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We are so excited to have this new & unique offering in our private gardens and very soon our Yoga and meditation pavilion! Wake up or set into the sun with a private or group Yoga session with Erin Dunphy, The Lavender Inn’s very special Yoga teacher and practitioner. Erin has been practicing Yoga for 5 years and has studied at the Yoga Works in Westlake, under Nona Chiang & Lainie Devina, along with many other guest Yogies and teachers. Trained in the various forms of Yoga, including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Prenatal and more, Erin’s focus is on Hatha Yoga, which is geared towards breath work, mental clarity & balance. Although this may be the focus, she is versed in many practices and is able to accommodate any personal pursuits.
This class is limited to 12 participants. $65 per person
Kitchen Basics & Techniques with Chef Dave
Sunday August 12 @ 1 pm
Upcoming classes… Menus coming soon
Aug 25 Light Italian Fair with fresh pressed Regalo Olive Oil
Sept 9 Fresh From Farmer’s Market with Suzanne Landry
Sept 26 Sushi Sashimi & Tempura with Chef Dave
Nov 11 Step up your Holiday meal. Brine, Roast & Fry Turkey Chef Dave
Dec. 1 Holiday Entertaining & Presentation with Chef Dave
Also look forward to Mexican Cuisine with Sandy, Pastries & Baking and Parents on the go…. Dates & menus will be updated soon
“In a few days, the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival kicks off, which gave us here at Drink of the Week an excuse to go on a little trip to Shangri-La over the hill and see what lavender cocktails could be found. After all, the town is so well-known for lavender (and lemons, and oranges, and …) that we expected a sort of purple haze to envelop us. We stopped — where else? — at the Lavender Inn on Matilija Street, where owner Kathy Hartley was waiting for us with a few refreshing drinks.
Both use a lavender simple syrup that can be strong or weak depending on the flowers used. And not all varieties of lavender are good for cooking, so be sure. Mrs. Hartley made us a Lavender Watermelon Martini, which uses watermelon juice, lime, Skyy Vodka and the lavender syrup mixed into a refreshing concoction. As a follow-up, the Lavender Blood Orange Cocktail uses Malibu rum, blood orange juice and the syrup, rimmed with purple sugar. (No lavender flavor, that sugar, just color.) Both offer a respite from the summer heat, and both are available at the Lavender Inn. Yes, the inn is only open to guests, but if you’re in town for the fest, you know what to do …”
Join us for this very special Father’s Day Class as Chef Dave demonstrates in detail Grill Cooking, Barbecue and other outdoor cooking techniques, including Grill care and preparation, utensils & Tools, Dry Rubs, Marinades, Seasonings, Cedar Plank & Wood chip Preparation and use, Low-n-Slow, classic BBQ, Steak Grilling, Hot & Fast and perfect grilled Vegetables. If you’re serious about outdoor cooking, then this is a class you won’t want to miss. This is the perfect Sunday after the Ojai Certified Organic Farmers’ Market for Dad!
The Menu Includes: Cedar Plank Salmon with Honey Balsamic Glaze, Chipotle Grilled Tri Tip or Flank Steak with Avocado and Tomato, Cilantro Lime Chicken with Jicama Slaw, Grilled Vegetables, Salsas and Accompaniments
Bring your appetite! Everything else is provided!
This class is limited to 12 participants. $75 per person . Call The Lavender Inn for your spot! 805.646.6635
Join us at the Lavender Inn Sunday June 24th at 1:30 pm during the Ojai Lavender Festival weekend, as Diana Hall teaches you basics of Botanical Illustration. This class is geared towards beginner and intermediate level students and introduces drawing skills needed for accurately illustrating plants in graphite and color pencil. You will learn to render plant forms with conviction and clarity through drawing exercises and techniques focusing on close observation of the plant form. These exercises include contour and gesture rendering as well as linear perspective. The effects of light on basic shapes will be related back to natural forms and surfaces of plants.
Diana Hall is a graduate of the California College of Arts & Crafts and is a member of the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California. She has taught at the L.A. Arboretum and the Theodore Payne Foundation.
The class will take place at Ojai’s lovely Lavender Inn where students will spend time in the Inn’s lovely garden. Suggested materials to bring:
• Drawing tablet: 11″ x 14″ or 11: x 17; smooth-finish paper (not textured)
• 2 pencils HB & 2B (any maker– Berol, Faber, Derwent)
• Conté crayon for smooth glide in quick sketch and warming up exercises.
These supplies are available at Michael’s, Ojai Creates, and Ventura Creates.
Diana will provide any other supplies that may be needed.
Handouts and limited supplies, as well as water and a snack, will be provided; you are responsible for bringing materials listed on this supply list, as well as whatever you may need for the sunny outdoors: sunscreen, hat, etc.
To reserve a seat please contact The Lavender Inn 805.646.6635 or stop by at 210 east Matilija street, Ojai. Cost $40
The Lavender Inn is host to some of the most beautiful Memories. We are so exited that the season has begun!
We offer the perfect Destination Wedding. Whether you’re looking for an intimate Cottage Wedding for 10 of your closest friends and family or a Garden Wedding for up to 125 guests, we can accommodate all your special needs.
The Inn has 7 Rooms and a private Provence Cottage, perfect for the Bride. If you choose The Lavender Inn for your wedding, it can accommodate up to 18 guests with a two night minimum on weekends. Our rooms and prices vary and all can be viewed on our website www.Lavenderinn.com.
We have a local list of chefs, caterers, florists, and photographers and are happy to recommend some of our favorites! Please note that we only provide the space and accommodations, gardens & facilities for your venue and that rentals, florist, music & caterers are your selection. Should you like, The Lavender Inn Wedding Planner, Beth Keenen, is available at additional cost to make your day a seemless and beautiful day to remember!
For additional information please view one of our wedding sites www.YourOjaiWedding.com .
Tours of the Inn are always welcome. Please contact us to schedule an appointment, or if you’re in the neighborhood, just come on in.
Let The Lavender Inn create your unique Wedding Story.
Thank you for your interest in The Lavender Inn. We look forward to hearing from you.
Contact Beth Keenen, Innkeeper and Weddings & Events Coordinator 805.646.6635
We love the holidays in Ojai and this year is we’re making it very special! Not only have we started to deck the halls, but we have two special events.
The Lavender Inn and Ojai Culinary School are welcoming Susan Landry to once again tour the Ojai Certified Organic Farmer’s Market and teach this very seasonal and unique culinary class! Join us Nov. 13, Noon-3:30pm
Ojai Let’s tour farmer’s market together to see what mother earth has to offer this time of year. Sweet winter vegetables, fall fruits and fresh herbs is the start of something wonderful. Join us for a belly warming meal and a surprise dessert!!
The class menu includes: * Wild Mushroom Barley Soup with Fresh Dill * Cranberry Glazed Yam Casserole * Stuffed Delicata Squash with Chicken Apple Sausage * Spring Greens with Cranberries, Candied Walnuts and Raspberry Vinaigrette * Roasted Root Vegetables (pictured below) and more!
Class limited to 12 participants, $65. To reserve, please contact Ojai Culinary School at The Lavender Inn at 805-646-6635.
Follow Suzanne on her YouTube Channel!
Join us on Sunday, September 25th 1 pm, as Suzanne Landry, Organic Chef, Author of the soon-to-be published cookbook ”The Passionate Vegetable“ is treating us to another class! Suzanne’s last class, Farm to Table, was a huge hit, so The Ojai Culinary School invited her to cook up another class!
Suzanne’s approach to teaching you how to cook is just like being on the food network in person. Her menus are seasonal, organic and accessible to everyone. Join us for this very exciting class. Suzanne also has her own channel on YouTube…check it out!
The super fresh Menu Includes: Tuscan Heirloom Tomato and Grilled Bread Salad, Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille over Spaghetti Squash, Quinoa Taboulli Salad, Jicama Slaw with Nappa Cabbage and Daikon Sprouts, Roasted Pumpkin with Herbs de Province
This class is limited to 12 participants and seats are going fast! $65 per person
Contact The Ojai Culinary School at The Lavender Inn 805.646.6635
We are thrilled to present this exciting class with Cindy Liu, founder of LooHoo’s Asian Comfort Food! Cindy’s approach to food is to source local, organic & seasonal ingredients and create unique Asian Comfort Foods that accessible to everyone. LooHoo’s facebook page will give a great sense of the unique things she has in store for this class!
The Menu Includes: Kalbi – Boneless Beef Short Ribs with Sam, Lettuce leaves & Garlic, Kimchi Fried Rice, Banchan (Korean Side dishes) including: JapChae (Chilled Noodles), Kimchi, Pickled Cucumbers, Sweet & Sour Daikon Radish & Sweet Caramelized Potatoes, all Served with Soju Cocktails
Sun. September 11th 1 pm
This class is limited to 12 participants. $65 per person
Farmer’s Market To Table
Tour & Cooking Class Sun. August 7th 12 pm
Join us as Suzanne Landry, author of the Passionate Vegetable, tours you through the Ojai Certified Organic Market to find the seasonal foods for the cooking class. This will be a whole experience of cooking dishes that are made of freshly picked, seasonal & local vegetables & fruits and goods. The class begins with a tour of the Farmer’s market, next door to the Culinary School and continues in the kitchen, where Suzanne will show you what amazing dishes you can make with the foods right in your back yard! It doesn’t get Fresher than this!
The Menu Includes : Stuffed Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese, Wrapped in Prosciutto, Tangerine & Roasted Beet Salad with Feta Cheese, Wild Caught Salmon Quiche with Peas, Fresh Dill & Thyme , Chilled Strawberry Rhubarb Soup
Don’t miss out on this exciting and fresh class!
We are so excited about the next class at the Ojai Culinary School! Participation is limited to 12 seats! $65 per person. Call to reserve your spot! 805.646.6635