness out the window. Here we are, stalking fellow Ojai Valley Inn-er John Krasinski.

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

Here's the Spa, across the way from our room. See that top floor? That's where all the celebrities stay and get their secret, private treatments. Rumor is, Katy Perry and John Mayer were there the previous weekend.

Melanie relaxes in the tub...

...And then looks unimpressed while Robin does wine-yoga in the jacuzzi.

We make celebrity friends! With Anatol Yusef (aka Meyer Lansky) from Boardwalk Empire.

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

I decided to do a technology cleanse for the weekend: ZERO phone or internet from Friday night through Sunday afternoon. I'm reading Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan on our porch at the Ojai Valley Inn.

No girls' weekend would be complete without a boy to crush on, so we'd like to give an official shout-out to bellhop Corey, our chauffeur and designated flirt for the weekend.

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

Believe it or not, we did not just laze around like jerks and drink on this trip. We also biked through town!


But, yeah, okay--it was mostly drinking. Here we are doing the wine and beer tastings at Ojai Beverage Company, post-bikes.

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa - Maravilla

After a delicious dinner at Maravilla restaurant, another "on campus" restaurant at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa


Wine tasting? Yes, please.

Ojai Vineyard Wine Tasting Room

After a few delicious glasses of pinot at the Ojai Vineyard Wine Tasting Room. Wish you were here!

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  1. E.

    You and your friends seem like goofballs (in a good way). Looks like you had a great time! I love your zeal for life – it shines through even in pictures. Do you, like, ever get depressed? You always look super cheerful. :)

  2. Kristin

    Girls trips are absolutely the best. You’ve made me crave one with my own girls… like right now. Thanks for sharing the pictures. :)

  3. Thanks, E.! We did genuinely have a blast, and every time I look at these photos (and the scores more that Robin posted on Facebook) it makes me smile. :)

    I just wrote you an entire post on your question!! xoxo

  4. Carly

    Who makes those fresh looking cowgirl-type boots. I’m in love with them!