Weekend Retreat

This last weekend was Mother’s Day and my family and I were able to travel up to Ojai for a relaxing getaway. It was really nice to take a day to escape everyday life. While in Ojai we went to the Ojai Valley Inn for brunch with some family friends. Taking time to have fun and enjoy life is essential to a person’s well being and overall health.

We arrived around 12 into sunny Ojai from rainy Santa Barbara. We all sat in these cute wooden chairs on the large golf course while we waited for our table. I was the oldest of the four kids there, including my little sister, so I was given the task of watching them while the adults got their downtime.

We were then told our table was ready so we walked to the building where the brunch buffet was being held. It was in the new building that they Just built called The Farm House. It’s a large metal building in the shape of a barn surrounded by grassy hills, trees, and gardens. I had heard about the new building before but it was only used for special events so I was super excited to see what it was like.

Once we sat down it was off to the buffet. There were hundreds of food choices all made at the Inn and many used some of the fruits and vegetables grown in the surrounding gardens. There was a baratta making station, a custom salad and pasta bar, and of course lots of desserts. I used this opportunity of endless food to try new things and tried to stay on the healthy side, with the acception of a few desserts.

Overall I’d say Mother’s Day was a success we all got a much needed break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is super important to take time for yourself and do things that you enjoy in order to reduce stress that you’ve accumulated over the week. So take time to do something fun whether it’s going to brunch, going on a trip, or simply being around those who make you feel good!

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