Ojai is a sleepy little town that is wedged inland between Ventura and Santa Barbara and notably appeared as the mythical Shangri-La in Frank Capra’s 1937 film “Lost Horizon”.
Definitely a magnet for anyone looking for a slice of yesteryear; Where all chain stores (other than a few gas stations) are even prohibited by Ojai city law to encourage local small business development and keep the town unique.
Quite a brilliant and such a wonderful thing! And something that I feel more cities should incorporate!
There are things to do such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, golfing, wine tasting, gallery hopping, or my favorite was taking an Olive Oil tour...
I was so excited to find out about The Ojai Olive Oil Company and once there had learned so much about the tiny little fruit! (YES it's a fruit!)
Here are some of the fascinating things that we learned on this tour:
What makes Olive Oil pricey?
The 2 most expensive things in the production process are - pruning & picking (by hand)
So in case you are in or around LA and you want to get away - head on up to Ojai and check out The Ojai Olive Oil Company! Don't forget to tell them that Tanya from Travelin' Cousins sent you :)