Friday, May 19, 2017

The Oaks at Ojai, A Great Place to Celebrate Mother's Day Year-Round!

This is a sponsored post. I received hotel accommodations & spa treatments at the Oaks at Ojai in exchange for a review on this blog. All opinions are my own.

I'm still catching up on all the Mother's Day photos that were posted by friends, family and beloved acquaintances on social media last weekend. I see gorgeous pictures of moms and grandmas and kids hugging their family's matriarchs and suddenly I begin to think it's not a bad idea to consider celebrating moms more often!
Why does Mother's Day have to be limited to a single day of the year, right!?
Note to all: it's ok to spoil us as often as you'd like!
In all seriousness, I think it's important to show moms small tokens of appreciation throughout the year. It doesn't have to be lavish. Simple things like notes and letters are very endearing.
Another unique idea is to take mom away for a weekend. And I have the perfect place for that: The Oaks at Ojai Hotel & Spa.

I recently spent some time there and the whole experience was enriching and unique.
Located about 90 miles from Los Angeles, the Oaks at Ojai encompasses all the elements of a wellness retreat for women.
For starters, no cell phones are allowed. Can you imagine? It's digital detox at its best.
All meals and snacks are included with your overnight stay and the menu promotes a clean diet plan, with meals usually under 350 calories. Just think lots of organic vegetables, salads, clean protein and flavorful sauces. Dessert usually means fresh fruit.

There is a gym, a sauna, a pool, aerobics classes, yoga and healthy afternoon snacks are served daily.

There are wellness workshops, seminars, mountain hikes, meditation courses and even nearby wine tasting rooms for those who care to walk a block over and discover Downtown Ojai.

Some rooms have outdoor courtyards with gorgeous mountain views.

Lush landscapes decorate the grounds and then there's the Spa.
During my Spa appointment, I was treated to a Signature Facial using Skin Authority products.
It was sooo great, the type of spa experience that makes a woman swear she'll never wear make-up again just so she can keep her face looking so fresh and so clean.

The Oaks at Ojai is owned Sheila Cluff, a woman who has lived her life promoting physical activity and good health. Cluff, also known as the "grandmother of aerobics" was one of the first female entrepreneurs to combine the idea of fitness and nutrition as an attractive package for a destination getaway. Her book "Living Your Dream" is sold inside the hotel's gift shop... and it makes for a fabulous read in a serene atmosphere, away from the pressures and temptations of social media and constant cell phone use.
I plan on making more trips to the Oaks at Ojai. It's a great way to spend quality time with mom and rediscover yourself.  I will give you an opportunity to refocus, recharge and relax.

The Oaks at Ojai
122 E. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-5573.

Have a great weekend (getaway)!

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