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The Love Nest
Written by Tipster Sumyi
For me, summertime screams, "road trip!" As an Angeleno,
Santa Barbara and Palm Springs are easy weekend getaways, but I prefer
bypassing those usual suspects and hitting the road to Ojai instead. The
artsy l'il town�just 80 miles NW of Los Angeles�is brimming with art
galleries, restaurants, chain-free cafes and award-winning spas; ideal for
both pampering girlfriend getaways or a romantic weekend for two.
The place to stay is Su Nido
Inn Meaning "your nest" in
Spanish, the luxury boutique hideaway is appropriately cozy; encircling an
olive tree lined cobblestone courtyard, the private suites feel peacefully
secluded despite being conveniently walking distance to Ojai's main drag.
Each of the nine suites are named (and individually decorated) after a
different bird; ask for the 'Heron', which comes with an upstairs bedroom,
vaulted ceilings and private Jacuzzi.
While Ojai's year-round
calendar of food, wine
and jazz festivals offer a great excuse to check out the town, Su Nido's
cushy in-room amenities�oversized mosaic tile bathtubs, Molton Brown bath
products, fireplace and kitchen, up-to-date DVD collection and fluffy
featherbeds as plump as sweet marshmallows�make it quite easy for guests to
end up nesting inside their suites for most of their stay.
Go to www.SuNidoInn.com for
more information and reservations. Extra tip: Guests staying at Su Nido Inn
also receive a discount for spa treatments at The
Day Spa of Ojai.
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