Ojai Valley Inn Lights Up With New Al Fresco Art Installation & Champagne Lounge

We don’t need yet another reason to love Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, a luxurious retreat nestled in the bohemian enclave of Ojai, that has been one of California’s most revered destinations for over 90 years.

But in celebration of the unspoiled natural beauty, majestic oak trees and seemingly endless summers of the town, just 90 minutes north of LA, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa debuts Illume by Paul Ferrante, a sparkling alfresco evening art installation and champagne lounge.

Beginning Friday August 26, a collection of 28 exquisite, hand-crafted wrought iron and glass lanterns created by Paul Ferrante adorn the branches of the resort’s iconic 200-year old Oak Tree, casting a magical glow over a pop-up al fresco champagne lounge.

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Each lantern was hand forged by a Los Angeles-based Paul Ferrante artisan and bears a distinctive design reflective of the Spanish Revival aesthetic, recalling the Inn’s beginnings in 1923.

The priceless vintage-inspired selection of hanging pendants, hexagons and spheres feature a variety of clear, antique, seeded or even brilliant mica glass, all of which cast a magical glow over a chic outdoor lounge setting.

Steps from the historic Wallace Neff Heritage Bar, Illume by Paul Ferrante is an enchanting setting for guests to linger over expertly crafted libations or one of the Inn’s rare vintage wines available by the glass.

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On Friday evenings complimentary flutes of Veuve Clicquot will be available beneath the luminescent lounge, creating a uniquely Southern Californian experience.

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa recently turned the page to a new chapter with the unveiling of enhancements that further elevate the resort experience while remaining true to its authentic spirit and include: the chic outdoor oasis, Indigo Pool; new signature restaurant Olivella and Vine; and the thoughtfully refreshed, historic Wallace Neff Heritage Bar.

Set on 220-oak studded acres, guests can indulge in an abundance of active and peaceful pleasures with a George C. Thomas designed golf course; soul soothing spa therapies at the 31,000 square foot Spa Ojai; instruction that encourages creative consciousness in the Artist Cottage; essential oil blending in the Apothecary; multiple pools and more than five dining outlets with settings that range from fast-casual to fine dining.

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There’s a reason why the Inn has been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Hotels in the World” and is such a treasured destination. 

Spa Ojai is one of the absolute best on the west coast and it has added three new amazing treatments to its Spa Menu:

·         Sound Energy Therapy

Ojai has been a spiritual mecca since the time of the Chumash. Immerse yourself in the vortex energy of Ojai through this integrative journey to deeper healing. Using a customized, energetic approach, your practitioner utilizes vibration and sound therapy along with an indigenous plant ritual and subtle energy modalities to facilitate a true Ojai experience for your mind, body, and spirit. 50-Minute session $165.

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·         Spirit Stones at The Artist Cottage

Class begins by selecting the Ojai River rock that calls to you. Then using an array of tools including acrylic paint, markers, and stencils, create your own design (be it a word, animal, pattern or_mandala), that is meaningful to you. Spirit stones can be used to inspire and empower you and are a decorative addition to your home patio or garden. Approximately 45 minutes, $25 per person. Appropriate for all ages (under 6 must be accompanied by an adult).

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·         Body Blends at The Apothecary

Our expert Aromatherapist will guide you on a journey of scent-ful self-discovery. From a palate of essential oils, you will select aromatic notes to create your signature fragrance. Next you will artfully incorporate your signature blend into two custom body products; an oil-based organic sugar body scrub and nutrient rich body butter. You will finish by crafting personal labels to complete your set. Approximately 60 minutes, $65 per person. Appropriate for all guests over 10 years old.

For additional information and guest bookings visit www.ojairesort.com or call 1-800-422-6524.

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